Friday, January 27, 2017

Week in Review: 1/23-1/27

This week, we got settled into our rental condo in Alabama. Rod worked almost every day this week, and the kids did school each day. We found the library on Wednesday. It's a really neat library with story time on Wednesdays and a "craft-ernoon" on Wednesday afternoon. We are right on Lake Martin, so the kids have been doing some fishing (but no catching). There's a playground on site, so the kids can get some exercise.

Silas finished Unit 3 in Little Hearts for His Glory this week. Here are a few highlights from his week:
  • He is on Chapter 5 in The Reading Lesson. He can read lots of three and four letter words and sentences. He enjoys the stories in the book because he can read them himself.
  • He learned how to add 3 and 4 (small) numbers.
  • He added The Flood and The Tower of Babel to his timeline.
  • He memorized Proverbs 20:11 "Even a child is known by actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right."

Titus finished Unit 2 in Little Hands to Heaven this week. Here are some highlights from his week:
  • He used pattern blocks to make the letters B and b.
  • He used patterns to build the Tower of Babel with his linking cubes.
  • He made a rainbow from torn paper.
  • He painted the letters B and b with our Kwik Stix.

Mercie completed Unit 20 in Bigger Hearts for His Glory. Here are some of her highlights:
  • Mercie used straws to blow paint on paper, representing the "bombs bursting in air" from the Star Spangled Banner.
  • She is getting quicker with her multiplication facts.
  • We made a 5x5 grid on the floor and I gave her coordinates to find.
  • We read in the Pioneer Sampler each day.
  • She learned about helping verbs in Rod and Staff grammar.
  • We practiced and wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mikaela and Eli both completed days 33-37 in Bob Jones Distance Learning. Here are a few of their highlights:
  • Mikaela is learning how to find percent difference, percent error, and experimental error. She has quite a few word problems to muddle through each day.
  • Eli is learning fractions, which comes easy for him.
  • Mikaela and Eli are both working on adverbs and adjective in grammar, at different levels.
  • In Life Science, Eli is learning about genes and reproduction.
  • In Physical Science, Mikaela is learning about gravity and freefall.
  • In Cultural Geography, Mikaela finished up chapter 5 and is beginning on chapter 6, which is on Canada.
  • In World Studies, Eli learned about European culture, expansion and religion.
Their days are getting much quicker with BJU. I don't know if it's just that they're used to how the program works now or what, but almost every day this week, they were both done by 12! We do begin at 8-8:30 in the morning, and they work until lunch. After lunch, they usually have another hour or two of schoolwork, but this week, they were both finished.

How was your week?

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you're settling in just fine. Hope you have a wonderful time in Alabama!