Friday, March 8, 2013

Weekly Wrap up

Below was the plan for the week.  The tasks for Tuesdays and Thursdays are shorter because we are out on both days for music and dance lessons.  This week on Tuesday, it was their spring concert too!

Some pictures of Math work from the week.

We started off with Static Addition, but D caught on quickly and stopped using the bead frame for this.  Then we moved on to dynamic addition on the frame towards the end of the week.  Though I had some problems printed out from when we worked on the golden beads, D likes to create her own problems.

D did Addition Dot Board only because it was on the task list.  She quickly realized that she liked the bead frame better and moved onto to doing problems on that.
We are working on the Multiplication board to fill in the tables.  We are done with the first 6 for now.

Sorry for the blurry picture, in Geometry we again worked on identifying the kind on angles, this time using the quadrilateral drawer.  While working with the protractor to determine that, D started getting interested in measuring the angles.  So we worked on that and I showed her how to write it down and she marked it on her figures.
D loves to think that she is giving me really difficult problems.  So these were for me.  Once I write the answers down, D has to verify my answers.  So we got some additional practice done this way!
I finally gave in and bought the Life of Fred books.  D loved them and worked on 9 chapters straight!  I had to stop her since we had to leave for dance class!

Here are some shots of the Language work from the week.  We completed the Level 2 book from First Language lessons this week.  I am not planning on purchasing the Level 3 book for now.

Diagramming a sentence from the last chapter in FLL Level 2. 
We added the "Direct Object" piece to Sentence analysis this week.

As usual D loves to make up her own sentences.
One purpose of the work plan is to include some works that are often ignored.  Maps were one in our house.  This week I put it on the plan and D worked with the South America map.  She knows a few capitals too!  We read some South America books too.

 This week we moved on with our Great Lessons.  I do it a bit differently than what is suggested in many albums.  For example we don't do the timelines till D has developed an interest in the subject.  So we start by reading books on the topic, I tell her a lot of stories and then we do the sequence in the albums.  Our Second Great Lesson studies have kind of come to halt after our Fungi and Bacteria studies.  I also presented the Six Kingdom Chart and we went over the time line again to see how things evolved.  So this week we have started to read books on the coming of humans.  We started with the Jennifer Morgan book and have now proceeded to read a few others in this topic.

Here is how our work plan looked at the end of the week.

As you can see D got done with most of her tasks from the plan and then some more.  I like how the plan is structuring our School Days.  I think this plan is helping me keep up as much as helping D!  We were doing this kind of work even before, but it is nice to have it up there and see how and where we need a little tweaking!

Next week our plan should be a little different, since we would not have FLL on there.  I am planning on having a few grammar presentations and continuing the Third Great Lesson.  Our focus would be to practice Addition with Exchange and Multiplication mainly, with may be some Subtraction thrown in, depending on D's interest.

Here are some shots of Little M from the school room.

We are working Cards and Counters here.
She loves to make triangles, squares and rectangles on her geo board.

 We also love working on the first two drawers of the Geo Cabinet.

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  1. Nice work week! I especially like the math work.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. It's great to see a full week of work! Love it!

  3. Wow!! What a Wonderful week!!! Love all the works your princesses are doing!! specially math and Geo!!! Thanks for share it!! and for remember me that we didnt try the dot game!!!lol



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