Friday, January 18, 2013
Weekly Report January 14-18, 2013
Our first week was so good, I had high hopes for the second. Sadly, the children were sick Monday and Tuesday, we accomplished a light day Wednesday, sickness reared its ugly head on Thursday, and we had a solid day today. That's how it goes some weeks.
We only did Circle Time today. We had slow, quiet mornings most of the week. Circle Time today went pretty well. We began The Tempest in Tina Packer's Shakespeare stories. We finished the first chapter of Wheeler's The Story of Peter Tchaikovsky. We did some more review and didn't try to add any new content.
We did accomplish math both days we did lessons. M-girl is almost done with MEP Year 2A. In Year 2B, she's introduced to multiplication! I can't really say it's introduced, because 2A is full examples of multiplication and she's so comfortable with the concept, I don't anticipate any troubles. N-boy is finishing adding even tens to two digit numbers. R-girl is doing a great job getting ready to work on adding up to numbers between 10 and 20.
We studied a history lesson on Knights and Samurai. We did some mapwork, coloring pages, and drew shields. I checked out Harold the Herald from the library and we learned about the colors and symbols used on shields.
Today, we read the chapter on Latitude in Ann Voskamp's A Child's Geography. It was great. One of my favorite chapters in the book, I learned a lot. We talked about map projections and finding lines of latitude using a sextant. We talked about the five great circles, which is wonderful because I'm planning on Geography Blobbing a la The Core.
We read more from Pinocchio and The Mighty Acts of God. We finished Archimedes and the Door to Science (highly recommended, one we'll revisit when they're older and will understand more of the math). We began reading from The Christian Almanack again. I'd like to read from that at Breakfast. Today turned out to be AA Milne's birthday, so they celebrated "Pooh Bear Day" in their play. So adorable.
How do you handle a sick kid when you teach most of your lessons together? Does everyone get a day off? Do you try to catch the sick child up later? Do you figure that at school they would have just missed those lessons anyway?