Friday, October 1, 2010

Week 8 of school

Today marks the end of our 8th week of school.  We started back in July and have taken 3 weeks of vacation amongst those 8 weeks of work.  For some reason hitting the 8 week mark makes me happy.  I think it is because next week will start the end of our first quarter.  We school 36 weeks with lots of breaks.  I have us ending our school year at the end of May.
So what have we been studying of late......
Claire is learning about Eastern Europe in Geography, nutrition in health, yucky math stuff in Algebra, and water in Science.
Hannah is learning about George Washington and others of that time period, Pre-Algebra, simple machines in Science.
Ian is studying about Japan, practicing his hand at origami, doing math, and studying ants, beetles and other creepy crawlies in science.
Neil and Avery are learning about Knights, math, and studying ants, beetles and other creepy crawlies in science.
We all started learning a bit of Latin this week too.  It is proving to be interesting.
Neil and Avery are playing soccer with a local organization.  Both are involved in scouting learning lots there as well.
Ian is studying some engineering in scouts this month.

All in all it has been a good 8 weeks.  Definitely some rough patches but I think we have the swing of things now.

Books we are reading
Man of the Family by Ralph Moody  (family evening read aloud)
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski  (Neil and Avery's Read Aloud)
The Ravenmaster's Secret by Elvira Woodruff (Claire and Hannah's Read aloud)
Tales of a Korean Grandmother (Ian's Read Aloud)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in my blog today.

http://mcclanahan7.blogspot.com/2010/10/tag-youre-it-i-want-to-know.html