2018-19 School Year–Week Eight

Can I be totally honest for a moment? I’ve been having a really hard time writing these weekly wrap-ups this year, and for a pretty silly reason. I’m finding it hard to remember everything we’ve done across three grade levels, even within the span of just a week this year! I find that I have to quiz the children on what they’ve covered in their subjects (not a bad thing, I guess), and look back over my lesson plans at the end of the week just to keep up. Even then, I’m sure there’s stuff I’m forgetting, which is probably why the wrap-ups have been so short! Anyway, I’ll continue trying to keep up with it, but you’ll have to be patient with me, and assume if there are big gaps in the reviews, it’s not because we’re slacking off or not doing every subject, it’s just that I can’t remember everything!

Turkey and Bunny started working with fractional exponents in math, which looked intimidating at first, but turned out to be not too bad. In grammar, they identified participle and gerund phrases. Their study of Romeo and Juliet has been going really well, and even though Turkey still says he hates the story, I don’t think he actually minds the work too much.

Ladybug has continued to learn some basic geometry in math. Her history lessons focused on the Aborigines in Australia and the Maori in New Zealand. She was surprised to discover that she knew some of the information from watching Moana! In addition to outlining, she also created narrative summaries in writing.

Chickadee has now had several spelling tests, and is doing a great job! She learned how to rewrite horizontal math problems vertically. Her reading skills improve daily. She also loves listening along with everybody’s lessons…it will be interesting to see how much of it sticks as she gets older!

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