Well, this was the penultimate week of the 2013-14 school year. In some ways, I’m really looking forward to a break, and in other ways, I’m going to be very sorry to see it go!
This was a short (albeit busy) week…only four days. We’re down to not very many subjects left. Of course, we’re still working on math. Turkey and Bunny have been working on the metric system, as well as reviewing fractions, decimals, and percents. Ladybug’s work has all been review, especially addition with carrying, and subtracting one double-digit number from another.
Ladybug has almost finished her First Language Lessons book. This week, we talked about the four different kinds of sentences we can use. This went well, except for the fact that instead of thinking a sentence is a command, Ladybug keeps saying “demand,” and let’s be honest, in a lot of cases, she’s right! I’m really glad I chose to go with this new-to-us curriculum for her…we’ve both enjoyed it, and I think she’s learned a lot!
We may have already finished ancient history, but we’re not quite done with Scottish history. We read through the time of George II and Bonnie Prince Charlie this week, which is kind of a sad story. It also really makes you think about how history could be different if just a few small things had changed!
In science, we continued our study of botany by learning about seeds. We had fun examining seeds under a magnifying glass, and opening a few up to see what was inside. Next week, we’ll try sprouting some seeds, and see how much the plants grow.
For our final read-aloud of the school year, I chose Mr. Popper’s Penguins. This was a favorite of Turkey and Bunny (especially Turkey, whose favorite animal is the penguin), but I don’t think Ladybug remembers anything of the last time I read it. We finished half of the book this week, and everyone (including the teacher!) thinks it’s hilarious!
We’ll have five full days of school next week, but probably even less work. Mostly we’ll be focusing on math and science, with just a little bit of Scottish history, and our read-aloud left. I also have a fun activity planned for our last day of school, which I’m really looking forward to!