2015-16 School Year–Week Twenty-Seven

This week has been surprisingly easy!

In math, Turkey and Bunny have been working with polynomials and monomials. I really thought this would be a source of tension, but they both found it super easy! Teachers love weeks like that! Ladybug has been working more with fractions…she’s subtracting them, now, which is also easy. Yay!

Turkey and Bunny continued their study of Robin Hood in writing, and ultimately wrote an essay about the book. I was very impressed with both of their work. Ladybug has “graduated” from copywork, and is now working on more extended dictation, in addition to her narrations of the passages we’re reading together.

Ladybug has also finished the grammar part of her language arts class. That means we’re done diagramming sentences for the year! She still has to work on dictionary skills and oral grammar, but I think that will be a walk in the park compared to everything else she has been working on.

In history, we have been learning about Mexican independence and the end of the slave trade in both the US and Great Britain. We only have a few chapter left in that text, as well, so things are really winding down!

Ladybug finished her chapter in science about the different types of insect metamorphosis. She’s looking forward to learning about social insects, next. Turkey and Bunny both did an awesome job on their science test, and then started a new chapter about the human body. So far, they’ve learned about the structure of bones, as well as some of the specific names of the bones in the skeletal system.

Turkey and Bunny have moved onto the next section of The Trojan War. I think we’re all really enjoying this book, since it’s from a new point-of-view for us. Ladybug is almost done with Charlotte’s Web, so we’ll get to watch the movie soon. Bunny is not interested in hearing/seeing the end, however…she would rather think Charlotte lived forever!

The end of the school year is getting closer…it’s exciting to start finishing off different subjects!

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