It has been a long but very productive week. Long because we have started a new schedule and things are taking a bit longer to complete. But also I seem to have caught a cold. So I am not functioning at 100% this week, but luckily the kids have not caught my bug.
Princess is working on learning her multiplication tables and has pretty much mastered 0 thru 5.
Little Man is learning about math fact families and adding, subtracting up to 12.
History- both kids
We are completing a lap book on Thanksgiving and learning all about the 1st Thanksgiving. I also discovered there will be an exhibit on the Titanic artifacts in London for the next couple of months so we have been reading a books on the sinking of the Titanic in preparation of our scheduled field trip next week (day after Thanksgiving).
Science- both kids
We are working on learning about the human body. We concentrated on the brain and heart this week. Did lots of fun and simple experiments.
Princess is working on prefixes and suffixes of words, learning their meanings and identifying root words. Princess is also working on a Writing book by Spectrum and learning about what is a paragraph and how to write a paragraph.
Little man is working on nouns and verbs. He is also using a Spectrum Writing book and learning how to write sentences.
In addition both have been working on Thanksgiving copy work booklet.
Both children are continuing with their Piano lessons using the program Piananimals.
Continuing to use Power speak for our spanish lessons
I decided to use Draw. Write. Now. books to have the kids draw things we have talked about for Thanksgiving. Princess is taking off with these drawing lesson. Little man is still not crazy about drawing. But we are working on it.
I am trying the BBC typing program which is free on the computer but neither child is thrilled with it. Will need to look into more typing programs.
We are continuing to work with the AAS program. we had to go back a few lessons since coming back from holiday but the kids are quickly remembering the lessons so I hope to be in book 2 very shortly.
Little man has been reading The magic tree house book "Thanksgiving on Thursday"
Princess has been reading "A Christmas Carol"
Together we have been reading Tonight on the Titanic (also a magic tree house book) as well as many Thanksgiving books...too many to list here.
The kids are participating in Horse riding lesson, swim lessons and I have now added the Wii for 30 minutes. Now that it is winter we need to burn some excess energy:)
For social activities -
Little Man is in boy scouts
Princess is in girl scouts
No pictures this week because I forgot:) But this is our week in a nutshell. We are slowly getting back on track with school after our wonderful 6 week holiday.