We are well and truly half way into the term now, some steady progress has been made, we’ve also focused on tackling our weak areas, some wins and some areas we are still struggling with.
Most exciting find was sourcing Robotics Kits that we are able to access as often as we like, we’ve made the commitment to go in weekly.
Once again despite my intentions my record keeping has slipped again, so the following likely doesn’t include all our learning. Too we’ve had a vomiting bug run through the house causing the loss of about a week and a half all told.
Mariah – One lesson of Didache 🙂
Faith Novel: St Catherine of Siena- Louis de Wohl. Read 6 chapters
Sebastian – Memory Work, began memorising the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
All About Reading
Sebastian – Continuing with his Level 2 book, starting to gain great momentum, completed 6 lessons. Reading other books besides his AAR lessons 🙂
All About Spelling
Sebastian – Completed 3 lessons, picking up quickly
Ignatius – Completed 1 lesson. Slowly building his confidence, slow going.
Sebastian – Sebastian continuing to use the phrases from his Spelling lesson to create sentences. Noticing as he reads his sentences back where he leaves out pronouns and can discuss sentence structure. Wrote 4 sentences.
Sebastian – Completed 4 lessons, happy with his progress. Letter formation and direction progressing nicely, still needs to work on pencil grip.
Ignatius – Completed 2 sessions, still a noticeable improvement.
Genevieve – One lesson
Ignatius – Sentences from his All About Spelling, still working well. Wrote 2 sentences.
Saxon – Continuing with Spelling Wisdom, doing well, completed 1 exercise
Sebastian – 2 maths lessons.
Ignatius – 1 maths lessons.
Saxon – Completed 1 maths lessons
Genevieve – 4 lessons
Mariah – 6 lessons
Saxon & Ignatius – We have discovered an amazing resource at the local Drop in Centre, Robotics kits!!! $1000 kits that we can access!!! Our plan is to drop in weekly with a couple of mates, an informal robotics club if you like. We spent a happy hour there this week and the plan is to return weekly.
Genevieve – one experiment and recorded
Boys & Siena – Wonderland of Nature: Read another 6 chapters. The children are still enjoying, though rather horrified regarding the life quality and expectancy of some of these insects based on their gender. Was very gratified after reading about galls, to have the children rush in with a leaf to show me the galls on it.
Genevieve – 6 chapters, finished Tiger Cat – CK Thompson
– oral narration
Mariah – Read 5 chapters of Little History of World- Gombrich.
Jotted down timeline of important dates
Boys & Siena – Pagoo – Hollings, 6 chapters.
Boys seem rather engrossed, I confess I’m not finding it an easy read to visualise, so much unfamiliar to me, but the boys are following well.
Mariah – Read 4 Chapters, answered questions – Runkle
Geography – Mapdrill
Mariah – 4 sessions, Africa
Languages – Spanish
Saxon – Still loving Spanish, completed 3 lessons.
Genevieve – 5 lessons
Mariah – 6 lessons!! Still loving, taken to calling Dad, Papa!
Genevieve – Binge Reading Trixie Belden, wonderful to see her find old friends of mine 🙂
Mariah – If Only They Could Talk by James Herriot. 3 chapters, enjoying.
All – 3 sessions
Mariah –Lady of Shallot, Parts 1 & 2, memorised and dramatically recited it:-)
Read another of T’s poems.
Mariah – 5 chapters; Maria Montessori
Folksong – Advance Australia Fair
Sebastian – Sang a little, knows the works but his melody needs work 😉
Art Appreciation – Postman Augustus by Van Gogh
Children familiar from week before when we read Postcards..
Genevieve & Boys – Spent a few hours making origami and paper places
Nature Walk & Journal
Music Appreciation – Beethoven
Mariah & Saxon – Mariah listened to Fur Elise and Midnight Sonata, Saxon listened to a couple of Beethoven’s Sonatas.
Saxon – 2 Practices
Mariah – 7 practices, diligently
Mariah– patchwork quilting 🙂