Review Term 2, 2018

Siena

Maths

Began mathsonline, does when in the mood.

Reading

Finished AAR Pre-Reading and began AAR1. Is doing quite well and adamant that she regularly receives ‘her reading time’.

Sebastian 

Maths

Still finding maths easy, completed the most lessons out of all the children this Term. Though he still didn’t achieve the quota I had set.

Reading

Began AAR2 this term.  He is progressing extremely welll and has taken off reading with a passion!! He spends hours reading of his own volition, reading either to Saxon, myself or to himself. His latest favourite are the Cowboy Sam books 🙂

Spelling

Completed AAS1 and began AAS2, Sebastian has a quick understanding of spelling sounds

Creative Writing

Loves writing stories and gets most involved and passionate about the direction they take

Handwriting

Mostly has a good pencil grip and mostly had correct letter direction.

Ignatius

Maths

Didn’t achieve a great deal 🙁

Spelling

Completed AAS2, gaining in confidence after a hard start. He is doing really well now.

Dictation

Initially found the discipline of dictation a challenge, but he has ‘knuckled down’ now and gaining rapidly in skill and confidence.

Handwriting

We’ve broken some of his poor habits regards grip and direction, excited about the progress

Saxon

Maths

Didn’t achieve a great deal 🙁

Spelling

Completed AAS4, doing quite well.

Dictation

Managed a little, but needs to spend more time here next term.

Spanish

Took to Spanish with great gusto, loving it

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Primary

Faith

Confirmation Prep for both younger boys, Confession Prep for Sebastian, Saxon listened and refreshed his own knowledge.

Memorised: The Ten Commandments, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and reviewed the Fruits of the HS

Studied: The Ten Commandments, the Gifts of the HS, The Sacraments, The Apostles Creed and read some Saint Stories.

Science 

Boys undertook a few experiments and recorded their observations. They weren’t as keen here as I anticpated.

Saxon participated in Robotics Club for half the Term, he loves it ! 🙂 It’s been a wonderful opportunity.

Nature

Read our way through half of Wonderland of Nature – Nuri Mass. Boys then orally narrated, they have progressed wonderfully in this skill.

Read Sarli the Great Barrier Reef Turtle and Karrawingi the Emu by Leslie Rees.

Geography

Read Pagoo by Holling C Holling and narrated their way through it all. So much detail and they were enthralled (I must confess it interested them more than I)

Mapdrill: Focused on Australia. Some of the children, really loved this study.

History

Read a little about Mesopotamia, think I need to plan better here.

Reading Basket:

Poetry

Only managed a little, including selections from Treasure Basket

Literature Reading

Began the Wingfeather series, didn’t get very far.

Began Beethoven by Opal Wheeler, children are engrossed.

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Genevieve

Maths

Didn’t achieve a great deal 🙁 she really needs to focus here in Term 3.

Spelling

Completed AAS4, made great progress.

Handwriting

Has lovely writing, focusing on her cursive

Spanish

Did several lessons, lost momentum a little.

Readings:

Nature – Tiger Cat by CK Thompson

History – Biographies: George Washington various books, Beethoven & Marie Curie

Lightning Thief by Percy Jackson

Binge read her way through Trixie Belden series

Mariah

Maths

Didn’t achieve a great deal 🙁 she really needs to focus here in Term 3.

Dictation

Managed several lessons

Writing

A little, whilst Mariah writes well we didn’t achieve enough in this area, focus for Term 3.

Spanish

Enthusiastic as always, many lessons.

History

SOTW, mostly diligent about readings and notebooking

Readings: Christopher Columbus – Bennie Rhodes

Amerigo Vespucci – Faith Knoop

The Little Black Princess – Jeannie Aeneas Gunn

Geography

A little Runkle, and readings, see above.

Faith

Working through Didache and reading Faith novels

Poetry

Memorised; Charge of the Light Brigade, The Lady of Shallot and Lady Clare!!!! Most impressive

Early Childhood

Read a little Maria Montessori

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Highschool

Logic

Both girls love their logic lessons, are quick to understand it and can explain to you the type of fallacies people use when they hear them. Wonderful to see

Faith

A little Catholicism 101, and was surprised to hear the younger children gain much from the DVD too.

Reading Basket:

Poetry

Only managed a little, including selections from Treasure Basket

Literature Reading

Began the Wingfeather series, didn’t get very far.

Began Beethoven by Opal Wheeler, children are engrossed.

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All

Folksong

Focused on learing Advance Asutralia Fair, for some of the children with great passion and diligence

Art

Art Appreciation for some

Music 

A little listen to Beethoven by some.

Practice daily by others.

Nature Walk

A few walks wherein the children were often most excited to discover finds that correlated with our Wonderland of Nature readings

Baking

Girls keen to bake frequently

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