Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday- Week in Review for Mei

Mei is the dd of a good friend who was with us 2 days this week. Mei is in the 5th grade and here is what she did at my house.

We didn’t do any ABFIAR, but we did set up a Autumn Table. After the picture, we opened the runner and spread everything out, but I wanted to get everything in one shot. (It's fun having a girlie visiting to appreciate these things!)

Memory Work
Tell me about parentheses in an arithmetic problem.
When there are parentheses in arithmetic problem, operations inside the parentheses must be performed first.

Tell me about a clause.
Each group of words with a subject and a predicate in it is called a clause.

What are dwarf planets?
Dwarf planets are astronomical objects that orbit the sun and are round, but, unlike planets, they have not cleared their orbital path.

Tell me about the Punic Wars.
The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage that resulted in the utter destruction of Carthage.

Poem 1
the witches’ chant from Macbeth

Saxon 65- Lessons 22-25

Language Arts
John Audubon : Young Naturalist
Daily Handwriting Practice Contemporary Cursive
Music of the Hemispheres pp.14-17
The Random House Poetry book on Thursday

Gombrich’s A Little History Chapter 13
assembled Roman minibooks
Kingfisher pp.34-35; pp.62-63
Selections from Mr. Donn’s History

Great Science Adventures- Lessons 18 and 13 (Pluto and The Asteroid Belt)
Read about Dwarf Planets at Starchild
Watched asteroid and planet videos at howstuffworks

Mei and Duncan continued playing with Chapter 2 in Spanish Every Day. Mei also worked in The Everything Kids’ Learning Spanish Book.


  1. LOVE the Autumn Table. That is the kind of thing I *want* to do...but only end up enjoying on people's blogs. :)

    I hadn't heard of StarChild -- neat website, I bookmarked it. I am, however, still a member of the "Pluto is a planet" club (if their is one!).

    Lee (5wolfcubs)

  2. Gorgeous autumn table! My dream when we move is to dedicate a corner for a seasons table.

  3. Your autumn table is just lovely!

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  5. Your memory work is inspirational! I'm ready to get ours together now.
    The StarChild site sounds interesting...I'll look for it.

  6. Love the autumn table! I love what you are doing with the memorization of math (and other subjects). I've just started to do that as well, even making up little index cards and practicing them daily before each lesson. It's amazing what a little recitation can do for a child's understanding.

    And I think it's absolutely AWESOME that you homeschool your friend's child for a few days each week!

    Thank you for the well wishes! Feeling a bit better today, but also doing lots of research on gall bladder issues.

    Blessings on another great week!