Saturday, August 6, 2011

Week in Review- Duncan (wk1b of 36)

On Time4Learning Duncan completed at least one activity each day in Language Arts, Language Arts Extensions, Science, and Social Studies. He completed at least two activities each day in T4L Math. Here is a breakdown of how much time (hours: minutes: seconds) he ended up spending on T4L this week:

LA and LA extensions, combined- 1:45:59 (antonyms, prefixes, and punctuation)
Math- 0:39:23 (numbers)
Science- 1:07:06 (investigation)
Social Studies- 1:23:16 (finished Viking studies and began Inuit)

Another big total this week- not quite five hours.

In science we also did some of the off the computer T4L activities for science, so science ran a little longer than just the total computer time. Duncan also watched Bill Nye- Light Optics and The Way Things Work- Telecommunications (Yes, this DVD series goes along with the book The Way Things Work by David Macaulay. They are not spectacular, but they are sort of cute in a corny way.) Additionally, we watched many shark episodes that aired on the Discovery Channel for Shark Week.

He also spent between 20 and 30 minutes each day working on Kumon math and spent 83 minutes on Khan Academy for an average of 16.6 minutes each day.

He read 30% of Alice in Wonderland on the Kindle and 6 chapters in Pocahontas and the Strangers.

He practiced violin and had a lesson on Thursday.

We started history this week. Duncan read chapter 1- The Earliest People of the Americas in America’s History: Land of Liberty, finished the picture book- North American Indians by Douglas Gorsline, finished at least one poem each day from The Oxford Book of American Children’s Poems, and listened to about 2 hours total of Johnny Tremain on audio.

I definitely feel safe in saying that between this week and last week we completed 5 full days. Next week I know that we will add math and spelling. We may also start listening to IEW TWSS or looking at Essential of the English Language in preparation for Classical Conversations Essentials, but this depends on how emotionally draining it is to add the math and spelling. I am so thankful that I am home educating, so my little guy can ramp up into full days instead of jumping into being in a classroom all day.

First Day of Third Grade- 08/01

1 comment:

  1. love the time breakdowns....and also so glad to home school!