Sunday, September 25, 2011

Week in Review- Duncan (wk8 - 1 day of 36)

Duncan is my 8yo. Here is week 8 minus one day of third grade:

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

LA 3 and LA extensions 3, combined- 1:54:43 (Main Idea, Sequential Order, Fact & Opinion, Subject – Verb Agreement, Nouns)
Math 4- 1:03:59 (Multiplication and Division)
Science 3- 0:29:59 (Nature of Matter, Heat & Light, Earth’s Neighbors)
Social Studies 3- 0:47:46 (Latitude & Longitude, Adaption to Environment)

So, 4:16:27 is the total time that Duncan spent doing the computer portion of T4L this week.

Classical Conversations
For Foundations Duncan listened to the week 1-3 memory work for English, science, Latin, geography, and timeline from a CD that was made here locally. From the Classical Conversations online tutorial he listened to the songs for history sentences from weeks 1-3.

Duncan continued studying Essentials of the English Language Grammar. This week he studied verbs.

In Essentials IEW composition this week, Duncan completed lesson 2 in U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, Volume 1. The lesson works on using adverbs and strong verbs in a fill-in-the-blank poem.

In Foerster’s Algebra this week Duncan finished section 4. Twice he worked at Khan Academy- 5min on 1 day and 22min on the other. He also spent between 20 and 30 minutes doing Kumon math three days. This week he continued looking at geometric sequences Mathematics: A Human Endeavor by Harold Jacobs.

Language Arts
In language arts he reviewed words from Spelling Plus and finished pages 29-31 in Spectrum Phonics and Word Study Grade 5. He completed week two of Daily Language Arts Review, Grade 4. He read pp.216-246 (six stories) in The Beginner’s Bible and he read Thomas Jefferson by Cheryl Harness. We continued Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Level 1 and completed two poems.

In history Duncan read chapter 8 in Land of Liberty and started George Washington by Cheryl Harness.

In addition to T4L, in Classical Conversations we did a demonstration of the human backbone using spools, card stock, and a rubber band. Duncan also cut out leg bones for a human body that we will be assembling at the end of the semester.

Music, Drama and Art
He practiced violin and his lesson this week also went well.

Duncan has another fabulous week at his art and drama classes.

At Classical Conversations in week two of drawing we looked at mirror images in Drawing with Children. We discussed symmetry and Duncan also did p.21 in How to Teach Art to Children.

Other News
A new puppy has joined our famiy via the animal shelter and she is so cute. Her name is Hidey, because she hides under things. It also works as a girl's name. For some reason googoo-ing over her ate up a lot of time this week. :-)

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