Weekly Report

One hundred fifty-five days completed!

Previously, on a week not reported, EG finished Lively Latin. Hooray! She also beat level thirty-two of drill and moved on to level thirty-three.

This week, EG continued forward in Latin Prep 1. So far, the material is a review of things she already knows, so she's doing well. Some of the material is presented differently and there's more emphasis on translating, I think. She finished five exercises in the text and five in the workbook.

EG read Plain Girl this week and wrote a short narration of it. She also finished eight sentences in Practice Town, two lessons in Paragraph Town, and two lessons in Caesar's English I. We read a chapter in Building Poetry together and she worked on writing some poetry of her own.

Her readings for history in SOTW this week covered terrorism (1972 Olympics) and Soviet invasions of Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan. She wrote a summary about each section. Her reading is still lagging a bit behind the SOTW timeline, just due to sheer volume, but she read the COFA biography of John Glenn, an interesting book about various decisions made by Eisenhower while he was president, and Ain't Gonna Study War No More, about, as you may have guessed, various peace movements.

EG finished four pages in Key to Percents Book 2, and five lessons in Life of Fred Beginning Algebra, plus did drill for five days. She also finished her current Mind Benders book. She's progressing steadily with her memory work, though I'm considering finding another history-related piece to memorize. I do think I'll have her work on "The New Colossus," as well.

She's reading a bit in CPO Physical Science each week in addition to lab work in Physics Workshop. It's her first experience even attempting to use a textbook for a content subject, so that's been sort of interesting for both of us. We're going over the section reviews and the chapter assessments together, orally.

FB & I didn't do any math this week, due primarily to the math supplies being (finally) relocated upstairs, followed immediately by the upstairs becoming so messy that I just couldn't tolerate trying to do actual work in such an environment. He continues to love handwriting, and he's definitely making progress with phonics.

PC continues to get into trouble as much as possible by climbing, running, or otherwise being the queen of the world.

And that, as they say, is that - we are done for the week and are taking spring break next week. Hooray!


Carrie said...

Sounds like a great week! Enjoy your Spring Break! ;)

Smrt Mama said...

What are you doing for Spring Break?

Kash said...

If your guess had the words "moving" or "packing" in it, it's correct.

Kel said...

Sounds like a great week. Enjoy your break!

Tonia said...

Looks like a lot got accomplished. Enjoy your week off!

Moonbeam said...

Enjoy spring break! At what age did you begin Lively Latin? I'm trying to decide what to do with my ds8 next year.

Kash said...

@Moonbeam - Dd started it this year (4th grade/just turned 9). I think she easily could have started it last year (3rd grade/age 8), but at the time we were still attempting to plod through LfC A. She's had various exposure to Latin, hence finishing LL in less than a school year, but this is the first time that she's been able to progress past a certain point.

I will most likely start the other two w/ LL in 3rd grade, though, after viewing it. I think it's a great introductory program, and I wouldn't want to jump into Latin Prep 1 without prior Latin before grade 6, probably.

Anonymous said...

It's always great when you have accomplished a lot. Hope you have a good break.

Karen aka Testimony on WTM boards

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