Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fifth Week of School Report

On Tuesday I had a WIC appointment, the babysitter came, and we had ECFE, so we didn't do much school. The theme of ECFE was shapes. Lamb 1 knew his shapes the best. I would hope so since he is 5 1/2 and the average age of the class is 2 1/2. We had school on Thursday and Friday, but it was a shortened schedule as we baked for the second church fall festival. Ram also had a funeral on Thursday afternoon. I had planned on doing school on Saturday afternoon after the fall festival, but Lamb 2 didn't feel well. I also put some beets in the freezer and canned some applesauce. I still have more applesauce to make this week.
This is Sunday and all the Lambs have a cold and a minor fever. Ewe has a fever, but thanks to using a Neti Pot, doesn't have a cold. We stayed home from church today. The Lambs were disappointed to miss Sunday School again. I'm tired of being sick again!
Here's what we did complete in school this week:
Math: Finished MUS lesson 2. We'll begin lesson 3 tomorrow.
Handwriting: Lamb 1 practiced writing his first and last name several times. He has improved this week, but I want him to continue to work on this. We also practiced writing the numbers from 0-12 and he really improved on this last week. He had a difficult time with 2 and 8 before last week. 8 is still difficult for him.
Phonics: Reviewed vowels, didn't start anything new. We'll begin consonants tomorrow.
Religion: Memorized Psalm 73:28 (for Sunday School), worked on memorizing the first and second commandments and the hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Did the Bible story of Cain and Abel (which made interesting discussions about the 5th commandment while they were playing later this week). They often start singing Jesus Lead Thou On while they are playing too. We'll do the Sunday School lesson they missed this afternoon.
Science: Finished the Berenstain Bears science book. The Lambs enjoyed this book and learned a lot too. Read a few other science books about the digestive system and pumpkins-from seed to plant.
Reading: We did quite a bit of reading aloud this week. Finished Madeline. Continued Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel. The Lambs love this book! Began How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. I taught this book when I was teaching at the Lutheran school. It may take us a little longer to do this book as I want them to map out all the places on the map. Read a few stories from My Book House (including The Gingerbread Man) and a few poems, recited Whole Duty of Children by R.L. Stevenson daily. Began reading What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry. Some of this is in the Richard Scarry movies they have. This is an excellent book for preschoolers. This was just for fun, not a Five in a Row book.
Latin: Worked on Lesson one and two from Prima Latina. We will start lesson 3 tomorrow.
Lamb 1 did a little better in Latin this week.
Art: Play doh on Tuesday.

Ram's parents called us and they did make it to Washington D.C. for the second part of their trip on business. This time Ram's dad has a conference there. They have already had time to do some sightseeing. We can't wait to see photos of their big trip.
If we can get healthy, this is a pretty calm week on the calendar. Ram is going to St. Cloud for a conference on Saturday, but we're staying home. We just went the end of September. It is difficult for us on Saturday to do a day trip and get home late and then get up early for church. We also have a birthday party for a 95 year old church member that day.

1 comment:

Dakotapam said...

You've accomplished a lot! I love our Lutheran School, and I've never been more thankful for it than during this pregnancy (my kids would be learning NOTHING this Fall if they were home with me!), but I do so miss homeschooling. Who knows, maybe the girls will get a shot at Mom school! Today in Sunday School I only had my boys, so it was a bit like old times...with the five year old being distracting with humming and all! Of course, today was Elijah and the prophets of Baal which we covered last month during our devotions (we use Treasury of Daily Prayer), so Andrew pretended to be 13 year old are wont to do. But it brought back memories of us in our sweet school room back in Minnesota!