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Week 37

May 24, 2009

Week 37–which was really only about four days of school spread over the past two weeks in which I was pretty sick, C had a birthday, and then we went to San Francisco for five days.  And now we’re still trying to recover and get excited about three more weeks of school…It’s not going so great!

D (Preschool)
We have officially finished the ABCs with this kid and went to the zoo last Monday to celebrate.  Sad to say, I didn’t do much else with him individually schoolwise.  I need to come up with a new plan specifically for him. 

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Riding the zoo train

C (Kindergarten)
Math: Exercises 31-34 ordinal numbers
Reading: Lesson 157-162
Copywork: Letter P, Q

A (2nd grade)
Math:
 Exercise 17 (only 1 math lesson, what happened here?!)
Grammar: Lesson 170, 171 on contractions and 2 verb review lessons
Cursive: Letter Z
Writing with Ease: 3 assignments from week 23 on Little Women
Latin: Lesson 23

Science: Nothing got done with astronomy, but we visited the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco and had lots of fun touching the rays and the starfish.

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I was really fascinated by the baby skates still in their egg sacs that were on display.

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Music: We’ve listened to part of Holst’s The Planets a total of once.  We’re not doing so great in the music department this month.  But the boys did attend my concert in San Francisco though and got to hear Beethoven’s 6th Symphony and part of the 1st piano concerto, the Light Cavalry Overture and Dvorak’s Romance for violin and orchestra.  Both C and D have also finished up their Kindermusik classes for the semester.

History: We read SOTW chapter 35 on the Renaissance and Gutenberg and his printing press and read about five folk tales from England and France that we’ve had sitting around here for awhile.

Other Literature: We’ve hardly taken any personal reading time this week, but we did listen to Old Yeller and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on our roadtrip. 

Other Activities: We went to San Francisco!  See previous post for details and photos.  Personally that little adventure wiped me out and I’m still recovering.  We’ve really taken it easy since getting home Tuesday night at midnight.  Next week hopefully we’ll find the energy to put the house back in order and figure out the remaining three weeks of school.  The end is in sight!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2009 9:06 pm

    These are some of our favorite places! I love SLC, it has so much to offer! Looks like ya’ll had a great time!

  2. June 2, 2009 9:48 am

    You always get so much done. And everyone always looks so happy in the photos! Good luck for the end of the school year. I’ve already fallen apart. The weather here is just so perfect now, and May has been such a busy month for us (and not for homeschool work, unfortunately) that we’re taking it easy for a few weeks. I don’t really know what we’re going to do with the summer. Maybe spread the last 3 weeks of everything over a couple months of swimming and goofing around!

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