Friday, November 22, 2013

Week in Review -Week #14-2013-2014

We are in Sonlight American History Part 2
Scripture memory verse is:
Proverbs 3:5-6, and reviewing others.


We are back in the book of Kings and our learning about King Solomon.

Read- out- Louds
We finished reading,"Young Indiana Jones and the Plantation Treasure" by William McCay.
We are reading, "You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Railroad! A Track You'd Rather Not Go Down" By Ian Graham

We are also reading, "If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island" By Ellen Levine

For Poetry we are reading, "The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems" by Donald Hall.

Physical and Health Education

Everything got canceled this week due to sickness and icy roads. Little Man was disappointed that neither PE or Karate happened this week.

Therapy and Appointments

Bug had speech, occupational, and physical therapy this week. We also started a new therapy this week food therapy-sounds strange. Our hope is that Bug will expand her food horizon so she will be healthy.

Horse therapy was canceled as the temperature dropped to 25*. I had one sad Bug this week as entomology was also canceled. 

History and Geography

This was a fun week in history and geography. We are learning about the Trans-continental Railroad. We did a lot of mapping and mapped out the trans-continental Railroad across the United States.
 Our favorite thing in our homeschool is figurines. This one was trains of the past.
 One of Little Mans favorite thing is trains. He has been begging me all year to let him open the case to play with them. Finally, after months of seeing the box he can now explore the trains.
 Little Man explained to Bug all the different trains. 

We also learned about the Homestead Act and watched an interesting video on a family who still lives in a home that was inquired through the Homestead Act. This particular house is still in the family. They just don't own all 160 acres anymore. 

We also learned about immigration and watched another video on Ellis Island and the many aspects of immigration. 

Language Arts and Math

Both kids are doing well in all areas. I am very pleased with them. Little Man isn't so fond of cursive but, doing some on the iPad makes it some what fun for him.


We actually did science this week. The kids finished up their unit on trees. We learned how to tell the age of a tree by its rings. Our science curriculum had a tree cookie in it. The kids had to figure out the age of the tree.

Hebrew, Art, and Misc. Studies

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Little Man is just two lessons away from finishing Cap IT! Level 2. I am very pleased with the results we have had with Cap IT!. I plan on continuing Cap IT! with him to the next level, Read Fluent Hebrew (Siddur Edition) Level 3. He was really excited when I told him the next level covers common words from the Siddur.

Bug is working on the lessons we learned last week from Cap IT! Level 2. I wanted to make sure she retained what she learned last week. I am glad I didn't move ahead as she is really needing a lot of reinforcement.

Dad has been working with her with singing the Torah Blessing to prepare her for her Bat Mitzvah next year. She has an incredible memory with remembering scripture and some of the liturgy. I think her hearing it over and over will work well with her on top of learning the Hebrew. 

We actually did art this week also. We did our craft off of the poem," A Sea of Grass and an Endless Sky" by Martha Cheney. We drew a picture of a prairie house surrounded by a sea of grass. I pulled out one of my favorite art mediums! Water color crayons! They are so easy and fun to work with. It was a perfect craft after learning about the Homestead Act.

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