September 16, 2012

Year 2, Week 6

This was a week of beginnings.  While my husband was off for his second missions trip to Nicaragua, DS started fall soccer and Minds in Motion.  Everything went well, including my babysitting job and meetings.

Week 6 of AO Year 2, followed nearly to the letter!

The Bible - continue with the story of Abram and Sarai
An Island Story ch 26 William the Conqueror - Death of the King
The Little Duke - second half of chapter 3
Tree in the Trail - through chapter 24
Burgess Animal Book: A Fellow with a Thousand Spears; A Lumberman and an Engineer
Poetry of Walter de la Mare - through poem 25
Understood Betsy: ch. 5
Pilgrim's Progress Dangerous Journey - watched video for chapter 4
Parables of Nature - The Light of Truth

For handicraft Thursday, he created this coin purse.

We intended to do ants for nature study, but ran out of time with everything else going on.  We did, however, spend quite a bit of time at the park and playground, so at least outside time happened.

Mushrooms growing prolifically on our property
His copy work is improving - going to the park first thing in the morning, combined with his time at Minds in Motion resulted in him voluntary pulling his paper out of the sheet protectors and touching the paper with no issues.  If you are wondering why we were using sheet protectors, see Overly Sensitive? from earlier this year.

For math, we did Lessons 29 and 30 from Graded Work in Arithmetic, which I like so far.  Its gotten harder fast, so I'm slowing down some more.  We supplemented with Greg Tang's multiplication book, called The Best of Times.  That's one I want to come back to again next year.  If you haven't looked at any of his books, they are a fun, different way to look at math facts.



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  2. We have crazy mushrooms growing too! I'm glad I found you...I'm a fellow AOer! And I'm following you now!

  3. Thanks, Bethany! I think I'm following you as well - will check now :)


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