Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Weekly Report: Week 12

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12 Weeks Down, 24 More to Go!

What a busy-full week we had. Here are some highlights:

Jessica completed her Russia report and completed Elementary Report Writing class from Home2teach. She also received an Honors Certificate! It was 7 pages long, but only 2 pages were the actual report. The rest was the title page, outline, cover page, map, & reference. She did a wonderful job! Below is her report (the 2 pages only). To read her report, please click here: Mesmerizing Russia

I also started her on a geography curriculum: Runkles Geography. She is LOVING this book. She is only on lesson 2, but it is one she is even pulling out this week to do, even though we have no assigned schoolwork (Christmas Break). Here are a couple pictures of her doing the activities:

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Centrifugal Force (Sun-pencil & Earth-eraser)

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Lunar Eclipse (lamp-sun, tomato-moon, orange-earth)

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Timmy was busy writing his own story this week as well. He re-wrote the Aesop's fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher". His story is titled, "The Cat and the Tall Glass of Milk". Here is his very own story:

The Cat and the Tall Glass


There once was a cat named Whiskers that was dying of thirst. She came across a tall glass of milk. But the glass was too tall and she could not reach the milk. Then a thought came to her to drop cat food in the tall glass. Twenty nine times she dropped cat food into the tall glass. She saw the milk mount up near enough for her to drink. Then she quenched her thirst and saved her life.

Moral: Little by little does the trick.


He currently working on "The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse". Timmy is really enjoying Writing Tales. His only complaint would be vocabulary. He doesn't like to look up words in the dictionary.

Jessica and Timmy also did a little more research on their Russia study. Among other things, they mapped where the Mammoths were found on their Russia Map.

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Holly is hard at work with the 3 division table and I think she is getting it down better this time around. I can say math is not one of her favorite subjects.

Jake on the other hand LOVES his math homework and is always asking to do more. Which is fine by me.

All the kids are working on a Symbols Christmas Lapbook from In The Hands of a Child. Timmy and Jake are working "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from Live and Learn Press. We are also using notebooking pages from History Scribe called "History of Christmas".

We read the top section of the notebooking page, then they draw a picture of what they are learning about, and at the bottom they write in their own words what the notebooking page is about. It has been a lot of fun.

Another fun thing they are doing is an Advent Copybook that lady from the Well Trained Mind board created. It is nicely done for Timmy (cursive), Holly and Jake (manuscript). But for Jessica she is coping scripture about the birth of Jesus.

Enjoy some extra pictures from Jetihoja Academy!

Typical School Day:

Working on History Scribe Christmas Notebooking Pages:

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Timmy Working on Lesson 3 Writing Tales Sentence Stripes:

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Working on HOAC Christmas Symbols Lapbook:

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8 comments:

Sheryl said...

Enjoyed the weekly report and all the pics. Your kids seem great and so in to what they are working on. Will my three year old grow into this. Oh I hope so!Have a wonderful Christmas season.

Sheryl in GA

Tina said...

Thank you, Sheryl, for the comments.

LOL, yes your 3 year old will grow into homeschooling one day. :o) I so miss the 3 year old stage. You'd think with 5 kids I would have my fill, but do really miss that age.

Have a blessed Christmas season as well!

~Tina

LisaWA said...

Great week Tina! Jess looked like she was having fun... and fun Timmy seemed to join in... ahh learning thorugh osmossis!

Love that Polish Pottery! *Ü*

Lisa

Tina said...

Yes it is great when they learn together, or learn by watching the older one. It is an added bonus. :o)

Coffee just isn't the same if it ain't in a polish potter mug! :o) **wink**

~Tina

Tami, part-time blogger - full time scrapbooker said...

Hi Tina!

We are going to start our study of Russia after Christmas. Can you share your awesome resources with me? What were some not-to-be-missed books and activities? Did you incorporate music/art? I love gleaning from all of your ideas. Did you use a prepared unit study or make up your own?

We love the Jotham Advent series. We are reading the last one, Tabitha's Travels, this year. Love these!

: )
Tami

Tina said...

Good to see you stop by, Tami! :o)

Off to the left hand side is a list of books we are currently reading. They will change pretty soon as we are moving onto a new topic.

A friend of is in the process of creating these unit studies. Our family is lucky enough to be able to test them out.

We are all loving this study and I am learning so much!

And we will be doing China pretty soon too. :o) What a small world.

Blessings~Tina

LisaWA said...

So how is the Russia study going? Almost done? Done? You are going to cover rocks soon??

Did you start school yet, or next week? How about co-op?? Was that today?

Miss ya..

Lisa

Tina said...

The study is wonderful! I LOVE IT! We have 2 more weeks to go, if I stay on schedule that is. :o)

We are gearing up for the rock study. Probably will start that towards the end of this month once I have it all worked out. Wanted to get the plans done over Christmas break, but didn't get it done. :o(

We start full swing next week. We are doing a few things this week though. Yup, we did have co-op this morning. It was great seeing all the kids. :o)

We need to set up a get together time soon for you and the girls. I want to see that movie. :o) And now you are tvo'-ing (sp) the Jane Austin thing. I want to see that one too! :o)

Blessings~Tina