Thursday, February 14, 2008

Weekly Report - 2/14/08

At this point, I have no idea what week # we are on. And I don't care. : )
We were out of town caring for a family member last week, and we mostly did school via reading books and Time4Learning from the hospital computer. Do I count that as an Official School Week or not? Miss M began her Africa theme this week, and I ordered the book, The Color of Water, from the library for my own studies.

Here is how our week looked:

CLE Math: - Lowest Common Multiple, Naming Angles, Simplifying With Parentheses, Adding and Subtracting Time

Language Arts - Did a writing assignment from Sensory Journey Into Africa. Miss M described an animal so that her audience could draw or guess it, without revealing what the animal was. She did a great job on this assignment and turned it into a little flip up book. Worked on typing daily. From Sonlight 5 Language Arts, completed 2 activity sheets. Did 2 Spanish Lessons and got 100% on her Spanish Unit test today. Yay!

Poetry - reading and explaining what African proverbs mean. She seems to be enjoying this!

Bible - continues to read the minor prophets and is working toward a Bible KEEPERS badge.

Handicrafts/Practical Life Skills - made a Tuareg box from Hands-On Africa. Co-hosting our KEEPERS club tomorrow, which will include a cake decorating class and luncheon. (I spent the entire afternoon baking cakes and making frosting for the club.)

Memory - Memorizing North/West African countries. Continuing to memorize Romans 12, along with our KEEPERS club. I think we will add in some African proverbs to our memory work next week.

Spanish - Got a 100% score on unit 1 test. Here was the vocabulary:

Unit 1 Vocabulary List

el calendario - the calendar

¿En qué mes estamos? - What month is this?

Estamos en _______. - This is _______.

los días de la semana - the days of the week

lunes, martes, miércoles - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

jueves, viernes, sábado - Thursday, Friday, Saturday

domingo - Sunday

¿Cómo te llamas? - What is your name? (familiar)

Mucho gusto. - Pleased to meet you.

El gusto es mío. - The pleasure is mine.

¿Cómo estás? - How are you? (familiar)

¿Cuántos años tienes? - How old are you?

¿Cómo se llama tu amigo(a)? - What is your friend’s (feminine)

name ?

¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? - What is your telephone number?

las vocales - the vowels

Lotería - Bingo

¿Cómo te llamas? - What is your name? (familiar)

Me llamo _____. - My name is _____.

¿Cómo estás? - How are you? (familiar)

Estoy bien/más o menos/mal. - I am fine/OK/not well.

¿Cuántos años tienes? - How old are you?

Tengo ___ años. - I am ___ years old.

¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? - What is your telephone number?

Mi número de teléfono es el ____. - My telephone number is ____.

las vocales - the vowels

uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco - one, two, three, four, five

seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez - six, seven, eight, nine, ten

once, doce, trece, catorce - eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen

quince, dieciséis, diecisiete - fifteen, sixteen, seventeen

dieciocho, diecinueve - eighteen, nineteen

veinte, treinta, cuarenta - twenty, thirty, forty

cincuenta, sesenta, setenta - fifty, sixty, seventy

ochenta, noventa, cien - eighty, ninety, one hundred

ciento uno, doscientos - one hundred one, two hundred

trescientos, cuatrocientos - three hundred, four hundred

quinientos, seiscientos - five hundred, six hundred

setecientos, ochocientos - seven hundred, eight hundred

novecientos, mil - nine hundred, one thousand

colores, azul, rojo, amarillo - colors, blue, red, yellow

verde, anaranjado, morado - green, orange, purple

café, blanco, negro - brown, white, black

círculo, cuadro, triángulo - circle, square, triangle

estrella, óvalo, rectángulo - star, oval, rectangle

Africa Theme - watched video "Gorillas in the Mist." Fast forwarded a couple chapters of the movie due to scenes involving adultery, which I didn't remember were there - but FYI. Read several sections from World Book Encyclopedia: "Africa." Of special interest were the sections on pygmies and population facts. Read and finished The Rat Catcher's Son and African Folk Tales
(Dover Thrift.) Began A Glorious Age in Africa, and Miss M is of the opinion that it is boring. I am asking her to read it anyway, as it looks valuable and I do this rarely. Miss M gave several good narrations and is showing curiosity about the land of Africa. :D

I plan to make a trip to the library next week to investigate some sources of African music. Maybe we could work up some sort of dance with it? We'll see. We didn't do a lot for music or composer study this week, unless you count Miley Cyrus. ; )

Here are some pictures of our KEEPERS meeting from 2/15. The girls earned their Cake Decorating badges.

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Sounds great to me! Your Africa study sounds exciting. Isn't it something how we can watch something then watch it again but catch something in it that we missed the first time. I have done that a few times. Well, I'm rambling. Have a blessed weekend! I enjoyed your blog. I love REAL mommies. :-)

LisaWA said...

Oh.. Happy Birthday to you! Ms M did a fantastic job on your cake! The flowers were wonderful! I bet it tasted as good as it looked....

Great school week...


Tina said...

That sensory Journey looks really interested. I think I might get the Asia one. I sure would like to see what she did. :o)

The rest of your week looks wonderful! GREAT cake!


Stacy said...

What a productive week! I love your Africa study. It looks like a great unit! Miss M's cake turned out beautiful and if you just had a b-day, Happy belated B-day to you! All the best!
Stacy :-)

my5wolfcubs said...

Is that a picture of you and dh w/ the cake? I always picture you as more...purple! :) Beautiful cake -- definitely worth the badges.