Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekly Report for Week of 2/23/09

For the past two weeks we have been learning about one of earth's most explosive features: volcanoes. Miss M chose the topic, and we have been running with it. Here's a peek into our homeschool and some of the things we've done the past 2 weeks:

Volcanoes Unit
  • Read Prentice Hall's "Inside Earth" Volcano Chapter, sections 1 & 2
  • Completed the guided reading booklet on the chapter sections
  • Watched 2 Volcano videos
  • Spent 2 mornings exploring internet sites on volcanoes from the National Science Teacher's website
  • Wrote 2 mini-reports using IEW format
  • Listened to the "Volcano" song from Lyrical Earth Science
  • Created a crossword puzzle with unit vocabulary words
  • Built a volcano and modeled a volcanic eruption
  • Completed 2 experiments from "Inside Earth"
  • Had a scavenger hunt for the unit vocabulary words. (SHHHhhh! I was really using this as an assessment, but Miss M just thought it was a game. Mom's are tricky that way. )