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. )


The Ties that Bind Us said...

I just wanted to stop by and invite you to join my Homeschool History Buff's blog carnival and send in a blog entry. I have enjoyed reading your blog!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

just found your blog, and enjoying my browse. I'm a classical home school mom, and am looking into Ambleside a bit more. :)

Kimberly said...

Aren't you and that girl fancy over there! I love the slide show. As always, your heart for science is right there on your sleeve!

Michelle said...

Hello! I've recently awarded you 'The Wonderful Blog Award.' You can stop by my blog to 'collect' it whenever you're ready. :)