Friday, November 6, 2009

Week 13: Nov 2-6


First, some pictures!!!

Our co-op presentation was held last Friday night.  This is Gabriel (far left in blue) singing his number song with some of his preschool friends and their awesome teacher.
Gabriel was a little embarrassed to be on stage but did a great job!!
 Nathan received his CSI kit from his CSI teacher.
Nathan also received his first place backgammon game award!!  He was very exited about this.
Nathan with some of his new friends.

 Gabriel loves his preschool bag games!  This matching game was a lot of fun!!

 Kaleb works hard on a word search of cvc words.
Some fun word family sliders I made for Kaleb this week.  I found them in a book called Hands-On Phonics Awareness for Elementary Children.  Great book with a lot of good fun game ideas.  I LOVE these fun hands on activities for the boys, and plan to make some family word wheels and more word sliders from the ABC Teach website.

Cheesy Draker.  This was taken on the last day of co-op.

Just a couple of soccer pics from Nathan and Kaleb's games this week.  We played a total of six this week with two more on the schedule for tomorrow.  We're trying to get all those rained-out games in before season ends.

I took some pictures of the boys with our Jack-O-Lantern this week.

Nathan accomplished-
R&S English:  completed four lessons.   We have made it into familiar territory for Nathan--verbs, and we are cruising along nicely.  I have been combining a few lessons here and there as well as having him just do a few lessons orally.
Saxon Math: completed three lessons plus some Math Mammoth fraction work.  We have been so unorganized since all the activities started that we misplaced his math book for a while.  He had been doing math lessons at the library and thought we left it there so we started in with 7/6 until we found it.  He completed two lessons.
WW-set this aside until this slow down a bit
R&S Spelling-also set this aside

Kaleb accomplished-
OPGTR: lesson 50-53.  We're splitting those big lessons in half right now and reviewing heavily from ending blends on.  He has also been working on a few ending and beginning blends worksheets I found online.  I'm putting together some fun activities and games to go along with OPG and serve as a review.
ETC:  Kaleb LOVES ETC and I love it for him, but it is sloooooooow.  We're almost finished with book one and still in cvc words!  Still a good review and Kaleb can do it on his own.
Saxon Math:  We've had to put this off until things slow down a bit.  We have just been playing some fun math games, and Kaleb taught himself how to count and add by tens!!

History: We have made it through the Legend of the Trojan Horse.  I hope to move a bit faster in the next couple of weeks and get caught up again on our timeline and memory cards.
Science:  We finished up Ch 7 Space Rocks.  We spent a lot of time on You Tube looking at videos of comets, asteroids, and such.  Fun!  A week or so ago, we got to see a bit of Orionid asteroids.  Awesome timing!

Since co-op and soccer have ending, we're down to just weekly golf lessons.  Next week we will add back all that was put off, and get back into using our workboxes.  We got into sort of a survival mode during these busy weeks.  Nathan had his books piled on the table in the school room and I had Kaleb's books piled on the end table in the living room, and just did what we could when we could.  I'm READY to get back to a more organized day, and I'm ready to put more FUN back into our school day.


  1. Wonderful pictures! I love seeing them with their friends and moving their bodies! "But what about socialization?" LOL. If they only knew.

    Sounds like you had a great academic week. My kids love the story of the Trojan Horse and my son would be all over looking at comets, etc. on YouTube. I've never thought of that!

  2. I love the little slider things you made!! You are making me wish I still had a preschooler!!:)

  3. Thanks for the YouTube tip! That's a great idea! Christie, your boys are adorable! It looks like you guys had a great week!

  4. I know what you mean about survival mode! I hope you have a great slooow, organized week next week. :)

  5. It's awesome you guys get to be part of a co-op. You reminded me I need to do our Activities in a Bag!

    You had a busy week. Fun pictures too. Thanks so much for linking up again!

  6. Looks like a wonderful and fun week! I have just starting using You Tube more often-I've found some great stuff there!

  7. I love your reports and what an awesome week!

  8. Lots of great pictures!
    Those word sliders look awesome.