Sunday, October 24, 2010





(photo of Aunt Chanelle w/ Bryson)
We are continuing our formal lessons with Chanelle on Mondays, and we are getting better at practicing at home. We are implementing common sentences at home, and the littles are even picking up on some. Je t'aime mon bébé =)


All about verbs;
helping verbs, verb phrases, irregular verbs, linking verbs, contractions, tenses, & infinitives.

Fine Arts:
Composer- Ludwig Van Beethoven "Symphony No. 5
Artist- Sir Edwin Landseer "The Monarch of the Glen"
Poet- Robert Louis Stevenson "Autumn Fires"

Jamestown Colony- John Smith, Sir Walter Raliegh, John Rolfe, Pocahontas, & to discuss 1st slaves to be brought over to North America.
Plymouth Colony- Mayflower Compact, Pilgrims, & to discuss freedom of religion (and what that means).

Katie- fractions, money, & metrics.
begin study for 4 & 6 times table. (o, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, & 11 review)

TJ- decimals, mixed numbers, area/perimeters, & fraction review.

Nick- absolute values, ratio & proportions, and polygons

Katie- Dear America (The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple), Lil Prudy's Dottie Dimple (series), and On the Banks of Plum Creek w/ me.

TJ- Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huck Finn

Nick- Slave Dancer, To Kill a Mockingbird


We will simplify Science for this quarter~ Animal Study-migration
Each student will be required to choose an migrating animal to study, research, report, & give an oral presentation on.

Katie- Barn Swallow
TJ- Great White Shark
Nick- Artic Tern
Mom (me)- Wildebeest
(I am still traumatized about Simba's Dad getting trampled via Lion King) ;^)

Small Pox epidemic

We are enjoying our Robinson Curriculum style, and the older kids have adapted well to our schedule. My focus this month is to spend consistant time w/ our Andrew. He has effectively avoided his reading and language skills lessons. I may incorporate Tutor Time (sibling assistance) in this area. Andrew plays outside the box, so I will update you on our progress. =)

TOT School:
Circle Time has not been consistant, but we are enjoying hands-on preschool activities.
Our Seasonal Tree has been a success.
Bryson is currently loving our Children's Encyclopedia, and the pictures in it are helping his vocabulary. yay!


Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Random ... I just saw that we were commenting on each other's blogs at the same time. :)

Yes ... you can understand what we are walking through. I think of you, often.

Thanks for the melatonin tip. I've heard of it, but never tried it.

Let me know if you ever want to come visit on a Thurs., Fri., or Sat. Would love to have you and the gang come up. (We're 2 hours from The City.)


Laurel :)

No Ordinary Me said...

I really enjoyed reading your goals. HAve a good week.

Cassandra, James and Madison said...

Sounds like a fun time in school to me and a great family too :)