Friday, April 17, 2015

Week of 04/12/2015-04/18/2015

Reading/Language Arts : This week, among other things she entered into her journal, Mimzy wrote a poem!

"A Day We Can Play"
Today we can play
tomorrow the trees sway
but on Saturday 
it will be sunny again

Math : We continued focusing on the 7 times table and finished off her Star Wars workbook this week.

Social Studies : The fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" was the assignment for this week. It focuses on the importance of honesty and earning trust. We discussed the difference between fiction and lies, and she wrote about the story in her journal.

Science : There were two stories that we read this week, "Delphi to the Rescue" and "Adventures of Fuzzy Fieldmouse." We compared how the dolphins in Delphi and the mice in Fuzzy Fieldmouse interacted with humans, and also discussed their diets and habitats.

Health : We discussed the benefits of staying active, and did some activities to help her build stamina.

Art : Lots of crafts this week, including the worm farm she decided to make (after digging up the yard).

Music : We continued reviewing her flashcards.

Extra : This was Mimzy's last month having lessons in the homeschool program! During the next month she'll work on a project that she'll share in May. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Week of 04/05/2015-04/11/2015

Reading/Language Arts : Mimzy wrote a summary of her favorite anime/manga of the moment, Naruto, and did research on the different kinds of martial arts they do. She also did some worksheets from the internet.

Math : We continued studying the 7 times table and finished up her Star Wars math book this week.

Social Studies : We read Mercury and the Woodsman, which teaches that honesty is the best policy. Then we discussed times when it has been hard to be honest (such as when she's in trouble) and why it is still best to tell the truth.

Science: Mimzy read about Life in the Sahara, and also read Rudyard Kipling's "How the Camel Got it's Hump." We did a bit more research about camels, and she drew a picture in her journal.

Health : This week we discussed the impact of technology and media, and how they affected her vision, posture, and hearing. We did some experiments regarding her hearing, including observing how our ears adjusted to loud and soft environments over time.

Art : We colored eggs on Saturday, using egg dye and crayons, and then once the eggs dried we dripped food coloring onto them to give them a tie-dyed look.

Music : We printed flashcards for various musical notations and she identified them in her music book.

Extra : Easter! We had a couple of Easter parties to attend this weekend, and Mimzy had a blast, as always.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Week of 03/29/2015-04/04/2015

We had Spring Break this week, and she went to visit her father, so no school this week! When she got back from her trip we decorated eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Week of 03/22/2015-03/28/2015

Reading/Language Arts : Mimzy wrote about some of her favorite shows and manga in her journal this week, and also did worksheet pages I printed off the internet, which she found a lot of fun.

Math : Mimzy did several worksheets from the internet, and mixed math problems. We also studied the 7 times table all week.

Social Studies : We read the fable "The Fox and the Stork", and learned that we must treat others as we wish to be treated. We discussed times when she had been treated well by others, and when she had been treated ill by others. She drew a picture of the fable in her journal.

Science : Continuing discussion about how animals communicate, we discussed how domestic animals express love, and the desire for food, water, and other necessities. She observed our cat through the day and journaled about how she communicated and showed affection.

Health : We discussed safety around electricity and during inclement weather, and she drew a picture of it in her journal.

Art : Lots of drawing for other subjects this week! We also did some Easter crafts.

Music : We spent a lot of time dancing this week, focusing on rhythm.