History: The oldest 2 kids continued working through History Pockets: Explorers of North America, and through Time Travelers: New World Explorers this week. They covered Sir Francis Drake in the history pockets. And they did lessons 14-17 in the Time Travelers covering Coronado & Drake- they made the pueblo below; Cabrillo & Ribaut and Raleigh & Smith.
Bible: The kids read through Psalms 2 &3 and then we broke them down verse by verse and discussed their meanings. They also finished up chapter 1 in Christian Studies 1.
Grammar: We are continued through Grammar Island finishing up at page 75. The kids love this book and actually ask to do grammar since we switch to it.
History of the Horse: This literature based program was chosen by C because she loves horses. This week we continued reading King of the Wind and doing the applicable assignments. We did lessons 8-10 this week.
Logic: the kids have been working through the puzzle book Logic Links. This week they finished puzzles
Math: The kids are continuing to work through their horizons 3 books. Despite the books being several grade levels behind the rest of their course work they still struggle with some concepts. This week A did lessons 64-67. C did lessons 70-72 as well as wrote a test. She scored 100% on her test.
Penmanship- the kids each did 3 pages in their respective handwriting without tears books.
Read-Alouds: I continued reading to them from The Secret of the Andes, The Birch Bark House, The Tree in the Trail, Wild West and Vostaas:White Buffalo's Story of the Plains Indian Life
Assigned Reading: The kids finished reading A Lion to Guard Us, and began Pedro's Journal
Spelling: A did a couple review pages and scored 100% on his spelling test in Spelling Workout. C is working through All About Spelling and completed steps 3 & 4. She absolutely loves spelling this year.
Writing: They are using Meaningful Composition 4+ semester 1, and completed all of week 1 and the first 2 days of week 2. They also completed weeks 9 & 10 in writing with Ease 2.
Victory Drill: The kids love doing these 1 minute drills. They did them twice this week.