Monday, November 24, 2008

THE PLAN AS IT PLAYED OUT LAST WEEK

This week the Vinze, Daxx and Kole began gymnastics. They will attend classes every Monday.

Vinze and Kole had a Dentist appointment to fill their cavities on Tuesday.

We started going to Awana Church Services on Wednesday with Vinze, Daxx, Kole and Brise. Brise hated it so he will be sitting upstairs with Brian and I while the kids attend class.

Thursday we had a regular school day.

1. Vinze and Brise completed chapter one in the Michigan Stories text book. They began writing the chapter questions in their notebooks and answering them.

2. I began reading the book of Matthew to them.

3. Brise and Vinze began using the Stein's Refresher Mathematics to build their math skills. I am excited about this book. I know, that's weird because I don't care for text books but this one begins with the History of counting and goes up from there. It is carefully calculated to start from the most basic...counting pebbles...to map reading...geometry...statistics and managing money! (sigh...God loves me. What a wonderful find.)

Today I read the history of counting and place values to the boys.

4. Brise and Vinze are forced to cooperate because they must use the same text book for the Michigan History and Math portions of our day. They started rocky and ended in harmony.

5. DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS: Today Vinze and Brise chose the chapter about
"The 7 Wonders of the ANCIENT World."
They watched a docurmentary about the Seven Wonders also.

~ FUTURE PROJECTS FOR THIS CHAPTER ~
Brise wants to build a pyramid out of sugar cubes and write in hieroglyphics.
Vinze wants to make brick from mud and also make a replica head of the Colossus of Rhodes to hang in his room.

Friday, October 31, 2008

ASSIGNMENTS TO DRAW FROM

9:30 BRISE AND VINZE

AVKO SPELLING: 1 LESSON DAILY
After lesson Shelly make up a sentence using spelling words.
Read it to him to copy.
Fix mistakes immediately.


10:30

BRISAN: SPELLING WORKOUT WORKBOOK: 2 PAGES DAILY

VINZE: SPELLING WORKSHEET

11:00 MATH: 2 PAGES DAILY

BRISAN IN MATH BOOK

VINZE: MATH WORKSHEETS

11:30 WRITING STRANDS: ONE LESSON DAILY

12:00 LUNCH


12:30 CURSIVE WRITING: 1 PAGE FRONT AND BACK

1:00

BRISAN: TYPING ONE LESSON DAILY
EITHER AVKO or Online

VINZE: COMPLETE DAILY WORK OR
WRITING or READING COMPREHENSION or READ & COLOR BOOKS

1:30 LANGUAGE: 2 PAGES DAILY

BRISAN IN HIS LANGUAGE BOOK

VINZE DAILY REVIEW WORKSHEET or LANGUAGE WORKSHEET

2:00

BRISAN
PLACEMENT TEST OR BRAINPOP SCIENCE/HIST.GOEG

VINZE READING OR PLACEMENT TEST

2:30

BRISAN READING

VINZE BRAINPOP JR. SCIENCE/HISTORY.GEOG

Friday, April 25, 2008

APRIL 25TH, 2008

Since our last post, these are the things I can remember or see that the kids have accomplished.

BRISAN

Math, Language, History, Science pages in his 5th grade math workbooks.

Writing: Continuing with the cursive writing series. He's moving into
writing stories and putting thought on paper.

He's been playing World of Warcraft. He's learned strategy and
communication skills. He's typing better.

VINZE

Handwriting pp. 97 -8
Write a letter to someone

Math: adding/subtraction worksheets (carrying and borrowing)
Began working with fractions and pre-division information (grouping)

Completed Knights of the Kitchen Table book and began The Not So Jolly Roger

Language worksheets: Pick the correct analogy, put the words on the correct
dictionary page, Draw lines of symmetry, Reading comprehension stories and questions,
Looked up words in the dictionary, write plural forms of words, Find verbs in the sentences,
Put words in alphabetical order

Arts: Vinze was given a brand new guitar. He began taking lessons and loves it. He's had
two classes so far.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

APRIL 22, 2008

BRISAN

Language: pp. 8-9
History: p. 15
Handwriting:
Math:


VINZE

Math Worksheets: Adding and Subtracting
Reading: 1 hour: finished The time Warp Trio: Knights of the Kitchen Table
Handwriting: pp. 95-96