Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekly Review- Week 7

We had a good week this week. I worked at adding more fun activities into our school work. We have been doing a lot of reading plus worksheets and it was getting a bit tiresome for him.

As I have mentioned before, he is completely in love with Jack and Annie from Magic Tree House books. He wants to read a book everyday. We are now on book 11 in the series. He has shown an interest in learning more about Morgan la Fey and Merlin so I have bought a book called, "King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table" by Puffin Classics. It is the retelling of Le Morte D'arthur. Having read Le Morte D'arthur I look forward to reading this with him. I also purchased a few of the Magic Tree House research guides, that go along with the books. I just got them in and they look really neat. They are written on the same level as the Magic Tree House books. They are more in depth with information and illustrations to go along with the books.

This week we used our new globe to find Egypt, the Nile River, Red Sea, Black Sea and the state we live in. We made a sword out of cardboard and tin foil. We did math and graphing using M&M's.

We are doing more Magic School Bus experiments this weekend. I need to go buy a few supplies first. I am going to try to find more fun craft projects for us to do next week. I know we are going to make bookmarks for his chapter books. I think we will also make hieroglyphics using concrete stepping stones mix I have.

I can say we now have a good routine going and I feel like we are making good progress in all his subjects. The curriculum we are using is to the right of the blog. I am happy with all the books I picked this year except, First Language Lessons, it so repetitive and he just does not do repetitive things. We are still using it I am going to speed it up and see if that works better for us.


  1. Gotta love M & M math! Thanks for sharing your week.

  2. Looks like a fun and productive week! Love the M&M math and my children learned so much from Magic School Bus.