Monday, September 20, 2010

Learning Notes: Week Three

Great week in home education. With every passing hour I spend with this girl home schooling I am more an more convinced that this is the very best educational environment for her. At this stage of the game I cannot even imagine a reason that I would put her back in public school. So this week we accomplished the following:

Ordering, greater than and less than, comparing, on and on. She loves math and actually did three more pages than I planned out this week. This week we move onto subtraction.


The Egyptians. We learned about the Nile Delta, all about the Nile river and its annual flooding ( Now I know how Moses "parted the Red Sea"). We also learned about some of the Egyptian gods and goddesses. She likes the story of Osiris and Set the best. Just began to learn of mummies and sarcophagus. Did some map work as well. Read about how the White crowned King of Upper Egypt fought with the Red crowned King of lower Egypt for dominion over the land and how the white crowned King became the first Double Crowned King of all of Egypt and later became the first Pharaoh. She loves this stuff.
Listened to Egyptian Treasury on CD by Jim Weiss

Language Arts:

Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading Lessons 35 to 38. Good stuff. She is gaining confidence with her reading skills.
Bob Books Set 2 Books 5-8
Spelling: Short vowel words. She loves when I give her the chalk board and chalk and dictate a spelling list.


Collected seed pods and leaves
Did leaf rubbings and leaf classification
Dehydrated seeds and re-hydrated bean seeds
Learned about the Harvest moon
Learned about apple growth and harvest
Did experiment about oxidization using apple slices and lemon juice
Read about Autumnal Equinox
Watched Video: Animal Antics in Fall


Listened to 1 and 1/2 hours classical music (not including supper time classical music)
She has decided her favorite piece so far is Piano Quintet in A Major "The Trout" : Second Movement by Franz Schubert

Decorated an Egyptian Sarcophagus (coffin)
Various fall crafts
Leaf rubbings
Corn Husk Dolls

Field Trips:

Leaf hunt

How do you know its Fall?
Autum Leaves
Let's Look at Fall
The Autum Equinox: Celebrating the Harvest
A Day at the Apple Orchard
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile
Countdown to Fall


Dawn said...

Cute corn husk dolls! You both accomplished a lot this week, and it looks fun.

Tara said...

Busy, busy girls - you two!

The corn husk dolls look great :0)

Sarah said...

I am amazed at how much you ladies accomplish in a week's time. :) Can I come do school at your house, too? Good reading, good nature, good crafting...