Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up

 A few weeks ago  we switched from a classical approach to textbooks, and the girls love it.  It is not the way I wanted us to learn, but if that is what works best then we will stick to it.

I found Abeka 6th grade Language Arts for Baylee, so we started on it this week.  She seems to be enjoying it too.  She has always done good in grammar, so some of it just seems like review.  But, the reading part of it has been wonderful.  She is practicing her cursive writing, which she doesn't like.  She is also working on memorizing the poem "The Pasture".

In Science, she is covering Mollusks, Echinoderms, Anthropods, and Insects.  She loves it;  it seems like she can remember all the facts that she reads.  She just enjoys it so much that is sticks with her.
 In history, Baylee is studying the ancient middle east, the Phoenicians, Hittites, & Lydians.  I don't think she likes history as much as Molly and I do, but she likes it enough.

Molly has been studying helping and linking verbs in grammar.
I just got her To Kill A Mockingbird, so she should start on it next week.
 In Physical Science she is studying the applications of sound.  I have no idea what is going on here.  She goes to a class at our homeschool covering, and her dad helps her.  She is working on a bridge project.  Here are some pics of the bridge.

Molly absolutly loves the new history textbooks.  She is using the 9th grade Geography book from Abeka, so she covered latitude and longitude, map studies this week.

Both girls are reading Matthew in the bible, and practicing their piano.

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  1. We use Abeka in several subjects too. I like it. Sometimes it can be overkill in the curriculum part but overall it is challenging but still has plenty of repetition and... I just like it. Especially Science and History! I just stay flexible with it and branch out when I need to.

    Glad to find one another. We are in Southeast AL. Starts with a D... ;) I 'm going to follow along. :) Your blog is very pretty to look at!

  2. One of the great things about homeschooling is the ability to make changes when necessary! Glad it's going well for you.

  3. I hear you on the 'not the way I wanted it.' I thought a more hands-on approach would be best-and we still do pleanty of hands on, but DD is into worbooks and worksheets and everything 'school.' Your DD's bridge is great!

  4. Great bridge! My son made one at our homeschool co-op in FL too.
    Here from HHH!