Wrapping Up Week 25 (2015-16)

Weekly Wrap Up 2015-16
 This week my goal was to get a solid start on our third term . . . before we head into a break. Our IEW class was cancelled, so we had to get through the lesson on our own. In some ways I liked walking through it with my boys, but in other ways it made me extremely thankful for the accountability given by being a part of a class.  I love the material (we’re using Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales: Writing Lessons in Structure & Style), and this week gave me a little taste of what it would be like to try to work through it on our own, which may be a path we take in the future.


This week Arianna got to start trying out Math-U-See‘s Primer level.  She’s already whipped through 32 pages of the workbook, and all the kids have had fun getting familiar with the integer blocks, both the physical set and the “digital pack.”

MathUSee Collage

Read Alouds

My little ones were down with colds, so we spent a lot of time just reading at home this week.  We finished up Storytime With the Millers and moved onto Wisdom and the Millers: Proverbs for Children.

It was Ian’s turn to pick a chapter book, so we read Tree House Mystery (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #14) by Gertrude Chandler Warner.  I remember loving the Boxcar Children series as a child, but I’m not wild about some of the newer additions.  Thankfully, this was one of the books written by the original author, and we both enjoyed it.

For history, we got a jump on Johann Gutenberg (whom we’ll learn about when we come back from our break) with Fine Print by Joann Johansen Burch.  Ian was more interested than I had thought he would be, and we had no problem getting through the book in three days.

Finally, we started reading Matilda by Roald Dahl.  I’ve actually never read it before, but I enjoyed many of Dahl’s other books growing up, and after a friend mentioned this one I thought we’d give it a shot.

Wisdom Millers Tree House Mystery Fine Print Matilda

 A few final thoughts

Of course the boys kept working through their other subjects as well, but we didn’t do anything too exciting so I won’t bore you with the details.  Now we’re off to enjoy our break!

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