Saturday, November 7, 2009

Week 14 Review

Our week in review:

Language Arts: Ryan is finally writing his story (Young Writers Program). He has blazed through a thousand words already, so he is well on his way to accomplishing his goal. Nathan has started his short story as well. David completed a grammar and vocabulary lesson. He also continues to practice for the ACT test he will take later this year.

Literature: This week they read/covered: Our Country's Presidents (John Quincy Adams), Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille, My Side of the Mountain and Hunter Brown and the Consuming Fire. David is finishing a paper on The Last of the Mohicans.

History: I blog about our weekly history lessons in detail at the beginning of each week. This week we covered John Quincy Adams and Political Realignments.

Science: Nathan and Ryan attended Co-op this week. You can see what they did here. At home this week, they continued studying Module 3 and are finishing the study guide. David is continuing with his chemistry lessons and working with his weekly lab group.

Math: Nathan and Ryan are working on a couple of small math projects and playing fraction games. David is continuing to work through his Algebra II lessons.

4-H projects: Nathan and Ryan are working on finishing their projects for 4-H this week. The farm city poster project and woodworking project are both due.

Outdoor Pursuits: The boys have been playing with their friends and riding their bikes. Plus they have been blowing and raking leaves. We have a lot of large maple trees in our yard, which are beautiful, but there are SO many leaves.

This was the first week that we have worked with a project style schedule. The boys seemed to enjoy it, so I feel it will be a good change up that will keep us busy until the holiday break.


  1. Good for your son for doing that Young Writers project. As a creative writing teacher (and MA of Professional Writing myself), I love when children want to write creatively and have parents who encourage them. Great job, Mama!

  2. Thanks! He is very excited and is loving the fact that I'm giving him time to concentrate on writing without worrying about grammar, spelling and vocabulary.

  3. The writing program sounds really great. Nice to meet another mom of twins. My twins are 12. :-)

  4. God bless you and your family! Keep up the good work!

  5. writing program is excellent idea. keep it up!

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