Friday, September 10, 2010

Our Week 9/6-9/10: Baseball, Ancient Greece, Olympics

Where did this week go? It seems like it just started and now it's Friday. We've stuck with the schedule change we made last week of me working with the kids from oldest to youngest and then having them go on to independent work while I'm working with the next one. We then do all the together subjects after lunch. Things seem to be getting done better that way.

Monday: We took the day off for Labor Day and went to a baseball game.

Tuesday: We worked more on our study of ancient Greece. We talked about the Trojan War and the kids made their own Trojan horses. Caleigh started Cursive First.

Wednesday: We learned all about the Olympics and even had our own Olympic games. Colin had a First Lego League (FLL) meeting, where they continued building the things needed for the table, settled on a team name, and decided on the body part they will be researching.

Thursday: We learned about the gods and goddesses of Greece. Caleigh had a spelling test on the section she completed this week.

Friday: Busy day today. First thing this morning, Colin took a spelling test and did math. Then we went for a walk in the park to do our art lesson. We did a nature hunt for a list of items in our art book.

Then the kids sketched some of the things they saw.

Once they finished, we went over to the playground to play with friends.
We went home for lunch and then had another FLL meeting so the boys could get more of their things built and be ready to move on to working on the robot next week.
Finally, we did history finishing up our study of ancient Greece.


TechWife said...

Love going to Bulls games! This FLL season is going to be a hard one - is this your first year? It is our fifth, believe it or not!

Robyn said...

Hee, hee... I have no clue what FLL is... to me it's First Language Lessons and I know that's not it! Looks like you had a great week! Love all the outdoor time!

Norah said...

Looks like a great week!

Sarah said...

Yes, it's our first year of FLL (First Lego League). It's a little overwhelming and most of the time I feel like we've gotten in over our heads. We have four 10yo boys so we're just hoping to let them see what it's all about, figure out if they want to continue next year, and have some fun.

See Jamie blog said...

Beautiful lake, and how fun to sketch while there! :)