Weekly Recap 2/2/14

Last week saw a few changes in activities. I pulled Bean out of ballet and tap at the beginning of the month. She likes it, but each week she complained about going. I didn’t want to deal with that anymore because it was just one more stressor that I don’t need. So, now that there was an opening in our extra-curricular schedule, I signed her up for ice skating lessons (something she’s has been asking for since she was 3). I also signed myself and Bug up as well. Both girls like it after one lesson, and I didn’t do too badly after not having stepped foot in a rink in over 20 years.

Bean also recently developed an interest in chess, so after teaching her the basics, was able to get her into the chess club at the co-op she belongs to.  We’ll see how this goes.

Bean waiting for her first lesson to start.

Bean waiting for her first lesson to start.

Bug zipping around with her walker.

Bug zipping around with her walker.

While not ice skating related, it does show how older sisters torture their younger brothers.

While not ice skating related, it does show how older sisters torture their younger brothers.

Math – Bean completed Chapter 5 (coins/change) in MM2A. She didn’t score too well on the test, 75%, but I think it’s something she’s going to have to practice.

Reading (School)
Magic Tree House #6: Afternoon on the Amazon
Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas

Reading (Free)
Happy Happy Clover, vol 2

Current Read Aloud
Classic Starts: Anne of Green Gables
The Castle in the Attic

ETC – Finished Lesson 10, 11, 12, and most of Lesson 13. I have reached the point that I want to get this over with. We still have one more ETC book left, but I’m debating saving it for the beginning of 3rd grade, or if we should just do it now to get phonics out of the way completely.

FLL – Lessons 70-76 completed. We’re finally done with prepositions! It was like a repeat of nouns from FLL1.

WWE – Week 17 completed. Excerpts from the poem, “The Pied Piper.”

History – We did Chapter 23: The First Russians, and Chapter 24: The Ottoman Empire.

Science – We did Lesson 4: Earth/Moon & Mars.

Spanish – We completed Lesson 5 (Family) and started Lesson 6 (People).

Spelling – We completed Days 16-19.

Handwriting – Bean finally finished lower case cursive letters. We start capitals next week.

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