Saturday, April 4, 2009
This week has been a blur. I have had quite a bit of work to do for our business, but we managed to get through it. I would like to tell you what my kids have done, but apart from Jonathan taking an adverb test, and me teaching the boys to diagram sentences (yay! I love diagramming sentences! Fun!) I can't really remember what else they did in Grammar. I also checked to make sure they did their math work, but I am so far behind in grading, I don't know what they are doing or if they are even doing it right! We are covering poetry right now, and I borrowed a book I really like from Jane. She tutors my kids one day a week, and the book is called Scholastic Guide to Poetry. They are specifically working on couplets, alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia. Raeley is working on a paper of Joan of Arc, and we are winding up the unit on the Middle Ages. The kids are working together on a book on the computer to summarize what they have learned. The kids are crocheting during read aloud time, which is now poetry since we finished the book Adam of the Road. Raeley and Robert have also started teaching themselves calligraphy this week. The kids are getting ready for the Medieval Feast we will be having in a few weeks and they are drawing their own coat of arms. Favorite poems, anyone? Let me know and I'll read them to the kids.