Read-Aloud: Combined School even-week reading (covering history, literature, geography, science/nature)
Math: slowing down a bit in MEP, as the going has been hard lately. Goal is to complete Y1 Lessons 56-60 this week. Have also re-subscribed to IXL Math; working on conventional grade-level skills as complement to the more wide-open conceptual approach of MEP. Spending a lot of time on math, generally in two separate doses of a half-hour and then ten minutes.
finished MEP through Lesson 59 -- 60 is a review lesson which we may use to start next week, or else just skip.
R: Work on skip-counting by 2, 3, 4.
B: Guns for General Washington (finished; moved on to Paddy the Beaver to keep R company)
R: Paddy the Beaver (Wednesday: read entire chapter independently and narrated)
B: finish selection from Benet's "Christopher Columbus;" psalm selections from Daily Office
R: psalm selections from Daily Office
Also lifted sentences from the story passage from Tuesday's reading of "Mr. Adjective" to use as copywork. Before copying, had children circle adjectives and connect them to the nouns they modify.
Grammar-land: Ch. V ("Mr. Adjective")
Spanish: Coffee Break Spanish 2; review of previous weeks' vocabulary; introduce colors vocabulary
Wednesday: R making an "Indian wigwam" in the study out of blankets and "living" in it.
R: working on "Living in the USA" badge for AHG. Has made a booklet about our state flag, flower, bird, tree, motto, nickname, etc. This week will present booklet at our troop meeting. Still need to fulfill the state license plate and quarter requirements for the badge, plus one elective (making a paper doll with clothes which reflect our climate).
B: Cubs. Is one requirement short of finishing his Bear level. Pack meeting Tuesday night; attending football game on Friday
Friday: day trip to the mountains!