Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with Lots of Math and NatGeo

I’ll keep this one short and sweet, because I’m tired and still getting ready for the week ahead.  I’m looking forward to this week {lots of newish fun stuff in school}, which is always a plus.  We had a great week last week as well.

Math ~ We started {and practially finished} Math-U-See Beta.  This was basically a review for Babydoll, so I knew it would go fast.  She loves Math-U-See, and wanted to spend several days just doing Math, and I figured that would be perfectly fine.  She had been a bit hung up on multiple digit addition and subtraction {hence the review} because of the way K12 taught Math, but is doing great with it now.  She’s looking forward to starting multiplication this week.

Social Studies ~ I’m guessing this belongs here, but I’m really not all that sure.  Babydoll and I ended up at the National Geographic website for some reason during lunch one day and ended up clicking on several different links to all sorts of articles that we thought sounded interesting.  We learned about uncontacted tribes, a potential mammoth rock carving, the greatest nature photographs of all time, a fish with human-like teeth, eight-foot sharks in the Potomac, a new spider found in Israel, the Bathynomus Giganteus, and seven of the biggest beasts of all time {yep, we sat there for a long time}.

One of the greatest things about this time spent reviewing these articles is that it prompted discussion there in the moment, and has since prompted several discussions.  I am so happy that Babydoll is thinking and pondering and formulating opinions about these fascinating things we’ve learned.  And, I only worried just a teeny bit about us not being on task…

A good bit of the week was spent between puppy class, Girl Scout cookies, and time with Daddy.  We also picked up four new novels that Babydoll will finish out the year reading.

I’ve also been trying to sit and come up with a few field trips to finish out the year, such as the Moundville Archaeological Park.  We just don’t seem to have a whole lot of time to take trips, between soccer, Girl Scouts, and other stuff.

I hope each of you had a great week!