Weekly Wrap-Up: The One Where Babydoll Pretends She’s a Butcher

Alright, so that’s not all the week was about, but it’s so random and likely never to happen again so I just had to include it in the title.  To explain:  on our field trip to Publix, the kids were allowed to don hairnets and pack meat in the meat department; one of the highlights I’d say.

The week was rather productive and enjoyable, which is always a super combination.  I’m actually a little sad that we’re slowing down to a crawl when it comes to school this summer.  Sure, we’ll be doing things here and there {finishing up multiplication, working on any Top Secret Adventures or Little Passports that come in the mail, possibly some Amanda Bennett unit studies}, but with all the summer camps, rest time, and summer fun, we just won’t have time for a full schedule.

To kick off our school week we dropped Winston off at the groomer and headed to IHOP for some breakfast.  From there, we went to the library and completed our schoolwork for the day, had lunch in the library’s cafe, and picked out a few books to read.  Babydoll thought it was so much fun to have school in a different place.

Math was pretty straightforward this week:  finding the area of rectangles and squares and solving for the unknown.

We continued reading Pippi Longstocking in literature.  At the end of each chapter Babydoll has questions to write out the answers to.  Her sentences have been improving, but I can tell we really need Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).  I know in my head how I want her sentences to be, but I can’t explain that to her in a way that she understands.  She just looks at me like “I really want to make these better to make you happy, but I don’t know how.”  I went over a few of her previous sentences with her and discussed how we could change them, and her last sentences of the week were much better

We finished learning about pronouns in grammar, and started a unit on adverbs.

History was a continuation of our study of medieval China.  This has been a particularly interesting unit for us; we’ve learned so many things.

Spelling was a continuation of basic spelling rules; we’re breezing right through this, but I expected that.

In science, we continued learning about various types of rocks.  We studied igneous rock and made our own to eat

Babydoll also worked on handwriting, and we started out first Amanda Bennett unit study on chocolate!  There is quite a bit of information to cover each day, so we split it up amongst two, but it has been a great deal of fun.  I highly recommend the studies. 

How was your week?  You can check out all sorts of awesome weekly wrap-ups over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers!

Photo credit:  Chocolate Challenge