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Weekly Wrap-up ~ Summer Week 5

We had another perfect summer week of school. We celebrated the 4th of July on Monday with fun traditional activities at the park. Thankfully there was nothing else on our calendar for the rest of the week so starting Tuesday we were able to get our school work done each morning and relax in the afternoons and evenings.

In our Summer Bridge 6-7 we covered the following concepts:
  • Order from least to greatest
  • Ratios as fractions in simplest form
  • Ratios converting measurements
  • Algebra word problem
  • Portmanteau words
  • Map labeling
  • Writing sentences: complex, sentence with indirect object, compound sentence with prepositional phrases, compound subject and/or verb, sentence with two direct objects
  • Reading a graph
  • Correcting sentences with double negatives
  • Definitions in context
  • Creative writing
We even did a little math in our BFG reading because
it was exactly what we have been working on. I made
the kids do the calculations before I finished the sentences.

We finished The BFG and started The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. I cannot believe I have never read this classic. The kids don't like how different the movies are from the book, and I explained that the movies were just adapted from the first part of the book. About halfway through the book, the story of Mowgli ends and it moves onto other jungle stories, including the story of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

On Friday night we took the kids to see The BFG. We thought that it was an incredibly sweet movie, and it was very much like the book. I felt that it was beautifully done and I loved the Big Friendly Giant. He was adorable.

On Saturday morning we attended our first ever kids archery 3D shoot at a nearby archery shop and range. Both kids really enjoyed their time and are looking forward to learning a new skill attending more shoots. We were also connected with a homeschool group that has a weekly shoot so are going to join up with them in the fall.

Personal reading also continues for anywhere between 30 minutes and one hour a day.

This next week Brynne has volleyball camp at the University of Central Missouri Monday through Wednesday. Eli will be home with his checklist of schoolwork to accomplish while she is gone.

2016/2017 Hours Completed: 83 hours 15 minutes, with 43 hours 45 minutes outside the home.


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