Homespun Homeschool Week #17

Week 17 of Homespun Homeschool: We read and outlined chapter 4 of Defeating Darwinism, taught our class to make origami hearts, read 3 short stories, learned how to conjugate Latin nouns, created ANI charts for our Mock Trial witnesses, made homemade sushi, learned about the 19th Amendment, worked on the setting for our short story, looked at the area of a square, translated John 1:4 into Latin, worked on Algebra, learned the second four elements of the Periodic Table, learned new Logic concepts, found eastern rivers of the U.S. on a map, worked on Latin grammar and vocab, prepared a Math problem to present in class, and finished writing our Faces of History paper!

Homespun Homeschool Week #16

Week 16 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned the first four elements of the Periodic Table, read The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, worked on Algebra, discussed Darwinism, irreducable complexity and Junk DNA, learned new Latin vocab and grammar, practiced our acrylic painting skills, learned how to find the area of a rectangle, rewrote witness statements for Mock Trial, learned new Logic concepts, diagrammed sentences, read and outlined chapter 3 in Defeating Darwinism, worked on spelling, learned about World War 1, worked on an original short story, discovered a frozen pond at Furman, and pet adorable puppies in class!

Homespun Homeschool Week #15

Week 15 of Homespun Homeschool: We read a short story by Leo Tolstoy, worked on Algebra, learned about Immigrants coming to America, read a short story by Kipling, learned new Latin vocab and grammar, outlined chapter two of Defeating Darwinism, read chapters 6-9 in Intermediate Logic, continued translating John 1 into Latin, watched Inherit the Wind, rewrote witness statements for Mock Trial, wrote one paragraph for our Faces of History paper, created a timeline for Mock Trial, worked on spelling, diagrammed sentences and went to a Swamp Rabbits Ice Hockey game!

Homespun Homeschool Week #14

Week 14 of Homespun Homeschool: We gave a class presentation on Chapter 1 of Defeating Darwinism, worked on Algebra, read chapters 1-5 in Intermediate Logic, read four short stories and discussed, learned about Picasso’s cubism and created art in his style, diagrammed sentences, rewrote two witness statements from Mock Trial, learned new Latin vocab and grammar, created timelines for Mock Trial, worked on Latin Prep, learned about Tycoons, looked at Linear Equivalents, continued translating John 1 into Latin and gave the “News” at CC morning assembly!

Homespun Homeschool Week #13

Week 13 of Homespun Homeschool: We worked on Algebra, learned new Latin vocab and grammar, started memorizing the appendices for Intermediate Logic, looked at liquid equivalents, started Latin Prep camp, learned spelling rules, worked on music theory, started reading Defeating Darwinism and wrote a chapter outline, continued to translate John 1 into Latin, read about Ronald Reagan and Martin Luther King Jr., brainstormed short story ideas, learned about the atomic number, read our Mock Trial Notebook, learned about the 14th Amendment and went to the dollar store with our CC class as a reward for our Logic memory work!

Homespun Homeschool Week #12

Week 12 of Homespun Homeschool: We started learning John 1 in Latin, worked on Algebra, learned some purposes of blood, read about Henry Ford and George Washington Carver, assembled the parts of the human body, wrote a paper about Edwin Hubble, worked on spelling, researched the scientist Henrietta Swan Leavitt, diagrammed sentences, worked more on our demonstration of stars, learned new Latin grammar, wrote a paper about The Hiding Place, learned new Logic concepts, read Tanglewood Tales and wrote a paper, learned about General Robert E. Lee, researched Stephen Hawking and wrote a paper on black holes, memorized and performed one of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, ate a solar system cake, created shoebox presentations on 2 scientists, attended a Lego Brick Fest, saw the Nutcracker Ballet with a live orchestra, visited the Biltmore Estate and went to end-of-the-year Classical Conversations Christmas parties!

Homespun Homeschool Week #11

Week 11 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned about the endocrine system, worked on drawing a map of the United States, read about Thomas Edison and Theodore Roosevelt, learned Latin rules, researched the scientist Maria Mitchell, worked on spelling, diagrammed sentences, created a demonstration of stars, worked on Algebra, learned about the Civil War, played a Thanksgiving version of National Number Knockout, learned new Logic concepts, wrote an ANI chart for The Hiding Place, worked on music theory, went bowling with friends, made homemade sugar cookies, soap and pottery to sell at our CC Market and took a field trip to the Roper Science Museum!

Homespun Homeschool Week #10

Week 10 of Homespun Homeschool: We played pumpkin carving number knockout, wrote a fictional story based on a series of pictures and read it in class, worked on Algebra, learned new Latin vocabulary and grammar, worked on spelling, researched William and Caroline Herschel and wrote an essay, skip-counted the squares, learned new Logic concepts, wrote an essay about Where the Red Fern Grows, learned some parts of the respiratory system, continued reading The Hiding Place, learned about Manifest Destiny, read about Clara Barton and Stonewall Jackson, located states on a map of the U.S., carved pumpkins and went to the Greenville Zoo!

Homespun Homeschool Week #9

Week 9 of Homespun Homeschool: We worked on music theory, read about Fanny Crosby and Harriet Tubman, wrote Part II of our paper about Thomas Jefferson, learned new Latin grammar rules, researched Benjamin Banneker, worked on Algebra, practiced our acrylic painting skills, drew a diagram of a solar eclipse, learned new Logic concepts, worked on spelling, sorted our ANI chart for Where the Red Fern Grows, started reading The Hiding Place, and went to a high school football game to see a friend perform in the marching band!

Homespun Homeschool Week #8

Week 8 of Homespun Homeschool: We worked on our editing skills, researched Sir Isaac Newton, wrote a paper about Thomas Jefferson, learned about the Missouri Compromise, worked on our ink drawing skills, learned some parts of the circulatory system, read about Susan B. Anthony and Abraham Lincoln, worked on spelling, learned more Latin nouns, worked on Algebra, practiced skip counting the 14’s, learned new Logic concepts, wrote an ANI chart for Where the Red Fern Grows, and went to Jeter Farms where we used an old hand-mill to make cider and picked apples from the orchard!