Week 5 of Homeschool: We learned about ancient Rome and made Roman mosaics, learned about invertebrates, looked at real specimens, then ate some (escargots – yum!), worked on our reading comprehension, did a class presentation on our Mario & Luigi Legos, worked on grammar definitions, started growing a carrot from a carrot top, started learning Latin 2nd declension noun endings, made art in the style of Picasso in his cubist phase, skip counted 9s and 10s, practiced piano and drums, read in the Frank Peretti Cooper Kids series, wrote journal entries, worked on memorizing the months of the year, wrote a paper based on The Wind And The Sun fable, looked at more prepositions, and played baseball!
Week 4 of Homeschool: We learned about the seven wonders of the ancient world and built a Lego Pyramid of Giza, worked on our Pronouns chart, wrote & produced a 4 song EP called Parfait (Field), learned what adverbs are and wrote Book 2 in our Sentence Series Books (about an octopus), skip counted 7s and 8s, gave a presentation on our new Sriracha game, read the Great Commission and looked at cross references, worked on reading comprehension, wrote a paper about the Legend of the sword of Damocles and read it to our class, learned more prepositions, watched our bean sprout grow even more, learned the parts of a plant cell and how they differ from animal cells, read about Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, diagrammed sentences, worked on our first declension Latin noun endings, met bunnies and chickens at our homeschool community group, went on a beach camping trip, and celebrated Grampy’s 79th birthday!
Week 3 of Homeschool: We learned about Greek and Roman Gods, worked on music theory, read Aesop’s Fables, learned about China and the Great Wall, wrote a paper about the Roman Aqueducts, started labeling sentences with parts of speech, planted our bean sprout in a pot and watched her grow, looked at Latin first declension noun endings, learned more new vocabulary words and definitions, tested our spelling skills by playing hangman, practiced counting 16th notes over quarter notes on drums (Francis), learned the parts of an animal cell, played math games, learned more prepositions, learned the defining characteristics of mice, rats and hamsters, went to the zoo with our Classical Conversations community, and celebrated Francis’ 8th birthday!
Week 2 of Homeschool: We learned about Samurai and made origami Samurai helmets, learned prepositions, watched our beans sprout, read Alice in Wonderland, worked on spelling, learned about the 5 kingdoms of living things, wrote a noun/verb story book about an octopus who swam, squirted, cried and smiled, ate mushrooms in honor of the kingdom of fungi, named objects in the house that are nouns, memorized commandments 6-10, defined and gave examples for more vocabulary words, looked at the geography of the Assyrian Empire, wrote out verb charts, did editing exercises, wrote a paper about the Lighthouse of Alexandria, worked on music theory, and practiced piano and drums!
Week 1 (year 6!) of Homeschool: We opened our schule tutes in celebration of our first day of school, learned the 5 Latin noun cases, grew mold, learned the classifications of living things and classified our shoes, read in Legends and Leagues about the geography of the far East and found the easternmost part of our house, looked at prepositions, started keeping a journal (Francis), built a simple morse code machine, reviewed sentence classification, learned a new hymn and played it on tin whistle, practiced drawing and shading, looked at commandments 1 through 5, started writing our first paper of the year (Field), learned about ancient Israel, made a Philippine Tubbataha Reef, learned about synonyms and antonyms and started keeping a vocabulary journal (Francis), reviewed the color wheel and painted using color families and complimentary colors, built a mini foos-ball table, and met with our charter teacher and Classical Conversations community!
Week 32 of Homeschool: We learned about England and made our own family crest, worked on division and multiplication, wrote letters to our current selves from our future selves, practiced drawing, learned about Africa and made our own working binoculars, continued reading in The Cooper Kids series, went to the California State Railroad Museum, had our last day of school, won the Farm League Little League Championships (congratulations Francis!), Played piano at our end of the year recital at Jessup University (congratulations Field!), and went to the Sacramento Zoo with our cousins where we saw lions, meerkats, and fed the giraffe!
Week 31 of Homeschool: We built an air-pressure chamber and learned about the weight of air, made domino sugar cookies and played (delicious) math games with them, studied John chapter 1 inductively, played baseball, built pixelated Super Mario icons from scratch, read all about Citrus Heights then visited our city’s landmarks, worked on division and multiplication, started a new Cooper Kids book, baked more cookies for the church bake sale to raise money to build homes in Mexico, and went to SeaQuest in Folsom where we fed Iguanas, bunnies and parakeets, and pet tortoises and stingrays!
Week 30 of Homeschool: We immersed ourselves in all things Titanic, made a glow-in-the-dark stick with chemicals from scratch, coded our own video game and played it, learned how to estimate, finished reading the complete book of Frog and Toad stories aloud to Mom (Francis), learned all about the Kirtland Warbler and its endangered habitat then painted Warbler watercolors, worked on spelling, practiced writing the basic components of music, worked on division, looked more closely at theories of originals fossil records, practiced piano and drums, played baseball (Francis), and jumped to our heart’s content at the trampoline park with friends!
Week 29 of Homeschool: We learned all about North and South Carolina, made bubble maps of our favorite places (home and Arnold), memorized our rights from the Bill of Rights, worked on memorizing Joshua 1:9, played baseball and got some hits (Francis!), performed piano pieces (including originals) for the end of the year Classical Conversations party, memorized the U.S. Presidents, received a Memory Master certificate from last year (Field), and sold Shrinky Dink kits, Field’s original album “Eddy’s Arcade,” and Francis’ original comic strip at the Classical Conversations end of the year market fair!
Week 28 of Homeschool: We presented our Faces Of History final paper entitled “Alexander Hamilton: Constitutional Warrior” dressed as Hamilton, looked at seven sentence patterns, made a spin art machine, learned about natural selection, made set-lists for Field’s piano playing at our Classical Conversations end of the year party, memorized the Bill of Rights, translated the remainder of John 1:7 into Latin, looked at the Identity Law for addition and multiplication, learned parts of the body in Latin, located more prominent features of the United States, and read Images of America: Citrus Heights, and explored our town!