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 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 3 of Homeschool: We read about the Boston Tea party, looked at 4 types of verbs, built an airbrush and used it to decorate cards for our local retirement home, looked at the quarters for all 50 states (thanks Granny!), learned what a past participle is, gave a presentation on the radio we built, skip-counted 5s and 6s, wrote a paper about Goodman John Howland, built an air-hockey set and played, learned Latin pronouns, diagrammed sentences, memorized John 3:3, practiced spelling, learned 5 more U.S. States and capitals, performed an experiment to examine the characteristics of our fingerprints, and built an electronically-controlled fishing rod!