Week 4 of Homespun Homeschool: We practiced our colored pencil drawing skills, reviewed Latin vocab and grammar rules, researched and wrote an interview-style biography on the scientist Copernicus, finished reading Little Britches, learned some parts of the nervous system, wrote a persuasive essay on The Phantom Tollbooth, read about Molly Pitcher and Eli Whitney, added more states to our geography of the U.S., wrote a paper about the Boston Massacre, researched and discussed whether women should serve in combat in the military, practiced spelling, defined types of statements and looked at various types of disagreements, worked on music thory, learned about the Declaration of Independence, worked on Algebra and got our pottery back, fired and finished!
Week 3 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned about 3 kinds of muscle, finished writing an ANI chart for The Phantom Tollbooth, located five more U.S. states and capitals on the map, started reading Little Britches, learned about the Boston Tea Party, wrote a paper about a Treacherous Journey, read about Paul Revere and Patrick Henry, worked on spelling, researched, wrote and presented a biography on the scientist Ptolemy, practiced writing musical notation, created a model of the geocentric theory of the solar system, diagrammed sentences, researched and discussed the right of U.S. citizens to protest, learned how to define ambiguous words, reviewed Latin vocab and grammar rules, looked at types of statements and true or false statements by structure and definition, worked on Algebra, presented original artwork to our class, and went to Greenville’s once-a-year Big Book Sale!
Week 2 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned about the pilgrims sailing to America, studied the Bible, researched and wrote a two-paragraph biography of the scientist Hipparchus, learned about the axial skeleton, learned how to define terms, extend terms, and how to separate terms by genus and species, reviewed Latin vocab and grammar rules, located 5 more states and capitals of the U.S. on a map, started writing an ANI chart for The Phantom Tollbooth, practiced writing whole, half and quarter notes, read about George Washington and Daniel Boone, learned new vocabulary words and drew pictures to illustrate them, researched and discussed whether or not homeschooling should be legal, practiced spelling, reviewed Latin declensions, and viewed the moon through our telescope!
Week 1 of Homespun Homeschool: We opened our schule-tutes and got to work, found states and capitals of the U.S. on a map, studied the Bible, read about Benjamin Franlink and applied his story to the issue of eminent domain, learned about Columbus’ trip to America, read The Phantom Tollbooth, learned about 4 types of tissue, practiced spelling, started Algebra, read an introduction on Logic, picked back up on Latin, researched the scientist Hipparchus, and had a back-to-school breakfast with our Classical Conversations community!
Week 24 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned the anatomy of a neuron and neuromuscular junction, drew a map of the world from memory, wrote and presented a time-travel journal for Leonardo da Vinci, created bridges with straws & tape to see whose was the strongest, translated a poem from Latin, went bowling with friends, caught up on our Challenge A Class devotional, dissected brains and eyeballs, gave end-of-the-year presentations to our CC Community, had an end of the year auction, had an awesome end-of-the-year bluebook/candy party, and got to pie our teachers in the face!
Week 23 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned the anatomy of an eye, diagrammed sentences, drew a commissioned work of the Furman University Campus, worked on Decimals, had a native Australian share her culture and favorite foods, wrote a persuasive essay on Crispin: The Cross of Lead, worked on spelling, wrote a paper about The Wonderful World of Legos and Video Games, started writing a time travelling paper about Leonardo da Vinci, and went to see a Mock Trial put on by the Challenge B CC class!
Week 22 of Homespun Homeschool: We practiced integers, taught math concepts to our class, wrote a paper about the Superior, Spectacularly Super Mario Brothers Movie, diagrammed sentences, learned the anatomy of a brain, memorized the grography of Africa, wrote the ANI chart for Crispin: The Cross of Lead, gave a presentation on Mom’s music, learned cartography terms, played in the creek with friends, wrote a persuasive essay on The Secret Garden, and made egg protectors and had the fire department test them by dropping from their ladder!
Week 21 of Homespun Homeschool: We worked on spelling, finished our essay based on a Gathering of Days and read it in class, diagrammed sentences, continued running on the track team, had a special guest come to class to share about growing up in Africa then being adopted by missionaries, practiced drawing the anatomy of skin from memory and used pop tarts to diagram, practiced drawing a map of the Central World from memory, celebrated pi-day by finding the circumference of a strawberry rhubarb pie, practiced metric conversions, got pie thrown in our face for answering Essentials questions, and completed our Faces of History paper and read our monologue dressed as Leonardo Da Vinci in a wax museum presentation!
Week 20 of Homespun Homeschool: We wrote an ANI chart for our persuasive essay based on a Gathering of Days, learned how to ride a Jeep go-cart over rough terrain, diagrammed sentences, practiced finding area, worked with our class to build the tallest tower, learned about Newton’s Second Law of Motion, worked on spelling, practiced drawing the anatomy of a skeleton from memory, reviewed the difference between kinetic and potential energy, worked some more on our Faces of History paper about Leonardo Da Vinci and practiced our wax museum performance monologue, worked on Penmanship, and had our first real Tornado Warning where we had to evacuate to the basement until the coast was clear!
Week 19 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned about Van Gogh and painted cherry blossoms using his color scheme, started running on a track team, practiced penmanship, drew a map of the world and continents, practiced spelling, gave a class presentation on our Iron Man glove, learned about the United Nations and the League of Nations, worked on drawing a map of the Central World from memory, learned about the First Law of Thermodynamics, wrote a persuasive essay based on the book The Door in The Wall, studied quadrilaterals and triangles, diagrammed sentences, practiced drawing the parts of a heart from memory, and built a lighted shadow box!