Week 33 of Homeschool: We worked on penmanship, painted impressionistic art with acrylics, learned new Latin words, practiced labelling parts of a sentence, diagrammed sentences, worked on skip-counting, worked on reading comprehension read in the Cooper Kids series, played stick ball, worked on division, and celebrated Mother’s Day!
Week 32 of Homeschool: We went to the Crocker Art Museum, worked on Suffixes, practiced our pencil drawing technique, learned about the Visigoths, Huns and Vandals, played stick-ball in the park, learned how to count in Latin, built a twin size bed, worked on Latin tenses, practiced penmanship, put together more puzzles, diagrammed sentences, and performed our piano recital piece at a group lesson!
Week 31 of Homeschool: We worked on watercolor skills, read DogMan books, practiced finding prefixes, read in the Cooper Kids book series, assembled a 1000-piece LEGO puzzle, worked on reading comprehension, learned new Latin words, attempted to solve the crime of The Great Art Scandal (interactive book), took walks, started reading in A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, worked on penmanship, baked chocolate chip cookies without mom (yum!), practiced piano and drums, played math games, and painted our new bedrooms!
Week 30 of Homeschool: We learned how to make soap and sold handmade creations at our Classical Conversations Community Market Fair, had an art lesson on drawing with colored pencils, worked on reading comprehension, created comic strips about Phil Beaned, made anagrams using our family’s names, learned new Latin vocabulary, finished the entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series (all 16 books! Francis!), researched the nutritional content of Oreo cookies, finished our math curriculum for the year (Field), visited the Flower Farm in Loomis, worked on penmanship, hiked along the river, sold pranks at our Market Fair, and presented Latin and Science to our Classical Conversations community!
Week 29 of Homeschool: We practiced penmanship, worked with acrylic paint, reviewed Latin, classified clouds, read books while cuddling bunnies, diagrammed sentences, took visual notes on Sunday’s sermon, performed drum beats for our homeschool community, learned about some parts of the atmosphere, read books while walking, labeled parts of speech, rode our bikes, worked on reading comprehension, learned the Latin days of the week, read our pre-Essentials paper to our class (Francis), read our Faces of History paper to our Essentials class (Field), and celebrated Classical Conversations graduations into 2 new programs!
Week 28 of Homeschool: We visited Moaning caverns and explored the largest single cave chamber in California, learned about different types of clouds, grew our own crystals in three colors, learned about the liberation of South America, practiced our pencil drawing skills (Francis), worked on noun endings, panned for gold and precious stones, labeled parts of speech, learned the Distributive Law for math, looked up vocabulary words in the dictionary, practiced reading our Faces of History paper, reviewed grammar charts, practiced piano and drums, reviewed Latin, and classified the weather (hail storm) in our backyard!
Week 27 of Homeschool: We worked on our watercolor skills, typed our final draft for our Faces of History paper (Field), built a ukulele and learned how to play basic chords, learned about the British North American Act, worked on geometry and multiplication, typed our final draft for our first pre-Essentials paper (Francis), learned about different kinds of weather fronts, made a felt succulent garden, worked on possessive plural nouns, worked on reading comprehension, read in Black Ships Before Troy, worked on Prefixes, read in the Cooper Kids Mystery series, and celebrated our cousins birthdays!
Week 26 of Homeschool: We analyzed rocks for streaks, hardness and magnetism, shaded a landscape with color using acrylic paint (Francis), wrote our first Essentials paper using a key word outline, learned about the different layers in the atmosphere, wrote the Bibliography for our Faces of History paper, started growing crystals, learned about the exploration of Canada, designed text on glassware, journaled about our time in Lake Tahoe, learned about the 5 major circles of latitude, made a replica of Bilbo’s sword “Sting,” worked on reading comprehension, learned the Associative Laws for addition and multiplication, read from the Cooper Kids book series, worked on Latin, designed a CD cover for our original music (Field), read Aesop’s Fables, and welcomed 5 baby bunnies into the world!
Week 25 of Homeschool: We built an Ames Room and watched pennies shrink, wrote an original short novel (Field) and Illustrated the cover (Francis), learned about the Anasazi and reminisced about our trip to Bandelier National Park, listened to Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man and learned how to play it on piano and drums, learned about ocean zones and handmade soap with fish in each layer, wrote the three body paragraphs for our Faces of History paper and cited all the sources in our Bibliography, learned how to find the area of a circle, played parts-of-a-sentence Bingo, painted a tropical scene with watercolor, learned latin 3rd Declension Noun Endings, practiced writing singular and plural possessive nouns, and wrote our first Essentials paper, pre-Essentials (Francis couldn’t wait!)!
Week 24 of Homeschool: We built a table tennis ball-launcher, wrote the final draft for our imaginative essay about the wonders of the ancient world, made origami bunnies, worked on reading comprehension, did research on fun things to do in Sacramento, labeled parts of speech, learned about Vietnam’s traditions and geography, worked on prefixes and contractions, learned how to make soap and had fun designing our own creations, worked on music theory, finished our one paragraph essay about our favorite cartoons, drew a deer using colored pencils and new techniques, read tons of Diary of a Wimpy kid books, and worked as waiters and dishwashers at our annual church auction!