Week 16 of Homeschool: We continued our Advent readings, wrote sentences and improved them, learned the science of snowflakes, drew the Grinch (Francis), created prepositional phrases, read more in Through the Looking glass, continued marking parts of speech, read books about snow, conquered the highest level in our math flip-books, started the rough draft for our IEW paper, performed Silver Bells at a piano recital (Field), Read in Where The Red Fern Grows, worked on reading comprehension, built a gingerbread house, and saw Elf The Musical!
Week 15 of Homeschool: We learned about the earliest known peoples and their geography and customs, did Advent readings, added prepositions and objects of prepositions into the mix and marked parts of speech, read more in Through The Looking Glass, learned new vocabulary words, worked on reading comprehension, took walks, saw the Nutcracker Ballet in Auburn, and went to Fairytale Town to see mom caroling!
Week 14 of Homeschool: We wrote a topical two point paragraph, painted Christmas trees, worked on reading comprehension, started the key word outline for our next paper, worked again on memorizing the months of the year, marked parts of speech, worked on improving sentences, experimented with watercolor pens, wrote clues about each member of the family and guessed who they were about, and made fruit tarts from scratch and sold them at our end of the year Classical Conversations Market Fair!
Week 13 of Homeschool: We started studying the book of James, built a paper star, gave presentations on our mini-library, finished reading A Wrinkle in Time and drew a picture with Aunt Beast, learned about the Muslim Empire, wrote a paper about a character named King Nutella in ancient Egypt, harvested grapefruits from our backyard, looked at prepositions, learned about plant systems, looked at 5th declension noun endings, got school portraits taken, looked at the geography of the Muslim Empire, performed Amazing Grace in 3-part harmony in a tin whistle choir, and had and end-of-the-year auction and bid and won prizes!
Week 12 of Homeschool: We played grammar games with our Classical Conversations community, learned about Constantine and the Byzantine Empire, practiced word contractions, diagrammed sentences, finished building our mini-library, worked on music theory, classified sentences, skip-counted cubes, played tin whistle, diagrammed sentences, wrote a paper, read more in a Wrinkle in Time, and read Green Eggs & Ham and made some (yum)!
Week 11 of Homeschool: We practiced our multiplication tables, learned about Japan’s Heian period, worked on reading comprehension, wrote a paper about Ashurbanipal, dissected an owl pellet and categorized rodent bones, learned about South America and sewed a sloth, practiced classifying sentences, learned new vocabulary words and wrote their definitions, read in the McGuffy reader, skip counted the squares, learned kinds of leaves and leaf parts, looked at Latin singular 4th declensions, practiced writing numbers, gave a presentation on our legos, and traded Pokemon cards with friends!
Week 10 of Homeschool: We gave a book report on The Hobbit to our class, dissected a crawfish and identified its parts, learned how to edit writing mistakes, looked at prepositions, labeled parts of speech, learned about rhythm in music, built more of our mini-library, learned about Lao-Tzu and Confucious in China, helped fill our front yard with landscaping material, looked at Latin 4th declension noun endings, skip counted the 15s, practiced playing music on our tin whistles, looked at the parts of a plant, picked our Faces of History final paper character (James, brother of Jesus), wrote a paper, and won a prize for our homemade ice cream pie!
Week 9 of Homeschool: We learned about the Age of Imperialism, started building a mini-library, learned about France and Notre-Dame Cathedral and painted a replica of its stained-glass, worked on reading comprehension, learned about different types of seed plants, wrote a paper about Ned Kelly, a famous bushranger, practiced our drawing skills, looked at the geography of ancient Mesoamerica, skip-counted our 14s, practiced writing and memorizing our contact info, looked at Latin 3rd declension noun endings, and started reading A Wrinkle in Time!
Week 8 of Homeschool: We learned all about India, looked up synonyms and antonyms in the Dictionary, studied Latin 3rd declension noun endings, wrote a paper about the Epic of Gilgamesh, learned how animals reproduce, grew wheat grass from seed, tested our spelling skills, gave a presentation about our electric drum kit (Francis), learned about coral, sponges and sea stars, read about hurricanes and tested our comprehension, finished another Cooper Kids book, skip-counted the 13s, read in McGuffey Reader 3, worked on identifying parts of a sentence, looked at prepositions, and went to Effie Yeaw Nature Center for a hike with friends!
Week 7 of Homeschool: We summarized a reference for our upcoming paper, studied Latin, worked on reading comprehension, wrote out all the new Grammar for our Classical Conversations class (Field), meditated on 1 Peter 3:15, practiced piano & drums, worked on contractions, labeled parts of speech, worked on music theory, planted our bean plant in the garden, and learned about the Tour de France and made a paper cyclist!