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!
Week 18 of Homespun Homeschool: We continued practicing drawing maps of the world from memory, did a math investigation into circumference and diameter, worked on sentence diagramming, practiced writing prefixes, attended Forest School where we worked on building forts, continued practicing drawing the respiratory system from memory, worked on our Faces of History paper about Leonardo Da Vinci, heard a lecture from a native Filipino and ate a traditional Filipino food for lunch, built a model for one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s catapults, built a mechanical soap dispenser, started creating a tri-fold board to present with our Da Vinci paper, and attended our first day at our new South Carolina Classical Conversations community, celebrating with ice cream after school at Pink Mama’s!
Week 17 of Homespun Homeschool: We practiced drawing the respiratory system from memory, built a magnetic sand-sculpting machine, learned about chickens and how to care for them, recited chart A for Essentials from memory, worked on sentence diagramming, reviewed SPIDO PONA, read in a Gathering of Days, worked on our acrylic painting skills, read an adaptation of Pilgrim’s Progress and attended Forest School where the kids got to “free-range” for hours!
Week 16 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned about Newton’s First Law of Motion, studied Monet and painted in his style, diagrammed sentences, practiced drawing Western, Southern and Central Europe from memory, received goodbye gifts from our CC classes (so sad!), worked on colored pencil technique, started memorizing the parts of the respiratory system, wrote a paper on the Noble Knighthood, reviewed PEMDAS, reviewed the parts of speech, and presented our Science Fair Project to the judges and our Classical Conversations community!
Week 15 of Homespun Homeschool: We diagrammed sentences, wrote a persuasive essay based on the book Amos Fortune, Free Man, worked on watercolor technique and visited our online art teacher in person, took our Blue Book exam, gave a presentation on our Lego trainset, worked on Latin declensions, wrote a paper about Europe’s cathedrals, practiced drawing a map of the Western Hemisphere and Europe, researched how creation points to the Creator, worked on Fraction-Decimal-Percent Equivalents, worked on alliterations, rhyme and synonyms, and practiced presenting our Science Fair Project!
Week 14 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned about stars and constellations and made our own, practiced pencil portrait drawing skills, ran Cymatics experiments using sound waves and salt to form patterns, learned about the states of matter, worked on metric conversions, wrote a fictional story about Alla-Aldin of Arabia and used tons of alliterations, created a presentation board for our Cymatics Science Fair Project, gave a presentation on our Hobbit Lego set, worked on Latin, practiced drawing Western Asia from memory, worked on penmanship, practiced using prefixes and performed a tin whistle piece for our homeschool community!
Week 13 of Homespun Homeschool: We worked on sentence diagramming, carved pumpkins, reviewed Latin conjugation endings, worked on our acrylic paint technique, learned the phases of the moon, reviewed Indefinite Pronouns, learned about the French Revolution, chose an experiment for our Science Fair Project and did background research, skip-counted squares and cubes, and had a blast playing group games in our Essentials and Challenge A classes!
Week 12 of Homespun Homeschool: We wrote an ANI chart for Number The Stars, practiced sentence diagramming, learned about the history of Russia, practiced methods for consistency in science experiments, gave a presentation on our Star Wars LEGO advent calendar, performed air pressure experiments with rockets, learned the geography of the Caribbean Islands, played with idioms, learned the names of the planets, looked at demonstrative pronouns, reviewed all our Latin Vocab thus far this year, and played fun review games for a rotating review with out Classical Conversations Community!