Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Breaking News!

Today was a beautiful day!

School went so smoothly today that I thought surely we had forgotten something.  : )  Very happy.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


And we are .... DONE!

Three children later it doesn't exactly look this pristine. ; )

Friday, April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014

Rejoicing! today because we are soooo close to the end of our math textbook.  Tomorrow will be our last regular lesson.  Monday we will begin a new level - Rod & Staff Math 6.  The plan is to use Math 5's "End of Year Review" lesson the day before 12yo takes her standardized test in May.  Then we will be done, done, done with the Math 5 textbook!

The usual: CNN Student News, Math Minute, Math Reflex

Bite the hand that feeds you.
Catch forty winks.
Count your blessings.

Latin - The Fabii, Cincinnatus, The Spirit of Cincinnatus,  conjugating imperfect tense verbs - lessons 10.3, 10.4, and exercises 10.3 - 10.5.
Math 5 - (167/170)  all review lessons (fractions, measures, decimals, Roman numerals, percents, misc.)
English 5 - (56/119) creating an outline from notes, writing a report using an outline, linking verbs, predicate nouns, and predicate adjectives
Spelling - finished 13, almost finished 14 (ear, ir, ur)

World History - made up for last week!
Europe's first villages, monument builders
The rise of Babylon, Hammurabi
SOTW - ch. 7 Hammurabi and the Babylonians
Royal graves of Anatolia
Hittite empire
American History - 3)The First Virginians, 4)English Settlers Come to Stay, 5)John Smith, 6)The Starving Time, 7)A Lord, a Hurricane, and a Wedding, 8)A Share in America
Classical Studies - 5 Junius Brutus (first consul, 509 BC)
Christian Studies -
Science - (21/37) photosynthesis, soil, food chain, balance of life, chapter review

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19, 2014

It was  a "ripple effect" week.  The pebble dropped by someone else sent out ripples that touched every member of our family.  Even though we didn't drop the pebble, our homeschool was affected.  Thankfully, we were able to accomplish something because 12yo read to me in the car.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
Birthday suit.

Latin - Lesson 10.1, 10.2, and accompanying exercises.
Math 5 - (161/170) scale drawings, bar and line graphs
English 5 (51/119) principal parts of common irregular verbs, taking notes, raise/rise, set/sit, lay/lie
Spelling - started lesson 13 (kn, gn)

World History - nada
American History - A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies - Preface, 1 A Sign in the Sky, 2 Across the Ocean.  R&S 5 Homelands of North America - 14 Jamestown, 15 Quebec.
Classical Studies - nada
Christian Studies II - 5 Ruth
Science 6 - 11 A Climate to Support Life, 12 Water to Support Life, 13 The Protecting Atmosphere, 14 The Moderating Oceans, 15 The Renewing Cycles, 16 Review.

Friday, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

Almost a perfect week.  And then there was that one day (today) that had to sneak up on me and ... BAP me on the head (i.e. no school happened. period.)

Ignoring today (I wish I could, really), we had a great school week.

Through thick and thin.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
When it rains it pours.

Latin - We finished lesson nine!  Practiced new vocabulary, practiced declining 1st and 2nd declension nouns, and learned about the organization of the Roman legion.
Math 5 - (151/170) perimeter, area and square units, acres and square miles
English 5 - (44/119) using verb forms correctly, oral directions, ch.4 review, direct objects
Spelling - almost finished lesson 12.  Phonogram - tch

World History - History Year by Year 24-28, Battle Standard mosaic from Ur, Gods & Temples, 2,500-2,000 BCE
The Usborne Book of World History - Cities of Ancient India
Usborne World History: Ancient World - Cities of the Indus Valley
American History - Finished A History of US: The First Americans! 35 Elizabeth and Friends, 36 Utopia in America, 37 Lost: A Colony, 38 An Armada Is a Fleet of Ships, 39 The End: Keep Reading
Classical Studies - 3 The Horatii and the Curiatii (650 BC), 4 The Tarquins (616-510 BC)
Christian Studies II - 4 Jephthah's Vow; Samson and the Philistines
Science - 6 The Sun Orbiters, 7 Mercury and Venus, 8 Mars and the Asteroids, 9 The Outer Planets

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 03, 2014

It's only Thursday, but tomorrow we won't have a full day.

We have had a very productive week especially with math.  I looked through the lessons recently and decided that some of them could easily be combined without causing frustration for 12yo.   Three lessons on dividing decimals?  She's been dividing money amounts.  She already knows she needs to move the decimal point up into the quotient.  We did one lesson out of three and called it good.  Tomorrow I plan to combine three lessons introducing geometry.  I just don't see the need for three separate lessons.  Maybe they were trying to fill the school year?  Idk.

What we are reading this week.
Run of the mill.
Seeing is believing.

Latin - declining 2nd declension neuter nouns. (lessons 9.2, 9.3; exercises 9.3, 9.4), "Coriolanus Shamed by His Mother"
Math 5 - (145/170) thermometers, review of multiplying fractions, money, multiplying decimals, dividing decimals. Introduction to geometry, angles, geometric figures, and perimeter.
English 5 - (40/119) subject and verb agreement, forms of be and do, verb tense, more outlining, principal parts of regular and irregular verbs.
Spelling - working through lesson 11 (phonograms ou, ow, and ough)

World History - History Year by Year 12-13, 16-23. Mesolithic, neolithic, and first farmers.
American History - 31 - 34.  France - forts, fighting with Spain for control of New France/La Florida, and claiming of Louisiana.
Classical Studies - MP's Famous Men of Rome "Numa Pompilius"
Christian Studies II - Gideon and Midianites; Jotham and Ambimelech
Science 6 - (5/37) sun-source of energy, sun-active star, moon, eclipses, and review.

* Edited to add Friday's and Saturday's work.