Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

We hit "pause" - too many activities/interruptions to be consistent with school.

The next plan?  Wait and start in-line with public school.  But no, we can't do anything as simple as that. 

12yo made it sound like the park activities were going to slow down this week.  You know me.  BING!  "Let's start school."  So ... we kinda, sorta did.  Things fell apart Thursday and Friday. Big sis and her kids came over for the day on Thursday and then Friday 12yo purposely stayed away from the house because she knew I wanted to do school with her.  Little toot!  That's okay.  At 8:30pm Friday evening I announced that we were doing school.  Lol! Kid, I will get you.  I know where you live. 

Current events - CNN Student News
Latin - Latina Christiana I lessons 3, 4, & 5 (first conjugation and first declension)
Grammar - R&S English 6 lessons 1-4 (complete sentences, subjects, predicates, writing a story about a problem)
Math - started Key to Measurement

We started reading:

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014

We didn't do as much school as I would have liked but that isn't something new.

Highlight of the week ... we went to see "Maleficent."  I saw it a week ago and wanted my younger daughters to see it too.  I wanted them to see the same message I did ... a woman doesn't need a man to be complete.  I grew up with the perspective that I somehow wasn't whole without a guy.  Having healthy relationships with the opposite gender is great but don't feel that you are  incomplete without Prince Charming.   Live life!  Don't sit around waiting for him to come knocking on your door.

Latin - 12yo is giving me grief about watching the Latina Christiana I DVDs, so I'm trying to wing it myself.   We made it through only two lessons this week.

Math - On the other hand, she seems to be completely fine with James Sellers, the instructor for The Great Courses' "Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics."  We watched the first four lectures: Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Long Division, and Introduction to Fractions.

Current events/News - We are trying something new - a subscription to Newsademics.  I like it, but I can tell 12yo isn't thrilled with the length of the articles.  She's going to have to put in a little more effort than sitting back and watching 10 minutes of CNN Student News.

I'm happy we were able to brush the dust off our homeschool brains this week. : )