Friday, January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015

Much better week!

12yo moved up in swimming lessons to level 5. :)

Current Events
Dropped the ball on Newsademic, but we did watch CNN Student News religiously.

Lively Latin - More Camillus, cont'd conjugating future tense verbs

103-108  Converting between English and Metric measures, distance = rate X time, scales of miles, reading a blueprint

61-64  Nominative and objective case pronouns, friendly letters, and more practice using pronouns correctly (when to use nominative or objective case)

The Hobbit - read chapter three (arriving at Rivendell), corresponding workbook pages

The Book of Astronomy - Solar System (115), Constellations: Hercules, The Summer Sky

The Book of Insects - (1-3) What is an insect?, Phylum and Class, Orders


American History
6-11 Jamestown.  Starving time, Pocahontas dies, tobacco, first African Americans, House of Burgesses, Indians vs. Colonists

World History
Story of the World - Phoenicians, Assyrians
History Detective - 7 Hittites and Phoenicians, 10 Assyrians and Chaldeans
Usborne Encyclopedia - Trading and Conquering, Newcomers and New States
Calliope - "Assyrian Expansion," "The Great Restorer" (Nebuchadnezzar II), "The Hand of Hammurabi"

Classical Studies
Famous Men of Greece - (1-2) The Gods of Greece

Christian Studies
14 Wisdom of Solomon, The Temple, Queen of Sheba

Friday, January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015

Anxiety?  I've felt overwhelmed this week, and I seem to be shutting down.  One of my girls has a joined a team at the high school which means after school games and practices.  Another has added a driver's ed course.  And 12yo restarted swimming lessons this week.  And that's just part of the picture.

Really hoping I can overcome my anxiety this coming week, so I'm not so paralyzed.

This week has been a "at least do something" kind of week.

Current Events - CNN Student News has been the most consistent thing this week, and we started the newest edition of Newsademic Thursday evening.

Math & Grammar - we did one lesson in each subject.  Eek.

Latin - We have jumped back into Lively Latin Big Book 1.   Love it!  Love the videos.  Love the book.
We are in lesson 11 which will hopefully be a bit of a review.  We've already learned about the future tense and Camillus.

American History - we backed up to the beginning of A History of US Volume 2.  It's been fun to read.
The origins of Western Civilization (Middle East, Greece, Rome) and the founding of Jamestown in 1607.

World History - bouncing all over the place on the timeline.  I definitely don't have a good chronological grasp when it comes to ancient history.
K12's The Human Odyssey - Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon
Calliope magazine - Mesopotamia: The Land of Firsts - Sumer, Ur, Cuneiform, Gilgamesh, Early Farming, Akkadians/Sargon ...
Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World - (we have read these pages too many times!) The First Empires, The Rise of Babylon, Allies and Enemies.

Core Knowledge - Christianity (grade 1)

Science - During the holidays I made an order to Memoria Press and one of the items I bought was The Book of Astronomy set.  We are enjoying an introduction to night skies through constellations.
The Summer Triangle - Lyra/Lyre, Aquila/Eagle, and Cygnus/Swan.