Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

Found an older blog post, so some of what I have written here is repeated.


Wow! Where has the time gone?  It's been a mixed bag.  Some days we've been productive and some we haven't.  The most progress has been made in the "check list" subjects - math, grammar, and Latin.

Latin - we finally finished lesson 12!  Since 12yo already knows how to diagram basic sentences, this has been a low key lesson.  Lots of history though - Manlius Torquatus, Appius Claudius (road builder - Appian Way), and Pyhrric victory.

Math - we've covered a lot of ground with math in the past month.  We finished chapters about working with percents, working with money, and figuring perimeter and area.  Only one more chapter in the book - circles, angles, and volume.  There is a final review chapter which we'll be using as periodic review when we start the next math book.

English Grammar - plodding along.  65-81 Pronouns - possessive, demonstrative, indefinite, interrogative,  and relative.  Now we are working on capitalization and punctuation.

Science - Insects
5 - Unit Review
6 - Odonata I (dragonflies)
7 - Odonata II (damselflies)
8  - Orthoptera I (grasshoppers)

Unit 1 Review
reading through Astronomy (Basher)

Introduction to Europe/Mediterranean Europe

American History
MP's The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic
4 Columbus and the Queen
5 Land, Land!
6 Home Again
7 How America Got Its Name
8 The Fountain of Youth

World History
Great Courses - The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World
1 - Taking on the Other Side of History
2 - Paleolithic
3 - Mesopotamia

Classical Studies
Famous Men of Greece - Deucalion, Cadmus, Perseus, Hercules, Jason and the Golden Fleece, and Theseus

Christian Studies II
15 Elijah and the Priests of Baal; Still Small Voice
16 Naboth's Vineyard; Parting of Elijah and Elisha
17 Anointing of Jehu; Crowning of Joash
18 Death of Elisha; Warnings of the Prophets

January 23, 2015

* Feb. 27, 2015.  Just found this today. *

Monday was a holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lively Latin - still working through lesson eleven.  Practiced conjugating the future tense, worked with English derivatives, Gallic invasion of Rome in 390 BC.

112-118 Percents

65-68 Pronouns: Possessive, Demonstrative, Indefinite, Interrogative. Business letters.

The Hobbit - chapter four.

Astronomy - Zodiac, Scorpio

Insect - 4 What Is Metamorphosis?  Unit 1 Review


American History
Memoria Press The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic
1 Our Country So Long Ago
2 The Northmen In America
3 Prince Henry the Navigator

World History
Calliope/Mesopotamia - "The Babylonian Story of Creation" "The Great Flood" "Inanna" "Fun With Words" "War in the First Cities" "Digging Up History" "Ask Calliope" "From Mesopotamia to Iraq"
Ancient Civilization: Building Skills by Exploring Maps - Ancient Assyria
SOTW Ancients 16 The Return of the Assyrians, 17 Babylon Takes Over Again