(Mostly written on Monday)
(Phew! Last week was spent in South Carolina visiting and caring for grandson. Sunday finished writing a book. Monday I wrote Living Faith devotionals. Next I have to set my sights on writing a Lent 2017 devotional. But…school!)
Brother started back to brick n mortar school today, so we are easing back into it as well. It’s an early dismissal and I’m pretty zonked from finishing one project and have another for tomorrow (today, actually, but that’s just too bad….it will happen), so it’s review and talking about things and watching things.
- Prayer. Talk about Elizabeth Ann Seton. Watch two videos here and here. Talked about the liturgical season, and how Lent begins in a bit more than a month.
- Talked about January and leap years. Read an article and watched this video.
- Reviewed the last two chapters of Latin vocab. This is the text.
- He recited Marc Antony’s speech – it was the major memorization project of the last couple of months. He’s got it.
- Reviewed operations with decimals via worksheets and a bit of Khan Academy. Will do more tomorrow and then start chapter 2 in Beast Academy 5. (Integers – will do a quick review of solids)
- Watched a couple of videos on The Kids Should See This – always dependable.
- Now he’s reading magazines – the latest National Geographic and Muse.
- After that, he’ll start watching the PBS Liberty! series. Revolutionary War period will be the history focus for January.
(Time wise – all that takes from about 9:45 to 12:15. There’s a lot missing from the day – no writing, for example – but as I said, it’s an easing-into-it day.)
(And just after I typed the “no writing” thing, he came out from his reading and told me a story that had just popped into his head. I typed as he dictated almosts 400 words – we printed it out, and it’s in a folder for his revisions and illustrations. So.)
And that’s it for today. I’m going to try to blog a daily homeschool report. There’s a growing interest in homeschooling, and it’s good to have as much possible out there showing the different ways people go about this thing.
Forthcoming in the next couple of months
- Johnny Tremain and some other Revolution-themed novels. I started reading Chains last night, and it’s very good – that and its companion Forge will probably be on the list as well.
- As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet. The former is being performed at the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern and brother will be reading the latter in school, so we’ll join in.
- Dissection. He *really* wants to do this, so Carolina Biological Supply, here we come!
- Homeschool coop classes on drama and history of science continue.
PS – I cannot emphasize to you how great a site The Kids Should See This is. The curation, as they say, is fantastic.