Another shortish day. I had a bit of work to finish up this morning, and he stayed up later than usual reading, so we didn’t really hit it until 10.
(We don’t do a particular bedtime. Unless everyone is getting on my nerves. Older one know himself and knows he has a 6:45 rising time. The younger one knows when he needs to get up, too, and with that understanding, can read as late as he wants.)
- Prayer: Mass readings. Reviewed the apostles. Talked about the interchange between Philip, Nathaneal & Jesus and what it meant. Pulled out the Bible atlas and reviewed the Palestine of Jesus’ time.
- Copywork was John 1:50. Plus cursive. The focus of cursive practice is now speed.
- A bit more decimal review – division today. Flipped through the solids chapter of Beast Academy as review and then started the next chapter, which is on integers. Looking around tonight for supplement, it doesn’t seem to me that other math curricula do negative integers in 5th grade…is this correct? Read the comics & did three pages of work – basically adding and subtracting positive and negative integers, but in that uncanny, ingenious, building-to-complexity AOPS way.
- Latin – finished up chapters 17 & 18 of this – reinforcing imperfect tense and parsing nouns, adjectives and verbs. Did a bit of church Latin review, taking apart Dominus vobiscum.
- Finished watching the first episode of Liberty! which is really excellent.
- I had read about this IPad game, Atomidoodle, so I bought it. He played with that for a while and said he liked it. Basically, if it involves the highly-rationed object called a screen, they’re good.
- And that was it for work at home. Really light day. Then we headed out to the library, where books on the American Revolution were checked out. Then to a piano practice room at Samford. He takes his lessons there, so it’s okay, and it’s on the way to his brother’s school. Our piano is not the greatest – it’s a Storey & Clark my grandmother bought for me 40+ years ago, it’s been moved..how many times? 5? 6? I don’t know. And it was probably bottom-of-the-line. The action has never been good, and it sort of drives the kid crazy. So every once in a while, we go find a good piano for him to practice on. If he sticks with it another year, we’ll buy a new piano.
- No boxing today, but basketball beckons….
- (Later) Brother came home and said they would be starting Romeo and Juliet tomorrow in school, so tonight we watched that episode of the Shakespeare Uncovered series and read the prologue. See, when you just sit on the couch looking aimless, that’s what happens to you. Look busy, is my advice.
Oh, and he decided he wanted to measure Rocky. Rocky was really not having it. We think around 44″.