Perhaps when I type this out it will seem to add up to a bit more than it does right now…
- Prayer: Mass readings. Our Father, Hail Mary, prayers of petition.
- Instead of copywork, on Fridays, he illustrates on of his previous copyright passages. Today he chose John 1:45-46 and drew a truly dystopic Nazareth.
- That took a while.
- Then math. Reviewed multiplying negative and positive integers by watching this Khan Academy video and doing these Beast Academy worksheets.
- A lot of history. He read about Bunker Hill in From Sea to Shining Sea and The Story of Us, and we watched the relevant section in the Liberty! series. It’s really good!
- Then, er, I made banana bread. So chemistry!
- Not kidding. From me the Insufferable Teaching Moment Mom. I printed this sheet on baking chemistry. We reviewed the difference between physical and chemical change. Then (mostly) he pulled the banana bread together while we went over the contribution of each ingredient to the process. And now I, too, understand the difference between baking soda and baking powder.
- Oh, he also took the lighter to a small pile of sugar and some marshmallows, observed the change and then looked at the results under the microscope. And wondered if he could observe a flame under a microscope. Hmmm.
- (Basically waiting on the worms and other dissection specimens to arrive so we can start that….enterprise.)
- I had printed this sheet on “How to Read a Poem” out some weeks ago, but cannot remember the source. Sorry. We read it, then read some poems – first from this John Ciardi book I have, and then from this great little book of American history related poems by Stephen and Rosemary St. Vincent-Bene’t
- Finally, thanks to Kelly, I discovered a previously-unknown-to-me version of Twelfth Night, which we had studied a lot a couple of years ago – made for British television, but with Alec Guinness as Malvolio. He knows Guinness mostly from Star Wars of course, but we have also watched Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Lavender Hill Mob. We didn’t watch the whole thing, but I thought he would enjoy seeing Guinness in the part – a part they still quote all the time (I will SMILE…..), so we just watched his main scenes.
- Lunch. More drawing of something. Some new kind of …Sith, maybe? Would that be a thing?
- The zoo is between here and brother’s school, and we are members, so we spent an hour or so there, mostly interested in our friends the reptiles.
That’s it. Sorry no Virgil or fresco work today. Just acids & bases in banana bread, Caiman lizards and Godzilla In Nazareth.