Yet another Short Tuesday
February 3, 2016 by Amy Welborn
- Tuesdays are always short because the homeschool boxing class is at 1. Plus, the usual late start because he was up super late reading.
- (As I have said before we don’t do “bedtime.” The older one knows himself and the fact that he has to get up at 6:45, so he conducts himself accordingly. This one knows he needs to be up by 9-ish, and does the same – which means he usually ends up reading until at least 11. Tonight he ended up deciding to do some drawing at about 10:30, which was fine, too.)
- Prayer: Feast of the Presentation. Read readings, prayed prayers, looked at art.
- After prayer, doubled back and reviewed it – what was it, who were the people they encountered, etc. Did this again in the car on the way to boxing.
- Then talked about Candlemas, and then Groundhog Day. Read this webpage, then watched video of today’s Punxsutawney Phil events.
- New word: Prognostication. Took it apart (-gnosis/-pro), spelled it. Again, reviewed in car on way to boxing.
- For some reason he asked about anti-matter. I looked up “anti-matter for kids,” he read a bit of it, so did I, I still don’t understand, maybe he does, he knows.
- Copywork – Tuesday is usually literature day, but this poem was on the Candlemas/Groundhog Day page, so he did that instead,
- If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Come, Winter, have another flight;
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Go Winter, and come not again
- …..plus a page of cursive. Getting faster and stronger there, so that’s good.
- Math practice: word problems from this Evan-Moor book of 6th grade word problem review.
- Beast Academy – expressions, division and negative and positive integers. A little hairy at times, but in the end, understood. Good stuff.
- Latin: Sent him off with the reader for the curriculum, he worked on translating and parsing the second “chapter” – just a few simple sentences.
- Then two rodent-centered short stories: “The Mouse” by Saki and “Barney” by Will Stanton. We’ll start a new extra novel next week, but this week is going to be all about short stories – humorous, twisty short stories. Reading, talking about them with the lightest of analysis, and using good sentences for copywork and dictation. He said the Saki reminded him of a Mr. Bean bit – and why yes, it does!