Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Homeschool Update: Week of 7/19/21

Morning Read-Alouds 

From Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year selected by Fiona Waters,  illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon (Nosy Crow, 2018) we read "I Wish..." by Anonymous, "It Was / So Hot"  by Malcolm de Chazal, "Colouring In" by Jan Dean, and "Where the bee sucks" from The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

From A Book of Americans by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1933) we read poems entitled: "Zachary Taylor," "John James Audubon," "Nancy Hanks," "Daniel Boone," "Crawford Long and William Morton," "Sam Houston," "Western Wagons," "Clipper Ships and Captains," "James Buchanan," "Crazy Horse," "Stonewall Jackson," "Abraham Lincoln," "Negro Spirituals," "Ulysses S. Grant," and "Robert E. Lee." 

Our author for the week was Jan Brett. I read aloud On Noah's Ark and Town Mouse Country Mouse and Grandma read Comet's Nine Lives


We sang "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond" as performed by The Corries. We listened to Lt. Kijé Suite: Troika by Sergei Prokofiev, Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade by Modest Mussorgsky, Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato by Benjamin Britten, Album for the Young: The Happy Farmer by Robert Schumann. 

M. and C. practiced piano and recorder daily.


We studied Saint Mary Magdalene by Gregor Erhart from the Louvre Art Deck: 100 Masterpieces from the World's Most Popular Museum by Anja Grebe and Erich Lessing. The girls made bookmarks for our friend that we met up with in New York to thank her for the books she gifted to us. 


We continued working on Lesson 7: "Jesus Opens Heaven For Us" in The New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism. 


This week's readings were "Timber!" from The Great Heritage by Katherine B. Shippen (Viking Press, 1947), "Ol Paul Bunyan," "How Paul Bonjean Became Paul Bunyan," and "Ol' Paul's Camp on the Big Onion River" from Yankee Doodle's Cousins by Anne Malcolmson (Houghton Mifflin, 1941), and "Boston Bells" from American Adventures by Elizabeth Coatsworth (Macmillan, 1968). 


The girls watched Mr. Wizard's World every day.


M. worked on algebra basics and C. worked on algebra with renaming using the soroban. They both did Khan Academy every day.

Reading and Writing 

We continued reading One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin. At dinner, my husband finished reading aloud The Three Princes of Serendip and started Serendipity Tales. C. started reading Heartwood Hotel Book 1: A New Home by Kallie George. M. started reading The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder and continued reading A Book for Jennifer aloud to Gran. E. recorded her video of Dad and Sam and started working on Pig Wig

Physical Education

We went to the pool with friends on Friday and the girls went back on Saturday with my husband for a swim lesson.

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