Friday, March 11, 2022

Homeschool Update: Week of 2/21/22

Morning Time

Poems: From Favorite Poems Old and New, edited by Helen Ferris (Doubleday Books, 1957), I read aloud: "O Captain My Captain" by Walt Whitman and "The Lost Doll" by Charles Kingsley. 

Music: From The Random House Book of Opera Stories by Adele Geras, we read "Aida." Then we listened to the Opera Abbreviated episode about the opera and watched this clip

Singing: We continued singing "The Raggle Taggle Gypsies, O!"

Art appreciation: From Tell Me a Picture by Quentin Blake, we looked at Serenato in Vano by The Quay Brothers, Sleeping by Paula Rego, A Street Show in Paris by Gabriel-Jacques de Saint-Aubin, and The Building of the Trojan Horse by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. 


In Builders of the Old World, C. and I read "Carriers of Civilization" and "Empire Builders." We also started reading the Golden book edition of The Iliad and The Odyssey to begin our study of Ancient Greece. She started reading Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles. 

From George Washington's World M. read: 

  • Valley Forge
  • The French Alliance
  • George Rogers Clark
  • A Hero in Two Worlds
  • The Bon Homme Richard
  • Lafayette, Herald of the French Expedition
  • Spain Besieges Gibraltar 
  • Napoleon Buonaparte
  • Holland Defends Her Trade
  • Benedict Arnold, Traitor
  • Cornwallis Surrenders 
  • Washington Refuses Absolute Power
  • Money
  • Peasants of Russia
  • The Peace Treaty
  • Empires Old and New
  • Stars and Stripes in China

She also watched a few more episodes of the 1995 Discovery Channel documentary series The Revolutionary War.   


We finished studying Rocks and Fossils with BFSU and watched these videos: 


C. and I continued reading Follow My Leader


C. read and listened to Grammarland chapter 8, Dr. Verb and completed the accompanying worksheet. She also watched the Schoolhouse Rock verbs video.

M. redid Rex Barks exercise 1-4 to correct her mistakes. She also read Robbers On The Road by Melvin Burgess and The Dance Of Death by Andy Croft. 

E. continued reading easy readers every day. 

Physical Education

M., C., and E. rode bikes whenever the weather was nice enough.

Instrumental Music

M., C., and E. practiced piano daily. M. and C. practiced recorder daily. 

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