Thursday, April 14, 2022

Homeschool Update: Week of 3/28/22

Lent Activities

Each day, we added a Jesus tree ornament to our clothesline display, prayed a decade of the Rosary, read a quote from a saint, colored a square on our Lenten path, and watched a meditation from Brother Francis. We sang "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say."  We also looked at some of the paintings in The Louvre Art Deck and The Vatican Art Deck connected to Jesus's Passion.

Morning Time 

Poems: From Favorite Poems Old and New, edited by Helen Ferris (Doubleday Books, 1957), I read aloud "Written in March" by William Wordsworth, "" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and "Swallow Tails" by Tom Robinson. 

Music appreciation: My husband continued reading aloud Carmen: The story of Bizet's Opera by Robert Lawrence and played recordings of pieces from the opera.


From The Year of the Horseless Carriage by Genevieve Foster, M. read these sections: 

  • Napoleon: Conqueror 
  • Thomas Jefferson 
  • Toussaint L'Overture 
  • Lewis and Clark 
  • Napoleon: Emperor 
  • Beethoven
She also started reading The Louisiana Purchase by Robert Tallant. 

C. read these sections from Builders of the Old World

  • The Athenians at Marathon
  • The Spartans at Thermopylae

She also started reading The Athenians in the Classical Period by Leonard Weisgard. Independently, C. read The First Marathon: The Legend of Pheidippides and continued reading Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago. She watched this video walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens.


We began working on BFSU Lesson B-11, Plant Science II: Germination, Seedling Growth and Responses. M., C., and E. each planted four beans in a plastic baggie and began drawing them each day to chart their progress. M. and C. also watched these videos: 


E. began to work with rods. She made a double staircase and practice making the various two-rod trains that added up to particular larger rods.  

C. continued working in Singapore 2A, finishing division. 

M. worked on geometry proofs with my husband. 


At lunch, we continued reading aloud The Golden Name Day.

E. and I continued reading books by Beatrix Potter. 

Physical Education 

The girls rode bikes most nice days. 

Instrumental Music 

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

M. and C. practiced recorder daily.

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