Monday, March 28, 2022

Homeschool Update: Week of 3/14/22

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 "Come To Me All Ye Who Labor." 


St. Patrick's Day Activities

On Wednesday, the girls made leprechauns from Mrs.Merry.com. On Thursday, we went to our friends' house for a playdate and they did coloring and activity sheets about St. Patrick. On Thursday night, we had corned beef and cabbage. 


Birthday Activities

On Friday, the twins turned two. They opened presents in the morning and had cake after lunch. The older girls had a light school day as a result.


Morning Time 

Poems: From Favorite Poems Old and New, edited by Helen Ferris (Doubleday Books, 1957), I read aloud "One, Two, Three!" by Henry Cuyler Bunner and "I Remember, I Remember" by Thomas Hood. 

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

Art appreciation: We looked at Michelangelo's Pieta from The Vatican Art Deck and watched this video.


History 

C. and I finished Black Ships Before Troy. She continued reading Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago. In Builders of the Old World, we read "The Olympic Games" and "The Tale of Troy." She wrote a narration about the Olympics, and she watched Ancient Greece 101 and History of the Olympics.

M. finished George Washington's World after reading these sections: 

  • Beware the Tyrants
  • Liberty
  • Death for Louis XVI 
  • The United States Proclaimed Neutral
  • The Reign of Terror 
  • Dr. Jenner and the Smallpox Germ
  • Catherine the Grandmother
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • To Italy
  • To Egypt
  • The Rosetta Stone, Clue to an Ancient Riddle
  • Ch'ien Lung's Reply to George III
  • New Rulers for a New Era


Science 

We continued working on BFSU Lesson B-10, Plant Science I: Basic Plant Structure. M. and C. filled in diagrams of the reproductive parts of flowering plants and learned how non-flowering plants reproduce.  They watched: 

They also watched an episode of The Private Life of Plants. We began reading aloud Linnea's Windowsill Garden by Christina Bj√∂rk. 

E. did the Reptiles Koala Crate.


English

C. was struggling to understand verbs and verb tenses, so she took a break from Grammarland and did some pages from the Treasures Grammar Practice Book for Grade 1. We began reading aloud Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner. Independently, she read the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series by Kallie George. 

M. read Spymaster by Deborah Chancellor and Marquis de Lafayette: Bright Sword for Freedom by Hodding Carter.  

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

E. and I continued reading books by Beatrix Potter. 


Math 

M. worked on geometry proofs as well as Challenging Word Problems.

C. worked on division in Singapore 2A. 

Both girls did Khan Academy daily. 


Instrumental Music 

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

M. and C. practiced recorder daily.


Physical Education

The girls rode bikes on several days and went to the playground on Friday.

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