Jessie continues to work through The Church History by Eusebius for Omnibus primary. This week, we took a couple of days to try one of the progymnasmata exercises, and she wrote an encomium on Origen. For Omnibus Secondary, we've started The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien. In CW Diogenes, she learned what the paradigm and summary paragraphs of the maxim outline are and practiced writing a few of each. In grammar, she did very well on her unit 1 test and began working on sentence types and word order in unit 2.
The Swiss Family Robinson by Wyss for literature and began reading Blackthorn Winter by Wilson this week as well. In addition to her dictation, she analyzed the fable "The Wind and the Sun" using Theon's six components of a scene and rewrote the story for CW Homer. She also did very well on her first grammar test and has started learning about sentence types in unit 2. She aced her spelling test for the second week in a row.
LATIN / GREEK / LOGIC
Jessie completed lesson 4 and began lesson 5 of Latin Alive this week. She also completed the second lesson of Elementary Greek 2 and did her logic work in the first Critical Thinking in US History book and The Art of Argument.
Violet completed lesson 2 of LfC B and did her regular lessons in Building Thinking Skills 2, Mind Benders B1, and Think-a-Grams A1.
This week in history was all about Jamestown.
John Smith:English Explorer and Colonist by Mello, and Violet read John Smith Escapes Again by Schanzer. They each wrote a chronological narrative account of Smith's life of 5 and 3 paragraphs respectively.
Violet mapped Smith's explorations (yes the bottom map is upside down) from 1606 on. Jessie mapped those as well as his earlier travels. Both also wrote a brief summary of Pocahontas as well.
Jessie studied cells this week in BJU Life Science learning the basics of cell theory, how they were discovered, and the characteristics of living organisms.
Violet studied conduction, convection, radiation, and geothermal energy this week with several activities.
She mixed cold and hot water to study convection.