Jessie's 7th Grade
- Jessie's finished up her 6th chapter of Lial's this week and began working with percentages in chapter 7.
- In CW, she finished analyzing FDR's speech and wrote her own imitation of it changing the event from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
- We squeezed in one of her CE chapters, a bit of logic, and three grammar lessons on adjectives.
- She finished reading Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream but otherwise had the week off from Omnibus as we wait for the next primary book to arrive.
- She worked with the dative case in Greek and completed four days of Latin assignments.
- Violet began her new Singapore 5B books this week working with decimals.
- She did three days of reading from Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Brill's Madeline Takes Command.
- In CW, she rewrote "The Wooden Horse" from Colum's The Children's Homer and practiced working with adjectives.
- Three days of spelling, dictation, and grammar rounded out the week for language arts.
- She did complete lesson 19 in LfC B and three days of logic as well.
- Benny worked on mental addition in Singapore and the relationship between multiplication and division in Miquon.
- We continued reading Ginger Pye by Estes together. He read a few more chapters in Speare's The Sign of the Beaver to me, and in our Bible reading we began the book of Acts.
- He did three days of spelling, copywork, and cursive handwriting in which he is now up to the letter L.
- He did complete all five days of his critical thinking in three days.
No notebooking pages this week. The girls learned about slavery and wrote a summary of Haskin's Bound for America. They took a closer look at pioneer life by reading Jared's Island by de Angeli and The Golden Horseshoe by Coatsworth. On Wednesday, they summarized a chapter from Trial and Triumph on the missionary David Brainerd. Benny got the week off from history because I couldn't really find anything appropriate. We will read Jared's Island next week once we've finished Ginger Pye for literature. No notebooking pages. We'll do both weeks next Friday.
Violet learned about centripetal and centrifugal forces this week. Here she is spinning a cup half filled with water over her head. (Even though she had already read the lesson, she still thought she might get wet.)
Benny and I read more about fish.
Violet wanted to complete some art this week, so she chose a lesson on drawing a beach house from my folder.HENRY'S CORNER
building towers out of Battleship pegs when Benny forgot to put the game away,
and teasing the dog with the Violet's tennis ball on a piece of yarn until the yarn finally slid off.
By the end of the week, he was running a fever and didn't have the energy to do much but listen to books or watch television. Hopefully, it will pass quickly.