- Jessie finished her Lial's Prealgebra book on Tuesday, has switched back over to NEM 1 for math, and is currently working with integers once again.
- We read more of The History of the Kings of Britain by Monmouth and began The Two Towers by Tolkien for Omnibus.
- Violet continued to work with percentages this week with a greater focus on solving word problems.
- She zipped through her grammar lessons on direct quotations and completed a short book report, but she struggled some with her spelling chapter and its combination of ei and ie words. We'll spend another week on that lesson.
- Benny finished his IP section on multiplying by 4, 5, and 10 and began a new textbook section on money this week. He continues to work with place value in Miquon.
Our history topics for the week included Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, the Declaration of Independence, the battle of Long Island, and Nathan Hale. The girls summarized Thomas Paine: Political Writer by Fish and Nathan Hale by Lough, outlined 2 chapters from Guerber, and wrote about Benjamin Franklin. Jessie's information came from Daugherty's Poor Richard, while Violet read Fritz's What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?. Benny and I spent two days on Franklin reading Benjamin Franklin by D'Aulaire, The Whistle by Franklin, and Poor Richard in France by Monjo. We read a portion of Dagliesh's The Fourth of July Story to cover the Declaration and Voight's Nathan Hale to finish up his week. The girls also caught up with their timelines on Friday.
Violet learned about airplanes, the Wright brothers, rockets, spacecraft, and hovercraft this week. She tried various paper airplane designs to see which flew the farthest. We still have to complete the rocket experiment since I didn't realize the kids had taken the last of my balloon stash. Our hovercraft plate didn't work.
Benny and I read about conchology and different kinds of shells this week. No hands on unfortunately.
GEOGRAPHY / ART
Same geography this week.
Violet practiced adding depth to her drawing by overlapping rings this week.