Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Weeks 10-13 LG:
MATH: Benny completed the section on fractions, the corresponding IP section, and some general review before beginning a section on tables and graphs in the textbook. He also completed the first section in the CWP 4 book and most of the second.
CRITICAL THINKING: He continued working through Building Thinking Skills 2 at a pace of 6 pages per week, finished the Mind Benders A3 book, and worked his way through the beginner level puzzles of Rush Hour.
LATIN: He spent two weeks on chapter 10 of LfC A. We spent most of the extra time catching on memorizing vocabulary and grammar chants and added a daily time of Latin memory work to our schedule. The he began learning about Latin adjectives in lessons 11 and 12.
HISTORY: In history, we covered ancient Africa, the Middle Kingom and New Kingdom of Egypt, the Israelites, and the Phoenicians reading chapters 11 to 15 of SOTW 1. Additional reading included Egypt in Spectacular Cross-section by Biesty and Tut's Mummy Lost and Found by Donnelly. Other than the map work, he chose to skip the hands on activities although we did draw an Egyptian pharaoh and a Phoenician ship.
SCIENCE: In science, we complete lesson 6 on primates and read about mice, squirrels, beavers, hedgehogs, shrews, rabbits, and colugos in chapter 7.
OTHER: Our piano was a little hit and miss during this month as was our memory work, but we made a little progress.