This week has been a super busy week for us in terms of out-of-the-house activities.This week the kids have gone Bowling with Friends...
Roller Skating with the homeschool group...
and to the Mall with Friends.
We have also had two doctor's appointments (one with Katie's neurologist, and one with Alex's psychologist) and an appointment to review Alex's Social Security benefits.
I have started a new math curriculum, which I am very excited about (review coming up). We worked on measurement and fractions this week.
We had a grammar review this week. I gave them these questions to answer in their notebooks.
- In order to write or say a complete sentence, what two things must you have?
- Which of the following are complete sentences? (listed a few sentences and a few fragments from their history and science texts.)
- What is meant by "direct object"?
- What are three ways you may express the present tense?
- What three ways of using a noun have you learned?
- Can the verb "to be" take a direct object?
- Give one sentence using a simple subject, a simple predicate and a direct object.
- Can you find a predicate noun in the following sentence? (Sentence from history/science text.)
Ancient Greece: Invaders and the Dark Age
This week we learned about Invaders and the Dark Ages (1200-800 BC). We learned about the Ionians and the Dorians and then we learned about the columns which carry their names.
Then we compared the columns in a place we have visited, Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial has Doric columns outside and Ionic columns inside.
Inside the Lincoln Memorial.
Ionic columns can be found in a lot of places throughout Capitol Hill, such as the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court Building as well as other buildings.
Corinthian columns at the National Archives building.
This week the boys learned logos which means word or study, hydros which means water, helios which means sun, and dia which means through, between, across or apart.
What We Are Reading
We are reading D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. We read about the Minor gods, Nymphs, Satyrs and Centaurs and began reading about the Mortal Decendants of Zeus, Europa and Cadmus, Tantalus and Pelops, Danaus, Perseus and the Gorgon.
We are reading Famous Men of Greece. This week we read about Cadmus and the Dragon's Teeth, Perseus and Lycurgus.
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- Weekly Wrap-Up by Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
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