Quentin reviewed different ways to write monetary amounts, solved money-related story problems and practiced returning and counting change.
James is working through the first couple of books of the Learn Math Fast System, and so we reviewed converting fractions into decimals into percentages. It was mostly review for him, but it is nice to see that he does have it down.
|from Write from Ancient History Level 2 Manuscript Models: A Complete Ancient History Based Writing Program for the Elementary Writer: Developing Skills|
We picked prepositions out of their history text and we talked about prepositional phrases.We also worked on outlining and writing paragraphs in conjunction with their history work.
There is so much to study when you get to Classical Greece that we felt we just touched on it, but they were ready to move on, and so we did.There is always more time to get into more of the details the next time we get around to this period.
We covered mostly people this week, rather than things. We also touched on the Peloponnesian Wars but there is not as much about them for the younger crowd as there was about the Persian wars. They mainly got the idea that they were between Sparta and Athens and why.
In our study of Greek roots the boys learned demos which means the people or the citizens, polis which means city, pathos which means feeling or suffering and autos which means self.
The most exciting news this week was that we found out that we are going to be able to perform the final production from our co-op's drama class at the local theater, instead of just at the church in which we hold co-op. This means that it opens it up to the community at large and that the kids get to experience being on a real stage, with real lights, etc.
I have been enjoying continuing my obsession with kale. We had
Katie was very proud this week to have been able to master modular origami, which are separate pieces of origami, which are then folded together to make one piece. She made a handful of throwing stars...
along with many other origami toys to give to her Aunt Brenda's nieces.
Kale Salad with Pear, Toasted Almonds and Gouda Cheese, Miso Kale Salad with Miso Roasted Tofu and Butternut Squash and Kale Casserole.
We also enjoyed this week trying a new recipe, Tilapia and Shrimp on a Bed of Sweet Onions.
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