|January 23-February 5|
We went to my sister-in-law's house for the weekend. I stayed on for a couple of more days to spend some time with her. As soon as Steven and the kids got home, the flu began to settle on my oldest two. We all got it in the end, and so a week's worth of time was devoted to being sick (again!)
The Keeper of the Tales
We rehearsed our play for this year. They are coming along nicely, but several of them need to be more serious about memorizing their lines. Our manager, Hope, is working on securing a stage for the performance. The theater that we used last year offered us only one possible date and that is the same date as our group's big field trip to Philadelphia, so we are looking at alternative stages.
We studied France's history beginning with Clovis and ending with Chalemagne. We read, did narrations, colored maps and did an exercise in which we divided our land as they did, among their sons.
We finished our study of Malaysia and Indonesia. We looked at maps and postcards, tested out their language, sketched the Malaysian flag, and ate two dishes from the area.
Human Biology: The Muscular System
We learned about smooth muscles, skeletal muscles, keratinization, collagen, ligaments, cartilage, tendons and chitin. (post to come)
- Reviewed terms: point, ray, line, line segment, angle, vertex. Acute, right and obtuse angles. Intersecting, parallel, perpendicular.
- Practiced using a protractor to measure angles.
Place the straight edge of the protractor along one ray of the angle. Identify the number in degrees,to which the other ray points.
- The sum of the three angle measurements of any triangle is 180 degrees. Types of triangles: isosceles, equilateral, scalene, right.
- A quadrilateral is a four-sided figure, of which there are five variations, with some overlap between them: trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square.
- A square is a rectangle and a rhombus.
- Polygons: pentagon, hexagon, octagon, decagon.
Solving for x
We did divided words with ea in them into ones that make an long a sound and those that a-air sound.
Sam has been doing well with Rosetta Stone's Japanese, Teaching Textbook's Algebra II and The Power is in Your Hands Composition curriculum.
- Weekly Wrap-Up by Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- My Week in Review at Home to 4 Kiddo
- Collage Friday at Homegrown Learners
- History and Geography on Thursdays
- Science on Sundays