May 20-26, 2016
Quentin finished up the study of the crusades with a look at the minor crusades. James made notes on the reading we are doing about the Mayans. He will eventually use these notes to write a paper.
"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,"
- Midsummer Night's Dream
We started early on next year's study of Shakespeare, using Ken Ludwig's How to Teach your Children Shakespeare as a guide. James, meanwhile, is using Edcon's Midsummer Night's Dream guide. This is a big change for us, as the workbook format is against everything I prefer in a teaching style, but it was recommended by James' Educational Consultant. It practices the foundational skills needed for kids who are having trouble keeping up with high school level reading material. He is doing well with it. Meanwhile, I am reading the play to them in short bits everyday.
Quentin is working through his Teaching Textbooks math. Since we started this program mid-year, he will be working on it all summer (and maybe the beginning of next year.)
|Quentin's seafood dinner of salmon, mussels and scallops, with garlic bread to sop up the broth with. Not pictured is broccoli with cheese sauce that went with his dinner.|
Quentin is learning how to cook, and is cooking most of the meals, with my supervision. The goal is that he will be able to cook our basic meals totally by himself.
Sam and Alex have finished their year up, and I have sent for their diplomas. We will have their home graduation late June. I will still be doing some activities with Alex, as he will need mental stimulation all his life since he will not be able to pursue a career.
Katie's garden is producing lots of tasty herbs, which we have been enjoying in our cooking.
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