Last Friday night, Katie and Sam went over a friend's house for dinner with a bunch of our homeschool group's older kids. The friend lives just around the corner from the theater in which they were all going to see South Pacific. I took James and Quentin to the show as well. Everyone liked the show, and of course, Quentin was enthralled. A couple of my kids now want to audition for the next show.
On Father's Day Steven got to do whatever he wanted to do. He tried out his kayak at Still Pond and he read a book at the beach. He basically just relaxed. We made him a dinner of black bean and fruit tacos and had frozen chocolate covered bananas for dessert.
Speaking of food, we have been enjoying honoring national food days, particularly the dessert-related ones. This week for dessert we had apple strudel and cherry tarts to celebrate their respective national days.
Grammar: Pronoun Review
- How many parts of speech have you learned? How many are left?
- Give the definition of a pronoun.
- What are the two kinds of pronouns you have learned?
- Write the correct pronouns in the following sentences. Remember that you have to have the correct gender and number. (Sentences taken from their history and science texts.)
- Remember that each pronoun has a certain use or duty in the sentence. Fill in the blanks with the correct interrogative pronouns. (Sentences taken from their history and science texts.)
- How do you ask a question without an interrogative word?
I have put all my grammar lessons from this year (plus a few we haven't gotten to yet) in one place. Feel free to use them, if you would like.
We worked a lot on Roman architecture and food this week. It was so hot, we didn't do a lot of activities other than reading, discussion and planning. They did work on building an arch out of ice as it was a good activity for hot days. We planned for our Aqueduct and we prepared for our Roman feast.
We continued from last week's study of numbers in Latin: (6) Sex, (7) Septem, (8) Octo, (9) Novem, (10) Decem. We also talked about the Roman calendar to explain why the Roman numbers matched up and yet didn't match up with our month names.
In The Kitchen
This week we have enjoyed Slow Cooker Artichoke Pasta, Steak and Cucumber Salad, Cuban Style Pork Chops, Spanish Rice, Southwestern Rice, Cilantro-Lime Rice and Summer Gazpacho -and all within our budget! I have gotten all of these yummy recipes from Build A Menu and I am hooked. (Click here to see my review of Build A Menu.)
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