|Snapshot Summary, November 7-27|
We have been sick for most of the month of November, so I haven't been posting our Homeschool Weekly reports.
Before we got sick, the boys went roller skating...
and I celebrated my 53rd birthday.
Thanksgiving was wonderful. It was just our family, but it was wonderfully warm and comforting.
This is the cornucopia Katie made out of pizza dough.
For the days, off and on when we felt better, we learned about (and I will let the photos and links speak for themselves)...
Geography: Western India
We learned about the differences between the inner western India and the Diu island off the coast. We learned about some ingredients that we were previously unfamiliar with.
We compared and contrasted India with the Indian subcontinent region of Nepal. We learned about Buddhism.
Geography: Sri Lanka
We learned about the sweet curries and coconut dishes of Sri Lanka. We learned about stilt fishermen and about some Buddhist traditions.
We read Beowulf and learned about the historical aspects of the story as well as the poetic devises of kennings, epithets and alliteration.
History: The Byzantine Empire
We compared and contrasted the Code of Justinian from the Roman laws. We looked at Byzantine art and made mosaics using mosaic tiles, tile adhesive and a old CD case.
Science: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
We learned about the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as an introduction to our unit on bacteria.
Hopefully I will resume next week with my weekly homeschool reports.
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