Thursday, December 17

Week 17 Highlights

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December 7-11, 2009

MEMORY: They worked on Commandments 7 & 8. You shall not commit adultery, and You shall not steal.

Read pages 16-37 about Zeus and Hera.

Read about Gods and Goddesses, Temples Worship and Festivals, Oracles and Mystery Cults, and Death and the Underworld.

BIBLE:*B* started reading Acts and *C* is still working on John.

SCIENCE: Lesson 15 was about Monotremes and Marsupials. We read a few sections of books we own about the Platypus, Koala, Kangaroo, Echidna (Spiny Anteater), and Opossum.

LATIN: *B* and *C* completed lesson 7.

FRENCH: Started our vocabulary with bonjour, bon nuit and je t'adore.


*T* completed lessons 27, 28 & 29.

*C* did exercises 52-55.

*B* and I worked through pages 28-30 of 3A HIG and corresponding text/workbook pages. She also did Mental Math 1-6.


*T* did Explode the Code B pages 15-28, /s/.

*C* and *B* will start Primary Language Lessons after the holidays. I really do love LLATL, but it's really hard to get done. There are 5 days worth of work for a lesson and (like MFW) I just feel so behind when we don't get it all done. PLL is set up as lessons so if we only get 2 or 3 done I won't feel behind.
(I didn't link this one to Amazon because it had one of those ridiculously high prices.)

Sunday, December 13

O Christmas Tree


O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
In beauty green will always grow
Through summer sun and winter snow.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved!
How often you give us delight
In brightly shining Christmas light!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Your beauty green will teach me
That hope and love will ever be
The way to joy and peace for me.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Your beauty green will teach me

Saturday, December 5

Week 16 Highlights

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Since we're not doing MFW I had stopped counting weeks, but I counted our days so far and it equals out to week 16. I was worried that we were behind (b/c of the baby) but it seems we're not doing too bad! (Except with Language Arts.)

HISTORY: I decided to just read through Famous Men of Greece and Rome to finish up our study of the Ancients. I wanted to get the pretty Memoria Press books, but I got a really good deal on the Greenleaf versions. We are using the online copy while I'm waiting on the actual books to arrive.

This week we read Deucalion and the Flood, Cadmus and the Dragon's Teeth, and did the corresponding notebook pages.

BIBLE: *B* and *C* are still reading John. After Christmas break we're going to start doing one of these free studies that I found.

SCIENCE: We finished Unit 1 in Christian Kids Explore Biology. Since it's starting to get cold I decided to skip ahead (the next units were plants and birds) to Unit 4: Mammals. This week we did sort of an intro and they worked on their first research project! I made a Mammal Report notebook page. We had a few books on hand, but they found of most their info on the internet. (They use KidZui to access the Internet. It only lets them access pre-approved, kid-friendly websites. For example, it will let them use Wikipedia, but block certain pages.)

LATIN: *B* and *C* finished lesson 6. I'm hoping to add Prima Latina after Christmas.


*T* lessons 24, 25 & 26

*C* is almost finished with 2A! This week he did exercises 42-51.

*B* is working on 3A. (Standards Ed.) This week we added the use of the HIG and the Extra Practice book. Oh my! Math has gone so much more smoothly this week! The HIG has really helped me explain things so that she can understand.


*T* started Get Set for the Code B.

*C* worked on LLATL Yellow lesson 4.

*B* worked on LLATL Orange lesson 3.

Thursday, December 3

Lamb's Book of Art I

I'm so excited to finally be able to start this! We did the sample pages a while ago and really liked the program. It was a bit of a hassle to actually get it from CBD, but well worth it!

When I got my first box (the original order) they had sent me How Great Thou Art I. I called and they sent me a replacement by 1-Day Air. In this second box was... How Great Thou Art I. I called again and they said that the books must be in the wrong spot. You would think that they would have double checked, being that it was a replacement order. SO, this time it was sent by 2-Day Air.

Finally got it today. I'm not mad. There's no point in getting mad. They did what they could to resolve the situation... and I get to keep the other 2 books.