. . . .One day while lounging on the beach, my beloved husband said, "This is what I want to do everyday. Is it wrong to want to live a life of leisure?" My daughter replied, "Dad, you do live the life of easier." And so we do! Here is a bit from our life of easier.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Education Update January 11-15, 2010
We got back into the thick of things this week. Did pretty well with our new schedule.
A-M is in the thick of getting ready for finals and is currently reading Frankenstein.
N started his two college classes--Japanese II and Statistics.
We continued our poetry study. We studied rhyme, meter, and feet this week
Read several more chapters of Number the Stars. Discussed symbols and created our own symbols.
E finished chapter 1 of his Rod and Staff English
I-E and E-R concentrated on reading comprehension
All three kids are focusing on geometry in math. E-R and I-E practiced measuring angles. E practiced figuring out area and perimeters.
We continued with both levels of Sequential Spelling.
Some of E's spelling words:
Some of I-E and E-R's spelling words:
Sayings we discussed this week:
Every cloud has a silver linging
Chip on your shoulder
We started a study of Ancient China.
Spring and Autumn Period
Warring States Period
We outlined info from our history encylopedia, added to our timelines, and made maps of China during the Qin Dynasty. We used this faboulous book:
to learn about cities, architecture, some of the inventions, warriors, and weapons in Ancient China. We also completed a project suggested in the architecture chapter.
Yurts created by E, E-R, and I-E:
First we created a foundation.
Then we framed it up.
Next came the roof support.
Some came out better than others!
Next came the outside coverings.
of course some had more fun than others
This week in art we learned about 2-D and 3-D shapes. We made collages in the style of Matisse.