This week started out with a day off for President's Day. It was a day off of school for the kids, but lots of learning took place for me! That day I got to spend most of the day alone painting--the kitchen. I learned I like the peace and quiet of a day to myself; I also learned I HATE painting! In addition I learned that painting a kitchen and it's cabinets is not a two or even three day job!
That being said---we didn't adhere to our normal schedule for the week because I was busy painting!
E worked on his Aleks math. E-R and I-E started on a section on angles which has been a review so far. They also completed several reviews of past sections while their teacher painted.
We did complete several spelling lessons in Sequential Spelling.
E wrote an outline and rough draft for his setting essay for A Jury of Her Peers.
Everyone worked a lot in their Critical Thinking Books.
E practiced for MacBeth two evenings this week in addition to Friday morning.
E-R and E and I-E swam three times this week.
Everyone read alot.
And we focused a lot on art! The first art lesson was a Visit to Gerrit Van Vranken. Basically this lesson taught that computers can be used in art work. Computers use the same rules human artist use to create 3-D and linear perspectives.
The next lesson was all about light. How we perceive light in art work and how light affects the way we depth was the focus. The first project involved drawing a still life making sure to include the shadows.
Favorite part of school all week was the photo project. The kids took photos of each other (and the cat) while learning about sidelighting, uplighting, and backlighting.