English: We finished up our chapter on Punctuation and Capitalization with a test that was not passed with flying colors. I decided we would move on, but focus on one rule at a time with the writing the girls are doing for history. We moved on to the first chapter of our Rod and Staff books and skimmed over the first few lessons on The English Language, Sentences, and Subjects and Predicates. We completed two spelling lessons---have to do a bit better next week. The Sentence Composing Book led the girls through using prepositional phrases to combine sentences.
Math: This week we worked on Graphs of Functions and of course continued working through Key to Fractions and Key to Percents.
Nature Study: We didn't work on any of the challenges at The Handbook of Nature Study Blog; instead I-E created a garden bed. A bit of bloodshed was involved, but look at what she ended up creating!
On Friday she planted some seedlings and carrot seeds.
E-R helped me in my garden. She collected zinnia seeds for next year and harvested some beans which had grown a bit bigger than we like. Opening the seed pods, she discovered these beautiful pink and purple
History: History was a slow go this week. The goal was to complete four artist life sketches and place them in our history portfolios with an example of their artwork. E-R wrote one life sketch on Leonardo D'Vinci . So I suppose we need to step up the pace this coming week.
Geography: In geography we learned how to sketch Italy from memory. We also reviewed the other maps (Mesopotia, Nile River region, and Greece) we've learned how to draw. The hardest part of the review is spelling everything on the maps correctly!