Our days started with history covering Gutenberg, the House of Hapsburg, Machiavelli, and the Songhay Empire. We made list, wrote paragraphs, expressed opinions in editorials, colored maps, and added to our time lines.
In Mapping the World Through Art, we reviewed lesson six in geography---Aral Sea, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea. As well as putting them into the proper place in the world along with the other maps we've completed.
We practiced our memory work which is covered at Memory Monday (which is still open to link up, if you would like to join in)
Math time found us engaged in figuring out percentages as they pertain to tips, interest, discounts, and sales tax.
In grammar, we studied clauses, independent and dependent, and topic sentences. For literature the girls are reading The White Stallion of Lipizza. Spelling is one area that we are struggling. I have used Sequential Spelling with my older children, and they all did well with the program. It is not working for E-R and I-E. We cover the same lesson over and over again without them catching on. So, I am on the look out for a new spelling program. I've looked at SpellingCity, but hesitate to use something computer based though I like the free aspect to it. Our vocabulary study is already online, and I think that is enough online work for now. Any suggestions would be great! I'm not too excited about workbooks, but perhaps this is the time and the place for one.
In Atelier Art this week we studied and practiced creating American Primitive Painting. I love this style of painting and am excited to have my girls join in this love.
We also read The Essential Grandma Moses, a great little book about one of my favorite artist.
And the last two weeks of Shakespeare have been spent blocking the play and memorizing lines.
I am hoping to keep the momentum rolling with school. I think it helps to know I have a week break coming up in two weeks. How did your week work out?