Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Week 2 of school - complete

Well, I don't know that I'll update every week, but for what it's worth, we have completed week 2 of school and are well into week 3 - time just isn't as abundant for blogging!

During Week 2 we continued reviewing math for a few students and released one to go on to new lessons which involve the principles of parallelism and perpindicular..ism :) among other things, like division.

Spelling tests were aced by all - hooray - and Mr. E even grabbed a sheet of paper and took Miss A's spelling test along w/her and aced it w/o knowing ahead of time what the words were and studying them at all :) That boy!

In history, we studied 5 "famous" men of the Middle Ages and learned about their lives - the children's favorite was Clovis because he converted to Christianity after praying for God to help him in a battle and not only converting, but going so far as to destroy pagan idols and statues in the land. We went over quite a few geographic terms and learned/reviewed all the continents and oceans of the world. Afterward, each of the children created a salt dough map of an imaginary land and were required to include some of the geographic terms they'd learned, such as plateau, inlet, peninsula and so on. The maps are drying and will be painted and labeled this week (stay tuned!). We also read more about the Middle Ages, "Brigid's Cloak", and "Saint Valentine".

In Zoology we worked on our first lesson "What is Zoology?" and conducted an experiment whereupon the children became 'human atomizers' according to CKB :) The experiment dealt with air pressure.

Here they are in'll have to ask them about it sometime and hopefully they'll be able to recount the principles they learned!

By the by, do you know all of your shapes? Of course, you say? Hmmm....well, I'm sure you know circle, square, triangle and so on, but did you know that the shape of a bird's wing has a name? If you did, great! If not, see if you can find out what it is and leave us a comment and we'll let you know next week if you're right :)

That's it for now - we had a great week 2 - how's school going in your neck of the woods?

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