We finished up another week at Childress Academy for Boys. I am trying my best to keep us on schedule this year, and it’s been much better than years past. I think having that week off nearly every month help keeps me motivated. Here’s how Week 18 went for us…
Bible – Our questions this week were ‘Who was Cain’s wife? Why doesn’t the Bible mention her birth if she was Eve’s baby?’ and ‘Did bumblebees have stingers before Adam and Eve sinned?’ We read Genesis 5:4, 2:24, 20:12, and Leviticus 18:6 for the first question. We read Romans 8:22 and Genesis 3:8-19 for the second question.
Math – This week Caleb worked on learning about division; counting by eight; division is the opposite of multiplication; multiplying by six; unnecessary numbers in story problems; and decimals on a number line.
English – This week Caleb worked on diagramming compound predicates; combining sentences; two subjects and two predicates; and run-on sentences. He is still really enjoying the Growing with Grammar. I’m really hoping that we’ve finally found our “fit” in English.
Classical Conversations Foundations – This week we finished up Week 10. Here’s what we studied/learned…
- English – prepositions ‘through, throughout, to, toward’
- Science – some kinds of leaves and leaf parts
- History – the Heian Empire
- Math – squares (up to 15x15)
- Latin – 4th Declension Noun Endings singular and plural
- Geography – Japan…Kyoto, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan
- Timeline – Japan’s Heian Period, Charlemagne Crowned Emperor of Europe, Alfred the Great of England, Erik the Red and Leif Erikkson, Norse Explorers, Vladimir 1 of Kiev, Byzantine Emperor Basil II, East-West Schism of the Church
- Science Experiments – this week we headed up to Amerson Water Works park in Macon. The students had a tree identification class, and they were able to collect all kinds of goodies on a nature walk. Caleb had a BLAST learning about and gathering up goodies from nature.
- Fine Arts – Tin Whistle – this week we worked on octave, musical scale, sharp, flat, and tempo. The students are continuing to learn how to play.