Friday, April 9, 2010
Weekly Review - Week 31 (April 5-April 9, 2010)
Bible- This week we continued to read in Numbers. We will finish this up and start Deuteronomy next week.
Middle School Essentials - We started a new book this week - another one from Boys Town. This one is What's Right For Me? Making Good Choices in Relationships. Some of the material is prep material for Rocket Boy, but it is never too soon to talk about healthy relational boundaries. Additional topics of conversation this week were harmful or violent relationships, jealousy and envy, teasing and bullies. A lot of good stuff here. We will continue with this book next week as well.
Fine Arts - The last assignment in Artistic Pursuits has been given. We will see what the results are when it is due next week. Guitar and acting class continue, of course.
History Odyssey - Rocket Boy read two first hand accounts of the Boston Massacre, a misnamed event if ever there was one. The few deaths and injuries there were hardly constitute a massacre, but nonetheless, that is how the papers of the time described it, so the title stands. As I am typing, he is completing an analysis of what he thinks are the top ten events that led up to the American Revolutionary War.
Language Arts - Work on spelling continues, nothing unusual here. No writing assignment right now either.
Math - we have moved back to Chalk Dust now and things are going much more smoothly! I am excited that progress is finally being made in pre-algebra.
Life Science - The book work is complete on plants and Rocket Boy will be dissecting a flower later this afternoon. I'll be glad to move along - sometimes it seems the simpler (at least to me) subjects are the ones that take a long time.
There are seven more weeks in our scheduled school year and miles to go before we sleep!