Bible: Continued in the same devotional book. The verse of the week was 2 Corinthians 5:17:
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away; behold new things have come. NASB
History: Summarized the effects of European imperialism on the African continent. We are also reading David Livingstone: Africa's Trailblazer. We need to pick up the pace if we are going to cover everything that I want to in history this year.
Language Arts: Finished the lessons from unit 19 of Analytical Grammar - the test will be on Monday. In literature, Rocket Boy completed his work on "A Crazy Tale" and started working on Treasure Island. Lightening Literature seems to be working well so far.
Algebra I: Slowly working our way through lesson one. So far, so good. Just for fun we added in Patty Paper Geometry for math lab today. Rocket Boy and I spent around 90 minutes folding patty paper to reinforce geometry concepts. This book is a great supplement, we are looking forward to doing more.
|This is the last Patty Paper Geometry activity that Rocket Boy completed today.|
Physical Science: Rocket Boy did a great job on his chapter test! For a science discovery lab he spent four hours programming with Processing, an open source computer language. He wrote a program that was included in the book Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects. Renaissance Man ordered an Arduino micro controller today so that Rocket Boy can start building some of the projects he has been salivating over in his favorite magazine, Make.
As always, Rocket Boy participated in tennis, scouts, debate, co-op and First Lego League. It was a full week, it just doesn't look like a whole lot when I write it down. Maybe I'm just not as wordy today as I usually am - probably a relief to those of you who are reading!
Have a great weekend!