Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mt. Hope Academy 2011~ Week 3

Classical Conversations: Week 15.
Bible memory, history time line, Star Spangled Banner, presentations (public speaking), science experiment, famous artist/art project, geography, history/science/Latin/grammar/math memory work, and gym/social time.

CC Memory Review

Sing the Word From A to Z (memorized verses I,J)
Children's Illustrated Bible (Luke, read aloud)
Day by Day Kid's Bible (Levi, independently)
The Early Reader's Bible (Leif, read aloud)

For the Beauty of the Earth (Levi on piano)
O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (CD)
This is the Day (Luke on piano)

Fine Arts:
Memorizing The Tyger by William Blake
Poetry for Young People: William Blake by John Maynard
Watched Thomas Gainsborough YouTube video
Gainsborough Art Stickers
(Levi) Drawing: tulip (Linnaeus) and people for landscape painting (Gainsborough) for CC art notebook
Playing Haydn's Surprise Symphony on piano (very simple arrangement, Luke and Mom)

Geography Songs: Middle East
Around the World Coloring Book: Turkey and Saudi Arabia
Countries Around the World: Turkey (DVD)
Countries Around the World: Lebanon (DVD)
Countries Around the World: Israel (DVD)
Countries Around the World: Jordan (DVD)
Global Hot Spots: Iraq by Paul Mason
(CC Geography review/drawing Europe)

Grammar Island (pgs 64-94)
Under, Over, By the Clover: What is a Preposition by Brian P. Cleary

AAS: Steps 1-5

HWT work book pages

Song School Latin: Ch. 5 review, 6/review


DVD lessons: month 1/week 1/lesson 4, 1/2/1

Number Dice games
Math Brain (online games)
Math: A Book You Can Count On by Basher

Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia: Kinetic and Potential Energy
Bill Nye: Motion (DVD)
Bill Nye: Atoms (DVD)
Bill Nye: Brain (DVD)
Dragonfly TV: Simple Machines

History Encyclopedias (Usborne-Luke, Kingfisher-Levi): World War I Era

Levi's Assigned Reading:
The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman
The 1910s Decade in Photos: A Decade That Shook the World by Jim Corrigan
The 1920s Decade in Photos: The Roaring Twenties by Jim Corrigan
The 1930s Decade in Photos: Depression and Hope by Jim Corrigan

Luke's Assigned Reading:
Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig by Dick King-Smith
The Time Warp Trio: Oh Say, I Can't See by Jon Scieszka
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Family Read-Aloud:
Little Britches by Ralph Moody (ch 18-20)

Star Spangled Banner
Prepared presentations for CC Week 16 (Bible verse recitation)

Luke piano practice Su, Tu, W+Lesson, Th, Sa

Library trip with Dad and friends

Lots of outdoor play!

Levi's Free Reading:
The 39 Clues: The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke

Family Movies:
The Prince of Persia

"Just as appetite comes by eating so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning."
~Igor Stravinsky


Anonymous said...

That's a lot of education for some little minds. I'm jealous - they are getting such a good education. Grandma

really.truly said...

Wow, that is a great list. Where do you find your DVD's? Such as the Countries Around the World. Do you purchase or library?

Heidi said...

Thanks, Gram. :) Love ya!

really.truly~ Most of the DVDs come from the library. I am SO GLAD they have Countries Around the World and Bill Nye DVDs!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

You are very blessed that they have those dvds! The Bill Nye dvds aren't for sale anywhere, though I looked for them before.

We have a pretty new library and they don't have much yet. I've been requesting books from other libraries in the district, though, and recently my library added some of those to their shelves!

Heidi said...

The Bill Nye DVDs are available on Amazon for $25 each.

I'm glad my library has them, because I couldn't afford a whole collection!!

Brandy@The Prudent Homemaker said...


I looked for these years ago on Amazon; I didn't know they rereleased them! They weren't available before.

I took your list and decided to see if our library had the Jim Corrigan books. It looks like they just orderd them for purchase, so when they come in, we'll get them.

And, to my surprise, they have the Bill Bye dvds now! I am requsting several of them!

I LOVE your lists. My children are the same ages and I love all of the things you are covering. Thanks Heidi!