Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mt. Hope Academy 2011 ~ Week 5

Levi and Lola
Classical Conversations: Week 17.
Bible memory, history time line, Star Spangled Banner, presentations (public speaking), science experiments, 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 (reviewed verses)
Children's Illustrated Bible (Luke, read aloud and independently)
Day by Day Kid's Bible (Levi, independently)
The Early Reader's Bible (Leif, read aloud)

Cedarmont Kids: Hymns (CD)
This Is My Father's World (mom on piano)

Fine Arts:
Memorizing The Tyger by William Blake
(Levi) Famous Artist lapbook pages (for CC)
Dancing With Degas by Merberg and Bober
I Dreamed I Was a Ballerina by Anna Pavlova illustrated with art by Degas
A Child's Introduction to Ballet
Alice in Wonderland Ballet (attended educational performance at The Hult!!)
Alice in Wonderland poetry by Lewis Carroll


Geography Songs: Western Europe
Around the World Coloring Book: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Countries Around the World: Austria (DVD)
Countries Around the World: Switzerland (DVD)
(CC Geography review/drawing Europe)
The Sound of Music (DVD)
(Luke playing Edelweiss on piano :))

Language Arts:
Grammar Island (pgs 127-147)
Building Language (pgs 3-41)

AAS: Steps 10-12

HWT work book pages

Song School Latin: Ch. 8, 9

DVD lessons: 1/2/3,4


Drill Worksheets at Home School Math
Math Brain (online games)
Math Noodlers (board game)

Newton's Second Law of Motion at Khan Academy (online video)
Bill Nye: Patterns (DVD)
Bill Nye: Measurement (DVD)



War Boy: A Country Childhood by Michael Foreman (childhood war memoir by an English artist/children's book illustrator, fabulous!)
{October 45} Childhood Memories of the War by Jean-Louis Besson (another childhood war memoir by French illustrator)
Truce by Jim Murphy
The 1940s Decade in Photos: A World at War by Jim Corrigan
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy
D-Day Landings: The Story of the Allied Invasion by Richard Platt
My Secret War Diary by Maria Williams

Levi's Assigned Reading:
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy (247 pgs)
A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor by Harry Mazer (104 pgs)
Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop (76 pgs)

Family Read-Aloud:
Little Britches by Ralph Moody (ch 26-28)

Star Spangled Banner
Great Americans for Children: Eleanor Roosevelt (DVD)
Prepared presentations for CC Week 18 (family presentation)
Valentine crafts for classmates

Luke piano practice Su, M, Tu, W+Lesson, F, Sa


"I don't need time. What I need is a deadline."

~Duke Ellington


Hannah said...

Hey Heidi, do you have a good source for Bill Nye videos w/o having to buy them all? Last I checked, Netflix didn't have a great selection.
We do a good deal of video-science as well. Ian (10) loves Mythbusters (although he's aware I don't always love their language).

Heidi said...

I get them at our library. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that our library carries them. I think we've watched every title numerous times by now. The boys love them, and I figure they get more drilled into their brains each time they watch. :) My boys enjoy watching various discovery channel programs with their dad, as well.