Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mt. Hope Academy 2011 ~ Week 6

Levi and Lola

Classical Conversations: Week 18.

Bible memory, history time line, Star-Spangled Banner, presentations (public speaking)/family presentation, science experiments, famous artist/art project, geography, history/science/Latin/grammar/math memory work, Valentine's parties, 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)

Geography Songs: Former USSR and review
Around the World Coloring Book: Russia
Countries Around the World: Russia (DVD)
Countries Around the World: Belgium (DVD)
(CC Geography review/drawing Europe)

Language Arts:
Grammar Island (pgs 148-end)
Practice Island (sentences 1 and 2)
Sentence Island (Ch. 1)
Building Language (stem lessons 1 and 2)
A Surfeit of Similes by Norton Juster
All About Spelling: Steps 13-14


Song School Latin: Ch. 10/review, 11/review

DVD lessons: 1/3/1

Drill Worksheets at Home School Math
Math Brain (online games)
Test Prep Math Story Problems Flash Cards

Newton's Third Law of Motion at Khan Academy (online video)
Bill Nye: Spinning Things (DVD)
Bill Nye: Gravity (DVD)
Bill Nye: Fluids (DVD)
Popular Mechanics for Kids: Lightning and Other Forces of Nature (DVD)

Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (Levi): China and Japan at War, WWII, The United Nations
The Little Riders by Margaretha Shemin
The Big Lie: A True Story by Isabella Leitner

Levi's Assigned Reading:
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert Dejong (China during Japanese invasion)
I Am David by Anne Holm (boy escapes from European concentration camp)

Family Read-Aloud:
Little Britches by Ralph Moody (ch 29-31 SOB!!!)

The Star-Spangled Banner (singing)
Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag by Mae Blacker Freeman

Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda

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

Levi's Free Reading:
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale by Cressida Cowell
How to Speak Dragonese by Cressida Cowell

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."

~C. S. Lewis


Tsh @ Simple Mom said...

Thanks for posting your homeschool "checklist" like this. It's inspiring!

And that top photo? Precious.

Christa said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I am a Challenge III tutor so I have to spend more time studying than I'd like, but I have little boys (8, 5, 4) in Foundations. You are working about two weeks ahead of us, and since I found you I keep coming to steal your booklist for the week and head straight over to our local library's website to request some of your resources... especially the picture books.

I am curious to know what Spanish curriculum you are using if you have time to tell me.

Heidi said...

The Spanish program I'm using is a set of DVDs that were given to my sister and then she gave to me. I don't know if they are available to purchase anywhere, which is why I haven't talked about them. (And they are kinda hokey. :)) We used La Clase Divertida a long time ago, have Rosetta but the boys have trouble doing that independently, and I'm eyeing Spanish For Children at Classical Academic Press. I like that it has DVD lessons, but I'm not sure I want to add that to my plate right now.

I'm very glad you are finding my lists helpful!

Christa said...

I am also eyeing Spanish For Children. I was hoping that you were using it and could tell me a success story. :)