Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mt. Hope Academy 2011 ~ Week 10

Classical Conversations: Week 21. (Only 3 weeks left!)
Bible memory, U.S. Presidents, presentations (public speaking), science experiments, music, geography, history/science/Latin/grammar/math memory work, and social/gym time.

CC Memory Work Review

Independent Bible Reading
Sing the Word from A to Z (memorized verses M-Q)
Amazing Grace

Fine Arts:
IEW Poetry Memorization (poems 1-4)
Poetry for Young People: Robert Browning by Eileen Gillooly
Instruments of the Orchestra @ SFS Kids
Read about Brahms @ Making Music Fun
Brahms: radio shows @ Classics for Kids

CC geography review
Map drawing (blobbing continents)
Geography Songs: West Indies

Language Arts:
All About Spelling (steps 20,21)

Sentence Island
Practice Island (sentences 13-16)
Building Language (stem lesson 6)

Song School Latin (ch 17, 18, 19, review)

Vocabulary Flashcards

Singapore workbooks (daily)

Homeschool Day @ Evergreen Aviation Museum (classes about the sun and moon)

History Encyclopedias: The Cold War and The Space Race
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents: George Washington (DVD)
" John Adams "
" Thomas Jefferson "
The American Presidents: The First Eleven Presidents (DVD)
Lots and lots of U.S. Presidents books

Levi's Assigned Reading:
Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph by Katharine E. Wilkie
Who Was Ronald Reagan? by Joyce Milton
(and various free reading)

Levi (That would be a cake spatula 'sword' in the beltloop...)

Luke's Assigned Reading:
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

Family Read-Aloud:
Man of the Family by Ralph Moody (ch 11-12)

Family Movie:
Fellowship of the Ring
October Sky (the space race in 1957)

The Story of Saint Patrick by James A. Janda

Luke piano practice

"Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."

~Sir William Haley


carrie @ the boonie life said...

I'm having flashbacks with the Conjunction Junction video. Awesome.
Your house is so pretty. Looking at that picture of you teaching your son I just think of how my children would be running down the hallway and superman-ing it onto the couch. Ever happened with your boys? I'm sure it hasn't. ;)

Thanks for being such an inspiration.

Heidi said...

LOL, Carrie. Hallway + couch = the *main* boy activity in this house. :)

Unknown said...

love the improvised weapons! absolutely everything can be turned into a weapon of some sort...ha, ha!