Learning Notes Week of July 24

Building the new Lego set.

Building the new Lego set.

Monday July 24

Bella did math and copywork.

Sophie did math in the MEP booklet and then got frustrated. She was having a hard time today.

Ben did some MEP math and then two pages of his letter book, plus copied some words.

Anthony did a page of Miquon math.

Sophie and I made some muffins.

Afternoon stories: All of a Kind Family Downtown, Golden Fleece, St John Vianney, Augustus Caesar’s World.

Bedtime story: Smithsonian Backyard books: Woodchuck and Red Fox.

Wasn’t this catalpa blooming just a couple weeks ago? Look at those seed pods!

Tuesday July 25

Did math with Sophie. She eventually returned to the problems that she got stuck on yesterday and was able to do them. She also did copywork and read to me from her geography book.

Did math with Bella and she did copywork.

Did math with Ben and he did copywork.

Did math with Anthony. He read to me from Stories of Great Americans. He did copywork.

Afternoon stories: All of a Kind Family Downtown, Golden Fleece, St John Vianney, Augustus Caesar’s World, The Mass Ilustrated for Children. The last at Lucy’s request, led to some good discussions.

Bedtime story: Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

Smiling Sophie.

Wednesday July 26

Grocery store in the morning.

Afternoon stories: All of a Kind Family Downtown, St John Vianney, Story of the World.

Good discussions of St John Vianney and Story of the World. 

In All of a Kind Family Ella wants to audition for the part of Queen Esther in the Purim play, but the director refuses and says he’s got a part that only she can play, the jester. She’s perfect for the part. And she really is and has fun with it, once she gets over the heartbreak of not getting to be the beautiful queen. And at the end of the chapter, Sophie thoughtfully says, I think God is like that. We ask him for a part and he’s got a part in mind for us that is not at all what we expected. But it’s even better.

Bedtime story: Brian Wildsmith’s Easter and Jan Brett’s Hedgie’s Surprise.

Thursday July 27

We had friends come for a visit in the morning. We did a quick tidy up before they came. No school work.

Afternoon stories: All of a Kind Family Downtown, Golden Fleece, St John Vianney, Augustus Caesar’s World.

Bedtime story: Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

A special watermelon birthday cake.

Friday July 28

Everyone did math. New Miquon for Anthony and Ben and Sophie.

Sophie also did copywork and she and I worked on memorizing the first lines of her copywork selection, Something Told the Wild Geese. She and I worked on memorizing the Hail Mary in French.

Bella did math, copywork, and read me a few poems and we discussed them. We also read and discussed Mark Antony’s funeral oration from Julius Caesar. She and I didn’t get to Latin.

Afternoon stories: All of a Kind Family Downtown, Golden Fleece, St John Vianney, Orchard Book of Roman Myths, The Mass Ilustrated for Children (we basically read and discussed the Creed.)

Bedtime story: Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

Brother love.

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