Learning Notes Columbus Day Week, October 10

Anthony is feeling much better.

Anthony is feeling much better.

Monday October 10

No school. Holiday. Plus I was feeling sick.

Bella decided to dust the glassware.

Bella decided to dust the glassware.

Tuesday October 11

Slow getting back after a long weekend. And I had to do the grocery shopping I didn’t do on Friday because of Anthony’s knee.

But everyone managed to do math and the girls and Anthony did copywork. Anthony also read me a Bob book.

Afternoon stories:

Missee Lee, Pagoo, Rosetta Stone, The Hero Schliemann, John Paul II.

After stories kids spent the afternoon playing with shells and sea glass and stones and water. Washing them, making mermaid houses and boats and all sorts of fun with scallop shell and mussel shells and snail shells and quahogs.

Bedtime story: began Rosemary Sutcliff’s Iliad.

Anthony plays with shells and water.

Anthony plays with shells and water.

The boys play with shells and water.

The boys play with shells and water.

Sophie plays with shells and water.

Sophie plays with shells and water.

Wednesday October 12

Everyone began with math. Sophie did MEP, Bella and the boys did Miquon.

Bella sketched a still life with pears and scallop shells and a vase. So did I. Sophie sketched a scallop shell. Lucy drew a person and Ben drew a toy car.

Sophie and Bella did copywork. Anthony read a Bob book and copied a sentence.

Sophie read me Child’s Geography

Afternoon stories: Missee Lee, Pagoo (finished), Rosetta Stone, The Hero Schliemann, Egyptian Scribe, John Paul II, Story of the World.

Bedtime story: Rosemary Sutcliff’s Iliad.

Bella's still life with pears and scallop shells.

Bella’s still life with pears and scallop shells.

My still life with pears and scallop shells.

My still life with pears and scallop shells.

Thursday October 13

Math with Anthony. Math with Sophie, then she did copywork while I did math with Bella. Then Sophie did her French lesson and then read me her Geography. Bella read a Latin lesson and did copywork and read to me from history of science book.

Afternoon stories: Missee Lee, Rosetta Stone, Hero Schliemann, Egyptian Scribe, John Paul II, Life of Our Lord for Children. About Life of Our Lord, Sophie exclaimed how much she likes the author’s voice in this book because it has so much of a feeling of a person who is talking to you and telling you so many interesting things about the Bible and Jesus. And Bella agreed and one of them elaborated about how it reminded her of Hillyer’s Child’s Geography of the World that also has an authorial voice which just feels so inviting. Several names were tossed about. I love that my kids are spotting the living books and making these connections with the authors.

Went to library with big girls and got some books about Egyptians and Greeks.

Bedtime story: Iliad.

Friday October 14

Archaeology day at the Museum of Science.

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

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