Learning Notes Week of November 7

Children working, Ben with tea.

Children working, Ben with tea.

Lucy shows me her curtsey.

Lucy shows me her curtsey.

Farewell to the witch turnip

Farewell to the witch turnip

Monday Nov 7

Bella did math and copywork and read to me. And chose a sentence for dictation and copied it.

Sophie did math and copywork, French and geography.

Anthony did math, read Little Bear, copied a sentence.

Ben did math, pages in his letter book, copywork.

My friend Karin came for a lovely visit. While she was here we spotted a hawk perched on the fence in the backyard. It stayed there for a few minutes and then flew away. Amazing.

Afternoon stories: Great Northern, Pope John Paul II

Bedtime story: The Gingerbread Man and

Lucy crawled behind me and fell asleep during stories.

Lucy crawled behind me and fell asleep during stories.

Anthony reading.

Anthony reading.

Ben works on telling time.

Ben works on telling time.

Tuesday Nov 8

Bella did math, copywork, we read History of Science and discussed.

Sophie did math and copywork, French and geography.

Anthony did math, read about St Stephen in his saints book, copied a sentence.

Ben did math, pages in his letter book, copywork.

Afternoon stories: Great Northern, St Anthony of Padua, Life of Our Lord, Leaf by Niggle (choice of LbN inspired by the discussion of Life of Our Lord and heaven. It seemed apropos and was rather a hit. And sparked even more discussion about purgatory and heaven.

Bedtime story: The Odyssey.

Bella sings to Lucy, the lullaby Dom made up for Bella when she was just a toddler.

Bella sings to Lucy, the lullaby Dom made up for Bella when she was just a toddler.

Anthony drew sunflowers and a bird.

Anthony drew sunflowers and a bird.

Wednesday Nov 9

I had a dr appt but somehow most everything got done anyhow.

Bella did math, copywork, and we prepped her dictation, looking at parts of speech. She learned about infinitive verbs and we discussed the use of the infinitive in “One ring to rule them all….”

Sophie did 2 pages of Miquon math, a bit of MEP, and copywork,

Ben and Anthony did Miquon. Anthony read to me from his saint book and copied a sentence.

Ben did a letter page.

Afternoon stories: Great Northern, St Anthony of Padua, Story of the World (Indus River), book about symbiosis. Then Anthony asked to read my Path to Heaven. The others drifted away, but he stuck with it and we had a good discussion. Ben is really starting to get into the discussions of books. Anticipating events and discussing Great Northern especially.

Bedtime story: The Odyssey.

Everyone wants to see what Auntie Tree is doing.

Everyone wants to see what Auntie Tree is doing.

Brothers working.

Brothers working.

Boys working.

Boys working.

Thursday November 10

Bella did math. Sophie did math and copywork. Ben did math, letter page, and copywork. Anthony did math, read me a saint story, and copywork.

Grocery shopping. Listened to The Silmarillion in the car.

Afternoon stories: Afternoon stories: Great Northern, St Anthony of Padua, Life of Our Lord, Pyramid.

Bedtime story: The Odyssey.

Anthony's copywork.

Anthony’s copywork.

Friday November 11

Everyone did math and copywork. Bella did her week’s dictation. I had an allergist appt.

Afternoon stories: Great Northern, Anthony of Padua, Story of the World.

Bedtime story: The Odyssey.

Bella does copywork.

Bella does copywork.

Children working.

Children working.

Ben's copywork.

Ben’s copywork.

Saturday November 12

Kids watched Sound of Music with Auntie Tree, who had never seen it before.

Watching The Sound of Music.

Watching The Sound of Music.

Sunday Nov 13

Bella made a cranberry apple pie.

Bella's cranberry pecan pie.

Bella’s cranberry pecan pie.

One Response to Learning Notes Week of November 7

  1. Mary December 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Auntie Tree has never seen the Sound of Music before?? Oh my!

    The kids are getting so big and Bella is practically a young lady. Everyone looks wonderful!

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