Monday November 13
Anthony did math, read a saint story, did copywork (the Scout Oath)
Ben did math, Explode the Code, copywork (Scout Law)
Sophie did math and copwork
Bella did math and a history quiz on Khan Academy and did copywork.
Read: Pegeen, King of Ireland’s Son, Augustus Caesar’s World, Book of Angels, Saint Francis Xavier
Bella is reading Rilla of Ingleside and Sophie is reading Howl’s Moving Castle.
Tuesday November 14
Anthony: math, history, copywork
Ben: math, copywork, Bob book, Explode the Code
Sophie: math, copywork, dictation, French geography
Bella: math Khan Academy, history narrated (Great Depression), copywork, dictation, wirtten narration.
Read: Pegeen, King of Ireland’s Son, Story of the World, Book of Angels, North with the Spring— about monarch butterflies and scent trails left by males explaining swarming behavior and returning to the same trees year after year (but no explanation about why there are fewer males in the spring.)
Wednesday November 15
Anthony: math, history, copywork (Scout Law), read to me from Stories of Great Americans about Charles Goodyear and rubber. Funny because he’d doodled a blimp on his math page. And then as I listened to him read I doodled a blimp on the whiteboard and labeled it “Goodyear”. I love those little coincidences.
Ben: math, copywork (Scout Oath), Explode the Code
Sophie: math, copywork
Bella: math Khan Academy, copywork
Read: Pegeen, King of Ireland’s Son, Augustus Caesar’s World
Thursday November 16
We drove to Salem to attend the funeral for Father Murphy, our beloved former pastor at Immaculate Conception, where Dom and I met. Fr. Murphy was a good friend. He presided at our wedding and baptized our first three children.
We left early because it’s a long drive and we wanted to be sure to have seats. Then we stayed after the Mass for sandwiches and cookies and got home right at dinner time.
Of course no one did any school work. But some things are much, much more important than math and reading.
Friday November 17
Anthony did math, copywork, read about St Gertrude.
Ben did math, Explode the Code.
Bella did math, copywork, read from Book of Marvels.
Sophie did math, copywork.
Read some library books about rocks, Pegeen.
Saturday November 18
I took Ben, Bella, Sophie to the McMullen Museum of Art for a class about perspective. I’ll write more about that in a separate post.