Learning Notes Week of July 30

Sunny garden.

Monday July 30

Anthony: math, copywork, Child’s History. Also, discussion about his copywork (All the world’s a stage speech from As You Like It.)

Ben: math, copywork, Bob book, Explode the Code.

Sophie: math, copywork, dictation.

Bella: math, copywork, read and narrated history (Sea to Shining Sea) and science (James Herriott’s All Creatures Great and Small.)

Bella and I had another in our ongoing discussions about daily goals and scheduling work.

Afternoon stories: Finished Son of Charlemagne. St Magnus, St Benedict.

Bedtime story: Bella read everyone a chapter in The Winged Watchman.

schoolwork on the patio

Anthony reading.

Tuesday July 31

Anthony: math, copywork, read about St Ignatius Loyola.

Ben: math, copywork.

Sophie: attempted math, copywork.

Bella: math, copywork.

Afternoon expedition to Ned’s Point in Mattapoisett for our Shakespeare class and beach free play.

Bedtime story: Winged Watchman.

Trying out a new boardgame

Shakespeare, imagining lions.

Orlando saves Oliver from a snake and a lion

Wednesday August 1

Field trip to Mystic Seaport. Listened to Swallows and Amazons in the car.

Mayflower II carpentry, ship’s chandlery, fishing/lobster fishing/oyster fishery. Rope walk. Sail makers and rigging. Joseph Conrad training ship. Wood carving. Blacksmith. Town: grocery, chemist, doctor’s office, reading room, schoolhouse.

Carpentry shed at the shipyard.

In the carpentry shed at the shipyard, Mystic Seaport

Visiting the Mayflower 2 in drydock.

Bella, the ship whisperer.

Furling the sail on the training ship Joseph Conrad.

Anthony with lobster trap

Beach at Mystic, listening to the end of Moby Dick


Thursday August 2

My birthday. I declare it a holiday and we do no work.

Birthday card from Bella.

Friday August 3

Everyone did math and copywork. Ben also did Explode the Code. Lucy read part of a Bob book.

Bella makes chocolate chip cookies

Snap circuits.

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