Learning Notes Week of October 22

On Saturday afternoon Sophie got the sewing bug and Ben joined her. Sophie got some scrap fabric from an old pair of pants and made a little stuffed shark. We thought it hugely funny that she made a camouflage shark because Ben and Anthony have camouflage shark rainboots.

Sewing Ben.

Sophie sewing.

Sewing Sophie.

Camo shark.

Camo shark and camo boot.

On Sunday Lucy and I took a walk around the block, enjoying the beautiful October weather. She was full of energy and joie de vivre.

Fall daisies.

Joyful Lucy, took a walk with me and the first half she ran from utility pole to utility pole while the second half she continually was tossing her jacket into the air.

Joyful Lucy.

Joyful Lucy.

Joyful Lucy.

Joyful Lucy.

Monday October 22

Anthony: math, copywork, read and narrated from People in History

Ben: was much more interested in drawing than in doing school work, but eventually I coaxed him into math, then copywork, and Explode the Code. He read the first few pages of the Little Bear story Birthday Soup

Sophie: math, copywork, French, geography

Bella: math, copywork, Latin, composition, read and narrate By What Authority. Reading Sir Launcelot and Companions by Pyle.

Little Plum, Magna Charta, St Louis de Montfort, lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: library book.

Ben’s sketch.

Reading Anthony.

Tuesday October 23

Anthony: math, copywork, Child’s History of the World

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear: Birthday Soup

Sophie: math, copywork, geography. Hyper-focused on making bracelets right now with a kit she got for her birthday and only just rediscovered this week.

Bella: Latin, read and narrate By What Authority and Abraham Lincoln’s World.

Afternoon stories: Little Plum; Magna Charta; St Louis de Montfort; Men, Microscopes, and Living Things; lectionary readings.

Bedtime: Mitchells Five for Victory

Ben reading Little Bear.

Reading Anthony.

Mouse house, by Bella and Lucy.

Rainbow during Golden Hour.

Wednesday October 24

Anthony: math, copywork, read and narrate People in History (Boudicca)

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear: Birthday Soup

Sophie: math, composition (she wrote three and a quarter pages longhand in her notebook of a story she started telling me this morning. I let that substitute for copywork), read and narrated from This Country of Ours (Columbus’ return to Spain and death).

Bella: Latin, read and narrate George Washington’s World, math (Beast Academy).

Afternoon stories: Little Plum; Magna Charta; St Louis de Montfort; Book of Marvels (Gibralter); lectionary readings.

Bedtime: Queen Esther the Morning Star.

Ben’s drawing of an angel and the throne of God.

Lucy’s drawing of a tree. She copied the text from a postcard.

Sophie writes a story. (She wrote 3 and a half pages, longhand.)

Thursday October 25

Anthony: math, copywork, read Child’s History

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear: Birthday Soup

Sophie: math, composition (more of her story), copywork, Geography

Bella: Latin, read and narrate George Washington’s World, math (Beast Academy), composition (working on a story).

Afternoon stories: Little Plum, Magna Charta, St Louis de Montfort, Story of the World, Story of the Chosen People, lectionary readings. (We’ve been having some good discussions about Ephesians and about the Gospel readings.)

Bedtime: finished Mitchells Five for Victory

Sophie hugs Grandad Scott.

Friday October 26

Anthony: math, copywork, read and narrated from People in History

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear: Birthday Soup

Sophie: math, copywork, read Geography

Bella: read and narrate Story of the Church, math (Khan Academy)

Afternoon stories: Little Plum, Magna Charta, St Louis de Montfort, North with the Spring, lectionary readings. (More really good discussion about Ephesians and about the Gospel readings.)

We all took a lantern-lit hike with the cub scouts in the town forest where we had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows. At their last den meeting the cubs made lanterns out of old water and milk bottles with glow sticks in them. They carried some of them, but most were hung along the trail to light the way, the colorful glows looked almost like will o’the wisps, quite enchanting.

Bedtime: Little Baa by Kim Lewis

Bonfire in the town forest.

Lantern walk.

Bedtime.

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