Learning Notes Week of November 5

Monday November 5

We started off the day at the dentist, which took up the whole of the morning.

Afternoon stories: Began The Fairy Doll by Rumer Godden; Magna Charta; Louis de Montfort; Men, Microscopes and Living Things; Story of the World (Henry the Navigator); lectionary readings.

Ben was very excited to help me cook dinner. He made rice and helped stir the stir fried vegetables and to pound the meat for schnitzel. We talked about cross contamination and food safety and smelled spices.

Bedtime story: Canadian Summer

Bella is reading Linnets and Valerians, Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Jane of Lantern Hill, Little White Horse, Cobblestone magazine (John Muir issue).

Anthony has been reading the Roman mysteries series.

Tuesday November 6

Bella: math, Latin, composition, copywork. Read and narrated from: George Washington’s World, Abraham Lincoln’s World, Augustus Caesar’s World.

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear.

Anthony: math, copywork, read and narrate from People in History (chapter on St Columba).

Sophie: math, copywork.

Inspired by a photo in the John Muir issue of Cobblestone magazine, Bella has become fascinated by the Grand Canyon so we looked at a bunch of photos, a helicopter video and a drone video and then some topographic maps. Then Sophie, Ben, Anthony and I l discussed dinosaur feathers and different artist recreations of what dinosaurs looked like. We looked at a bunch of different articles and artist’s renderings.

Afternoon stories: Fairy Doll, St Louis de Montfort, Secrets of the Universe (chapter on the Law of Conservation of Matter), lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Canadian Summer

Wednesday November 7

Bella: math, Latin (Petro Cuniculo), composition. Read and narrated from: Story of the Church (Avignon papacy and schism).

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear.

Anthony: math, copywork, read Child’s History (roman gladiators and slaves).

Sophie: math, copywork, Child’s Geography (Siberia).

Lucia: copywork (Humpty Dumpty)

Afternoon stories: Fairy Doll, St Louis de Montfort, Story of the World (Ghana), Men Microscopes and Living Things (herb gatherers), Magna Charta (Susan B. Anthony, women’s vote and amending the Constitution), lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Canadian Summer

Bella has been reading Falcons of France, about WWI aviators.

Thursday November 8

Bella: math, composition, copywork.

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear.

Anthony: math, copywork.

Sophie: math, copywork.

Lucia: copywork (Twinkle, twinkle)

Afternoon stories: Baba Yaga picture book, The Doll’s House, St Louis de Montfort, Story of the Chosen People, Magna Charta (Organization of American States), lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Canadian Summer

Sophie has been reading the book of Joshua and a book about St John Bosco, she’s been occasionally poking at El Dorado, which I think is the fourth Scarlet Pimpernel book.

Bella’s been reading Jane of Lantern Hill.

Anthony has been reading Shepherds to the Rescue.

Friday November 9

Bella: math (Beast Academy), composition (poem), Latin (Little Latin Readers, grammar practice), read and narrate El Dorado (Scarlet Pimpernel book).

Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, read Little Bear.

Anthony: math, copywork, read aloud from Child’s History (about the Gracchi).

Sophie: math, copywork.

Lucia: copywork (Baa, baa black sheep)

Afternoon stories: The Doll’s House, St Louis de Montfort, Story of the World (Mansa Musa of Mali), North with the Spring, lectionary readings. (Long discussion about lectionary readings and Feast of St John Lateran.)

The kids read library books about dinosaurs with feathers.

Bedtime: Millions of Cats.

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