Learning Notes Week of December 3

Boys carrying the grocery bags on a sword blade. (Echoes of Swallows and Amazons with the puncheon of rum slung on the oar.)

Ben laughing.

Monday December 3

Bella: none, appointment all morning.

Sophie: math copywork

Ben: math copywork

Anthony: math copywork

Afternoon stories: reading from letter of St Francis Xavier, Doll’s House, St Peter Claver, Around the World in 100 Days, lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Friendly Gables.

Latkes.

Tuesday December 4

Bella: math, read and narrated Abraham Lincoln’s World

Sophie: math, copywork, French (Duolingo), read Geography)

Then, because the chapter was about Japan and it mentioned earthquakes and homes built to withstand earthquakes, we all watched You tube videos on how they make earthquake-proof skyscrapers.

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

Anthony: math, copywork, Child’s History

Lucy: phonics flashcards

Afternoon stories: Read about the saint of the day: St John of Damascus. Doll’s House, St Peter Claver, Around the World in 100 Days, North with the Spring, lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Huron Carol

Bella with her advent wreath.

Bella made a wreath for the front door.

Wednesday December 5

Bella: math, Latin, composition

Sophie: math, copywork, French (Duolingo)

Ben: math, Explode the Code, read Little Bear

Anthony: math, copywork

Lucy: phonics flashcards

Afternoon stories: Doll’s House, St Peter Claver, Men Microscopes and Living Things, lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Friendly Gables (finished)

Sophie “harvesting” ice.

Ice bubbles.

Ben showing off a slab of ice.

Ice formed in the soldier’s helmet.

Reminds me of Robert Frost’s After Apple Picking

Lucy with the ice slab collection

Thursday December 6

Began the day with St Nicholas treats: wool socks, Christmas ornaments, and chocolates.

Bella: read and narrate Story of the Church

Sophie: math, copywork, French (Duolingo)

Ben: math, Explode the Code, read Little Bear

Anthony: math, copywork

Lucy: copywork

Afternoon stories: Doll’s House, St Peter Claver, Around the World in 100 Years, lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

Fox socks from St Nick!

Friday December 7

Bella: math,

Sophie: math, copywork, French (Duolingo)

Ben: math, Explode the Code, read Little Bear

Anthony: math, copywork, Child’s History

Afternoon stories: Doll’s House (finished), St Peter Claver, Around the World in 100 Years, Michael Faraday, lectionary readings.

Bedtime story: Who Is Coming to Our House?

Carving Bella. Lucy dug a trench in the bar soap in the bathroom and when she saw it Bella was inspired to carve a bar of soap into a WW1 trench.

Bella carving.

Soap trench.

Bella’s soap carving: WWI trench.

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