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Learning Notes Week of December 3

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. Tuesday December 4 Bella: math, read and narrated Abraham Lincoln’s World Sophie: […]

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Learning Notes Week of November 26

Monday November 26 Bella: math, copywork, Latin (Winnie Ille Pu), timeline book, read and narrate George Washington’s World and A Naturalist Buys and Old Farm (written narration for NBAOF). Read Elements, Cobblestone Magazine issue about Progressives. Sophie: math, copywork Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, Little Bear Anthony: math Lucy: copywork Afternoon stories: Doll’s House, […]

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Learning Notes Thanksgiving Week (Week of November 19)

Monday November 19 Bella: read first chapter of the book of Genesis and Psalm 117, composition Sophie: copywork, French (Duolingo) Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, Little Bear ( begin Little Bear’s Wish) Anthony: math, copywork (Basilisk poem from Dragons Dragons) Lucy: copywork (Sheep in a Jeep) Afternoon stories: Doll’s House, St Peter Claver, Around […]

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Chronological Snobbery about the Middle Ages

  We’ve been reading Men, Microscopes and Living Things, which is a sort of history of biology for children. On the whole I really like the book. It’s well written and engaging. But the chapters on medieval herbalists and medieval bestiaries both raised my eyebrows a bit and sparked some interesting discussions as I questioned […]

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Learning Notes Week of October 15

Monday October 15 Anthony: math, copywork, History. Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, Bob book. Sophie: math, copywork, French, Geography Bella: math, composition (poetry) Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, Magna Charta, St Louis de Montfort, Men Microscopes and Living Things, lectionary readings. Bedtime story: Mitchells Five for Victory. Tuesday October 16 Anthony: math, copywork, History. […]

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