We finished looking at Rossetti and Duncan is now studying the poetry of Carl Sandburg. He participated in Teatime Tuesday Poetry where we read A Valentine by Laura Elizabeth Richards on Tuesday, 2/9 and Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll on Tuesday, 2/16.
I read aloud pp. 47-51 from Milo Winter’s Aesop for Children. For read-aloud Thursday we read Barbara Cooney's Chanticleer and the Fox on Thursday, 2/11 and Saint George and the Dragon by Geraldine McCaughrean on Thursday, 2/18.
Duncan has just started No Dogs Allowed by Jane Cutler and finished chapter 1.
Duncan played some in his beginning cursive book, did Wordly Wise Book 2 Lesson 14 and Plaid Phonics C pp.98-104. This week he started Spectrum Writing Grade 2 and completed pp.5-7
We totally dropped Easy Grammar the week of 2/8-2/12. I tried this years ago with my older two and it didn’t work for them. I had thought it might be a good fit for Duncan, but I just don’t like it. Anyway, I have been writing my own language arts material that is part PLL/ CM, but also part Living Memory/ LCC. It has been time consuming, but I am pleased with where it is going. This week we completed the first week of my material.
Duncan completed pp.1-16 in Key to Decimals Book 1. We have been doing Saxon 65 about every other day and he completed lessons 70-77. In poor neglected MEP 3A he only did pp. 13-19. Duncan has been to the Kumon Center twice in these two week, but he hasn’t made it to the math tutor at all.
This week Duncan continued learning about water. He finished The Wonder in Water. For the 2/8-2/12 he memorized the Great Lakes and 2/15-2/19 he memorized the world oceans- both as listed in Living Memory.
I read aloud chapters 8-10 from The Story Book of Science.
He also watched some science videos from the library and on TV.
History and Geography
Duncan again played with The Seven Continents of the World Jigsaw Book. We spent some time reviewing.
2/8-2/12, we read pp.232-239 in the Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History. We looked through Cathedral by Macaulay and made clay gargoyle heads. We learned the during the Middle Ages the popes of Rome who were the head of the Western Church wanted power over the rulers of Europe.
2/15-2/19, we read pp.240 in the Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History and SOTW2 chapter 18. We learned that the crusades began in 1095 when Pope Urban II urged Christians to go on a crusade to drive the Muslims out of the Holy Land.
I keep forgetting to report foreign language! Duncan hasn’t been doing much RS Farsi, but we have been working through Passport’s Spanish for Children chapter 2.
Duncan has not been practicing violin like he should
We went to a Nashville symphony children’s program the week of 2/8-2/12.
We finished looking at the sculptures of Donatello and listening to Gregorian chants the week of 2/8-2/12. This week we began looking at the work of Botticelli.