Friday, September 24, 2010

My School Log for Duncan

Memory Work
Tell me about prime numbers.
Numbers that have exactly 2 factors are prime numbers.

Tell me about a clause.
Each group of words with a subject and a predicate in it is called a clause.

What are dwarf planets?
Dwarf planets are astronomical objects that orbit the sun and are round, but, unlike planets, they have not cleared their orbital path.

Tell me about the Punic Wars.
The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage that resulted in the utter destruction of Carthage.

Poem 1
the witches’ chant from Macbeth

Kumon Math (not daily)
Saxon 76- Lessons 61-65

Language Arts
SL LA 2 adv week 8 copywork and activity sheet
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill chapters 5-8 (reader)
Handwriting Help for Kids: Create Cursive
MCT Grammar Island pp.124-135; discussed pp.168-169
Music of the Hemispheres pp.14-17
The Random House Poetry book on Thursday

Gombrich’s A Little History Chapter 13
assembled Roman minibooks
Kingfisher pp.34-35; pp.62-63
Selections from Mr. Donn’s History
Hannibal by Robert Green (without Mei)

Great Science Adventures- Lessons 18 and 13 (Pluto and The Asteroid Belt)
Read about Dwarf Planets at Starchild
Watched asteroid and planet videos at howstuffworks

Mei and Duncan continued playing with Chapter 2 in Spanish Every Day. Mei worked in The Everything Kids’ Learning Spanish Book while Duncan learned animal names in The Complete Book of Spanish.

Song School Latin Lesson 9 (review lesson)

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