Tuesday, April 22

School day 8AM - 1PM (extra-curricular 1:30 PM - 4PM)

Note:  Yesterday went great with the independent work/teaching.  It really helps that I planned some easier math.

Subject - Biology

Subject - Ancient History

  • Rome Test

Subject - Grammar/Creative Writing

Grammar - IXL

  • Is the word and adverb/adjective
  • Use adjectives to compare

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums

Subject - Spanish

Program - Mango

  • We worked on Chapter 4 - finished Lesson 19
  • Review test
  • Write out Chapter Review

Subject - Typing

Program - Typing Web

  • Alphabet soup

Subject - Literature

Science Book: Legend of the Lure by Jake Maddox

Fun Book: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Monday, April 21

School day 8AM - 4:00 PM (extra curricular 7PM - 8PM)

Note: I’m working on the final stages of the inventing project, while my students work on their various subjects.  I’m picking work that won’t need as much direct supervision “necessary busywork”.

Subject - Ancient History

  • Brainpop videos:  Roman Republic & Roman Numerals
  • Story of World:  Punic Wars

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

Subject - Latin

Text - Latin Via Ovid

  • Questions

Subject - Handwriting

Famous Speeches - Gettysburg Address

  • Work on writing out second copy of speech

Subject - Geography

Theme - Capitals & Countries of the World

Geography Website - Australia/Oceania

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums
  • Clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Literature

  • Picking up new library books today

Friday, April 18

School day 8AM - 1:30 PM (extra curricular 9:30 AM - 11AM)

Note:  We went to a live stations of the cross.  It was for children and did some of the station activities.

Field Trip - Walking the Cross

Field Trip - Marine Biologist for a day

  • Experience the excitement of the Aquarium from behind the scenes! Do you have a budding marine biologist in the family? Our Marine Biologist for a Day program takes kids behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Let them learn about underwater species directly from our biologists!

    • Spend time behind the scenes
    • Work with animals
    • Dissect a squid
    • Use microscopes
    • Watch a dive show

Subject - Ancient History

  • Work on Colisseum

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

Subject - Handwriting

Famous Speeches - Gettysburg Address

  • Work on writing speech three times
Subject - Art/Music
  • Practice drums
  • Clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Fun Book - Troublemaker by Andrew Clements

Thursday, April 17

School day 8AM - 1PM (extra-curricular 1PM - 2PM & 4PM - 5:30 PM)

Note:  We’re taking it a little light today, preparing for the Rome test tomorrow.

Subject - Biology

Subject - Grammar/Creative Writing

Grammar - IXL

  • Pick Adjectives
  • Choose between adverbs & adjectives

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums
  • Practice clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Spanish

Program - Mango

  • We worked on Chapter 4 - finished Lesson 18

Subject - Typing

Program - Typing Web

  • Alphabet soup

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Wednesday, April 16

School day 8AM - 1:30 PM (extra curricular 1:30 PM - 2PM)

Note: We’re getting close to wrapping up the Geography planned unit on key capitals of the world.  We will start working on the key cities in addition to the capitals.

Subject - Ancient History

  • Worked on Colosseum sculpture.

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

Subject - Latin

Text - Latin Via Ovid

  • Read history of English Language & Ovid
  • Translated first story & went over grammar lesson

Subject - Handwriting

Famous Speeches - Gettysburg Address

  • Work on writing speech three times

Subject - Geography

Theme - Capitals & Countries of the World

  • Test over the Middle East

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums
  • Clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Tuesday, April 15

School day 8AM - 11:30 PM (extra-curricular 12:10 PM - 4PM)

Note:  It is another rainy spring day.  We’ve got a lot of extra activities planned, so going to hit the work hard in the morning.

Subject - Biology

Subject - Grammar/Creative Writing

Grammar - IXL

  • Use relative adverbs
  • Order Adjectives

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums

Subject - Spanish

Program - Mango

  • We worked on Chapter 4 - finished Lesson 17

Subject - Typing

Program - Typing Web

  • Beginner Wrap-up

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Monday, April 14

School day 8AM - 4:00 PM (extra curricular 7PM - 8PM)

Note: It is a blustery day.  The perfect weather for reading and catching up.

Subject - Ancient History

Subject - Math

Program - IXL Math

Subject - Latin

Text - Cambridge Latin Course - Unit 1

  • Questions
  • Read history of Pompeii Eruption

Subject - Handwriting

Famous Speeches - Gettysburg Address

Subject - Geography

Theme - Capitals & Countries of the World

Geography Website - Middle East

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums
  • Clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Thursday, April 10 & Friday, April 11

School day 8AM - 1:30 PM (extra curricular 1:30 - 2PM)

Note: Today, we’ve got to get back to the old grind, cough, cough, the wonderful education of our youth.  I find the holidays and spring the two most busiest with pleasant distractions.  It is why I have learned to hit it hard in early August - October and January - March.  When April begins, it seems the cycle of activities starts again.

Subject - Ancient History

Subject - Math

Subject - Typing

Program - Typing Web - Intermediate course

  • Alphabet soup
Subject - Art/Music
  • Practice drums
  • Clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Fun Book - Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Wednesday, April 9

School day 8AM - 3:30 PM

Note: Yesterday, we were out and about and got school done.  They key was bringing some work along.  I like to be home after a long day of being on the run.  It is relaxing.  With that in mind, my students are catching up on their Literature reading.

Subject - Biology

  • Magic School Bus - Wet all Over (Season 2), Going Batty (Season 2), Ups & Downs (Season 2)
  • Magic School Bus - Goes Up Stream (Season 3), Mussel Beach (Season 4), Gets Swamped (Season 4)

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums
  • Practice clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Roman Literature -  Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld

Fun Book - Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Tuesday, April 8

School day 8AM - 4:00 PM

Note: We got to enjoy Harris Hillman’s Art Fair.  It was fun to help the kids do art, plus enjoy the gorgeous weather.

Subject - Ancient History

Subject - Math

Subject - Latin

Text - Cambridge Latin Course - Unit 1

  • Translate Story Finis
  • We found out the ending to the family. 

Subject - Handwriting

  • Gladiator poem, used descriptive style

Subject - Geography

Subject - Art/Music

  • Practice drums
  • Clarinet & trio pieces

Subject - Literature

Roman Literature - Atticus of Rome 30 B.C. by Barry Deneberg

Roman Literature -  Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld

Fun Book - Nerds by Michael Buckley