Joining the link up this week over at Forever, For Always, No Matter What
~ What we are reading~
~ What we are reading~
Me: Homeschool Blogs - for the first time all year I am not reading a book.
Noodle: Carry On Mr. Bowditch - Audio CD
Bible: Random readings and devotionals. Admittedly, I am sorely lacking in making this a priority. I don't know why, as it was one of the many reasons I decided to homeschool. I need prayer in this area. How much time do you spend daily on Bible lessons/curriculum/praying with your kids?
Math: Noodle is on Lesson 143 in Abeka Math 1. He is excited about moving to 2nd Grade math in a couple of months. Bear met with his Algebra tutor/teacher as usual. He is struggling this week with a new concept and longer drawn out problems.
Science: Noodle had no science this week except for a little reading. I dislike missing a week of science because we only do it a couple times a week as it is, but life just happened this week. Bear finished Module 12 of Apologia Physical Science.
History: I started reading Story of the World Volume 3 out loud to Noodle. We started on Chapter 21 "Fighting Over North America." TOG suggests this at the UG level as an alternate, but since I love Susan Wise Bauser, I decided we were going to add it to our history lineup. I figured when he gets to UG, he can read it again on his own. Bear has been learning about the start of the American Revolutionary War.
Literature: Bear finished Scarlet Letter last week. He is about to begin two new books, lighter/easier reads, purely for storyline: Amos Fortune, Free Man (he hadn't previously read it, believe it or not) and Early Thunder. He will continue doing Dialectical Journals with both of these books. We continue learning about literary terms and identifying them in the books being read, as well as reading short stories and poems, followed by some analysis of them.
English/Language Arts: Noodle continues his daily lessons in Explode the Code Book 3 (he's almost finished!), CLE LA and OPGTR. Bear is still working thorough his CLE LA, Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9, Vocabulary Vine and he continues to write summaries and essays.
Health: Bear is 3/4 through Abeka High School Health. The end is in sight. This is his least favorite subject because he feels it is a waste of time since he "knows all this stuff already." Hmmmmm.....OK. He does have an A and he has covered many of these topics for Boy Scout Merit Badges.
Co-op: Finished! Bear earned an A- on his research paper, called Zoos: Animal Heaven or Animal Prison? It was a compare/contrast research paper about whether zoos are helpful or harmful to animals. He had numerous rough drafts to correct grammar and punctuation errors. Content was great.
Misc: Bear became part of the Boys Scouts Order of the Arrow. Here he is when I dropped him off.
At our Homeschool Park Day Bear and his friend K like to snake hunt. They caught a big one this week. A Diamondback Water Snake. No, it isn't venomous. He would not touch or get close to a venomous snake. He has his own snake hook and tongs and is an "amateur" expert - LOL. Also, he always let's them go - he just likes to catch them and look them over.
I guess that's all folks!