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This week was a shorter week since we took Monday off for Labor Day, Wednesday was shot because Bear had his college English class in the morning and I had an afternoon dentist appointment that took TWO HOURS and we had our first Co-op day on Friday. Only Noodle is doing co-op this year. Bear has a full schedule already and there was no room for him to do co-op. Noodle however, is taking Memory Work, Lego Challenge and PE classes this semester.
We continued meeting with our friends for science and hopefully next week I will have a post all about Apologia Zoology 1 Lesson 5.
We moved on to the next lesson in our Bible curriculum from Classical Academic Press God's Great Covenant, Book One . This week was all about Israel's Idolatry.
I have made a change to our math. We are continuing with Saxon Math 54 - mostly verbally and on the white board. Instead of buying Teaching Textbooks Math 5 we are doing Abeka Math 4. I like Abeka math as much as I like Saxon and I feel between the two of them he will learn math well. I love TT and how it is computer based, but Noodle grew weary of it. We will probably go back to it when we hit upper level math, but for now it is out. Also, because of the workbook format of Abeka, he won't have to spend time copying down problems before he solves them.
Because of the short week he didn't finish a whole lesson yet. This week the focus was on double consonants after a short vowel sound.
This week I had him do a parts of speech sorting activity that I found on Teachers Pay Teachers via Pinterest. We did a verbal reviews of the most recent Rod and Staff lessons too.
Reading and Literature
We finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and started a mini author study on Robert Louis Stevenson to prepare for our next read aloud, Treasure Island (Treasure Island: Recorded Books Unabridged Classics). I picked up the Book on CD at the library.
He started the next lesson, but will continue next week. Also, he did some flashcard practice to review vocabulary.
We are on Week 2 of TOG Year 4 and will finish it next week. Again, our short week and short days kept us from doing much, but we did start reading If You Lived At The Time Of The Great San Francisco Earthquake. We finished reading about Teddy Roosevelt and Noodle did a notebook page. At Grandma's he played The American History Game.
Working on a few right now so we squeezed in time for those - reviews coming soon!
Bear continued attending his dual enrollment classes - English/Lit Analysis and Texas State and Local Government. He started working on his first college application. He does about 2 hours a day doing SAT prep. He takes it next month for the first time.
He continued with his regular course load of Russian, Ancient History, Literature, Fine Arts and Marine Biology.
Additionally, he is still focusing on Scouts and getting his Eagle project approved. He has two more Merit Badges he is working on completing as well.
He continued working on the rabbit skeleton and he is nursing a dove back to health. Noodle found the dove right in front of our driveway. It is dove season here in Texas so we think it's wing was grazed by some shot. The bird has no visible injuries but the poor little thing can't fly. Bear has been giving him/her food and water. It eats and drinks it all up. It poops all over the enclosure. Bear takes the bird outside to see if it can fly yet, but so far it is a no go. He has began to move the wing so I guess that is a good sign.
Lastly, Bear continues to work out at the gym, ride his long board and sometimes runs on the treadmill to stay fit. I count it all as Physical Education.
Until next week!