13 April 2014

Pause and Park

Just putting this blog in park n pause mode for chelle
she's offline for a bit.


07 April 2014

Our Week Ahead ~ April 07 2014

It's a lighter workload for us the next few weeks. 
Starting Monday April 07 2014, once academic/ scheduled learning is done the children are working on delight led (personal interest)  areas of learning.
Daisy is sewing, concentrating on piano, and is focused on getting the garden ready for autumn.
Bobs is delving deep into all things chess (playing online, a game with a friend via "correspondence", and up-skilling himself), concentrating on drums and helping mum with yardwork so his turkeys, and the ducks, can have a 'nicer' spot to forage in.
The weather is starting to cool off and so as much time as we can spend outside, we're taking it.
Lego is using up much of Bob's free time .... the annual Lego competition in NZ is now open for submissions.

The list below is our proposed schedule for the week the reality often pans out differently.. I think I'll come back and cross out the things we didn't do :D
  • Bible 
All: 1 Corinthians ch:13 (study)
Memorisation & Cursive Copywork: wk 3 of 4)
Hymn: O God, Thou Art the Father
Scriptures: Ephesians 4:32

  • History & Geography
Topic: The Rise of Islam
Biblioplan Ch: 5 The Rise of Islam (selections)
Differences between Islam & Christianity
Mapping: Arabian & Sinai Peninsulas (Biblioplan)
Encyclopedia Research: Islam

Audio: True Tales RRR Vol 2: The Islamic Empire ~ Diana Waring
(Last week of Side study: St. Columba
Audio: This Sceptred Island 01: St. Columba Comes to Iona onwards)
Audio: True Tales RRR Vol 2: St Columba ~ Diana Waring )
Read Alouds: Book Basket selection
One Thousand & One Arabian Nights ~ McCaughrean (selections)
Car time audio: book basket choice
N/F: The Arabs of the Golden Age ~ Moktefi (SL F) (selections only)
Famous Men: Mohammad (570-632AD)
Poetry:  Oxford Book of Poetry

Daisy ~ History & Literature:
SOTW 2: Ch 6 & 7: Islam
Shadow Spinner ~ Fletcher (SL)  already completed   

Bob ~ History & Literature:
GGML ~ Shearer
Lesson 5 : Beowulf 3, lines 701 - 1250
Reader: The World of Chess ~ Saidy & Lessing (oop)

  • English
All About Spelling (finished up book 4 this week. Yay!!!!!)
Grammar in Rod n Staff 4
S.F.W.W.E (level 4)  ~ Bauer
 Daisy is really focused to complete the last few lesson in her current AAS book - as then it's rewards week for her. Rewards week equates to:  complete a level/workbook and you get to choose a take out tea, and earn computer time credits.

AAS rules  
Grammar in Rod n Staff 6
As soon as Bob has finished his review in AAS I'm proposing to switch him over into Visual Latin as a regular lessons session and use it as a language arts tool as oppose to fitting it into our foreign languages slot for 2 terms a year.
  • Math
Select topics in:  IXL , Khan, and,
Khan Academy
  • Science (both)
Chemistry 101 (Friday)
The Periodic Table of Videos   (Delight led)

01 April 2014

Periodic Table Link

A blogging friend, Chareen of Every Bed of Roses, writes one of my favourite posts to check each week titled Tuesday's Treasures  and last week she shared this wonderful link to a Visual Periodic Table,  a perfect go along to one of Bob's favourite science books, The Elements ~ Theodore Gray

31 March 2014

Our Week Ahead ~ 31 March 2014

Even though our history schedule says The Byzantine Empire, we're not going to immerse ourself in that topic - we'll cover the required amount of reading (meaning whatever mum thinks is necessary ☺) and continue on with our study of Columba, Ireland, & Scotland.
In earlier years we created Byzantine notebooking pages, and arts n craft items (including the pictured paper dolls from SOTW2 student pages) - not this time.

All: 1 Corinthians ch:13 - ch:15:1-19   & discussion with Dn
Daisy: II Kings  (continue)

Memorisation & Cursive Copywork: wk 2 of 4
O God, Thou Art the Father
Scriptures: Ephesians 4:32

History & Geography

Topic: The Byzantine Empire
Biblioplan Ch: 4 The Byzantine Empire: Justinian & Theodora, John Chrysostom, Monophysite, Nestorianism
Mapping: Justinian’s Empire (Biblioplan)
Encyclopedia Research: Byzantines

N/F: Church History (selections complete this week)

Read Alouds
How the Irish Saved Civilization ~ Cahill (n/f)
Car time audio: Beowulf the Warrior ~ Sutcliff

Famous Men: Justinian (527-565ad)
Poetry: Anglo Saxon Poetry: The Dream of the Rood Wk 2 of 2

Daisy ~ History & Literature:
SOTW 2: Ch 4: The Byzantine Empire

N/F: Medieval Myths, Legends and Songs ~ Trembinski
Reader: Where Red Deer Run ~ Jenny Robertson (Columba) Complete, then book basket choices
A Child's Introduction to Poetry ~ Driscoll

Bob ~ History & Literature:
Invitation to the Classics
(early Christian Writers: Augustine AD401 - selections)  ~ Cowan & Guiness (complete on Monday)
Audio: Augustine's Conversion ~ Mclean (complete on Monday)
Greenleaf Guide to Medieval Literature ~
Lesson 4 : Beowulf 2, lines 1-700

27 March 2014

Medieval links - Pt3 The Medieval Christian Church

Links for our Pt3 Schedule: The Medieval Christian Church ~ St. Patrick, St. Columba,  St. Augustine, St. Jerome

While there seem to be so many (!!) books about St. Patrick there are not too many, yet, about St. Columba ... I guess since some of my ancestors came from the Isle of Iona I have a vested interest in what Columba was doing there :)

Columba, brief biography  I find it interesting that the Book of Kells was produced in the monastry Columba inhabited

O God, Thou Art the Father   Hymn ascribed to Columba

Insular Art Ireland (Education Portal)

The list for the Dark Ages from Education Portal

Augustine's Conversion ~ Max McLean (audible)