30 March 2015

Our Week Ahead ~ 30 March 2015

It's a short week due to Easter remembrance starting on Friday.  I shan't wax eloquent in this small intro to our week ahead, but will say that we have enjoyed going through Out of Many Waters ~ Green  (SL 7) as a family read aloud.  I've read it before, but Daisy has never heard it so Dn picked it up to read it out aloud to all of us.  The ending is a little less than Dn & Daisy hoped it would be.... I won't add any spoilers here for those that haven't read it yet.
Next week is our end of term break, and we are all looking forward to that.

For my critter love friends I've included a few natural science pictures near the end of this post ♥

·       Bible
All: II Timothy 
Hymn: Jesus, Priceless Treasure (Johann Franck) (All Glory, Laud & Honor C/D)

·       History & Geography
Biblioplan Ch 8:  The Puritian Migration; the English Civil War pgs 176-181,  187 - 198   (Tues – Thurs)
Mapping: wk 8  English Civil War
·       Family
1:  Read Alouds:
Out of Many Waters ~ Greene (SL7)   (finished! :-)  )
** The Story of New Zealand ~ Basset  12A : The Explorers, p.18-19  
It feels so good to be coming back around to some NZ history again! This is the last go through of Early Modern Times World History for Jay... I'm tying not to mentally over focus on that point.
2:  Afternoon Audio:   The Best of Our Island Story
3:  Book Basket:
Christian Men of Science ~ Mulfinger (Kepler)
King Alfred’s English ~ White
Life and Times: Pepys & the Stewarts
Adding these pictures because it's nice to see what an OOP book looks like.
 ·        Daisy ~ History, Literature & Book Basket:
N/F: Life and Times: Pepys and The Stuarts ~ Ross (recommend this for younger years, not for Daisy's age group, yet she wants to have a quick fly through and enjoy the pictures ;) ) See what we are using for Samuel Pepys in this post)
1:  Life Lesson Book: Made You Look ~ Graydon
2:  Reader:  Limbo Lodge ~ Aiken
3:  Book Basket:  Beyond Beautiful Girlhood  ~ Noonan  (with mum)
4:  PoetryOver the next 6 weeks
Coleridge 1772-1834, Byron 1788-1824, Shelley 1792-1822
5:  Free Reading: Elsie’s Vacation ~ Finley
6:  Audio: Don Quixote ~ Cervantes  parts 3 and 4
·        Jay ~ History, Literature & Book Basket:
N/F:  Life and Times: Pepys and The Stuarts ~ Ross
1: Book Basket:
 Screwtape Letters ~ Lewis (wks 7-10)
 Practical Happiness ~ Schultz (discuss with dad)
2: Free Reading: various - delight led
3:  Audio:
 Don Quixote ~ Cervantes  parts 3 & 4
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God ~ Edwards (Screwtape Letters Side Study)

·       English
Timed writing together with mum.      (Mon - Thurs)  Switch to copywork from your current reader 
Typing.  Narration from history reading.        (due Thurs)

1:  Essentials in Writing, Level 8:  Lessons 6A +
2:  RnS
3:  AAS Level 5
4:  Word Up!  The Vocab Show (Latin and Greek Roots)

1:  Greenleaf Guide Yr 3 Lit (1550-1900)  ~ Shearer
  Lesson 6:  George Herbert  (1593-1633)
Our family enjoys poetry and so this course is nearly a custom made fit for Jay.  We are tweaking and modifying, just a little, how we are using this guide as we go along.
2:  Essentials in Writing, Level 10:  Lessons 7 & 8
This course is working so well for Jay as it's allowing him to pull together all he's learnt in WWS and now apply it with guided instruction.  
3:  The Screwtape Letters Online Guide (selections only)
4:   Review in RnS
5:   Greek and Latin Roots

·       Maths
CTC Math 
Daisy is really learning with this program - it's an excellent fit for her.  She passed her first topic test with 97% which has boosted her confidence no end!   
Emperor Moth Caterpillar spinning his cocoon.    Picture taken by Dn   :)
·         Science (both)
Emperor (Moths) Caterpillars.  One caterpillar, Nehemiah ;), has entered his cocoon.  So interesting to watch!  He changed to the colour shown in the photo the night before he started spinning his cocoon.
Daisy: How Things Work  (Coursera)   Mon, Tue
Jay: Mechanics - Coursera (8 wks)   Mon, Tue

·         Languages
Rosetta Stone French for All; yep, including Dad & Mum      Mon, Tue (Daisy only), Wed

·         Logic
Jay: Chess
Daisy:  ??

PS:  Look who we found in the pigeon loft; two squabs!  Totally unexpected as we've been diligently removing the eggs so that we wouldn't have any more pigeons. Ha ☺
Dn took this picture,  and included his fingertip on purpose to show the size of these little fellows.

No comments: