14 April 2015

Our Week Ahead ~ April (Tues) 14th 2015

We're still on partial break this week so I've come back and crossed out some of the things I has listed here in my draft post  There will be no writing this week, we're planning on just doing bible, math and reading, and audios.

With my week ahead posts, from now onwards, I'll only detail the 'next' history topic we'll be studying along with any new items that we'll be using each week. 
We're going through our bible lessons slowly and thoroughly this year and so I'll only include the bible subtitle when we get to a new book in the bible.  Studying the bible with two teens is certainly generating some interesting conversations.  Love it!  
I am so thankful to God for Jay and Daisy, and being blessed with the opportunity to home educate them is such a privilege - I wouldn't swap it for anything!
Home educating them is one of the most challenging, rewarding, tiring ;), humourous, and prayer filled tasks I've ever undertaken.

·       History & Geography
Biblioplan Ch 10:  English Colonies Restoration of the Colonies War pgs 228,  230-251a   (Tues – Thurs)
Mapping: nil
·       Family

1:  Read Aloud:
Master Cornhill  ~ McGraw pt1 (SL6)    (1665)
I'm hoping we enjoy this book, as our past experience with reading some McGraw books hasn't been very favourable;
we all enjoyed Seventh Swap,
only Daisy liked Golden Goblet,
Moccassin Trail was not (!) a success as a read aloud in our home,
Mara, Daughter of the Nile I pre-read it & decided not to use for Jay - we switched to an Agatha Christie who-dunnit it instead; Death Comes as the End.
ETA:  Dn has chosen to read Jay's reader, A Parcel of Patterns, as our family read aloud and so I'm currently waving Master Cornhill under Jay's nose to see if he'll read it ;)

2:  Book Basket/Audio:
ITTC ~ Cowan     Milton - Paradise Lost 1667,  Bunyan - Pilgrims Progress 1678, 1684
King Alfred’s English ~ White  pg 77 onwards

The Dairy of Samuel Pepys: BBC Radio Drama  My sister sent me a precious, old (!), book with some of Samuel Pepys' diaried excerpts in it, and so I've been keen for the children and I to go through a greater portion of his dairy together.  The unabridged version is too long, just now, so I've elected to use the BBC's radio drama for us to enjoy over the next few weeks. Update: We ended up dropping this as the content issues just got worse 

·        Daisy ~ History, Literature & Book Basket:
1:  History Reading: 
Famous Men of 16th & 17th Century ~ Shearer: Cromwell (1599-1658),   John Milton (1608-1674)
Dog Days ~ McCaughrean (lite reading, story set in London 1753)
2:  Poetry:  wks 8-12
Coleridge 1772-1834, Byron 1788-1824, Shelley 1792-1822
3:  Free Reading: Elsie’s Vacation ~ Finley
·        Jay ~ History, Literature & Book Basket:
1: Book Basket:
 Screwtape Letters ~ Lewis
2: History Reading: 
 FM of 16th & 17th Century ~ Shearer: Cromwell (1599-1658),   John Milton (1608-1674)
(1665)  A Parcel of Patterns ~ Walsh  (SL 200) content issues.  Recommending this book be pre-read before handing to students.  Not for sensitive readers!!  (ETA:  Now switched to a family read aloud as Dn didn't want to read Master Cornhill :D)
·       English
1:  Essentials in Writing, Level 8:  Lesson 8 +

1:  Greenleaf Guide Yr 3 British & American Literature (1550-1900)  ~ Shearer
  Lesson 7:  Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
2:  Essentials in Writing, Level 10:  Section 2: Lesson 1
3:  The Screwtape Letters Online Guide (selections only) wks 8-10


reader19 said...

So good of you to post the books you are using! I was wondering about a book you posted a few weeks ago called: Christian Men of Science. How do you (Jay) like this book? Any bit of a review available?

Wondering if the chrysalis is moving any? Shouldn't the Emperor Moth be getting close?? How is your new snail doing? Can I send you some snails from Michigan! Ha! Just kidding!

I so appreciate your sharing along with us! Sending love and a cuppa along to you, friend!

Chelle said...

We are all rather liking Christian Men of Science. Jay said to tell you he thinks it's pretty good as one of our morning basket reads; meaning that we only read a small portion each day and then discuss anything of interest. It's unashamedly Christian and a nice science biographical follow on after we'd read through the Tiner books.

None of the chrysalis are moving yet, the ones we currently have on our shelf have just gone into 'in'.

Our new snail, Peaches, is doing well... we'd love some more snails, especially since you have some to spare ;)
I must check your blog to see how your snail count is going.

I've been spending some time browsing audible (dangerous!!) as they have their Spring sale on.

Thanks for stopping by for a chat.

I'll email sometime next week ;)