2016-17 School Year–Week Two

It’s hard to believe we’ve already finished two weeks of the new school year!

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We’ve already made it through part one of Lutheranism 101, which focused on the basics of who the Three Persons of the Trinity are, what sin is, and even got into some end times discussion. Next we’re going to be learning about the church on earth. We’ve also really enjoyed reading about the commemoration days of the church year in Celebrating the Saints, which is an excellent book!

Math has continued to be a review, as has writing and grammar for the most part. Turkey and Bunny have wrapped up their first chapter in science, and are preparing for their first test of the year, as Ladybug is almost through her first chapter in science as well.

We started history this week, learning about the British Empire at the time of Queen Victoria. We marked all of the British territories of that time on our wall map so we could visualize just how true it was that the sun never set on the British Empire. Ladybug, especially, was impressed!

Ladybug began her literature study of The Blue Fairy Book with a story I had never heard before: “Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess.” We also continued reading aloud from The Iliad. Turkey and Bunny will begin their literature study next week…the only subject we haven’t started on yet.

Chickadee has continued to enjoy her first year of school, practicing counting, tracing letters, and reading lots of books with me. She really loves learning, and feeling like she’s one of “The Bigs!”

We didn’t go on a field trip as I had originally planned this week, because this teacher decided to go on one by herself. I took a few hours on Wednesday to visit a special touring exhibit by the Baseball Hall of Fame that is currently in St. Louis. It was a great experience, and I was able to share some of what I learned with my students when I got home. Next week, we’re hoping to take some time to all visit the St. Louis Science Center!

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