2016-17 School Year–Week Nine

This was a really good week of school!

We started with Turkey and Bunny taking their first quarterly algebra exam. They were actually supposed to take it over our fall break last week, but with all of our van drama, we never got around to it. Anyway, they both did an excellent job, and let’s face it, that’s a huge relief to their teacher!

As for the rest of the week in math, everyone learned some new things. Turkey and Bunny used what they have learned about graphing equations to find parallel and perpendicular lines to go with an existing line on a graph. Ladybug has been working on finding the factors of composite numbers, and identifying prime numbers.

We finished our study of different denominations in One Christ, Many Creeds. We will be returning to Lutheranism 101 next week, as well as having a brief review of the Reformation to coincide with Reformation Day.

Our history lessons focused on the First Transcontinental Railroad and the creation of time zones across the world. We also learned about the Meiji Restoration in Japan, the Dutch East Indies, and the April Uprising in Bulgaria.

Our study of the Constitution has been going really well. We’ve had some good discussions about the disagreements the framers of the Constitution were trying to overcome, and how those disagreements were seen through the eyes of the different states.

All three students began a new chapter in science. Ladybug is learning about aquatic herps. So far, we have covered sea turtles. Turkey and Bunny are learning about water. They’re also learning more about atoms and molecules and chemical formulas.

I’m really looking forward to next week, when we get to start out Thankful Tree!

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