2020-21 School Year–Week Three

Hymn of the Week–“Jesus Loves Me” (Lutheran Service Book #588)

The first 15 days of the 2020-21 school year are complete!

Turkey and Bunny had their first science experiment of the year this week, and they got to get out the microscope! They looked at different kinds of tissue (lung, stomach, and skin), as well as a sample from a salivary gland. They’re really enjoying reading On Writing Well…especially when it tells them to break the rules! They started reading John Lewis’ March trilogy, and are enjoying that, as well. They also had their first psychology test, and since it’s an AP class, it was a little preview of college!

Ladybug is almost finished with As You Like It, and she has, well, really liked it! She and Chickadee read about the American Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in history this week. In algebra, she practiced multiplying and dividing polynomials. Our cobbled-together science lessons (I hope the new textbook arrives soon!) focused on correct units and converting measurements between the metric and imperial systems.

Chickadee learned about field marks on birds in science this week. We continued to read Farmer Boy together. She moved on to fractions in her review of math concepts. Her writing lessons for the week focused on a selection from Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and we really enjoyed reading that story!

Here’s a look at our regular Friday routine. We sing our hymn of the week, and Ladybug accompanies us on the keyboard (after we discovered that I just don’t play fast enough for singing!). (In other news: Today I discovered that Moose can play by ear, when we asked if he could try, and then proceeded to play the hymn without looking at the music!)

It’s supposed to cool off next week, and I really hope that’s correct, because we want to get outside and play tennis or take a really long walk somewhere that it isn’t our neighborhood!

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