2020-21 School Year–Week Five

Hymn of the Week–“We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God” (Lutheran Service Book #941)

There’s something about making it through the first five weeks of the school year that always seems significant to me…maybe it’s because we’re already a quarter of the way through our doodlebug countdown to the 100th day of school!

Turkey and Bunny made and interpreted graphs of waves in calculus. They worked on persuasive writing in their Elements of Style workbooks. In advanced biology, they started a chapter on the integumentary system, and learned more about skin than they probably thought was possible. They finished the March trilogy in history. Their new literature study of Jane Eyre began.

Ladybug worked with radicals and learned how to rationalize the denominator in algebra. She finished her 800 word paper on the American Revolution, including her first experience with footnotes. She also began a new literature study, and we’re both excited about reading The Trojan War. In science she read about the hydrologic cycle. She and Chickadee learned about the Second French Republic and the Second Reich in history, and frankly, a lot of it hit a bit too close to home.

Chickadee reviewed counting money with both dollars and coins in math. We made it to harvest time in Farmer Boy. She finished the second chapter of her science book about birds. Her narration, dictation, and copywork assignments focused on a few passages from Misty of Chincoteague, which was timely, because she also recently had a selection from that book in vocabulary.

It is finally cooling off, and while we haven’t ventured out to play tennis yet, we are very glad to be able to talk comfortable walks again!

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