2020-21 School Year–Week Twenty-Eight

Hymn of the Week–“Awake, My Heart, with Gladness” (Lutheran Service Book #467)

I’m not entirely sure why we even bothered to have school this week…it’s always hard to come back after a break, but I feel like we didn’t accomplish much of anything this week!

Turkey and Bunny worked with inverse trigonometric functions in calculus. They finished reading Fahrenheit 451. For their next literature assignment, I assigned them each a different book to read that reflects their own interests…Turkey is reading Paradise Lost, and Bunny is reading Wuthering Heights. I did this one other time this year, when Turkey read The Screwtape Letters and Bunny read Murder on the Orient Express…except they both finished their assignments before the school year even began! They started a chapter on the digestive system in advanced biology.

Ladybug learned how to calculate exponential growth and decay in algebra. She and Chickadee learned about the assassination of JFK and the Civil Rights Movements in history. She read more about light waves in science, and now knows why the sky looks blue and why sunsets can be so beautiful.

Chickadee worked on subtracting fractions in math. She started a chapter on social insects (ants, bees, and termites) in science. We continued reading The Boxcar Children. She finished the last of the Explode the Code series of workbooks!

We also started a few nature-based projects in the last week. Chickadee and I set up a hummingbird feeder…I thought it would be fun to try to attract some birds so she could observe them since she’s studying flying creatures in science. Moose also has a science project for his biology class that we’re all enjoying…he studying the effects of different amounts of water on grass. So far, the experiment is going exactly the way we expected it to!

I hope we get more accomplished next week, but three of us are scheduled to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, so we’ll see how we all feel…

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