2023-24 School Year–Week One

We’ve officially finished the first week of the 2023-24 school year! Before I recap the work we’ve done, here’s a look back at the fun we had on our first day last Friday:

We really got to work on Monday. Ladybug is trying out something new for religion this year…a study of the history of the early church, which has her reading Eusebius’ History of the Church and The Early Church by Henry Chadwick. She completed her first pre-calculus/trigonometry lesson which was a review of sine, cosine, and tangent. She blew through the first chapter in physics, which focused on velocity and acceleration. She also started her health textbook. We began a literature study of The Hound of the Baskervilles. In grammar she learned about comma rules. She practiced creating dialogue in writing. She has two history classes this year…world history, where she read about Pope Paschal II and one of the many Crusades she will learn about this year, and U.S. history, where she is studying pre-Columbian America.

Chickadee began another read-through of the Bible in religion. Her math lessons were primarily review, focusing heavily on fractions and place value with decimals. We’re trying a new grammar curriculum this year, and she reviewed nouns, proper nouns, and proper adjectives. In history, she read about the Fall of Rome and the Celts in Britain. She practiced writing short narratives in writing. We started reading one of my favorite books, Anne of Green Gables…we’re also really looking forward to trying some recipes from The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. In science she’s studying anatomy, so we began with learning all about cells, and we made an edible model of a cell to go along with what we read:

This week has been unbearably hot, so we haven’t even thought of doing anything outside of the house, but I’m hoping to find a fun field trip soon!

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