2023-24 School Year–Week Nine

This was a long week. I don’t even know why, but it was a struggle for me. Ladybug read about the persecutions of Decius and Diocletian in religion. In pre-calculus, she had to prove trigonometric identities, and she likes doing proofs about as much I did. In physics, she continued to read about Newton’s laws. She worked with semi-colons and colons in grammar. In world history, she read about the sack of Constantinople in 1204 and the rise and fall of the Mayan Empire. She’s halfway through The Divine Comedy: Hell. In health, she read about peer pressure. She covered some familiar territory with the end of the American Revolution in US history, as well as the beginning of the US as an independent nation.

Chickadee worked with factor trees and exponents in math. She finished the section of her religion book on Moses and Joshua. In grammar, she identified and diagrammed adverbs. We finished the chapter about nutrition in science, focusing on fats and vitamins and minerals. In history, she learned about Clovis and the unification of the Frankish tribes, as well as the Moors in Spain. We’re almost finished reading Anne of Green Gables, so we made one last dinner from The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Rachel Lynde’s North Shore Fish Cakes, Fire and Dew Sweet Potatoes, and Maritime Gingersnaps:

Today we took our annual trek around Creve Coeur Lake. It was a little earlier than we’ve gone in recent years, but the weather was perfect, and both Turkey and Moose were available to come with us, so we decided to go sooner rather than later. We didn’t see as much fall color as we’re accustomed to, but there was also more than we were expecting, so it was a win!

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