Saturday, March 26, 2016
Weekly Wrap-up ~ Big and Loud
We are one week away from our Spring Break, not that I am counting the days or anything (8 days, if you are wondering).
I can always tell when we are getting close because we tend to start just a tad bit later in the day and do just a tad bit less than I have planned. In other words, we are just sick of school and ready for the beach.
But we did put in a full week of learning this week despite our desire to just throw our books in the air and start our break early. No. We can't do that. We have to persevere.
We did current events. We did spelling. We did grammar. We did math. We read out of our personal books. We read out loud from McGuffey's. We did copywork. We read a chapter out of The Silver Chair each day. We read about 20 pages from the Diary of a Young Girl each day.
We learned about tidal bulges by watching Explain It: How do the tides work? and Tides and the Moon. We did this little demonstration about them.
Did you know that the highest point on earth is not Mount Everest? It's actually Mount Chimborazo. Read about it.
We learned about the ear canal and how sound waves pass to the brain. Scholastic has a nice little worksheet called Inside the Ear and we watched Ear Anatomy 3D. Then we did a little demonstration. Demonstrations are always a great way to wrap-up learning.
And we watched a video about Auschwitz. Again, difficult stuff to watch, but necessary in our studies on the Holocaust. We have finished up that part of WWII by reading about the liberation from WWII for Kids and are now going to spend a week on the Pacific Theater to prepare for our upcoming trip to the National WWII Museum. I think we tend to associate WWII with Pearl Harbor and then the Holocaust and forget that the war continued after that in the Pacific.
Brynne had Girls on the Run class and Eli had speech therapy. We skipped our enrichment class this week because of a visit with family we had scheduled.
One more week. One more week. We can do it!
2015-2016 Hours Logged - 803 1/4 hours out of 1,000 required hours (250 1/5 hours outside home)
Plus 83 Summer Hours