Wednesday, March 2, 2016

School Summary - Mussolini, Japan and China, the Great Depression

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A Summary of February 1-12
Just more of the same for these two weeks with a little extra deep cleaning around the house going on. :)
Here's what we did:

Things that were scheduled:
Language Arts (Grammar with Writing and Literature for both; Spelling for Soprano)
Greek and Computer Science (Tenor), American Sign Language, Photography, and Sewing (Soprano)
 Tenor was finding it hard to complete his work some days so I rearranged his schedule. He now does science on Monday and Tuesday, Greek on Wednesday, and Literature on Thursday and Friday. It seems to be helping a little bit. Math is taking him a long time each day (like 3-4 hours long). We need to find a solution for that. No pun intended. Lol

My Father's World 1850 to Modern Times
We read about Mussolini and Japan and China (including the Long March). Then we dove into the Wall Street Crash and the resulting Great Depression.

Bible: This year we will be learning (reviewing) basic Christian beliefs and memorizing key Bible passages. The curricula allows for several weeks of reviewing verses of our choice. We finished reviewing James! They did really well considering we haven't worked on it at all since the end of the last school year. (I'd love to upload a video but it's 15 minutes long
History and Geography: 
Project-wise: we read about the Fasces (Soprano colored hers) but didn't make them
They colored the Chrysanthemum throne emblems
We did the Long March math activity and the Inflation project.
We also did the outlines and writing from outlines, timeline pieces, and maps. 
Science: We're also using the World of Science reading assignments to review what we learned this summer. We added in AIG's World of Inventions lesson 33: Moving Pictures.
Other MFW: 
Music:  We listened to several pieces by George Gershwin and used the Gershwin chapter of The Young Scholar's Guide to Composers for review.
Art: Using markers (Hooray for it not being more painting!!!)

You can see them all in my Youtube playlist for weeks 17-34.

The Presidents by The History Channel
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Singin in the Rain
The Grapes of Wrath
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Favorite Books: 
Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt -- all by Mike Venezia
American Girl Kit books
Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt by Judith St. George
Mimmy and Sophie by Miriam Cohen
Something to Tell the Grandcows by Eileen Spinelli
The Babe and I by David Adler

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