We are back to our basics…
We will begin the G. A. Henty books~ an historical adventure series.
We are beginning a study on the Constitution using the Federalist Papers as our guide.
This will be long and methodically outlined.
Yes, we studied this 2 yrs ago, but you can never get enough of understanding our country’s foundation, eh?
The Preamble, and the 3 branches of government will be discussed this month.
We have been skipping around quite a bit this year trying to figure out what a good fit is for all my students. The oldest go to a science co op for chemistry, thus our main focus throughout the year will be Elements from the Periodic Table. We will study one element per week.
Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, & Beryllium are first in line.
Katie- Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Voyage on the Great Titanic (Dear America series)
TJ- The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia series)
Shane- to be announced aka his mom is working on that list. =)
ALL about NOUNS~
common, abstract, pronouns, proper nouns, possessive nouns, etc…
Implement quality adjectives into our writing.
NaNoWriMo ~ National Novel Writing Month
oh yes, it is that time of year again.
We are never quite do it “officially”. I do not require a word count, but simply give my kids a spiral notebook and give them the whole month to write a “novel”. Katie *loves* this; TJ not.so.much. We will see how it goes…
All things measuring~
linear, liquid, & weight.
Review multiplication & division.
Surface areas of solids,
Celsius & Fahrenheit.
Order of operations.
Composer of the month: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Artist of the Month: Leonardo da Vinci
Poetry- memorize the Preamble
Nature Study- deciduous trees
We are also looking forward to aiming our focus on an attitude of gratitude this month in honor of Thanksgiving.