This Week: Staying at Home

Staying at Home through Cold and Colds

Beloved is travelling a lot now with his freelance work while Little Man and I are staying at home. With the arctic front that moved in over the past week we were inside for most of the week venturing out only for Wednesday night Bible Study. On top of all of that, I have had an ear infection followed by congestion and cough, then Little Man started coughing too. I’ve been feeling like every time we leave our home one or both of us get sick so now I’m thinking we need to just stay in through the rest of winter. If only that were an option.


Bible

Continuing in Bible Study Guide the book of 1st Samuel, Little Man read about Samuel anointing Saul as the first king of Israel. We discussed whether that was a good idea or not and how God desires that we seek Him first rather than look like the kingdoms of the world. I explained that God can use all things for His glory and as we keep reading we will discover that God will do just that in this situation of the Israelites wanting their own earthly king.

Language Arts

A Sentence a Day is proving to be a wonderful product in our home. I’m seeing so much growth in Little Man’s willingness to write, because he loves the editing process. His overall skills are improving and he is finally getting the importance of seeing his thoughts on paper. So that he can structure his words in a way which others can understand.
He worked with some grammar worksheets and reading comprehension as well. In reading comp he was asked to write an alternate ending for the assigned reading and he did it without complaint. I can’t tell you how that made me feel. Giddy might be a good word for it.

Math

Little Man continued to work in Understanding Function Notation and Scaling Vectors. He also worked on mastery skills. He likes that he can jump around from grade level to grade level. I don’t like that Khan Academy limits the number of Mastery Challenges in a given session, because my son just wants to complete them so he can see those little tiny boxes all lined up in dark blue squares. I mean, if he can scale vectors and perform function notations, should he not have clearly mastered 2-digit multiplication and fractions? Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Science

Primeval Reptiles, Swimming Dinosaurs. What could be more thrilling to a boy? This was his reading week, and he worked a bit in fascinating facts. He discovered how the fins of a swimming creature has many bones to make for more flexibility compared to the 3 bones in our own fingers.

Keyboarding

We are giving our affiliate Keyboard Classroom a try. So far I’ve heard him mumble under his breath, “I love keyboarding.” So that is a great sign. Review coming soon. 



Music Appreciation

This week in SQUILT he studied Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons. He loves this piece and asked me if I could find him some sheet music online so he could learn to play it. I found a simpler version and he played it with no problems. 

That’s a basic overview of our week. How was your homeschool week? Share it on Facebook or Link up your blog posts below. 

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