We just finished the fourth week of owning The Knitting Nest and third week of the school year. Unfortunately, I had terrible migraines on Tuesday and Thursday, so I wasn’t very useful most of the week. Nonetheless, some education did happen.
History – She finished the first decade of the 20th century this week and wrote a paper on inventions.
Literature – She’s reading Murder on the Orient Express and finished Heart of Darkness.
Bible – Still in the book of Matthew.
Math – Making progress in Algebra 2.
Japanese – She needs to take her final exam for 1st semester and then she can start 2nd semester.
Writing – The paper on inventions.
Science – She’s still reading about music and the mind.
Music – Her piano teacher is also teaching her some principles of arranging and composing music.
History – This week he read about the Samurai.
Literature – He’s reading Theras and his Town which is about a boy in Sparta.
Bible – Read some of the major events in the book of Genesis.
Math – Working on math facts and otherwise progressing well in ALEKS.
Writing – He read Katy and the Big Snow in preparation for story-writing. Unfortunately, that’s as far as we got. Hopefully, this week, he’ll make a story outline and then rewrite the story.
Spelling – I had a great idea to use the All About Spelling curriculum, but have him practice words using the Spelling Power 10 step list. We did it on Monday, but not the rest of the week. However, I hope he is learning some spelling by being on Facebook because he keeps asking me and PWM how to spell common words.
Grammar – Easy Grammar.
Typing – Yep.
Music – After band class on Thursday, he stayed and taught one of the other middle school percussionists how to play the drum kit (with the director’s permission).
Not a very exciting week, but the kids are moving forward in all their subjects. How are things at your house? Check out Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers to see what others have been up to!