Friday we finished the 9th week of school and so completed our first quarter. It went by really fast. It wasn’t until yesterday that I was doing spelling with Adrian and realized we were on week 10!
In Science we learned how to use a microscope, about cells, diffusion, mitosis, meiosis, and started learning about genetics. In History we learned about Mesopotamia, Akkad, Sumer, Ur, Babylon, Hittites, Hammurabi, ancient Egypt, Kush, Aksum, Jenne-Jeno, and Assyria. We did several art projects from The Art Assignment. We’ve continued with piano and Latin. We’re all still doing taekwondo for PE.
Cameron completed 7 lessons of Math-U-See Geometry. He’s written several types of essays. He read Genesis to Job and started reading the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Fritz completed through lesson 20 of Math-U-See Epsilon (he was already partway through it before the school year began). He’s gotten really good at writing narrations. He read Tales of Ancient Egypt, Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths, The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, Tales of Greek Heroes, The Tale of Troy, Aesop’s Fables, The Bronze Bow, and part of Outcast.
Adrian completed through lesson 21 of Math-U-See Gamma (he had already completed several lessons before the school year began). He’s reading very well now and is speeding through book 5 of Explode the Code. He read Trojan Horse and about a third of a children’s retelling of The Odyssey.