First Quarter Done!

We completed the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year on Friday. We learned so much this quarter.

In history, we learned about the age of exploration, the Ottoman Empire, the Mogul Empire, the Reformation, and Renaissance England. In Geography, we learned about Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya. In Science we learned about insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, and mammals. In the arts, we learned about fairy tales, poetry, Mogul Art, Reformation Art, and Shakespeare. We started every day by watching CNN 10.

Cameron read (listened to) Beauty by Robin McKinley, 1453 by Roger Crowley, Taj Mahal: Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire by Diane Preston, Bird Sense: What It’s Like To Be A Bird by Tim Birkhead, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and MacBeth by William Shakespeare. His grades were amazing:
History A
Geography A
Science A
Art A
PE A
English A
Math A

Fritz read Around the World in a Hundred Years by Jean Fritz, The Shadows of Ghadames by Joelle Stolz, Afghanistan by Donkey: A Year in a War Zone by Anna Badkhen, The Bible Smuggler by Louise A. Vernon, and Shakespeare’s Stories For Young Readers by E. Nesbit. His grades were great:
History A
Geography A
Science A
Art A
Piano A
PE A
Religion A
English A
Math B
Logic A
Latin A

Adrian read Explorers of North America by Christine Taylor-Butler, The Life Cycle of Reptiles by Darlene R. Stille, The Life Cycle of Amphibians by Darlene R. Stille, Where is the Taj Mahal? By Dorothy Hoobler, Birds, Nests, and Eggs by Mel Boring, and Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley. His grades were excellent:
History A
Geography A
Science A
Art A
Recorder A
PE A
Spanish A
Religion A
English A
Math A

Orange Belt!

Yesterday Fritz belted up to orange (the third belt) at Code Ninjas. He worked so hard for over three months to get there. He wanted so badly to be the first to make it to orange going at the normal speed (another boy did a year’s worth of hours in about four months because he was moving) and he did it! He was neck and neck with two other boys so every time we went in he’d look at the wall to see if anyone had gotten to orange yet. When he finished his last challenge game yesterday, he couldn’t stop smiling for hours!