Monday, September 1, 2014

August 2014 Progress

Our month was cut a week short by a vacation we took last week.  We still accomplished much!

Classical Conversation

We started our sixth year with Classical Conversations.  This is my son's first year in Essentials and both kids' second time through Cycle 3.


Shaping Hearts for God Bible curriculum studying the life of Jesus

My son finished learning the 23rd Psalm and is working on learning Matthew 5:3-12 (The Beatitudes).



RightStart Mathematics Level C - Lessons 58 through 70 (multiplication and fractions)
Singapore Math's Challenging Word Problems Level 1 - pages 146 through 159 (time)
Dreambox - logged 20 minutes for the month


Saxon Level 5/4 - through Lesson 31 (starting multiplication review)
Dreambox - logged 20 minutes for the month



Writing With Ease Level 2 - Week 24 through Week 29


IEW's  U.S. History -Based Writing Lessons - Completed Lesson 1

English Grammar

Her:  Classical Conversations English grammar memory, week 1


First Language Lessons Level 3 - finishing up with Dictionary Skills


Her:   Level 3 of All About Spelling - Step 11 through Step 13

Him: Level 4 of All About Spelling - Step 21 through 23


None.  We're focusing on Bible memory work for a few weeks.


Classical Conversations Week 1 memory work and experiments


We are continuing to read non-fiction and historical fiction chronologically through American history.

Early European Settlements:

James Towne Struggle for Survival by Marcia Sewall (Read Aloud)
"King James's Town" from SOTW Volume 4 (RA)
The New Americans: Colonial Times (1620 to 1689) by Betsy and Giulio Maestro (RA)
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh (Her IR)
Small Wolf by Nathaniel Benchley (Her independent reading)
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (Her IR)
Jamestown New World Adventure by James E. Knight (His IR)

Literature and Required and Free Reading

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb - read King Lear, Macbeath, and All's Well That Ends Well (RA)


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien 
Firestar's Quest by Erin Hunter

Fine Arts

Her:  Finished "Minuet in G" by Bach and various Irish fiddle tunes

Him:  Finished "Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 11, 1st Movement" by F. Seitz and various Irish fiddle tunes


Visited a glass art exhibit by artist Dale Chihuly

Attended a performance of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"

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