Sunday, September 27, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
In Fine Arts today they worked on drawing birds through the step by step instructions of their Academic Mentor and then they began adding composition elements to them. The kids also finished up some of their other works for the Art Show, which will be displayed at the upcoming Learning Celebration.
Our Schole' lunch period today was blessed by the performance of Ms. Jackie Boegel and her student David, who performed Cello and Violin for the children. This was a recital for her student David and it was great to have her explain things to the students along the way about learning to play an instrument and performing for a recital. Jackie teaches at B Sharp Music Studio, located in her home, and teaches a variety of instruments.
Today in Latin, the kids were working through Chapter 10 in Song School Latin 2, and the vocabulary focus was on ways to travel. The kids watched the DVD lesson for this week with their favorite ending called "My Pet Monkey 2; The Sequel" - which they all love to say along with the video when it comes on! A favorite game of charades was played to review their Latin words as well.
Pythagorus was the Ancient Scientist focus of today. The kids learned about his contribution to modern science in the form of his work with sound waves and his love of math, like Thales from our previous week's study. The kids did a couple of experiments to help them understand the ideas presented, some of which were; length and sound, crest and trough, and frequency. We have really enjoyed this Berean Builder's science curriculum, which helps the student to see science through a historical and philosophical lens.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This week in our Schole' Community we continued our focus on the virtue of Love, explored through building on concepts already introduced and introduced some new ones, heard an incredibly talented violinist with piano accompaniment for our Schole' lunch, and even had a beautiful surprise from God on our nature study class, that thrilled the kids...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I was so blessed to have reviewed Sarah Mackenzie's first edition e-book, Teaching from Rest , back in August 2014. She just recently published a second edition, that is expanded and revised (35% new content), with the assistance of Classical Academic Press. This is a terrific book for learning how to enjoy the journey of homeschooling, without sacrificing the diligence of an excellent education for your children! A must read for mom's who would like to enjoy their relationships with their children, while they are homeschooling and keep it all in perspective! I don't think you can read this book too many times or ever tire of hearing it's timeless truths. It can be used as a devotion book, a group discussion book, a philosophy book and a practical, how-to book. It's one you won't want to miss. You also won't want to miss this discount and giveaway, so you can make this bundle your very own...