Our Schole' Moments consisted of deeper understandings about beauty, a patience test everyone failed during virtue study, our final ancient cinderella story and some crazy halloween Hippocrates, to name a few things! Join us as we put Schole' into practice in our community….
Today our students finished up adding their gold leaf to their illuminations they began working on last week. They also had a continued lesson in making props. This week they learned how to work in layers for creating dimension.
This week we were honored to have master artist, Gary Bradley from Waverly Artists Group. Gary is passionate about Truth and Beauty and his presentation on this subject in relationship to art, was inspiring for the students and adults alike. He brought along his outdoor easel, a number of interesting paint brushes, and paintings for the students to handle, and he explained to them their use and varying costs based on their composition. It was a joy to have a Christian Artist who shares his gift for God's glory. Waverly Artist Group also offers a number of classes for adults and children alike. I would highly recommend you check them out if you are local!
Following this presentation, the students were engaged in a few choices for our indoor recess (we hit our first week of rainy weather - God has been so good to us). They had a choice of playing chess, playing Mancala or doing a Bible Study with my daughter (her idea).
This week they worked on their Latin vocabulary after watching the weekly instruction video. They played charades and had fun guessing the correct Latin word for the action that was being done.
Our featured math game this week had the students draw cards from three piles. Pile one was a setting card, pile two was a number and pile three was an operation card. They then had to take the cards they drew and come up with a word problem story. Lower elementary played a math game using a deck of playing cards and practiced their addition and subtraction.
Our science lesson was on Hippocrates today! We learned about the Hippocratic Oath he is credited with writing, and then they learned about his discovery regarding wine and wounds. He discovered that putting wine on a wound and covering it, helped it to heal better. I had the kids write their own Oath as a student of SGCA. Then they moved on to making their own wounds today in honor of some fun for Halloween and the topic of study! The kids had a blast with this activity.
The girls wanted to "scare the boys" so they all laid on the floor after class, waiting for the boys to come out to switch classes. The boys were trying to figure out what had happened in Science today! LOL
I love teaching the boys and girls as gender separated groups. It's so cool to see the differences in thinking between the two groups. So much fun!
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