We eased back into school this week, following a week long break over the Holidays. We took Monday off, as Daddy was still off that day. Everyone enjoyed our Holiday break, (especially the teacher!) but we knew we needed to get back into our routine.
We all did a lot of reading this week. J-Straco and Farm Boy have been enjoying Encyclopedia Brown and Choose Your Own Adventure Books. We are still reading Hittite Warrior for our read-aloud, and enjoyed many Greek Myths from the D'Aulaires Greek Myth book. We will be starting Black Ships Before Troy in the next week or two and read the first chapter to wet our appetites.
Also, we have been listening to the 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' audiobooks. The boys are excited to finish the last book because I bought them the first book of the next series, which is a spin-off of the Percy Jackson books.
Due to the fact we were easing back in to our coursework, we stuck with the basics, or what I consider to be the core of our studies; Math, Latin, History/Literature, and Spelling. Music practice and reading are, of course, daily events.
Here is what we did this week:
Math: J-Straco has been getting down and dirty with decimals, and Farm Boy has been solving for the unknown.
Latin: The boys worked on Subject-Verb agreement through declining and conjugating.
Spelling: Work in their respective workbooks
History: We studied Samson, Gideon, and Ruth and Naomi. We also watched more of our Great Courses DVD: Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. I HIGHLY recommend this series, and although it is a college level course, Professor Bob Brier does a remarkable job sharing his passion for ancient Egypt.
Computer Programming: The boys worked on a program which asks you to guess a number the computer has generated. Also, The Principal is starting to show the boys how to create Power Point presentations for our church service.
The Princess is recovering from a para-influenza virus. She was sick over Christmas but perked up towards New Years. She has been enjoying her books from the library, and her Playmobil and Lego toys.