Scripture of the day: Proverbs 14:26 – "In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge."
Just a reminder about our weekly schedule:
9:00am Short Stories (Literature)
11:00am Origins/Science Fair
1:30pm Mock Trial
Short Stories – HOMEWORK: Read Little Girls Wiser Than Men by Tolstoy.
Answer the Review and Thought Questions in WAS: Short Stories, p. 37. Fill out the Short story worksheet for the story. The students should be reading the story at least 2x at home (out loud if possible). They need to choose the focus of their own short story. Is it a character, an event, or an idea? Finish this statement and bring it to class: "My story is about…"
Latin - What to bring to class: Latin Notebook (which we are adding to each week); Latin homework exercises, Henle Grammar and Text books (purple and blue books). We reviewed 1st & 2nd Conjugation verbs. I introduced Personal pronouns for 1st and 2nd person (I/me, you/you(pl.)). Everything from now on is new material, so the students should spend extra time drilling their vocabulary and conjugation charts. We covered it in class. If you have the Latin Trivium Table, please have them use it to help memorize the different verb forms, etc. Also, don't forget on CC Connected there are Latin videos which cover the new material we are studying.
I did give a quiz this week – have them review with you to see how they are doing.
HOMEWORK: Reread Lesson 11 pp. 125-131; Study grammar and memorize rules and new vocabulary. Make flashcards for new vocabulary and drill daily. Do the exercises assigned in the guide. Make sure they are checking their answers and making corrections. Remember, there is a different answer key with full answers for each problem available through www.setonbooks.com/viewone.php?ToView=S-L1HS-12 – Henle 1 complete answer key - cost $5.
Sophia has a great game we will spend the first half of class to review vocabulary.
Logic - Reviewed Lessons 2-5 (refers to Appendix A). We worked through some of the exercises from the lessons. Don't forget to watch the Nance DVDs to review the concepts from the lessons. The videos are an invaluable resource for your study of logic.
I will have bi-weekly Logic tutor session at 10:00am-11:30 on Fridays beginning on 1/24 (2nd/4th Fridays) at my house. We will watch the videos and go over the homework and any additional questions.
I gave a quiz this week on Lessons 2-3 – please review with your student.
HOMEWORK: Continue copying the appendices if your student has not completed the process. Read Lessons 6-9, and do the corresponding exercises. Make vocabulary cards for the lessons and bring to class next week. If they have additional time, complete the additional exercises at the end of Unit 1.
Science Fair Projects– HOMEWORK: Our Community Science Fair will be pushed back one week to allow all the students to participate. The Science Fair will be on Tuesday, January 28th in the afternoon. The girls did a great job sharing about their projects; their project boards look great. Don't forget to type up the research paper that is part of their SF project.
Remember www.sciencebuddies.com has a lot of great info about the process.
Origins–Homework: Defeating Darwinism –The students are to read chapter 2 and outline it. I gave them each a copy of how to set up their outline. Have your student read the chapter first for overview; read a 2nd time for their outline; and if able to read a third time to make sure they understand the material. I will give a weekly quiz on their reading starting next Tuesday. They will be able to use their outline/notes for the quiz.
Mock Trial – Tracy discussed some of her experience with working in the court system and the process.
HOMEWORK: Review the Rules Section (part 1 of MT notebook); review vocabulary (I gave each student a ring with blank cards for their flashcards) and to make timelines of the events that happened in the case and for each character. They should use different colors for date, time and actions. Remember to bring MT notebook and voc. Cards to class each week.
I will keep working on helping them organize their studies each week.
I am out of town till Sunday afternoon. If you need anything, please call and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.