Our regular schedule of written work continues per usual. I won't continue to bore you with details of that.
I am thankful that my son's lit/writing teacher has finally graded him a little harder. The last paper he did came back filled with comments. She still gave him a good grade (better than I would have given), but I guess that helped buffer the shock of the feedback, LOL. He complained, but hopefully he will do a better job on the longer paper that he is now working on. He's got to get crackin' on it this weekend so that it will be finished for next week (4-5 pages, typed).
We didn't do much in chemistry again this week, either. We just managed to complete chapter 3 in The Elements. I've got to get mini-marshmallows for next week so we can model atoms! I got in the book for the real chemistry labs that he will start in March - can't wait!
Music lessons, chess, and physical activities continued per usual, too. We continue to get snow at intervals and to miss some classes due to road problems. We missed both Spanish and his lit/writing class this week (although we emailed in the work). I'll be really, really glad for spring to come this year!
On the history/lit front, we've already been talking about the run up to the French Revolution earlier this year, and this week we've finally actually gotten to it in earnest.
My son read SOTW chapter 25 this week. We completed some map work and other activities from the SOTW Activity Guide that we haven't had time to get to in weeks past. We compared our Declaration of Independence with The Declaration of the Rights of Man. He's been working through the civics related activities in the book Washington's Farewell Address, which we started last week. And we read excerpts of Washington's inaugural address, as well....
In introducing the subject for the week, I read from our encyclopedias and People in the Past (see last week's report), as well as A Child's Eye View of History, Fiona Macdonald; Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and the French Revolution, Nancy Plain; and Helen Williams and the French Revolution, Jane Shuter (primary source).
We're also gearing up to see STOMP! the week after next at Centre - can't wait!