Friday, October 21, 2011

Week 10 Highlights - 2011 (Eighth Grade)....

~  In religion studies, my son continues reading through Bible Prophecy.  He has just finished The Screwtape Letters for an outside lit class, as well as Screwtape Proposes a Toast, and has begun The Pilgrim's Progress (also for Lit class).  We've been having many interesting discussions as a result of these studies!

Algebra II studies continue to go well with his tutor.  In review and drill at home, we've finished Module A of VideoText and begun Module B.

~He's playing "Skeleton Stomp" at a Halloween themed piano recital tomorrow evening.

~  We just bought Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs to use as a reference for his Spanish studies, on the advice of his instructor.

Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs [With CDROM and CD (Audio)]

~  Other language arts topics continue as before with us proceeding through Vocab for the College Bound and two Easy Grammar books.

~  Only a few more lessons to go in Latin Primer III!

~  We continue to work through a geography map skills book as well as completing maps to go along with SOTW chapters (and others).

~  We're working with pulleys in his at-home science class; he and his classmates calculated the mass of various things, such as their signatures, in his Wacky Science class this week.  He only has one more fall chemistry lab to finish after this week!

~  He's read SOTW chapter 15 and is working his way through chapters 17-21 now.  He's working his way through chapter 21 of Volume 8, History of US, so we're finally moving into the time period surrounding the lead-up to WWI.

~  He finished Pygmalion this week and is now reading The Man Without a Country.  I had to print this off from Project Gutenberg because it has become another classics tragedy of my library system....

http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/16493

~  His Home Ec class made biscuits and pizza this past week.  Because the food was too hot to eat at the end of class, they were told to leave the food to eat at the end of co-op.  When the kids came in to eat the food, other kids had taken all of it!  My son is somewhat perturbed....

~  He finished up his second acrylic art work project this past week.  I posted pics of these earlier in the week....

~  He has two soccer games this weekend - fall soccer is almost at an end!

~  We attended the most wonderful production of some of Poe's works at Frazier History Museum this past week!  The actors did amazing things with the words of Poe in presenting "The Raven, The Black Cat, AnnaBel Lee, The Bells, and The Conqueror Worm...."  We're going to see a Children's Theatre production of some of Poe's works here next week.  It will interesting to compare and contrast these!

http://poestories.com/read/conquerorworm

Regena

3 comments:

MissMOE said...

He sounds like a busy, busy guy. Enjoyed reading about your week.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Sounds like a great week! I'd be perturbed about the food, too! :-). The Poe productions sound good.

My name is Tiffany said...

Wow, what a week. I am so nervous about hs the older years. The subject matter seems so intense.

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