Week 7

We are all over the map this week.

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We’re anywhere from week two to fifteen I think depending on the subject. Next week we start Pre- Algebra and the Greek Alphabet book which pushes the average down farther.

All in all though we had a good week. Motivation was high as after school could be spent working on the new to us second car. Turns out Declan is quite the mechanic. He helped take the engine apart and replace things. What things? I don’t know- what happens in the garage pretty much stays there. It is not my domain. He loves it though and this car will for sure need more repair work.

Ok- we started North Korea and fun fact: although medical care is poor and hard to find North Koreans get free funerals. The more you know.

We did some map work in Asia and looked up a ton of current event type stories, but fell behind in the scheduled read alouds.

In math we finished all the lessons that I wrote out for review. I planned on reviewing until Christmas, then I thought we’d be done by Thanksgiving, we’re done now. So I’ve got The College of the Redwoods Pre-Algebra text and we’ll start there on Monday. You might have noticed my Instagram post of peeling labels of my plan book. I’m awesome like that- always prepared to change course. :)

Latin continues to be both easy and fun. “It’s like a puzzle” he says… we’re only on Lesson 3 so I’ll reserve judgement awhile. I will say that It’s good that he likes it and I can finally teach it.

We’re finishing The Trojan War- finally. Those dudes are cray cray. We’ll be celebrating by playing Assassins Creed: Odyssey this weekend. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I could wrap my mouth around their names. I found the pronunciation guide but some of them I just committed to saying wrong. As long as he recognizes the names in print we’ll be fine.

Comp is going great- we’re rewriting some Maxims and putting new words in George Washington’s mouth is fun. We started with this:

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.”

- George Washington

Our variation was:

To be equipped for combat is one of the most efficient paths to protecting tranquility.

Not bad.

We also came up with this more urban phrasing:

If you’re a bad ass no one is gonna mess with you.

Prolly not a suggested answer in the manual.

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At night we’re reading: The Peculiar Incident On Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

It’s just the right amount of Spooky atmosphere plus Chicago!