Saturday, August 6, 2016

Week 4--One Month!

One month complete....

My high school students are finally in their groove.  They are anticipating what needs to get done and getting on the ball early in the week.   There have been some frustrations.  Mondays and Tuesdays are the hardest.  Wednesdays, we kinda hold our breathe and plow on through.  Thursdays and Fridays, we breathe a sigh of relief. 

In biology, we are studying cells.  Michael always asks for his packet of papers--(biology coloring sheets, and special projects).  He's been working this week on cell organelles and functions flashcards that I intended for Tera and Daniel.  Works for me!

A make-your-own cell project was assigned and is due next week.  Tera did two projects--one for extra credit. (Yes, she can be an over-achiever).  Daniel will be working on his paper diorama this weekend.  Michael is doing either a shrinky dink version or a mini tin cell project that we found on pinterest, as soon as I get myself in gear and help him with it. 

Tera completed one of her cell projects early...sugar cookie cell

In British literature, we are finishing up the Middle English period and moving on.  Both, Tera and Daniel wrote epic poems on the life of David.  That was a hard assignment for both of them!  Next week, Flight of Israel tales and Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.  

Michael and I have been reading Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski and The Green Ember.  He wrote his first "paper" on the Battle at Valley Forge.  Tera taught him all about plagiarism and making sure not to copy another author's work.  
We finished up the week with French twists and watching a cultural video about Paris.  


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