18 Aug 2011 1 Comment
The girls got back to their Latin lesson, we love that Song School Latin (I know I already said that, but we love it!) I bought them new notebooks just for the lessons, Bethany and Grace have binders, but the pages tear out pretty easily, so I just got 3 spiral notebooks. Hannah thinks hers is special (and everyone got a different one.) While I worked with Hannah, Grace was writing her introductory essay to hand in. She did a good job, actually I don’t think any of the letters were backwards today – which means her meds are working. Bethany was reading about the Ziggurat of Ur which was really cool since James saw it on one of his trips south. She read the Epic of Gilgamesh, learned how to write her name in cuneiform, read about the gods of the Sumerians and more. The British museum has a very neat interactive site about the writing of the Sumerians, a day in the life of and all about cuneiform here. Here is a picture of their alphabet.
You can virtually write your monogram here. Grace was doing some history too, a totally different topic though. She had the Tennis court oath, the French revolution and the storming of the Bastille. She had to draw a picture and drew the Bastille with some angry looking people surrounding it and Marie A. with a cake (why didn’t they want to eat cake? Tastes pretty good to me.) And then Marie lost her head, c’est la vie. Here is a site that has a newspaper type format about the causes of the French Revolution (well, obviously peasants hated cake….duh.)
Some math, phonics and literature ensued and then it was time for lunch. I had to pick up Joel, drop him at home, get Grace and head over for a recheck at National Jewish. She was much better than last time, her numbers off the breathing machine were higher, her wheezing was gone and overall she’s been better. Doc Searing said she might have gotten a rhinovirus from the kids that slept over (public school) and if that is the case then she might not get it again. But, they didn’t check for the virus last time, he was just suggesting it because since school started he’s seen an increase in his asthma patients who got the virus. We ran some errands and got back home in time to make dinner, eat and then head back out the door for CAP. I let the girls play at the park tonight while I walked the trails, they heard the word ‘hike’ and were complaining. Really, they have been troopers, hiking every Thursday with me, so they deserved a night off.
Tomorrow I have to drop Joel off for an ES mission that goes Fri-Saturday somewhere in the mountains. They will be working on survival skills, medical skills, hiking and field work. He has to make a tent from a poncho and rope. I think I could make a good tent out of…say….5 or 6 ponchos and 100 feet of rope, but I guess they only let you use 1 poncho, darn.