Thursday, September 10, 2015

1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 5: Augustus Caesar, How we got our months, Aeneid


We memorized the Roman Verses this week (Rom 3:23, 5:8, 8:28) and we discussed these verses.

Lil Sis memorized Prov 10:12. This year I decided I will choose the proverb verses that will be applicable for her.


We learnt about how Octavian became Augustus Caesar, the Pantheon and also the Aeneid.
Augustus Caesar's World is a difficult read for them. I had to read on my own (mommy needs private study time) and make summary notes. The stories, though, were very interesting. I like it a lot.

We learnt about how the months were named

This week the older kids "read" quite a few chapters of Bronze Bow from the audio book we borrowed from the library (digitally). Big Sis suggested to me if they could read half chapter at a time. Even though I was reluctant at first (I don't like to fall behind "schedule" this early of the year!), I quickly realized I would be making a BIG mistake to refuse. Better for them to "understand" and enjoy than trudging on schedule. It was working better. However, there were two chapters they listened through. 

The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis continued on her long vowels and I REALLY appreciate MFW's way of "revising". She is doing good!!

Lil Sis learnt more bopomofo and the older ones almost finished Lesson 4 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese.
Fun "twin" words (words that look alike)

We learnt the Latin numbers up to ten (decem) this week.

We did Spelling Power.

Lil Sis started on addition this week.

We read some of these books
We learnt about the sense of taste this week.

The kids enjoy the models.

And we also did Lesson 86 of Science in the Beginning. That's a second before Baby Sis got into a REAL squeeze with the SOUR lemon juice. =)
These are fun books we have on the topic.


We drew some houses in perspective this week.

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