Friday, August 15, 2008

End of Week 1

The first week was a whirlwind of activity! We spent time setting up notebooks, our desks, and the school room. The boys also started their first assignments in Religion, History, Geography, Literature, Science, Grammar, and Math.

In Religion, they began reading a book called "The Church In History" by B.K. Kuiper.

In History, we reviewed the height of the Roman Empire. There were reading assignments in "The Story of Europe" and "Our Island Story" both by H.E. Marshall. They also worked on their vocabulary and time line projects.

In Geography, the began their transparency map project. They prepared 5 map books, one each for the World, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Later in the week, they marked the impact of the Roman Empire in the World map book.

In Science, the began working in their General Science book. Module #1 is called "A Brief History of Science." Their experiment for the week was about density. They had fun making a mess in the kitchen as they watched layers of water, vegetable oil, and maple syrup settle in a glass jar so that they could watch density in action. Then they added a rock, a grape, an ice cube, and a piece of cork to the mix. I am glad that the instructions in the experiment say, "Clean up the mess and put everything away"!

Overall, I think everyone had a good time and a great week!

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