Today was Day Two.
- The Teen woke up with a full-fledged cold but still managed to squeak out her day's yoga.
- She seems more methodical in her Algebra right now ("Yes, just day two." I remind myself.) But, she isn't hating it right now so that is good.
- She finally finished up the preface of Birth of Britain. Not much else to say on that.
- World Magazine website was her current events source for the day.
- Biology reading continued. She should be finishing up the chapter's reading tomorrow.
- She wasn't happy about the review (for the umpteenth year in a row) of geographical terms today. I'm sure she'll thank me when the test comes around, though. LOL
- Finished reading & her typed narration for her English Lit. book.
Bust of Pericles
- We got through lesson #1 of Plutarch's Life of Pericles. It made for a good discussion and comparison. We referenced Proverbs 31:4-7 and Colossians 3:23-24. Good discussion, indeed! We giggled a bit at the idea of Pericles being a squillhead. LOL
- A couple dates were jotted down for the Book of Centuries. We'll work on the BOC together later this week.
- While we're not doing any formal grammar program this year she is "keeping up her knowledge" with a 9th grade grammar review book (see our Curriculum Choices page.) Anyway, gerunds and gerund phrases came up today. A quick skim of a lesson was in order. I found these two web pages. Easy peasy.
- She didn't get to today's reading in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, so that will be bumped to tomorrow, thus also bumping the week's Saints & Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages. That's okay, though, since this year I've tried to BUILD IN time for catching up on things as needed.
- We'll be starting tomorrow (after her yoga & Bible reading) with IEW's Teaching the Classics DVD course. I was supposed to facilitate that today but, well, it slipped off my radar.
- I haven't heard her pick up her guitar yet this week. We'll see if she remembers she's supposed to keep practicing.
After lunch, Baby G and I went for a walk around the neighborhood, taking advantage of the slightly cooler weather and NO rain! We found really big leaf that she just had to have so we carried that around.
Stopping at one of the neighborhood playgrounds, she climbed up and slid down the slides too many times for me to count. She really enjoyed when I helped her manage the monkey bars and climb the rock wall up to the slide.
We collected more leaves as we made our way home as well as a piece of tree bark I found lying on the sidewalk. All was well and good until she fell and skinned her knee right before we reached our house. *sigh* After that was cleaned & bandaged we got out the block crayons and did leaf (and bark) rubbings galore. They now decorate the front of the fridge.