Saturday, September 5, 2009

1 Down and 35 to Go

We completed our first week of school for the 2009-2010 school year. Among our regular subjects the kids will be learning about poetry and Shakespeare. For the older two girls we will be studying Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Mid Summer's Night Dream using Parallel Text from the Perfection Learning Company. I'll do those same plays with the younger three but using the Shakespeare Can Be Fun Series that most libraries carry. I haven't decided on our composer or artist studies yet this year because our weeks will be busy now that we added an extra trip to Eau Claire (an hour away) for the kids to participate in a co-op. The older two will be getting drama and writing while the younger kids are enjoying PE, a science craft, and a class on the human body.

We are in the 20th century for history. So this week the kids learned about the Wright Brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, and Henry Ford.

Some of the things were learned about Orville and Wilbur was they were from Dayton, Ohio but also lived in Iowa and Indiana. Wilbur was the oldest. They opened a bicycle shop first before trying their hand at building an airplane. They tested their gliders in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and in 1903 they have the first controlled, engine powered glider the "Flyer".

Teddy Roosevelt was married twice. His first wife died after the birth of their daughter. We also learned he attended Harvard (our home state). Then we learned a fun fact that the the toy, a teddy bear, was named after him.

We also learned about Henry Ford and the Model T car. I was trying to post Natania's writing about Ford but I can't seem to get it to copy and paste correctly. Any other bloggers out there who can help me???

Now only 35 weeks to go! Happy Homeschool journey to all you fellow homeschoolers.

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