Opening time: Favourite hymn, prayer, Mensa for Kids puzzle cards.
Getting-started-with-school discussions: 1. Going over the full schedule. 2. Talking about how Dollygirl can keep track of assignments like "please finish reading this book by Friday." 3. A suggested "term project": since we are studying the twentieth century this term in history, and since Dollygirl loves the 18-inch historical dolls, I am proposing that she do a sort of "creative narration" by designing a new doll (and accoutrements), for a 20th-century decade that has not yet been done. (That would be just the 1920's, '50's, '60's, '80's, and beyond.) It might seem out of focus to have a Canadian girl do an American doll project, but the Canadian doll equivalents mostly don't come in historical flavours. So we'll see what Dollygirl thinks about it.
(Solution to #2: an assignment notebook.)
L'Abri for teaching. We will read through the first three or four points of the first study.
French: we will start to work through the play.
Math: see previous schedule.
History (together today): Story of the World Volume 4, about the aftermath of World War I.
Poetry: one of Robert Frost's poems.
Inserted by demand: another part of the first chapter of The Hobbit.
Free computer time and lunch. (Lunchtime activity: helping Mr. Fixit put together a new chair for his workshop, that came unassembled.)
Literature: Retelling of The Aeneid. Before reading, look up the following words in the dictionary: stratagem, roisterers, refuse (the noun), effigy, sacrilege, impious. After reading, do a written narration (keep writing for 10 minutes).
Music: new folk songs
Science: The Great Motion Mission. Today we are just going to be reading from the new book. Oral narration to father or big sister (on the phone).
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