Friday, April 26, 2013

Fun Happenings and Classical Conversations Conclusion

To Philip's delight, Keenan has recently taken an interest in the game of Risk!   (This is great, because I have Never had an interest in opening the box!)

It's supposed to be for age 10 and up, so I'm very impressed that Keenan is even attempting it, much less grasping the point of it!

Got these shoes for Moriah on clearance at Children's Place when we were at the mall.  They may be my favorite shoes of hers Ever!

Modeling them before Cubbies =)

Oh, this sweet boy... still my baby.  I Love that bum up in the air! =)

Moriah has an ear infection and is on Amoxicillin.   I knocked it out of the fridge yesterday and it landed on the cap, and broke a perfect circle shaped hole in the top and it leaked all over the floor.  How does that happen??

Our craft at MOPS last week

We painted them upside down, and let drips of paint run down the sides - so fun!

Tonight was the closing ceremonies for our Classical Conversations school year of 2012-2013.   Each class presented some of the memory work they covered this year.   Keenan's class did four weeks of science, in fun songs.   They included:  Each continent's highest mountain, Parts of a volcano, Four types of ocean floor and Parts of the atmosphere.

Singing one of the songs

Serious business

Their tutor, Mrs. Mucher (she's AMAZING!) gave each of them a certificate

She said sweet things about each student

Keenan with his certificate

In Classical Conversations Foundations Cycle 1, we were exposed to and worked to memorize...

161 events and people in a chronological timeline
44 U.S. Presidents
24 History sentences to add depth to our timeline
120 locations and geographic features in Africa, Europe, and the Old World
24 Science facts 
5 Latin noun endings and their singular and plural declensions
English grammar facts (including 53 prepositions, 23 helping verbs, and 12 linking verbs)
Multiplication tables up to 15x15, common squares and cubes, as well as basic geometry formulas and unit conversions

As well as...

* Exposure to different drawing techniques
* Music theory and tin whistle
* Covered 6 great artists and related projects
* Introduction to orchestra and 3 classical composers
* 12 science experiments, 12 science projects
* 24 oral presentations each!

We're excited to do CC again next year and learn all the cool stuff covered in Cycle Two!


Mark and Rebekah said...

Congratulations on being finished your first year of CC Keenan! Are you planning on taking a summer break from homeschooling Joia? Will is be as long as other schools?

Haha! Philip is SO lucky to have a son to play Risk with him... Every few years I decide that I'm mature enough to try playing again, and within minutes I'm trying to lose to get out of the game!!! I guess some of us just aren't cut out for that game :)

I hope you're having fun with Caleb, and that the rest of your weekend is awesome!!!

Love Rebekah

Anonymous said...

OH man, O wrote a comment and completely lost it!! So... well, I have never risked playing Risk or having he opportunity to try/reject it!! I have however taken many risks... =/ That list of stuff you learned was pretty impressive... did you learn a lot too Joia, I found HSing an educational experience for ME!! (maybe even more than for the child sometimes) I love the shoes too... of course... BLUE!! The flower pot is cool too. Good post!! (now I'll make sure this post stays!!!

Mom W. said...

OH man, that was me... what is going on with this thing...????