We’ve been at it for four weeks. My, how times flies when you’re totally swamped. I came up for air and attended my support group’s monthly, mom’s get-together. It was a breath of fresh air!!
We had a guest speaker that teaches all kinds of Biology and by that I mean college biology, homeschool biology classes, K-6 co-op fun biology, and a few others that I probably missed. She even brought her Sonlight microscope…oooOOOooo! We got to oogle it, but not pet it. 😦 Actually, I’m sure she would have let us play around with it, but I was distracted with the snack table. Lol.
Her tips on what to look for in a microscope: my comments. fwiw, in italics
I don’t think I’m buying a microscope this year, but I think these are great no-nonsense tips to consider and I’ll have these thoughts available to me when I need them.
ETA: Apparently, my son reads my blog more than I thought. He asked why we won’t be getting a microscope this year and was genuinely disappointed. I think I have a Christmas gift idea. 😀
Our week at a glance:
Bear has written 2 Three Point Expository Paragraphs, one on favorite hobbies and one on favorite Bible verses.
Bull has written 1 Three Point Expository Paragraph First Person on Favorite Weekend Activities. 1 Examples Paragraph on Nintendo Machines and a Classification Paragraph on Guns. That’s the half of it and we are definitely suffering from the stubby pencil syndrome here!
On a side note, I’m actually starting to make sense of the Shurley Grammar T.E. The first lesson of each chapter is ridiiiiculously looooong and I still despise those stupid jingles. Can anyone answer me, how important it is to follow those Question and Answer Flows to the letter? Both my boys skip ahead because they already know their parts of speech & their proper labels.
History is going off in two different directions and I really haven’t found this to be an issue. Bear is studying ancient history and graphed out the lineage from Abraham to the 12 Tribes and studied a bit of Hammurabi’s Code of Law.
Bull is learning some of the finer points of the Reformation, Martin Luther’s 3 categories of his theses, and other reformers, such as Knox and Calvin. I find it strange that a text from an independent Baptist university press barely mentions the Separatists or Anabaptists. Maybe that comes in higher level texts.
Bear is still reading The Golden Goblet and Bull is finishing up Howard Pyle’s The Story of King Arthur and His Knights.
The last two weeks have gone better than the first two weeks, but we are still on the upward side of the hill!