Monday, February 26, 2018

February Learning Notes: Week 24

After our catch up week we were back to the books. Monday Teresa finished her geography book for the year. The oldest three read the 19th chapter of Matthew with me and then three chapters in Knights of Art on Botticelli, Raphael, and Titian. Then they read Mike Venezia's Raphael, Botticelli, and Titian. They also read Alix Woods' Albrecht Durer: Artists Through the Ages and Ernest Lloyd Raboff's Albrecht Durer. I also cleaned, organized and de-cluttered our dining room, particularly the hutch and shoe rack.
Tuesday, I cleaned, organized and de-cluttered the downstairs bathroom, primarily the vanity and closet and then helped the kids with their bookwork. In the afternoon, Teresa and I went over the next chapter in religion about Jesus as the Good Shepherd and practiced her Act of Contrition. The oldest three watched an episode of Raiders of the Lost Art on the paintings of Raphael and then read through DK Eyewitness: Reptiles and DK Eyewitness: Amphibians. Then the kids painted copies of paintings by Botticelli, Raphael and Titian.
 On Wednesday, we read lesson 4 in Zoology on aquatic reptiles, specifically sea turtles and sea snakes, and aquatic amphibians, specifically salamanders. We also read Magic School Bus Presents Sea Creatures.
On Thursday we took a train to the Art Institute of Chicago.  The younger ones behaved abominably and the structure of the art museum was like a Willy Wonka rat maze requiring you to go up to go down, etc., but the art collection was incredible.
Thomas asked where we were going on the map, which was tricky to answer as it was the safety instructions.
Brigid said we were on a magic train.
Cecilia now wants to read The Picture of Dorian Gray.
 On Friday we played Multiplication Bingo and made our clay seals, sea lions, turtles, and sea snakes.  I also began cleaning/decluttering/organizing the kitchen. The winning expiration date was from 2012.

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