Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Homeschooling with Heart of Dakota: Unit 21

Heart of Dakota: Resurrection to Reformation - Unit 21: The Rise of Venice, the Reign of the Tudors, and the Mughal Dynasty.

Reading About History and Timeline:  Continued reading in The Mystery of History III.

History Storytime:  Still reading Mr. Pipes And Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation aloud.  And I'm a little behind so we have some catching up to do, but it's a good book so I won't mind the extra reading aloud too much.

History Project:  For this unit Funny Bunny had to draw, color, and paint a building that includes towers, turrets, and domes.  It is still in the process of being completed so I will post a picture of it next week.

Independent Reading: Around the World in 80 Days

Science:  In science she is learning about plate tectonics.

Writing:  I haven't talked about writing too much this year.  Funny Bunny is using IEW's Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons.  We really love IEW and the way they teach writing.  Funny Bunny just finished lessons 10-13 and wrote a mini research paper on Knights.  It consisted of an introduction, conclusion, 3 detailed paragraphs, and a bibliography. Wish I could share her whole report...below is just the introduction.

This week she started a story sequence chart using a selection from The Sword in the Stone.  She gets to be a bit more creative and can use dialog with the characters so she is a bit more excited about writing this story.

Extra Curricular:  Two weekends ago Funny Bunny and some friends finished up their 10-week drama and chorus classes and put on a medley type performance for their families.  It was sweet to watch and they all did an excellent job. She performed the following:

Vocal Ensemble - I See, I Hear, I Know
Vocal Solo - My Favorite Things
Vocal Trio - A Whole New World
Vocal Ensemble - Let It Go
Drama Trio - If He Hadn't Come

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