Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Narration: Telling What You Read About

Read this article. It talks about narration, which we've done in the past but haven't really worked on this year, and also gives some ideas for a variety of narrations.

For example -- the map you colored was a sort of narration of geography.

I'm not going to start asking for retellings until your football season is over, but in the meantime, as you read your books you might try practicing what you would say if you had to say something. 

Note: Some of the reasons for narrating --

  • To get in the habit of talking about what you have read.
  • To help you remember better.
  • To learn from well-written books

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Keyboard Lesson 2

Ear Training -- Flash Training Memory Game

Also, everyone should know how to play Chopstix. You can push on the "Note Names" buttons to help you find the right keys to hit.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to Play the Piano #1

This is a video course I found on how to play the keyboard. Maybe it will be helpful for you. Try listening to this first lesson.

How to Draw A Dragon

Watch this video and then try it yourself.

Study Skills and High School

Review this study method.

Then go to next section.
(if it doesn't make sense, review this lesson).

Friday, September 10, 2010


This week I want to start:

Reading in the Morning -- the same as we did last year, except we will ha: (ve to find something different from Lord of the Rings : (

Checkpoint at End of Day:

This means going over your work together after you've checked off everything. This will give you a chance to discuss what you've read or heard (fun, I know!) and it will give me a chance to see if I need to backtrack over anything or change the approach.

We can do this after Geometry if you want.


???? Maybe we'd better make a new list now that Paddy and Aidan are old enough to do work.

Outdoor Time

Well, I'd like to do that in theory, but in practice, you are already outside for several hours a day. However, I do want to start getting P and A outside so I thought I would list it here.