We are almost done with this year in Classical Conversations. I can’t believe everything we have achieved academically, as a family and as a community, and how far we have come in our journey. In addition to our home routine and memorization work, the following were the highlights of the week:
In “Hands-On Science” they picked up from where they left off last week, and worked in putting the bridges together into one single bridge (of course, they had a little help from the moms). They nicely worked as a team and then tested the bridge’s strength:
Presentations this week were fairly simple, but very entertaining for the kids. They all brought some sort of bag with an item inside, and gave out clues about the item for the rest of the class to guess.
1) It’s purple
2) It has spikes
3) You can use it on dolls’ hair
Answer: “a doll hair brush!”
With the tutor, they moved into the Romantic period with Brahms. They listened to Brahms’ Symphony no. 4, Third Movement:
While listening, they drew a picture of how the music made them feel. Here is Estefania’s picture:
At home, we also went over the Orchestra Song that all the classes at CC will be singing together in the last week. Estefania’s class will represent the trumpets, so we emphasized that verse from the song.
During the week, we worked on our geography. This week’s focus was Central America!
My parents had given us a puzzle of our native country Honduras, so it was a great opportunity to put it to use.
The puzzle includes the surrounding countries that we were studying, but highlights our country of origin.
Estefania enjoyed this activity quite a bit. She excitedly asked about which departments her grandparents (from both sides) are from, and practiced their pronunciation.
The week concluded with a Field Day sponsored by a homeschool community we recently joined. It was our first time and Estefania enjoyed it very much.
We are looking forward to more group activities like this one!
Are there any favorite activities or highlights of the week that you would like to share?