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One thing my kids really enjoy is a good reading adventure. We have been working our way through Orphs of the Woodlands by Star Toaster. The book we are reading in this story is called The Treasure of High Tower. There is a second book that is set to come out really soon. This is for kids grades 4th – 7th.
We recently received New American Cursive: Penmanship Program Workbook 1 by Memoria Press. I had debated for a long time whether or not I was going to teach the kids cursive or not. Mostly everything we do now a days is done on the computer. I also find myself printing and not using cursive as well. I decided that I did want them to at least learn it so they could write and read it, if they chose to use it when they wrote.
This week has gone by so fast. I haven’t really uploaded any pictures yet. I wanted to get a recipe posted this weekend but it will have to be next weekend as all our plans changed this weekend. The weather was gorgeous too!
Monday are day was kind of thrown off as I had a appointment out of town with the orthopedic surgeon. Come to find out I have achilles tendonitis. On a good note it hasn’t ruptured yet so that is good. I start physical therapy Tuesday. I am a little frustrated as I have to break up my miles. When I work out I want to keep going not split things up during the day. I am trying to be the good girl and listen but I find it very hard because I dislike having to find two times a day to work out instead of one. I like simplicity.
One thing I really like to do is have the kids grow their vocabulary. I have started doing this with Greek Morphemes Lessons (It’s NOT Greek To Me) by Ready To Teach. We recently received the Greek Morphemes Student Book, Teachers Book, and a USB Drive with power point lessons. This is great for students in grades 7 – 12.
This is a very interesting program as it uses three areas of the brain: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. The students work through 18 lessons in Greek and 18 lessons in Latin. Each of the lessons contain 15 – 22 morphemes the students learn. The lessons consist of different learning activities of analyzing, synthesis, and evaluation. Students also make flash cards so they can learn to memorize the different morphemes.