What a great month of learning Mr. B is having! February is always a month that seems to go smoothly…routines are set, materials are familiar, and the light at the end of the tunnel starts to get brighter. Especially for us, this is going to be a fast track to May as Mr. B finishes each subject and readies himself for the SAT and graduation.
So what has he been up to?
Lots and lots of artwork! He is still making his way through Art Lab for Kids and finding some projects are more enjoyable than he first anticipated. I love the way this book encourages exploration with both creative ideas and materials.
History has been filled with lots of reading, working on his timeline, and notebooking pages. We also have mixed in some Middle Eastern geography using many of the pages from NotebookingPages.com. Mr. B is trying to go deeper and with more current news stories with his exploring this region of the world.
Literature using Excellence in Literature from IEW has helped Mr. B go a bit deeper with Sir Gawain. He is learning how to do some comparing and analysis that will help with his SAT writing coming up next month. I am not worried about his writing and wish I could share his last essay on The Scarlet Letter. I told him I couldn’t find a single thing to be critical about in the whole paper, nothing but positive feedback. Thanks IEW.
Math and anatomy study are just chugging along….working on finishing both courses soon.
We had our first snow of the season this week too….interrupting school for an afternoon while we sat and watched the magic happen. I never tire of watching it snow, probably because we only have snow a few days out of the year and it is still fun and not a burden.
This next week Mr. B has a week off from his regular studies to pursue some special projects and volunteer work. I look forward to catching up on my paperwork.
Many of you have emailed wanting to know how Amanda is doing on her Bolivian adventure. Well, she made it to Santa Cruz with no incidents. She is now getting accustomed to very different living conditions. She is able to connect with us when she is able to find wi-fi. We were able to have a very long chat on Wednesday….which helps.
So there is my very brief wrap-up for the month of February….we are off this coming week so I won’t be posting my next weekly wrap-up until sometime in March!