In life this week…
This week in homeschool…
In history, we have been studying the Tudor Dynasty in England as it transitions to the Stuart Dynasty. Ah such drama inside the royals of 16th-17th Century. We have also been studying the religious persecution of the era and how that all led to the Colonization of the New World. I find it quite fascinating the differences in motivation for colonizing the New World.
We actually spent time in Jamestown this past May before moving from the East Coast, but alas, I cannot find the pictures. I just love history!!! I love it so much I have a History Hunting database of sorts on my blog 🙂 If you have any posts to contribute, please do so.
I have also implemented a few new rules this semester.
- I supply the initial pencil for the student. If the student loses that pencil, they can purchase a new pencil from the teacher (who finds them all over the house!) for a quarter. The student must either pay for the new pencil out of their wages or do a chore for the new pencil. It is helping me buy lattes and it has kept pencils off the floor all week 🙂
- Three subjects must be completed before there are snack requests. Honestly, these kids are eating tons of food right now.
I have added more App Love to my page. If you have reviewed an app and would like to share it, please consider doing so. I have been searching for a good app to help my son, who is dyslexic, read better.
Links to share…
The books we read this week were:
- Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church
- Jamestown: a history just for kids
- Ch 1-What led up to the Jamestown settlement
- Ch 2-Why did they settle in Jamestown
- Ch 3-What happened at the Jamestown settlement
- Ch 4-What was it like to be a kid in Jamestown
- Ch 5-How did the Jamestown settlement end
- What happened after the Jamestown settlement ended
- Conclusion: the need for good leaders, the need to work together, need to respect foreign nations
This is a delightful book about a young girl who rode on the Mayflower
Easy to read chapters, easy to understand content
The free movies we watched were:
Youtube video series
As always, this entire series is a great historic look through the English monarchy.