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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Week 3

GrammarPronouns; First, Second, Third person usage. Lesson 3, Matin’s Latin.
     Monday chant: all six Latin nouns, Drill.
     Tuesday chant: all six Latin nouns
     Wednesday chant: all six Latin nouns, Drill.
     Thursday chant: all six Latin nouns. Exercise B in Lesson 3. Pronoun Exercise.
     Friday chant: all six Latin chants. Drill again.

History:
Chapter 23-26. 
  • Rome’s last king, King Tarquin. 
  • The Republic. 
  • Horatius. Read a portion of the poem Horatius at the Bridge. Go to the Tiber.
  • Sparta and Athens
  • Persians
  • King Darius and Xerxes.
**Add new events and dates to time line. 509 B.C.

Review Questions and Answers corresponding to this weeks reading.

The people of Athens wanted their children to be wise and educated. The people of Sparta wanted their children to be brave and strong. A democracy is when people vote on the laws and the leaders. Only Patricians, the rich and powerful men were allowed to vote on laws and leaders in Rome. Two consuls were appointed in Rome.

Rome was founded on top of seven hills on the Tiber River. Tarquin was the last king Rome ever had. Rome is located in the country of Italy. The most important Italian tribe was called the Etruscans. According to legend, Romulus and Remus were two brothers who founded Rome. Romulus and Remus were raised by a wolf and then a shepherd. Romulus killed Remus because he was angry Remus wanted to be King.

Sparta and Athens were always fighting with each other. These two cities decided to become friends and allies when Persia tried to invade Greece. Athens was outnumbered at the Battle of Marathon. After the Battle of Marathon, a messenger ran 26 miles all the way to Athens to deliver the news of victory. According to legend, the messenger died of exhaustion, but a “Marathon Race” is now considered this distance.
Science: Chapter 5 Terms: microorganism, cell membrane, cytoplasm, electron microscope, microscope, cell
  • Independent reading: pages 14 and 15. Then review.
  • Draw a picture of a Prokaryotic cell and an Animal Eukaryotic cell. Write about the main differences.
Journal Page Ideas for this week:
  • Draw a picture of Horatio.
  • Draw a picture of La Lupa.
  • Illustrate Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
  • Draw a picture of the different orders: Doric, Corinthian
  • Finish labeling parts of the Ionic order in journal.
Bible Verses for Memorization and copywork for this week:
  •     Let another man praise thee and not thine own mouth.
  •     If thine enemy be hungry...
  •     Psalms 23. 
Spelling
Monday: Spelling Quiz with last week’s words
Friday: Make note of any misspellings within journal pages add to weekly spelling list.

Mathematics
Unit 5. Terms: Addend, Difference, sum, fact family
We are going to take it slow with this unit. I am anticipating a challenge as part of this unit is looking at equations forward and backward to see how they are related. Additionally, she will continue to use problem-solving strategies to solve problems with a story. Fact Family Triangles

Reading and Literature
Tanglewood Tales – continue; after schoolwork is complete.
The Island Story: - The Romans Come Again. I am to read aloud
Burgess Animal Book - Mara to read aloud, narrate, I to read aloud.
Poetry - Why? By Walter de la Mare, Mara to complete memorization.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Fields – Wednesday.
Julius Caesar - I am to read aloud – one day this week.
Aesop’s Fables - The Hound and the Hare - Mara to read aloud and narrate back.
The Wind in the Willows  - continue at bedtime.
Padre nostro

Extras: The Roman Arch activity 
             Greek Columns Coloring Pages 
             Stone Age Mini Books
             Fable Coloring pages


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