Agent Homeschooling 2015-2016: Week 18

Happy Friday, friends. Following is a brief summary of what we’ve been working on in our homeschool with Agent E (4th) and Agent J (2nd). This week we also made a long-overdue return trip to our local children’s museum. Sunday we’ll be celebrating our littlest Agent’s birthday; Agent A will be turning five. Cake will be involved.

What We’re Studying

  • Adding hundreds and thousands 
  • Multiplication
  • Parts of speech and sentence types (review)
  • Spanish words for body parts, family members, and community places
  • Crystals (we’re even growing our own!)
  • Ancient Greece (including “marathon man”)
  • The birth of Buddha
  • Hedgehogs and moles
  • Immune system
  • Jan van Eyck (artist)
  • Koto (Japanese musical instrument)

What We’re Reading (for school)

  • What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? by Julie Ellis
  • The First Marathon: The Legend of Pheidippides by Susan Reynolds
  • The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folktale by Jane Langton
  • Hans My Hedgehog by Kate Coombs
  • M Is for Monster: A Fantastic Creatures Alphabet by J. Patrick Lewis
  • The Prince Who Ran Away: The Story of Gautama Buddha by Anne F. Rockwell
  • It’s Not the Stork! by Robie H. Harris
  • Fun With Roman Numerals by David A. Adler
  • Snowflakes, Sugar, and Salt: Crystals Up Close by Chu Maki

What the Agents Are Reading (for fun)

  • Cupcake Diaries: Katie Starting From Scratch by Coco Simon
  • Chrissa Stands Strong by Mary Casanova
  • Sew Zoey: Cute as a Button by Chloe Taylor
  • Sew Zoey: Clothes Minded by Chloe Taylor
  • I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told by Jeanne M. Lee
  • Disney Animals: The Essential Guide by Glenn Dakin
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Nancy Drew Diaries: Curse of the Arctic Star by Carolyn Keene
  • Kingdom Keepers: Shell Game by Ridley Pearson
  • Monster High: Ghoulfriends Forever by Gitty Daneshvar

What We’re Watching

  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson)
  • The Blue Planet (hosted by David Attenborough)
  • The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show
  • Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab
  • Elephants: Spy in the Herd
  • Rock n Learn: Earth Science
  • Rock n Learn: Life Science

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