Monday, February 18, 2013

Dollygirl's Grade Six: Plans for this week

Week Seven (Feb. 18-22, we have Monday off in Ontario for Family Day; also The Apprentice will be around for part of the week, so we will be spending time with her.  Also, Dolllygirl and Mr. Fixit have been spending a lot of time in the workshop, so sometimes we don't get done all the readings we had planned.  But learning to solder is a good life skill.)

Readalouds this week:  Children of the Fox (last third of the book, about the exile of Themistocles); The Fellowship of the Ring

Tuesday

Bible

Story of Greece, chapter 55, "Themistocles is Ostracized."  "'O king,' answered the exile, 'I am Themistocles the Athenian, drven into banishment by the Greeks.  I come with a mind suited to my present calamities; prepared alike for favours and for anger.  if you save me you will save your suppliant; if otherwise, you will destroy an enemy of the Greeks.'"

French

Bird guide

Uncle Eric, Chapter 18: "What is Success?"  "What is the best model for earning money and for keeping it?  In my next several letters I will write about earning it, then in my final letters about keeping it."  Uncle Eric feels that having "a big income" (his phrase) can be a positive thing if it's earned honestly and used well.  What are the drawbacks he points out?  How does this agree or disagree with what the Bible teaches about money and wealth?

Math

Readalouds

Reading homework:  Greek Culture: Temple on a Hill, by Anne Rockwell, pages 45-66

Wednesday

Bible

Story of Greece:  Chapters 56 & 57, about Pericles.

French

Uncle Eric:  Chapter 19, "A Short History of Models for Success."  "Originally there were two models.  One was to work for the king...the government...The other model for success was to own a business....in most cases, a farm....but suddenly, in the 20th century, after all the thousands of years of human history, it was possible to be financially successful and comfortable by working for someone else--by being an employee."  Make a list of ten adult characters from books you have read, especially those who lived in times past.  What did they do for a living?

Math

Readalouds

(Volunteer afternoon)

Thursday  

God’s Smuggler, chapter 20:  Brother Andrew visits China.

Music

Augustus Caesar's World:  A Turning Point; The Love Story Ends.  

French  

Bird guide  

Archimedes:  work on chapters 7 & 8  

Readalouds  

Reading homework:  Greek Culture: Temple on a Hill, by Anne Rockwell, pages 66-84

Friday

Bible

Augustus Caesar's World: Herod and Mariamne; Triumph and Peace (end of Part II).

French

Story of Greece, chapter 58, "The City of Athens."  "In 479 B.C. the Persians had reduced Athens to ruins.  Fifty years later she had been built anew and adorned with temples and statues that made her the wonder of the world."  Writing assignment:  you are visiting Athens in about 430 B.C., when all this building had been completed.  Write home and describe what you have seen.  (Illustrate your letter if you want.)

Music

Archimedes: work on chapters 7 & 8

Readalouds

Timeline work

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