So how's it gong, Dollygirl? Highs and lows? Favourite subjects or books? "Lord of the Rings, Balance Benders, handicrafts, and The Bronze Bow, most of it. Geography is okay."
Not as good? "Grammar, French, math except for Balance Benders."
What would you like to do more of? "Algebra. Arithmecode puzzles. Writing stories."
Today's school plans:
Poems (each one choose one)
Music history: "The Beginnings of Opera and the Rise of Instrumental Music." "The time had come to link up music a good deal more closely with human affairs--human characters, moods, stories, situations--and to cause music to be an expression rather than merely a design. Music moved towards plays and stories, and the result was the 'new music': the twin forms of opera and oratorio." (John Russell, A History of Music for Young People)
Algebra: continue lesson on signed numbers, using TheMathPage.com
The Sword and the Circle (Rosemary Sutcliff)
Apologia General Science: review physical and chemical weathering, read about erosion
Exam practice (written narrations)
Return of the King (continuing into next term)