Tag: reading

What I Learned Today 11/3/2014

Ancient Civilization: Today I started Minecraft Homeschool class, Castles and Cannons. The main theme for the first two weeks is peasants. I learned a lot of things about them. I learned that peasants were forced to work in exchange to keep their land and had to give everything they got from 50 days out of the year. Most people now…

What I Learned Today 10/29/14

Geography: I worked on my map of the USA today. I colored the borders red. I colored each state a different color and put a dot where the capital city is, then I will write in the capital city. I put the state abbreviations inside the states. I have to finish the rest, color the rivers dark blue, shade the…

What I Learned Today 10/28/14

Pre-Algebra: I did SOOOO much math today!!! Division was a very long section with lots of rules. It uses everything I learned about addition, subtraction, multiplication, negation, and reciprocals. I didn’t pretty good on my exercises. Definition: let a and b be numbers such that b is not zero then the quotient a divided by b is defined as a…

What I Learned This Week 19/21-10/24/14

Sage & Haddie filling planets with crust, core, and mantle! Note from Kurstin: Sorry we didn't have a daily blog Tuesday through Friday. We spent most of our time on bookwork or Sage's online prealgebra class, and I had to juggle several doctor appointments. I'm happy to say I am done with compression wrapping and now will just use my…

What I Learned Today 10/20/2014

Cub Scouts: I went on my first Cub Scout camping trip at Camp Grimes this weekend. I took all the stuff Poppa and Meme sent me and the tent and sleeping bags and stuff Grama Tina, Grama Hilma, Grandpa Ernie, and my mom and Debrin got me, so it was good our tent was big. They had these wooden platforms…

What I Learned Today 10/15/2014

Non-Fiction Reading & Writing: Today I chose an article from Dornob. If any trends couldn’t get weirder enough, now we have PyroPets! According to Dornob, “PyroPet is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn. The first PyroPet product is a cute little cat called “Kisa”. (“Kisa” means “kitty” in Icelandic). Sweet little…

What I Learned Today 10/13/14

Today I finished lesson 4 in Wordly Wise and defined the LOTF vocabulary words. I learned some punctuation rules, and I started researching careers. I took 2 career interest inventory tests to see which jobs suited me, and I will research them tomorrow. We also discusses symbolism, imagery, and allusions in LOTF. I think that stuff is pretty cool. We…

LOTF: Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory

LOTF: Symolism, Imagery, & Allegory The Conch Piggy and Ralph spot a conch and decide to use it to call a meeting. All right! Island society is off to a good start. The boys impose a “rule of the conch” on themselves, deciding that no one can speak unless he’s holding the conch. As a representative of law and order,…

What I Learned Today 10/6/2014 & 10/7/2014

LOTF Themes: Power 1: Why do the boys follow Jack’s lead more readily than they do Ralph’s? How are Jack’s power tactics different than Ralph’s? A: They follow Jack’s group because of a saying, keep your friends close, your enemies closer. When they do that, they are more protected, and they are much more safe and they get meat, something…

LOTF Themes: Wisdom & Knowledge

LOTF Theme: Wisdom & Knowledge Knowledge in Lord of the Flies is more about awareness and wisdom than anything else. There are certain important truths that some characters are privy to and others are not. The characters that are “in the know” seem to have possession of these truths innately, as though by some spiritual means. The boys left in…