Monday, March 14, 2016

Year 10/11


Spiritual Reading and Education
~Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: finished
~Various spiritual reading

~past the halfway point in Foerster Algebra and Trigonometry

~Chemistry is done!
~Physics- on module 4

~The Great Divorce (still ongoing)
~Watership Down (still ongoing)
~Children of Hurin (still ongoing)
~Brave New World: finished
~My Antonia: finished
~more here...

~multi-genre story
~short stories at LC
~Essay on poem
~comparison essay on two poems
~essay for Brave New World
~grammar topics

~An Illustrated History of Canada (still reading)
~Short History of Canada (portions)
~Canada a People's History
~Roughing it in the Bush (still reading)

~seemed to have missed this this year =)

~Finished parts 1 and 2 of Intro. to Python through Coursera.  He looooves to code!

~lots of climbing
~bike riding in the fall and soon again

Fine Arts
~King Henry 1V
~Art lessons and sketching
~2nds in the Youth Concert Orchestra
~Suzuki Book 6

Great for the March doldrums!!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Update Year 12

Not a lot of new things to update, but I am wanting to keep up to date!

Church History Theology
~continuing with Icons

~did excellent on the midterm, class is picking up the pace

~dittto the last one except the pace seems to be going in the opposite direction

~Finished TKAM with a great discussion
~Working on Brave New World
~documentary on Art and Beauty
~Poetry explication teaching
~poetry session at the LC
~close reading strategies

~up in the air- may do Coursera Roman Architecture
~still want her to do Cry, Thy Beloved Country and watch a doc. on Mandela

Fine Arts
~costume sketching
~making a dress for order for a local show!
~creating vision, Pinterest board, Storify slideshow, for Cymbeline
~going to work more on Art History and sketching/painting lessons- aim for one of each every week
~Fringe: Looks like it is going to be Much Ado About Nothing- three play read throughs to go get to this place!

~lots of dancing

Lets see what this looks like in a few weeks!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Year 12 - Hannah


Year 12

Theology/ Church History
~The Orthodox Way- finished with paper or 2 (narrations)
~Spiritual Reading (always ongoing)
~Icons- reading presently
~Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy- on hold, but beginning again soon

~Book Club: My Antonia, Book Thief - both finished.  To Kill a Mockingbird- working on.
~Hard Times (working slowly on!), Cymbeline (almost finished)
~Essay writing: Working on the AP text, My Antonia essay, prompt, Crime and Punishment essay.
~Writing at the LC: Short Stories- writing one and reading some
~Other: random grammar, spelling, dictation, directed essay writing assistance

~Modern Times- finished section on Lenin
~Glencoe World History- working on 20th century topics
~Short History of the World- ditto above
~Story of the World 4: select chapters with her brothers
~Crime and Punishment (done- polishing essay), Cry Thy Beloved Country- up next
~Movies: The Way Back, Schindler's List, Khan lectures on WW1
~narrations (a few)

~at the Collegiate- going very well

~dual enrollment at University- also going well

Fine Arts
~dancing 12 hours a week
~Costuming: Research in various books, pattern designing (3); steam punk costume and three dwarf costumes finished.
~Painting- finished one painting
~Design: sketched dwarf costumes
~Art History -watched lectures on Khan and read about Gothic art in Janson's History of Art
~Shakespeare:  Cymbeline (almost finished), audition piece (almost done!)
~Backstage Progamme:  Sessions on playwriting and auditioning.  Also attended three plays.

~lots of dancing

Always inspiring to look after (not so much in the day to day at times- but I am learning slowly!!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Year 10/11

What has been going on for my daughter this year with our studies...

Spiritual Formation/Orthodox History
 ~Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy lectures and discussion with Papa
~The Role of the Saints in our Spiritual Lives- Fr. Damascene
~The Orthodox Church- Bshp. Kallistos Ware
~Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives- Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
~Lives of Saints

 ~Foerster Algebra and Trigonometry (almost done!)

~Watership Down
~Hamlet with Study Guide (Progeny Press) and essay (and a few other Shakespeare plays (3 I think))
~Tess of the D'Ubervilles
~Animal Farm
~Farenheight 451
~The Screwtape Letters

~Hamlet Essay
~NaNoWriMo 20,000 words
 ~written narrations
~poetry explication essays
~other things I am sure...
~The Elements of Style

~Canadian History- Canada A People's History Volume 1 (to tie up the 1/2 credit from year 8/9)
~Livy's Early History of Rome- a few books
~The Aenied

 ~The Way Life Works- a couple chapters
~Apologia Biology- 11 modules so far
 ~Mader Biology- section on Fungi
~Khan Academy- sections on cellular respiration and photosynthesis
~about 5 labs
~Physics: kinematics and motion in one direction from Hewitt, Apologia and Giancolli

~Visual Latin- up to about lesson 34
~Lingua Latina- read up through chapter 11 I think

 Fine Arts
~a couple of lessons from The Natural Way to Draw
~beautiful pencil sketch of cover of Watership Down
~much research of the costuming of the time of Henry the V as well as ancient Babylonian costume (for the Daniel play)
~three costumes finished for Such Stuff (at least 20 hours put into costuming so far)
~two months of rehersals for Henry the V
~quilt patches all ready for another quilt


 Home Ec.
~nannying a few times a month including food prep, house tidying and childcare

 A profitable exercise for the February doldrums...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Link for Punctuation Worksheets

Write Shop Skills Sheets

Also, Robert E. Grammar Handout

Wednesday, September 21, 2011