Week 1, Day 4: 6th grade homeschooling

8:30 – 9:20: 50 min English & writing

  • Vocabulary—Finish lesson 1 in Vocabulary from Classical Roots 6th (Mountain). Vis “to see, sight”, Spec “to look at”, “to watch”; also super for “big and above.”
  • Alcott’s “An Old Fashioned Girl”, choose the theme you want to write a 5-paragraph essay on (she chose “innocence vs. maturity). Go through the book and pull out quotes that demonstrate this theme. Make some notes, in your own words, about what you’ll like to say.

5 min stretch break

9:25 – 10:15: 50 min Math

  • Review questions as needed from yesterday’s work.
  • Introduce: Solving Equations — plugging #s into the expressions. Do examples from p. 209 McDougel Littell Course 1 Math. 
  • Do Khan Academy “substituting and evaluating expressions” first 2 parts: “Evaluating Expressions with One Variable” and “Variable Expressions with Exponents”
  • HW: p. 215-217 McDougel Littell Course 1 Math 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 26, 42 (just try it!)

10 min stretch/snack break

10:25 – 11:15: 50 min History & writing

  • Review paragraph from yesterday (good writing, 1 fact to correct, 1 element of main idea to include)
  • What do you know about The First People? 
  • Timeline: 4-5 million years ago “human like creatures” in Africa. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Australopithecus 2.6 million years ago making the first tools, 500,000 hominids across Europe, 200,000 modern humans in Europe, 11,000 humans in every continent but Antartica
  • Take 5 minutes to look at a map of the world and identify the 7 continents, Europe, Australia, Africa, No America, So America, Antartica, Asia with their relative sizes and populations. We live in North America but it’s not the biggest or the most populated. Look at a blank map & see if you can name the 7 continents. https://www.countries-ofthe-world.com/continents-of-the-world.html]
  • Vocabulary: chronological, sequence
  • 30 min Read p.28-34 p. 2.1 World History: Ancient Civilizations to the Renaissance, The First People. Answer Questions: What is prehistory? When was the Paleolithic Era? What kinds of tools did they use then? In the first hunter-gatherer societies, what was the role of men? Of women? What were some key developmental milestones in early history? (using tools, controlling fire, walking upright, brain got bigger, developing language, creating art). https://my.hrw.com/SocialStudies/ss_2010/downloads/htmlfiles/content/WorldHistory_AncientToRen_Unit_1.pdf

11:15 – 11:45: 30 min Art

  • view 5 minute video on the stone age https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdlQxISNpwY. Read more about the discovery of the Lascaux cave paintings (18 year old boy out with his dog & the dog fell down a hole).
  • go and paint! (she made a beach painting on a canvas)

11:45 – 12:25: 40 min lunch

12:25 – 1:15: 50 min Science

  • Graphs: visual way to represent data
  • P. 17 Discuss 3 types & answer question in box https://freyscientific.com/FREY/media/downloads/cpo/douglas-county/LSN_Ebook.pdf
  • Independent variable: the variable that might influence others. Often what’s controlled by the experimenters (direction sunlight coming from).
  • Dependent variable: the variable that may be influenced (plant bending). 
  • Direct vs. Inverse relationships – draw a few line graphs to visualize and come up with examples (she came up with more mismatching clothes, less popular for inverse relationships)
  • Read 1.3 & do Qs 1-6 plus “solve it” 1 & 2. We just talked through the first 3 answers.

1:20 – 2:00: 40 min Language

1:20-1:40: 20 min 10 min Duolinguo. 10 min Mango Spanish w/ notes. Practice. 

1:40-2:00: 20 min Latin. 10 min Duolinguo. 10 min REVIEW Cambridge Latin course 1 Caecilius, just page 1. (look up terms in dictionary & take notes in notebook).

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