Religion - All that was on the schedule today was to read "God Warns the People of Zion" so that went pretty easy. I just finished reading Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. It was a difficult book for me to read because I like my prophets nice and polished and Joseph Smith, like Abraham, Jonah, and others, was not a perfect, polished person. However, he was faithful and dedicated. I was really happy to hear the talk at General Conference about him.
Physics - We talked about how electricity produces magnetism. I had the kids copy one sentence from the book that was most important into their summary pages.
Grammar - Racer recopied his friendly letter that he wrote on Friday and corrected any spelling or other errors he saw. Chicklette worked on memorizing "Mr. Nobody" and started learning the rules of capitalization in poetry. I think she will have an easier time memorizing "Mr. Nobody" than Racer since she heard us working on it for so long a few years ago. It is also a funny poem so we enjoyed reciting it even after we were done learning it.
History - We are on the last little bit of Road Trip USA this week and next week so today we reviewed the states and capitals that make up the western region of the United States. Chicklette and I also read Pia Toya: A Goshute Tale. Racer read it on his own last Friday. One thing I really liked about this book was that the artwork was done by children at a school in the Goshute region. I thought they did a great job on it.
Latin - We are on our last week of lessons in Prima Latina. I have maybe two weeks to decide if I want to push through and get Latina Christiana I. I'm thinking that I wouldn't get Chicklette the student book and she could do stuff orally. She has had a hard enough time writing Prima Latina words and Latina Christiana is written for grades 3 and up. I'll have to talk to DH about it.
Daily 6-trait Writing - This week we will be talking about verb choice. Today we talked about avoiding the overused words of go and went. We discussed instead, using words like raced, zoomed, drove, and other verbs that are more descriptive and exciting. He gets excited like he understands and agrees with the concept. We shall see if it carries over into his writing.