This week was a short week in the Newman household, because of Labor Day holiday and the first day of co-op we had, makes for a 3 day school week.
Luke had been doing his Spanish lessons online and for me Spanish is one of those things that I would like to know what he’s doing so I can make sure he’s doing it correctly. Savvy? With that being said, I ordered some Spanish books for he and I to go through.
This week’s astronomy lessons was all about Mercury. Yay for Mercury! Even though it is the closest planet to the sun, it is dark most of the time there.
More learning of the barbarians for this week as well. This week was about the Vandals, which were from the Baltic area.
This kid never lets me get a picture of him doing anything, especially without a goofy face. I had to sneak this one in here.
Luke traveled to the land of Bethlehem and met a man name Jerome, who wanted to translate the Bible from Greek to Hebrew. Here is showing me where Bethlehem is on a map in his book, Peril and Peace.
After his travels in Bethlehem, he moved on to the area of Constantinople, a very wealthy area in the Roman Empire. It was created by a fun guy, Constantine. The Romans didn’t like that he moved the capital there from Rome.
He added a bit to his timeline for this unit.
Emperor Valens- Eastern Roman Emperor from 364 to 378
John Chrysostom- Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father.
And Alaric Visigoth- the first king of the Visigoths.
And a little bit of Shakespeare. This unit was all about A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Well, that’s all for this week! Catch ya next time!