Friday, 27 April 2018

weekly wrap up 4/27/18-- Holes, Literary Conflicts and NHS

I drive my daughter to her afternoon classes at public school and often the dog wants to go along.  This is how she likes to sit and look out the window when Firedrake is in the car!
The dog is not spoiled or anything:)

We have finished our Literature program for the year but still found we have a 6 more weeks of school left so we are adding a new book and a new topic of discussion!
We chose the book Holes as our next reading assignment
After searching on the web and finding tons of free resources we decided to talk to the boys about Literary conflicts that can be found in books.  I particularly like Ereading site. Tons of additional worksheets or examples on various topics for Literature.  This book will lend itself perfectly to learning about this topic as there are several different kinds of conflicts in this book.  The boys assignment while reading this book is to identify them all :)

we are concentrating on 6 different types of story conflicts. 
I found an inexpensive activity on Teacher pay teacher which the boys did

They sorted over 50 (25 each) movie or book conflicts into different categories.

Then using the book Holes were reviewed Character sketches we discussed  a couple of weeks ago.   We should be finishing the book next week and then we will watch the movie!

Firedrake was inducted into the National Honor Society at her high school this week!  We are so proud of her and her many accomplishments this year returning part time to public school.

My husband and I arrived early so we could get front row seats:)!

Firedrake lightening the candle and saying her pledge!

There looked to be over 100 kids entering the NHS this year.  Firedrake loved that the guest speaker called them NERDS!  She wears that term like a badge of honor:)!!!

A very proud Dad (and Mom)!

That is our busy week in a nutshell.  We are wrapping up so many subjects that we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this school year!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to your daughter on getting into National Honor Society. We are just about to start Holes. It should be interesting.
    Blessings, Dawn