FireDrake is taking AP Literature at Public school in Sept and she has been given summer reading to complete. So far she has read the books "A Brave New World", "A Day in the Life of Ivan Deniovich". Her next book to read is "Crime and Punishment". In addition to doing the required reading she is responsible for writing two papers on each book each with different criteria and turning them in to her teacher over the summer. FireDrake is also working on finishing up her World History and Astronomy lessons.
MarioFan has completed his pre algebra TT book and has now begun Algebra TT. He has also finished his grammar book from last year! We are still working on our World History textbook and will be throughout the summer. For Science we have been working on some electronic kits that he received for Christmas. MarioFan keeps saying he wishes to be an electrician so I am trying to find activities he can do to improve on those skills.
|this Speaker project is from Kiwi crate ages 14 and older|
|directions were clear and easy to follow|
|took us two days to assemble but that was only because we had plans on the first day and couldn't finish it|
|It worked! MarioFan was disappointed that the sound wasn't louder !|
The kids and I have begun volunteering once a week at a local animal shelter. I require the kids to have some volunteer hours in order to graduate from our home school. Last summer Firedrake worked at the Wild Bird sanctuary. This year she wanted to work with dogs and cats. Firedrake will also return to be a camp counselor in August for a group called "Buddies not bullies". She enjoyed being a counselor last year at this camp.
This will be the first time MarioFan has done any volunteer work. Since MarioFan is under 16 he needs a parent to work with him, hence I am volunteering too:) at the animal shelter. There will be certain activities he can not do as he is underage (such as walking the dogs) and the facilities insurance forbids it. I still think it will be a good experience for him.
|the kids spent some time in the kitty room playing with the babies kittens|
|next we went next door to socialize some of the older cats that are looking for new homes.|