Block 8! I cannot believe we are getting close to the end of the year! Not only was block 8 full of school, it was full of activities!
Grade 4: Norse Myths
This month, Parks finished up his study of the Norse myths. He told me that the myths have been his favorite part of the year. He loves the stories, which is good since he has heard them many times before. We continued to use the D’Aularis book of Norse Myths.
Grade 6: Business Math
Sawyer LOVED this month (in fact, she is going to keep working on it through May). For this block, I purchased the Bookstore curriculum from Simply Charlotte Mason. She developed a logo, decided on her inventory, and began working through the book. The program introduces real life scenarios, such as road construction occurred in front of your store; thus, you lost some of your sales. Of course, these scenarios brought about a lot of discussions-especially about our small town that is going through quite a few construction projects lately.
Grade 8: Government and Civics
I originally planned on only going over US government with Sims, but our discussions turned us in another discussion. This allowed him to learn about other types of governments and to compare/contrast them to the US government. We also all fell in love with the game CIVITAS. It is a quick card game that teaches about different government types.
Our month of activities!