Week In The Life (“Rock Me Amadeus”)

Or runner up title, “seeing red” thanks to the Red Dinner from Downton Abbey, because that was a huge part of our discussions this week. 🙂

Well, my last post was getting a bit long so I decided to split this week’s post into two parts.

Language Arts


This week we read the book, Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Sky loves this, and actually purchased it for herself), and started The Land of Stories, The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer, and The Magic Tree House, A Good Night For Ghosts.

We listened to the fairy-tales The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, and Thumbelina at Storynory.com.

We also started our grammar lessons with the Basher books Grammar, and Punctuation.



Sky typed her book review of The Darkest Part of the Forest.


The girls finished copying, and we discussed the poem, The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe.




(Little Sis)


assailed, estate, marrow, desolate, entombed, vast, discordant, ghastly, rapid, throng


Both girls warmed up at XtraMath.org.

Sky, continued learning order of operations. Little Sis, continued learning 2 digit multiplication with 4, 5, and 6s.


(Pictured with Sky’s independent reads.)

We are still on a Yahtzee kick. We play the regular way, we play where you have to go in the order of the sheet, and we play all 6 games at once, so you can place your roll anywhere you want on the sheet. You need to fill in all the Yahtzee boxes before adding the extra 100 points. If you get at least 1 Yahtzee and all the others have been marked out, you can still claim the extra 100 points. It adds a bit more of a challenge, you need to think where you want to fill in your rolls. Little Sis still kicks our butts no matter how we play.



If you watched Downton Abbey’s episode this week, I really don’t need to say much more about it.

The funny thing is, we just got through watching The Red Wedding episode from the Game of Thrones series the night before. Since I’m reading the series, and Sky knows everything that happens, Papa was the only one not expecting it. Downton on the other hand, took us all by surprise.


We learned about Mozart this week. We watched the documentary, The Man Behind The Great Symphony (YouTube), then I printed off a sheet and the girls came up with facts they learned about him.




Papa and I are huge fans of music, so the girls were raised with Mozart. They can actually tell who is who within the first few seconds of a song. When Little Sis was learning her alphabet, when coming up with things that start with the letter B, she said Band on the Run. She was 3 or 4 years old.

We also watched a short video summery of The Magic Flute.


We watched PBS’s Mercy Street. Another “red” episode.

Fine Arts

Theater Appreciation:

(small screen)

We watched  Faerie Tale Theatre episodes Thumbelina, The Nightingale, and The Princess and the Pea.

We watched Grease Live. Believe it or not, the girls really didn’t care for it. Not because they thought the actors did a bad job, they were great. They just didn’t care for the whole story-line. A different generation I guess.

We also watched the movie Maleficent.



This week we tried drawing Maleficent (Dramatic Parrot YouTube),


and more drawings from Sky.






The girls had homeschool gym this week.

Peace for the journey.


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