Challenge B of Tucson - Rita Ranch

Week 8 Update

Seminar Overview

Latin - This week we finished up Lesson 8 and played vocabulary review games.

Logic - We watched the Introductory Logic DVD for lessons 23-26.

Exposition & Composition - We reviewed Arrangement topic Division, looked at Essay Five Arrangement Outline, and discussed Where the Red Fern Grows.

Math - Students took turns leading the class through a math discussion using problems from their book. We also focused on the order of Operations. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.

Current Events - The class brainstormed issues surrounding women in the military. The students presented their articles and proofs in essay outline format on Whether the Government should require GMO product labeling. We also practiced recording an ANI chart and shared scripture versus relating to the issue.

Science - This week we got caught up on science presentations and demonstrations. There were some fabulous Linnaeus posters, Faraday demonstrations, and Morse Code was fun! I introduced Madame Curie, and we discussed next week's assignment.


"See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ." - Colossians 2:8

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." C.S. Lewis

Announcements and Reminders!

Science Fair Topic is DUE on Week 11. That means we meet ONLY 2 more times before the science fair topic is DUE.

I sent home a Science Fair Deliverables Schedule. Please review this with your student!

Marie Curie Links

Here are some very helpful research links for you and your student to take a look at. The videos are very interesting. (6 Experiments that Changed the World. there are 3 videos in this series so be sure to watch them all!) (short video on her life) (Biography)