It’s Lesson Two in Paths of Progress Supply and Demand. (which I don’t even remember talking about until I was in high school).
The conversation wrapped mostly around ipods, ipads, itouches, and Christmas movies always having that one toy in crazy unrealistic high demand and even more unrealistic low supply. Interestingly enough – the boy understood the concept of waiting to buy what you want when they drop the prices. We often use the dry erase board to help with visuals during these readings.
One thing is for sure about Trail Guide to Learning – they offer great vocabulary words!
Week One the boy read all about James Watt and the first steam engine. This week the boy read all about John Gutenberg and the Printing Press. Which was fun to pull up the old photos from our local newspaper field trip.
Reading time consists of 3 different books. We’re a bit behind in John Morse biography because it was shipped later. The boy is also reading Munford Meets Robert Fulton which he liked so much he read ahead. I’m glad he’s a strong reader and likes to read!
I appreciate hearing about all these famous men and what my hands-on son thinks is so interesting about inventors. Homeschool always makes me realize the fact that I had zero initiative to ask questions or discover more on my own from assigned work in public school.
Music this week was learning notes on the Recorder and playing them over and over and over. I’m glad he likes it so much, and I’m glad music is only scheduled one day during the week. Thank you Paths of Progress!
Day 5 is a scheduled “free day” or extra “enrichment” ideas. The boy likes this day’s review activity sheets best because they’ve been crossword puzzles or word scrambles.
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