Notes from the High School: Week 2

We're getting our groove back!

This week was all about getting oriented — in the world, with our geography of North America review (quick: what's the highest peak in the Appalachian Mountains?); in U.S. history, with a review of the American Revolution, in which colonists are as much bratty teenagers as freedom-loving heroes, and the War of 1812, which now has a fighting chance for the best theme song of any early 19th century war, Tchaikovsky notwithstanding. Next week: It's on to the Civil War and the history of slavery in the United States.

We spent the afternoons catching up on Latin, math, and Spanish — we're starting to move forward into some exciting new stuff (the imperfect tense!), but getting back up to speed is a process. We're thinking we'll be fully back in the swing of everything and onto new material next week.

Our Friday Buffy date might just be Amy's favorite part of the week — and even if it's maybe a little embarrassing to have your teacher doing the Nerf Herder dance, everyone seemed to have a good time watching the two-part premiere. Next week: More board games, lunch dates, homework help, and "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date."