In mathematics we reviewed functions and absolute value. Students are becoming expert observers. They can recognize patterns and make generalizations about patterns. Coach Dave visited for a tennis lesson. We reviewed last year’s lessons, and we played tennis games. Coach Dave will be back next week. After lunch, we had a grammar lesson on verbals. We discussed the three different kinds of verbals (infinitive, participle, and gerund). We will practice identifying verbals in sentences on Thursday. I met with each student individually to discuss their humanities projects due Thursday. Their research will be presented in various ways (paper, model, monologue). Choice is encouraged. We also discussed the 9 separate places in the World where farming began. We will be researching these places in the upcoming weeks. We are leaving today at 3:30 to serve hot meals downtown at Vincent de Paul Church. The class is really looking forward to helping out.