Wow, I can't believe it has been 1 week so far. I sure wish days would slow down a little for us. We accomplished a bit, but I wanted to do more. Below are some highlights of our week. Make sure to check out the slide show below for some wonderful pictures from the topics listed below.
We had a blast at our co-op this week. We played our quizzical, reviewed What Do You Remember Questions, took Quiz Ch 13, gave their insect oral report, and made a cricket habitat. For 2 days the kids recorded where they saw there crickets in their habitat every few hours. Unfortunately, Timmy's died pretty earlier off. But he was ok with it... His work was now done. *Ü* Silly boy.
Groundhog Day Study:
I LOVED this study. I probably enjoyed it more than the kids did. My husband said I was obsessed with Groundhogs for the last couple of weeks. I guess when I am really into something, I go all out. *Ü*
We learned about where the tradition started from & how different countries adapted it to their beliefs. Discovered which country brought the tradition to America (Germans) to what type of events take place in celebration of Groundhogs Day. We also learned about groundhogs in general.
This is a well rounded study that touch on many different subjects: writing(copywork, poetry), geography, history, science, & arts (creating the lapbook). What did we use: Hands of a Child Groundhog Day lapbook. This lapbook aslo includes a research guide (mini unit study) and has a list for suggested book/links.
We took 3 days to completed this study.
The kids read about Peter the Great and also did a biography on him as well. They worked on a timeline for their notebooks, as well as places time line figures in their timeline books, read a Russia folk tale, and learned a little about Buryats from Window on the World.
Jake and Holly's art assignment this week was about a table, with a vase full of flowers. Timmy's assignment was about horizon lines & using all 12 colors on a color wheel (primary, secondary, & tertiary).
And there concludes highlights from our school days this week. Have a wonderful week!