Monday, November 21, 2011
BUT.. before that we are still learning much. Yesterday we watched the movie Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale from Netflix.
It was a great movie. Though now there are some facts we have to look up. <smile>
We will also be taking a virtual trip BACK to the first THANKSGIVING. You can do it too here.
For MATH - plenty of division practice especially.
For LANGUAGE ARTS – he will be writing to his pen pals for thanksgiving… Other than that no LA – he is already way ahead in this subject.
For SPELLING – We will be reviewing the Spelling Rules. No new words this week, just the rules.
For READING – The Story “No More Molasses Cookie” from his Christian Light Reading Book. This is in addition to the other books he must read. Over the last few months Noah has become quite the reader… his current BOOKS he is reading…
Thimble Summer is the only one that is “for school”. Elijah of Buxton is his current reading for while he is in bed before sleeping. And Shadow Wolf is during the day, because he loves wolves! He was so excited when I bought the first book in this series for him.
For WRITING – He will have a 10- minute writing plunge. He usually does this twice a week. He gets a list of four different topics or sentences he must finish, and just writes for ten minutes. Nothing matters but getting thoughts on paper during this activity. Not Spelling. Not Punctuation. Or Grammar. Surprisingly, he really likes this – I think because I am not grading his mistakes.
AND of coarse, SPANISH AND LATIN - Of the two he currently likes Latin better than Spanish.
ART - We will get caught up and finish our study on Jackson Pollack. I, personally, didn’t like this one, because (no offense to any Jackson Pollack fans) some of his paintings look like he just splattered paint on a canvas everywhere making a huge mess. Noah, however, had the idea that maybe he could try that and make some money selling his “art”.
That will pretty much sum up our short week… Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It was my way of doing school with Noah, but in a different way. I asked him math facts he’s having trouble with along the way. He told me stories, and idea after idea that he has…
When we got to Big Y, we got some water, and Noah says he can have science by going over to look at the lobsters. LOL ( We are studying crustaceans after all, was his logic)
We certainly got our exercise in for today, as it is 3.8 miles round trip.
Noah says it was all worth it because he got some treasures – his mother calls it junk. Which is why I am reminded all of the time, “As the saying goes, One man’s junk is another man’s treasure… well, I’m the other man” says Noah.
Noah and his ‘treasure’.
last hill before home Charging up the hill, shouting
“Let’s do this!”
It kinda blends in.. but this was my not-so-pleasant surprise…a snake, sunning himself.
Believe it or not, I didn’t even freak out. I managed to stay perfectly calm.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
There are SO many ideas all over the internet for teaching children about Veteran’s Day. So for simplicity sake, I have narrowed what we will be doing down to this:
Getting the book called H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian from the library. And using that with this unit. This unit study has a lot fun and fact hunt ideas, that by the time we are finished we will have a pretty good idea of what Veteran’s Day is about.
He will also be writing a thank you note to a Veteran or two!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
In contrast to last Saturday, today was a very nice day.
We decided to take a little walk…
He is bouncing back and forth on the bridge to make the bridge bounce up and down
He kind of blends into the shadows…
Because there is a bench…he wanted to rest awhile…
A rare picture of the two us. We took many to get this one. By the time we were finished we were laughing hysterically.