I've been writing separate posts for each system of the body with teaching resources and detailed descriptions of our lesson activities, as well as our literature study of Lord of the Flies, plus posts for clubs like Philosophy and Science. But we have all kinds of other lessons, so here is one more post to catch up all of my parents on everything their children have been doing!
I also have made complete pages on my website for our current topics:
- Human Anatomy & Physiology,
Ecology: The Ocean,
Organic Chemistry: Food & Nutrition, and
The week of Nov 27, our Virtue of the Week was Creativity. We read
- Dizzy by Jonah Winter
- An Undone Fairy Tale by Ian Lendler
- Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy
and we listened to Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker play Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 during our lunch time
The week of Dec 4, our Virtue of the Week was Determination. We read
- Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant
- Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
- The Unbeatable Bread by Lyn Littlefield Hoopes
In Farm Day news, students finished their Track & Field unit and began Survival Skills, learning first how to read a compass.
Our new Specials have begun including American Sign Language (ASL), Yoga, Music, Crafts, Structured Word Inquiry (SWI), and Script. Students were very excited on Friday to finally use their new fountain pens!
These beautiful fountain pens can be used as dip pens or they can have an ink cartridge inserted.
In ASL students have begun with the alphabet, numbers, and greetings.
We have also had individual lessons in math (addition, subtraction, and division using the Stamp Game; multiplication using the Checker Board; multiplying fractions by whole numbers using the Cut-Out Labeled Fraction Circles) and language (Commas, Homophones, Homographs, Homonymns, Prefixes, Suffixes, Guide Words) using the Montessori materials. We learned the Nim game from Jamie York (a fun math strategy game which you play with a pile of gems). I have also given Handwork lessons on making knitting needles and learning to knit. Students set up the badminton net in the yard as well as the horseshoes stakes, determined to enjoy the warm weather while it still lasted. Boggle and Labyrinth remain the favorite board games.
Some pictures from the classroom over the past month:
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