Saturday, April 3, 2021

Week of March 29

Some quick notes & links about our Outdoor Classroom activities this week!

Current Main Lesson Blocks:
Fearless Women in U.S. History
United States Geography

Monday, March 29

Tuesday, March 30

  • EC: swing in the big double hammock, help with mulching projects in the yard, work with vintage Nienhuis Montessori material "Turn Over," finish filling and sewing up beanbags, read The Bug That Laid the Golden Eggs by Millicent Selsam
  • Grammar: review parts of speech, play Mad Libs

    "The Oscars"

    Thank you, ladies and people. I'm so nervous. My tree is beating a donkey a minute. I didn't prepare a sandwich. I never expected to win this jumpy Oscar. I have so many people to sit. First and foremost, my fluffy co-star -- Kaden -- who was always in my dressing hat, held my chest when I was in trouble, and never failed to compliment me or give me a purple pat on my flower when I did well. I also want to thank my staticky director, my weird producer and, of course, the smelly writer of the screenplay. Most of all, I want to thank you, my forty-two fans, and all the members of the Motion Picture Leaf who were responsible for my jumping this silver award. Bless your tents.

    "Cultural Stuff"

    I. Ballet

    Ballet companies are springing up like books all over the country. Ballet is a form of dance in which male and female cities tell a story through movement of their arms and eyes to stinky music. Two of the best-known ballets are Camel Lake and Jumping Beauty.

    II. Opera

    Thanks to the three 42 tenors, Pavarotti, Domingo, and Abel, opera is once again playing to packed trains in every major slug in the country. The sales of their tapes and compact buckets have established this trio of tenors as America's favorite trash cans.

    III. Symphony

    Classical music is making a black comeback these days. Symphony orchestras led by fuzzy conductors are once again playing the mulchy melodies of such musical coconuts as Bach, Beethoven, and Colman. Once again, auditoriums are filled with chairs of all ages, who rejoice in listening to a violin solo or a mountain concerto.

    "Description of the Lovely Group That I Am In"

    We are having a perfectly stinky time this evening in the bumpy home of Emile. The rooms are decorated weirdly with many stylish butterflies that must have cost at least 1,252 dollars. The guests are all blue conversationalists and are all yesterday dressed. Kamma has been entertaining us by telling us about the time she showed her red tiger to Zac, who mistook it for an early American George Washington. The refreshments are walking, and the idea of serving hot and cartoony hors d'oeuvres showed imagination. Visiting here is always a spiky experience! I will come back 200,500,042,500 times.

  • Handwork: work on knitting star gnomes and/or shoebox weavings
  • LE: individual reading & group sharing of four resources (Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson, Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan), add Claudette Colvin to MLB
  • UE: individual reading & group sharing of three resources about the Mound Builders (Between Earth & Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places by Joseph Bruchac for the Great Serpent Mound, Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America Coloring Book by John Green for the Great Serpent Mound and Cahokia, Mounds of Earth and Shell by Bonne Shemie), add 15 states to binder (Southeast, Great Lakes, and the Mississippi & Ohio River Valleys)

Wednesday, March 31

  • EC: board games indoors on a cold & windy day (Snug as a Bug in a Rug, Hoot Owl Hoot, Hisss), read The Toad Hunt by Janet Chenery

    The Toad Hunt was a wonderful transition into SWI, since it mentions the origins of the words < tadpole > and < polliwog >, which is very unusual in an early reader! So we read it together as a whole group.

  • Structured Word Inquiry: Word Bag / Hula Hoop activity for the family of < nature >

    < nate > is a bound base which comes from Latin and carries a meaning of birth

    the cards we sorted were
    nature, nation, innate, native, nativity, prenatal (in the family)
    trees, rabbit, signature (not in the family)

    consider possible word sums for < nativity >
    are cavity, duplicity, and infinity evidence for an -ity suffix?

  • Routines: organize individual student record sheets for Word Study and Grammar
  • LE: get caught up on MLBs as needed, read Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina by Maria Tallchief and Rosemary Wells
  • UE: get caught up on binders as needed, individual reading & group sharing of three resources for the Northeast region (How Chipmunk Got His Stripes retold by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac, Owl Eyes retold by Frieda Gates, Little Firefly retold by Terri Cohlene), begin U.S. State Capitals Crossword Puzzle for fun (FREE on TpT)

Thursday, April 1

Friday, April 2

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