I have to admit, this was a fairly easy week of school. We only had a few subjects to work on…religion, math, writing and grammar, and a study of Canada, as well as our fun read-aloud, The BFG, was pretty much it.
In math, Turkey and Bunny worked on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing negative integers, and also learned a bit about simple and compound interest. Ladybug continued practicing finding the perimeter of a shape, and also started finding the area and volume of squares and rectangles.
We spent some time learning about Canada. We focused a lot on the geography of the country to our north, learning how it’s divided, as well as the names of those provinces and territories. We also discovered what the largest cities in the country are, as well as other notable locations, such as Hudson Bay and the Canadian Rockies. For fun, we talked a bit about the symbols of Canada, as well as some of the popular sports of that nation.
We took a break from visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden to spend some time at the St. Louis Science Center. We got to take in a show about fire while we were there, which was both fun and interesting. We also spent a lot of time in the structures area, working on building different kinds of arches and other bridges. It was a lot of fun!
Just one more week, and the 2014-15 school year will be another one for the books!