This has been another fun and busy week!
Everybody has been working on new concepts in math. Turkey and Bunny have been learning how to find the area of shapes like triangles, trapezoids, and circles. Some of this was review, and some of it was very new. Next week, they’ll be moving on to solid figures…even more fun! Ladybug is working with mixed numbers, which has been a little confusing to her. They all did well on their math tests today, so I think it’s been a successful week!
Ladybug got to start Charlotte’s Web this week. This is one of my favorite books to read out loud, and I’m already looking forward to watching the movie when we’re done. Turkey and Bunny are still working on Tom Sawyer, but we’re getting close to the end. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
In history, we’ve been learning about Captain Cook’s travels and the colonization of Australia. We’ve had some good conversations about the way native populations all over the world were treated when the Europeans began exploring. I think next week we’ll be back to the early days of America.
On Monday, in honor of the lunar New Year, we took a break from our regular history and literature to learn about China and read some Chinese folk tales. We also enjoyed a dinner of homemade egg rolls, Szechuan shrimp, and pineapple fried rice. I love taking time to learn about other cultures and enjoy some new foods!
Next week, we’ll finally be celebrating our official 100th day of school!