2017-18 School Year–Week Fourteen+

We didn’t have too much school last week, because of Thanksgiving, so I’m going to combine our little bit of school then with this week’s wrap-up!

We had science Gilmore Girls style. Do you remember how in (what is my favorite Thanksgiving episode,) “A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving,” the last science class Rory had before the break focused on the cell, specifically Golgi bodies and endoplasmic reticulum? Well, I didn’t even plan it that way, but that was our exact lesson on our last day of school last week! We continued our study of the cell this week, and we’re not done yet…there’s a lot of information to cover! Ladybug has been learning about rodents and rodent-like animals in science, and Bunny was very excited to listen in yesterday, because the lesson focused on lagomorphs (rabbits, pikas, and hares).

In math, Ladybug has been working on time zones, in addition to continued practice of long division. Turkey and Bunny are learning how to find the area of ellipses. Chickadee has gotten really good at counting by tens, and is working on some simple addition.

Everyone’s history has once again focused around the area of Ancient Greece. Ladybug read about the island of Crete, as well as the story of the Minotaur. Turkey and Bunny learned about the first Olympics, which reminds me, we’re really looking forward to studying South Korea in a few months during the Winter Olympics!

We finished up our annual Thanksgiving studies, and also completed our Thankful Tree. I love seeing what is the same from year-to-year, and what is different! Mostly, though, I’m so happy we have so much for which to be thankful!

Yesterday, we took a walk through downtown Belleville. I guess it wasn’t a true field trip, but it was nice to get out of the house, enjoy the unseasonably warm weather, and look at the gingerbread creations in the store windows along Main Street, and visit the Christkindlmarkt!

Just a few more weeks of school before Christmas break and the end of 2017…this year has certainly flown by!

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