2018-19 School Year–Week Four

This year is continuing to fly by!

Chickadee has been having fun reading this week…more fun than usual! Why, you might ask? Because she has been reading words ending in “ass,” which continually makes her giggle when she comes across one! Her handwriting is really improving, and she’s continuing to love (and excel at!) math.

Ladybug learned about the skeletal and muscular structures of the horse this week. She read about Justinian and Theodora in history. Her first big writing assignment was writing a chronological narrative of at least 150 words about the life of Alexander the Great. Her math lessons focused on long division, magic squares, and estimating with the multiplication of large sums.

Turkey and Bunny learned about Theodosius I and Ambrose of Milan in history. The Arian controversy that Theodosius faced fit well with their continued literature study of The Emperor Constantine: A Chronicle. In science they learned about chemical formulas and ionic and covalent bonds. They also had their first real experiment, which resulted in cool color changes from mixing cabbage water with vinegar and then with lye…that was a lot of fun, and it wasn’t even the main point of the experiment! (They were observing the Law of Conservation of Mass at work.)

I’m hoping to add in a field trip sometime in the next week or two…by this point in the school year, we’re looking forward to mixing things up a bit more!

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