This time, I’m wrapping up a week, plus a couple of days of school!
Ladybug learned how to calculate the area of a circle and an ellipse in geometry. She learned about Roman Catholicism in her study of Christian denominations. In biology, she wrapped up her study of cellular energy by learning about cellular respiration and fermentation. She finished the second part of Beowulf. She finished reading Invincible Louisa, and is now working on Little Men.
Chickadee is starting to lay the foundation for long division in math…I’m a little scared! She finished the chapter on primeval reptiles in her science book by learning about pliosaurs and ichthyosaurs. We’re still trying to untangle Zeus’s family tree in her literature study of D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths! After Ladybug finished it, she started reading Invincible Louisa…it’s interesting to listen to her compare the lives of Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder!
Over the last seven school days, we also read some of our favorite Thanksgiving books:
- Native Homes
- Tapenum’s Day
- On the Mayflower
- Sarah Morton’s Day
- Samuel Eaton’s Day
- If You Were At…The First Thanksgiving
- Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration
- An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
- Sarah Gives Thanks
- Milly and the Macy’s Parade
- Pardon That Turkey
- Over the River and Through the Woods
- Time for Cranberries
- A Turkey for Thanksgiving
- The Night Before Thanksgiving
This week, we wrapped up a few regular school things, and had some Thanksgiving fun! We visited Cahokia Mounds and had a lovely nature walk, where we saw lots of deer and even a few turkeys. We also made the 10-story climb up Monks Mound.
And we did a couple of fun turkey crafts, including my favorite, hand-and-footprint turkeys:
Next week, we get to start some of our Advent activities, not to mention the countdown to Christmas vacation!