Thursday, April 1, 2021

Homeschool Update: Week of 3/22/21

Morning Time 

  • Poems from Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year selected by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon (Nosy Crow, 2018): "Spring" by William Blake,  "Six Little Ducks" by Anonymous, "Riddle" by Anonymous, "Two Wrens" by Anonymous, "Crows" by David McCord, "In the Fields" by Anonymous, "Pippa's Song" by Robert Browning, "If Once You Have Slept On an Island" by Rachel Field 
  • Articles from Vol. 18 No. 1 of National Geographic Explorer (Trailblazer edition): "Extreme Animals" by Lynn Brunelle, "Amazon Adventure" by Cynthia Overbeck Bix, "Wedge It" by Glen Phelan 
  • Art appreciation: The House of Cards by Jean-Simeon Chardin from Come Look with Me: World of Play by Gladys S. Blizzard 
  • Catechism: Lesson 20, "The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God" from The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism
  • Singing: "Waltzing Matilda" (recording by Slim Dusty)
  • Music Appreciation: The Four Seasons: "Spring" by Antonio Vivaldi 
  • Memory work: 
    • C: planets, marks of the church, continents, days of the week, months of the year, address, phone number, "The Tiger" by William Blake
    • M: seven sacraments, books of the Bible, 13 colonies, countries of Europe, address, phone number, "Sea Fever" by John Masefield 


M. and C. started BFSU Lesson B-4b: What is a Species? I read aloud from The Kingdoms of Life: Classification by Bridget Anderson. We also watched a fun video about Carl Linnaeus.  M. and C. also worked with Snap Circuits together.


M. read about the Mongol Conquest of Persia. C. read more Greek myths and colored more pictures.


M. did some work in Singapore math. She continued practicing two-digit multiplication. C. continued practicing two-digit addition with renaming on the soroban.

Reading and Writing

M. received a letter from her bookseller pen pal and started drafting a reply. She and C. both listened to me read aloud Dandelion Cottage. C. read Elisa in the Middle and Rip-Roaring Russell by Johanna Hurwitz.  

Other Activities

The girls did a Crayola Craft Fingerprint Paints kit and played with play dough. The HOA also finally opened the neighborhood playgrounds this week and they were able to play there three times. 

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