Week Three

New Earrings - Miniature Sherlock Holme's books!
New Earrings – Miniature Sherlock Holme’s books!

Another great week, but I felt more of a time pressure this week & I didn’t get either of Ellie’s two logic lessons done. What we did do was rich & productive, so I am pleased with that outcome!

Rose in her suit!
Rose in her suit!

We are progressing well with memory work; we are up to the first chorus of The Periodic Table Song, Oberon’s speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream is proving to be delightful, and we are making slow & steady progress with this book for multiplication. The girls are memorising a poem of their choice. I was particularly touched by Rosie’s choice:

Some people
by Rachel Field
Isn’t it strange some people
make you feel so tired inside,
Your thoughts begin to shrivel up
like leaves all brown and dried!

But when you’re with some other ones,

it’s stranger still to find
Your thoughts as thick as fireflies
all shiny in your mind!
Memorising Maths Facts Under The Table!
Memorising Maths Facts Under The Table!

Last but not least, we are memorising grammar facts. This video was made a while back – we still practice these but have added new ones too.

Our local pond study is keeping us busy! This week we focused on the trees the girls have chosen to study – Ellie’s is Alder, Rosie’s is Beech.

Measuring the height of Rosie's tree!
Measuring the height of Rosie’s tree!
Measuring the circumference of the trunk
Measuring the circumference of the trunk
More Nature Study
More Nature Study

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We have finished reading “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” and we made turkish delight to enjoy as we sat down for the final reading…never again! It was a sticky mess! But the girls said it tasted good.

Batik Making
Batik Making

The girls have also begun a ‘batik‘ inspired by our reading of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. Once it has dried overnight, they will be able to apply the layers of colour. Ellie is working on a scene with the White Witch, Rosie a portrait of Aslan.

A crocodile doing her maths :)
A crocodile doing her maths 🙂

Some of the books we have been reading this week:

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

The World of Columbus & His Sons

By Pond & River

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Twilight Child

Age of Fable

The Story Of The Romans

D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths

Lots & lots of poetry!

Finally, my copy of Norms & Nobility has arrived! I am so excited to get stuck into this book! I think it will be extremely meaty & require me to have a pen in hand, making copious notes.

Happy Weekend!

4 thoughts on “Week Three

  1. Goodness me, what a busy and productive week you’ve had, with some much accomplished! The crocodile costume is so cute. My son still loves to dress up in character when he works. 🙂

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