We had a light dusting of snow at the weekend, which was fun & utterly freezing! We had a lot of freezing fog which made for a bitterly cold day.
On Monday we went to do some nature study at the pond. Rose really observes the fowl closely, she has given various ones names & loves them so very much.
Eliana has begun to map the pond, roughly sketching the outline in her nature notebook.
Rosie’s Star Wars snowflake
Rose has made fresh food for the birds. We are planning to join in with the RSPB bird watch this weekend.
Elianna is still reading about Medieval Explorers. She is writing a narration for each one & mapping their journeys. Here she is adding to our history timeline –
Rose is really enjoying the Sinbad stories. In one of his journeys, he mentions a 100 cubit long fish, so we set out to measure how long that was. That was a pretty big fish!
She is really taken with the adventure of the Sinbad stories & it also gives her a chance to play with her lego whilst I read.
Rose & I are still reading Charlotte’s Web together. This week she wrote a character web, & an Acrostic poem about Wilbur. She has also begun an illustration of Charlotte’s web with water colour.
And finally, perhaps the most exciting news is that Elianna has begun Anne Of Green Gables!
As usual we are working steadily on maths, grammar, Latin & science – Elianna is currently learning about atoms & molecules.
Some of the books we have been reading this week:
I am finding these ‘teacher guides’ helpful: