We have had some extraordinary weather this week; sleet & hail in the mornings, followed by lovely sunny afternoons.
Rose had fun playing with her friend this week. Can you spot a guinea pig in a basket?
Rose did some crafting
Built a hide-out with sofa cushions (do you see a tiny waving hand?)
Maths is not too bad, after all…
We have a new game – armies!
Then there is always strangle your big sis while she works on her maths 🙂
Some of Elianna’s art work I have been meaning to share, & have not been able to grab her sketchbook long enough to photo
For history this week, Elianna has been reading about Medieval art, while Rose has been reading about Greek Gods in A Child’s History Of The World. Rose has worked on copywork, a conversation lesson & dictation in Primary Language Lessons, Elianna has done dictation, writing solid paragraphs & various other exercises in Intermediate Language Lessons. Elianna has been cracking on with Latin & Rose with Greek & Latin Roots.
There has been lots of review for all in maths, then a focus on the four processes in negative numbers for Elianna, and Rose has worked on lots of place value & basic addition & subtraction.
I am giving myself a shot in the arm regarding nature study, by reading lots of books that never fail to inspire me:
Keeping A Nature Journal My all time favourite!
Type Lessons For Primary Teachers In Nature, Poetry, & Art
Natural Science Through The Seasons
I am keeping nature study simple & do-able by focusing on these three prompts from John Muir Laws:
I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of…
We did some family study of dandelions & I Rose & I studied the tadpoles in the garden, & all the lovely cherry trees in bloom
Science club this week was all about the periodic table & molecular structure. This is working so well for us. Elianna is enjoying working with her friends & they are able to share & discuss their ideas.
Plus all the regulars; English, maths & Latin.
Books we are reading this week;
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Gazzilions of the Usborne Beginners: We have a lot of new one arrive this week, including Special Forces, Army, Poisonous Animals, & others
A Child’s History Of The World
Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl. This is dragging on now – the child needs to finish this book, but she has really lost interest.
The View From The Oak – This is a smashing book, recommended by a wonderful friend. A great living science book.