A smidgen of what we did the past two weeks...
In My Book House, our readings included an excerpt from Heidi, three fairy tales -"The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "Snow White and Rose Red," and Perrault's "Cinderella," and a poem by William Blake. I let Gemma choose what story she wants to hear, and clearly, she's on a fairy tale kick.
The book she was reading to me was The Magic Tree House: Tigers at Twilight. She finished last night.
Gemma planted a window garden with bean seeds and carrot seeds.
We also put together a simple solar-powered Mars rover. It works. It just moves very s...l...o...w...l...y.
She reviewed Classical Conversations' science memory work by categorizing terms.
I came home from work one day, about a week ago, to find that Gemma had flipped ahead in her Mathematical Reasoning Level C book to a fill-in-the-blank multiplication chart. And she had filled in some of the blanks. Correctly. She'd never seen a multiplication chart, but because of Classical Conversations' skip counting songs, she recognized some of the patterns.
This picture is of Gemma during "free dance."
She did a couple of Duolingo lessons, and asked to do some pages in her workbook.
Drawing & Art Appreciation
I taught our home(pre)school co-op a lesson about Van Gogh's Irises, to prepare them for their field trip to the Getty to see the real thing. Instead of painting fields of irises, I had them each paint a single flower. We looked at the shapes and colors of the petals, stem, and leaves.