Friday, March 23, 2018

Year 1: Week 31

We have 9 "real" weeks to complete 6 school weeks (Weeks 31-36).

This week, we read:
  • The Good Samaritan
  • 3 pages of A Comedy of Errors from Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare
  • "Harvest Thanksgiving" from Mason's Elementary Geography
  • Poetry from Nature in Verse
  • "More About Nuts" (hazelnuts & Brazil nuts) from Seed Babies
  • "Reddy Learns About Some Seaweeds" from The Burgess Seashore Book
  • "The Eel That Gives a Shock" from The World by the Fireside
  • "Rome Was Not Built in a Day" from A Child's History of Art
  • "Julius Caesar" from On the Shores of the Great Sea 
  • "The Coming of the Romans" from Our Island Story
  • "Jorinda and Joringel" (fairy tale) - Gemma read this herself and narrated to me when I got home from work
  • "The Three Little Men in the Woods" (fairy tale) - again, Gemma read this independently, and narrated to me when I got home 
  • "The Lark and her Young Ones" (fable) - I chose this fable because I wanted Gemma to hear a story about how Person A shouldn't ask Person B to do something Person A can do themselves. That's not the moral that is written at the end of this fable, but it's one of the story's lessons. The moral of "The Lark" that is written is that when a person decides to do something for himself, he's going to get the job done.
We've also been enjoying reading this month's Nature Friend magazine, rereading stories in Brambly Hedge, playing lots of No Stress. Gemma is also loving her Snap Rover.

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