This week Peep #1 continued to work on his study of Ancient Egypt. This week he focused on Gods and Goddesses, learning about and doing an illustration and write up for each:
We are working on his penmanship! As a lefty this has been something he’s struggled with. Anyway, he also also used some bake-in-the-oven clay and paint to create a sculpture of Anubis– I think it came out great!
Meanwhile, Peep #2 started her Botany Block. These are the resources I’m drawing from for this unit:
We’re using the Christopherus Botany book as a guide, and mixing it up with a bit of our own thing as well. This week she learned about the basic parts of a plant, observed and sketched plants in nature, went on a seed scavenger hunt and created a display of our findings, soaked a beans to chart growth, learned about the medicinal properties of Purple Coneflower, and even played a song about it! (From the upper left book, A Kid’s Herbal). Here are some excerpts:
In Writing/Language Arts, they continued with several exercises from Unjournaling. We are also continuing with our start-of-the-year review, going over basics. In talking about tenses, I tried to come up with ideas that were related to their main lesson block units, and this is what we came up with:
Some more Grammar work:
In Math, Peep #1 continued with Saxon 8/7. I’ve ordered him a compass drawing book, as well as Kovac’s Mathematics Around Us, just to spice up his lessons a bit. In addition to Oak Meadow Math 5, Peep #2 created a Fibonacci necklace, and did some activities from the “Land of Pome.”
She also did a lesson on time:
We did some felting again this week. I bartered a couple of jars of my honey for a friend’s dyed roving– jackpot! So we had some fun with that:
Peep #2 and I started our knitted unicorns (see “Needles” tab) and are doing well with that. We still need to finish our leaf garland though!