Monday, September 27, 2010

Learning Notes: Week Four



Another great week. I know there will be times I say otherwise but as for now it is going well. This week:

Math:
Addition
Counting backwards
Sets
Introduction to Money/counting money
Began subtraction


Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading

Lessons 38 to 40
We are finished all of the short vowel sounds. She is reading so well.
I love this method and this book.

History:

Hieroglyphics and cuneiform. Made name plate and pendants with cuneiform lettering.
Mapwork: Egypt and Sumer. Colored in the Nile River and labeled map.

Science:

Bird Migration
Picture of Sandhill Cranes
Learned of Autumn Equinox
Made African Harvest Drum


Reading:

Seeker of Knowledge (The man who deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphics)
The Incredibles, a movie story book
Dot's Pot
The Busy Little Squirrel
By The Light of A Harvest Moon
Honk! Honk!
The Flight of the Snow Geese
Luck
Black Sky River

Poetry:
Fall
Signs
Mushrooms
Blackberry Picking
Words
A Cold October Night
Late Fall
Fall's End (began to memorize this one)

Copywork:

Began a copy book.

Athena is a girl.
She has green eyes.
She has a dog.
It is a Golden Retriever.

Music:

Listened to Josh Groban on the way to Regina.


On our trip we were lucky enough to come across a migrating flock of Snow Geese. We drove onto a grid and were able to hear their sounds and get a few pictures as they were taking off and landing.



And as luck would have it, on our way back on Sunday she spotted some Sandhill Cranes!! Again, I turned into a farmer's field and we could hear their sounds and see them fly. The pictures are not great but I'll share them here anyway.


5 comments:

Kaivalya said...

Beautiful photos! The last one is my favourite.

Tara said...

Ooh I love the geese and crane photos!! So much good stuff going on all around to share with your girl :)

Dawn said...

I love the bird photos! It sounds like school is going well.

denise said...

Wow, busy busy! Love the bird photos...they are starting to be on the move here, and we LOVE to watch.

Sarah said...

LOVE the bird photos. They're stunning! School sounds like it's going so great! I'm going to get my hands on that reading book.