Let me just say, “I miss the sun, when it doesn’t shine for 2 days.” This morning we woke up to rain. A steady rain that lasted all day until around 4 p.m. and then it was back again around 8 p.m. We are all wishing spring would get here sooner.
In the classroom today:
Isabel is working hard on learning her literature memorization piece. She has learned the first few paragraph’s rather quickly. She worked on those verses 10 times today.
This week has been a big week in history, we have been going over the Constitution, how our government was formed, how the 13 original colonies became states, how the United States was formed, who does what jobs in the government and the Bill of Rights. Talk about some heavy topics of discussion! She’s understanding it better today. The internet has been a huge educator/help with (short) video’s from School House Rock (form the 70’s) and Have Fun With History.
We have also been reading our book…
“If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution” by E. Levy.
Just scratches the surface of what our Founding Fathers did for us 240 years ago!
We have started a “states” book. We started with Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. As we continue through history we will begin to add more and more of the states.
I had to go online to look up more famous women, she was getting upset that all we were talking about was men. We talked about all the women we looked up and some she already knew about!
All the forms, I have found online. I am so thankful for all those who share their homeschooling experience online! Otherwise I would be lost…
This 13 original colonies map I found online as well. It’s the best one I have found.
Today Isabel had to write a “book commercial” for a book she has read. She chose a G. Stilton book.
Writing is not her best subject, but after going back to it throughout the day, she was finally able to get the work completed. She did a great job!
Tomorrow we begin our other new book for the week and Isabel has been waiting all school year to begin this one!
This is a large book and will take us the rest of the school year to finish.
With reading 2 chapters a week on Friday’s… she’s going to be so excited!!