Friday, June 26, 2015

Week in Review 2015: #24 and #25




I've had Bridget do a lot of writing practice this week. She normally writes well (for a 5-year-old), but I noticed her penmanship looking a little lazy. So I sat with her and watched as she wrote every letter and made sure she was holding her pen correctly. Now she's back on track. Then I noticed she was writing all of her numbers backwards again. She knows how they're supposed to be but again had gotten lazy with it, so we worked on that again. Practice, practice, practice. Some days she doesn't mind, other days she complains.



We experimented with dilution using Kool-aid. It was very simple and fun. I love it when George gets to participate and learn something right along with his big sister.


We learned about Benjamin Franklin. Bridget was fascinated by all he did in his life, and so was I! I was familiar with his role in history, but I hadn't really studied him until now. Reading the picture-book biographies of him was just as much fun for me as it was for Bridget. I think I may have another favorite historical figure to add to my list.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Week in Review 2015: #21 and #22



We've been reading about the Roanoke Colony and Virginia Dare. Bridget loves babies and so Virginia Dare has become her favorite historical figure at the moment, even though we know so little about her. We went to the library before our trip to pick up some books about the colony. Our plan was to read them on our trip during our down time, but we didn't have much of that. Instead, we began reading the books when we got back. For our next field trip, we'll be heading to Roanoke Island.

A Few Books We're Reading...


For School...


For Fun...

The Dirty Cowboy (George loves this one!)
How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? (We've read this one a lot, too!)

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