Emily seems to be having a hard time calming herself down and getting back into the swing of things. She started out the week by having two complete meltdowns while we were doing her language lessons. Tuesday we were down to one meltdown and Wednesday it was eye rolling and whining ~ which resulted in some extra chores for Miss Emily! By Thursday things started to settle down and we managed to accomplish more during that one day than we have during the past week and a half.
The Three Rs: Lets just say we managed to get through all of her lessons. I’m really hoping that next week will be much better.
Geography: We are traveling around the world this year with Galloping The Globe. I am also using Five in a Row so we can do more family schooling and include Aiden, who is almost 4.
We read Maps & Globes and talked about the advantages and disadvantages of early maps.
Drawing in sand or dirt ~ couldn’t carry it with you.
Maps on silk (we used cotton fabric) ~ easy to carry.
We ended the week by reading Columbus’s Chart.
Claude Monet is one of my favorite artists so we are starting our artist study learning about him.
We read The Magical Garden of Claude Monet and admired Monet’s painting Water~Lilies.
During the next six weeks we will be learning about and listening to music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. We started out by reading Getting To Know The World’s Greatest Composer’s Johann Sebastian Bach and listening to a sampling of his musical compositions.
In the Kitchen:
Emily helped me make miniature apple pies this week.
You can read what Aiden has been in Preschool here.
I hope everyone else had a good week! Visit Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers to see what other homeschoolers have been doing this week.