Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What We've Learned - August 28, 2012

Two weeks ago we took the week off - stay tuned for notes on our trip to Lyon!  In the meantime, some highlights of our past learning week:

Michelle, Age 6-1/2
1. Practicing the cursive letters I had trouble with.
2. Changing the cards that have the French words of "yesterday", "today", and "tomorrow" ("hier", "aujourd-hui", and "demain") on our calendar.
3. I read in the Christian Liberty Nature Reader about flies, wasps, and butterflies.
4. We read about Penelope and Ulysses.  Ulysses dressed up like a ragged beggar so that no would know who he was.  But when he shook off the rags, he was in his normal clothes.   (from "Penelope's Web", a re-telling of a Greek legend, from James Baldwin's Thirty Famous Stories.)

Once again, Michelle wanted to show you her cursive paper.  If I didn't know better, I'd say she's kind of proud of having learned cursive. (Sorry about the weird cropping job, by the way.)
James, Age 4
1. I did letters with you: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k.....
2. We also did big letters: K and P and A
3. We played a math game with the orange bars and the green bars. (Mama's note: The game came from MEP, but we used the green and orange Math U See bars as our game pieces because that's what we had handy!)
4. We read Le Bateau Arrive!

Favorite French book of the week!

Bonus: Elizabeth, Age 2
In case you ever wondered what she does during school time....

(It was cute until she started cutting up James' alphabet flash cards.  Oops.)

Hope you've had a good start to your learning week too!

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