|Making a chart with paper circles. Singapore Math 1B.|
After completing Calvert First Grade Math, Miss M was ready to jump into Singapore Math 1B. The first few lessons are a simple review of some things she already knows, but I've looked ahead and she is going to be introduced to new material pretty soon.
|Reading charts workbook page. Singapore Math 1B.|
|Math answer book in my three-ring binder.|
|Janet the Fox takes a test. She got 100%!|
In history we learned about Christopher Columbus sailing to the New World. Miss M thought it was very interesting that he was a mapmaker but didn't know about the continents of North and South America. Actually, I'm not quite sure she believes that part of the story!
|The part of Christopher Columbus is played by The Miz, courtesy of Little Guy.|
These three ships were sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, er...the bathtub...driven by strong trade winds, er...the breath of babes.
|A few My Little Ponies may have made the voyage as well.|
After blowing on ship sails, we had some more fun with air including an experiment that demonstrated that an empty plastic bottle isn't empty at all and is quite full of air! We also held some paper races!
|Fold paper and wave cardboard to see who can cross the finish line first!|
|Air is all around us. It can move things!|
Our snow storm last week was repeated early this week. So much of our time was spent looking out at the beautiful snow, counting feathered friends, and shoveling mountains of snow!
|A snowman that is taller than me!|
On Friday we took a nature walk. We didn't go far because the snow is still deep and it's hard for little people with little legs to walk in it for long. But we did see a couple deer and find their tracks in the snow. Miss M was ecstatic to find some berries under a tree! Until I told her they weren't berries at all, but deer droppings. She decided then and there that's what she would draw for her nature journal when we got home.
|This picture is from earlier in the week, before the second snow.|
We had a wonderful second week and are looking forward to next week (and some warmer weather)!