Monday, June 17, 2013

Adventures in U.S. History Week 15

We're back!  Did you miss us?
We've been gone the past two weeks as we enjoyed a Late Spring Break,
but now we're back and ready to go Adventuring!

This week we journeyed through New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina.  We learned about cardinals, the nation's most popular bird, and about the Statue of Liberty.

Miss M drew a cardinal and told a story about it.

The mama cardinal told her baby to eat its birdseed cereal so she can be strong enough to fly.  But the baby snuck behind the mama and started to fly by herself. The mama was worried (see the "uh oh!" thought bubble?) that the baby would fall without assistance.

We started our new math book, Singapore Math 2A.  Miss M does not like when she's instructed to do practice problems on a separate sheet of paper. She much prefers to do all her math in the workbook only.  It was only a dozen or so review problems over two different days…she'll live!

One morning this week, Miss M got up early and made some lovely mixed-media art!  She drew a garden with carrots and strawberries (not yet growing) and a cherry bush (with cherries on it!).  She built a house with popsicle sticks and drew in details with  marker.  My favorite bit is the shrub she made with pipe cleaners!  This art is now proudly displayed on Grandma's refrigerator!

We continued learning that Jesus is the only Way to God and that He shows us the most perfect way to live.

Little Guy was a busy preK learner this week, exploring shapes and colors and numbers. His favorite activity was this shape sorter I picked up ages ago at the Target Dollar Spot.

It was a bit tough getting back into the swing of things after our break.  As you can see, I didn't grab my camera as often as usual, mostly because I was so busy chasing down kiddos and attempting to get them to buckle down to business.  Here's hoping next week goes a bit more smoothly!

Our adventures from previous weeks:

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