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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

First Grade–Week 31

History – The Celts and the Romans; Science – Flowers

For History we listened to Story of the World and read from the Usborne World Encyclopedia (as per Pandia Press Ancient History Odyssey I)

We also got a FREE Green Hill Music - Celtic Sampler 2013 from Amazon.com

As we ventured into the Romans we watched

Horrible Histories – Rotten Romans (on netflix); this is a new discovery for us, so we also watched some of the episodes for time periods we have already covered.

Brain Pop Jr – Ancient Rome (subscriptrion required); because it was 4th of July week, we also watched Statue of Liberty on Brain Pop Jr, and the FREE movies on Brain Pop throughout the week.  They have a different FREE video each day, and typically the correspond to holidays, current events, etc.)

and Drive Thru History – Season 1, Episode 1 Ancient Rome:  Historical Overview.  There are a few more episodes we will watch this upcoming two weeks as we continue with Rome.

C has been reading

For Science we talked about flowers.  We took the nature hike (featured in last weeks Field Trip Friday Post).  We talked about the different parts of a flower, and dissected a Hibiscus Flower.  The printable sheet was from Pandia Press R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Life Science.

Flower Science

We also planted some carrot seeds in a plant viewer that I bought at OrientalTrading.com

Photo Jul 3, 2013, 9-54 AM

For Writing this week, he had to write Flower words.  We used a write around the room printable from 3dinosaurs.com flower pack

We watched Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that:  Flower Power

and we read:

Science has become part of our circle time in the morning (something new we are trying out for an upcoming review, stay tuned!) so everyone participates!

Other activity we did this week was Lego Club (at currclick.com).  He built a log cabin, and then added some of his own personal touches to it

lego log cabin

Next week:  Seeds & More Rome

2 comments:

  1. Fun lessons! My kids enjoy dissecting flowers too.

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  2. Horrible Histories I have been wanting to check out. I have seen it on netflix and thought it looked interesting. I love the lego cabin. How cool the see through carrot planter. Looks like you guys are having a blast!

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