This was our last ‘official’ week of the the 2012-2013 School year! This week actually took place the week 7/22….but with reviews and vacations…it’s going up this week.
What we did this week:
We watched Rock and Learn Life Science (the plant portions)
Magic School Bus Gets Planted
Took advantage of our FREE Trial with Discovery Education Streaming Plus (available through 8/31) and watched a few videos about Leaves, Stems, Roots and Plants in General.
Used these Leaf Shape Cards from Montessori Print Shop to classify a variety of leaves we found in our yard and made leaf observations using the observation checklist from 2TeachingMommies, we also used the labeling the leaf diagram.
Celery and Food Coloring Experiment
We continued with Ancient Rome, listening to SOTW 1 (as per Pandia Press Ancient History Odyssey I)
We watched Pompeii: The Last Day
Colosseum: A Gladiator’s Story
Cole finished up the previous weeks book and read Gladiator’s (Usborne)
Geography: Little Passports – Italy – and fittingly the ‘prize’ was basil seeds to plant!
And for the finale – we took a field trip to the Big Island to see the volcanoes! What better way to end a unit on Ancient Rome and Pompeii!! See Field Trip Friday for more details!