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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up (Preschool & First Grade, Leaves & Rome)

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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:

Circle Time:

We have been using the Mona Lisa Fine Art Page, so we read the book Leonardo and the Flying Boy

Science:
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

History:
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)
Picture of Gladiators - IR

Other fun books we used this unit:
Picture of See Inside Ancient RomePicture of Time Traveler (C/V)

He made a Roman Leaf Crown
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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!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like some interesting stuff you guys have done. I never thought of using celery to change color. I have heard of carnations. The Roman leaf crown looks awesome!

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