Monday, April 12

What's Good About Monday

1. The beginning of a new unit on land animals. Here's a snippet of what we're doing for the rest of the month.
  • Science: Review of Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Insects.
  • Reading: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book for J, Aesop's Fables for B.
  • Bible: Epistles for J and Animals in the Bible for B.
  • Geography: Biome maps and habitats.
  • Math: Math games & review for B (who has finished 2nd grade Math for the year). J will be Multiplying Polynomials and Adding and Subtracting Time with the Same Difference Theorem.
  • Language Arts:  We're reviewing adjectives at both of their levels, B has a phonics review and drawing/cursive penmanship practice copying the morals from the fables, and J is choosing an animal to do a full report on.
  • Read AloudAlice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Field Trips:  1. The Wildlife Experience in Parker  2. CYT's production of Alice in Wonderland
2.  Good feelings left over from a very productive weekend:
  • laying a new red-brick front walk (almost done).
  • hosting dinner for a really fun team of church planters here.
  • finishing up the electrical in the garage (let's just say the boys have TESTED the new garage door opener today).
  • hanging out with friends and dialoguing with TNL leaders. 
  • a library run for this unit's materials.
  • getting repairs done on one of our vehicles.
  • watching my boys play flag football with their dad as coach.
3.  And this swing...which the boys did all by themselves today. It's level and everything.

That's the kind of ingenuity that makes Monday totally worthwhile.

1 comment:

  1. Here's a library event about animals (free tix reqd.)
    Wed. April 28
    6:30 PM Sophie's Pup
    Learn about good animal ownership! Listen to local author Jennifer Bell read a story and watch a real live veterinarian do a demonstration on a dog and explain about the story. All ages. Free. Columbine Library


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