Poetry: Wrote (using her knowledge of phonics alone) and Illustrated an original poem.
Read: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatix Potter
History: Buffalo Bill: Ingri D'Aulaire
Themes discussed from Buffalo Bill: The Oregon Trail, Civil War, The Pony Express, Native Americans
50 Famous Stories: How Napoleon crossed the Alps.
Blue Fairy Book: The history of Jack the Giant Killer (This gruesome fairy tale is brought up in the BFG read last week, omissions made in the fairy tale as needed.)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming Pages 30-55
Write a letter: Another idea of Mara's she wants to write a letter to put inside of a bottle and float it out to sea like the little canoe of Paddle to the Sea. I think we will sign up for a pen-pal instead.
Geography: Added the states of Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and California to our map.
Home School Co-op: I have decided on the friendship bracelet craft for the children to learn and to work on at home. I need to make templates for at least 13 children and bring enough embroidery floss.