In honor of MLK we read about his life and discussed why he was important. Elliot did some copywork and also designed his own button, supporting love.
Resources from @brighterdaypress and @mintandbloomlearning
This week was a fun one. We learned about the water cycle and states of water, then explored shadows and the moon for our nature studies.
These past few weeks we also have started using Explode the Code to help Elliot with phonics and reading and it’s been awesome. He loves doing the lessons and I love it because it’s open and go with an old-school feel. And so far he remembers all the words we’ve been working on and can both read and spell them It’s a big step up from not being interested so this momma is happy. We will continue using it along with @dashintolearning and can’t wait to see where our journey takes us.
This week we started a new routine and now have 3 days at home for learning. The other 2 days Elliot goes to the co-op for a few hours and so far so good. We also started the new theme of the @harborandsprout curriculum, Chemistry, and are still using the winter nature study by @treehouse_schoolhouse and exploring nature with children by @raisinglittleshoots.
To kick off the new year we learned all about states of matter, snow, and explored stars and constellations, specifically about the ones we see in the winter sky. We also got crafty and made kite paper snowflakes for our windows and created Orion and Canis Major with stars and toothpicks. We were also able to squeeze in an art study with a piece by Paul Klee (cubism). Looking forward to a season of fun and feeling cozy
+ States of matter: @harborandsprout
+ Snow resources: @treehouse_schoolhouse
+ Star materials: @raising_up_wild_things
+ Constellations by Kelsea Johnson
+ Little Kids First Big Book of Space
The last week of the new year and last lessons before a fresh new start! This week we finished up the forestry curriculum by @harborandsprout and learned about rainforests, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, and fables (after watching 3 animated stories Elliot chose his favorite and drew it & then we created our own). I kept it light since it’s our time off but had fun with what we explored. Looking forward to 2022 and all the learning that awaits us