It's a dark and wet Monday morning here in New England, but at least we escaped the brunt of Hurricane Kyle. This weeks looks to be a showery and cool one - iffy for outdoor activities - but we'll keep our fingers crossed. A full and busy week stretches ahead of us - lots of things to learn, lots to do around the house, a couple of outings planned, and a few feast days to honor ...
Here are my notes for the week ~
Of note: Michaelmas, EB's therapy (OT and ST), apple picking, Book Group for the older two, The Feast of St. Francis (our family patron)
Math: daily Saxon lessons, review tests
Language arts: vocabulary and spelling work, assigned writing: biography page for history, assigned reading for book group (The Land of the Silver Apples/Bookworm, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street/Crackerjack), vocab test/BW, spelling quiz/CJ
History: Story of the World Vol. 4: chapter 2 "The Crimean War" - read "The Charge of the Light Brigade," learn about Florence Nightingale/ do short biography report, update timeline chart
Science: prepare "medical records" for each family member (SOTW activity), pre-order The Way We Work by David Macauley (to purchase during B&N's Educator Week beginning 10/11), set up Health/Anatomy notebooks (create dividers), clip articles from Globe Health/Science section
Religion: St. Michael coloring page/angel prayer, Magnifikid, St. Francis Day - nature walk/birdfeeders/blessing of pets
Kinder theme: D is for Dragons/Michaelmas
- Bake donuts one morning for breakfast.
- Play with knights and dragons, cape and crown.
- Do watercolor painting on the deck.
- Observe the difference between dry and wet.
- Make lanterns for Michaelmas.
- Dig in the dirt and plant spring bulbs with Daddy.
- Help with making dinner.
- Read "The Song of the Michaelmas Daisy Fairy."
- Observe the dark of the night of the New Moon (9/29)
- Go on a nature walk and look for:
- Michaelmas daisies (or wild asters)
- possible gnome homes
- changing leaves
- wood duck nest
- Make dragon bread to serve with harvest vegetable soup.
- Go apple picking at the farm.
- Play "duck, duck, goose."
- Read My Little Book of Wood Ducks
- Play with wood duck puppets (make up nature story).
- Read new issue of My Big Backyard.
- Learn the Guardian Angel prayer.
Lots to do, or hopefully do. It's good to at least get the ideas down on paper. ;)
And now the week is officially off and running ~ the boys are up, the waffles have popped, the dryer just buzzed and I've taken the ground beef out of the freezer. I'd best be rolling ...
Have a great week, everyone! :)