Monday, October 17, 2011

September Recap

In retrospect, I did not do a good job of capturing The Academy's at home activities in pictures last month. I did get pics of our field trips and science club, but they received their own post. Here's a recap with the pictures I did take.

Our read alouds last month were James and The Giant Peach, and The Hundred Dresses. Andrew and Coleman both loved each book, and we will definitely be revisiting The Hundred Dresses as we get older. It has a great lesson that everyone needs to hear more than once while growing up. We studied antonyms, short vowels, sight words,number and color words, and finished the first set of BOB books.

Johnny Appleseed was born on September 26, 1774, so we celebrated him and learned about his life all week. We mapped his travels, read several biographies, played a Fact/Fiction game about him, and made apple crisp and these yummy apple dumplings.

In math, Andrew kept track of the number of seeds we found in apples over the course of a week. Then we made a graph of the results.

We also worked on story problems, addition fact families (the doubles and the +1s), and practiced measuring and weighing. Coleman was home sick the day we used the balance for the first time. He had a great time doing school with us that morning!

We also made some fallish art projects. Here they are painting a fall tree.

In history we studied the Middle Ages. There was much playing of knights and building of castles. Science brought us a study of various landforms and geographic areas. Our Tuesday afternoons saw the addition of our coop group, which we both love. I'll have a separate post about coop in a few weeks. It was a great month!

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