Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

What One of Our Mornings Looks Like...



For picture study today we looked at a couple of versions of The Fowling Scene from Egyptian tomb walls. We looked at a copy of one and talked about all the things we noticed. They really enjoyed finding something new that no one else had noticed yet. Then I gave them a version to color. I told them they could color just as long as they wanted to; that they did not have to finish it. They worked a surprisingly long time at it.



We took a look at other civilizations that were occurring around the same time as the Egyptian Empire. They worked on a map that showed the relationship between Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley civilizations in terms of the geography. We then looked at information about the Indus Valley and discussed it.
We read from the Usborne Encyclopedia of World History.



We talked about the lizard-hipped dinosaurs are divided into two groups -the sauropods and the theropods. We focused on the sauropods today, looking at the Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, Camarasaurss and Cetiosaurus. They glued a picture of a Diplodocus to represent the sauropods to their lapbooks.
I taught them the first two lines of a Spanish song, "Naranja dulce" (Sweet orange). They already knew the word naranja from when we learned colors. The first line is the name of the song and the second line is "Limon partido" (A sliced lemon.) We talked about how we put the adjective first and the noun last, but in Spanish the noun comes first and the adjective after it. They colored a picture that goes with the song, adding oranges and lemons to the tree. I guess it was some sort of grafting. We then listened to the whole song. We will learn lines every day until we have the whole song.

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