|This photo is from a couple of years ago when we went to Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.|
We learned about the sixties this week. We learned about the Space Program, Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. We watched videos, read books and completed map work.
We made a 3-D Cloud Chart that shows why the clouds are named as they are (altitude and shape) and where they can be found.
Oceans of Oobleck
|Tomatoes are ripening, July 5th.|
My father always said that for where we lived, if we got a ripe tomato by the 4th of July, that was early. We didn't miss it much, as Katie picked her first ripe tomato on the 6th of July.
She did have a brief problem with aphid eggs, but she made up a concoction of soap and hot peppers and water to spray on them.
The boys got together with friends to play sports in an all-family, casual way.
This week they played dodgeball.It may be other sports on other weeks.
Rabbits from ClayWe are reading Watership Down by Richard Adams (my all-time favorite book) in the evenings, which has inspired Quentin to craft some rabbits in clay and cotton-balls. Here is one of his clay creations.
What We are Reading:
- Watership Down, Richard Adams
- I have a dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the civil rights movement, Ann Bausum
- Speaking out : the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1964, Kevin Supples
- Rosa, Nikki Giovanni
- 10,000 days of thunder : a history of the Vietnam War, Philip Caputo
- Escape from Saigon : a Vietnam War orphan becomes an American boy, Andrea Warren
- Reaching for the moon, Buzz Aldrin
- Lancelot, Hudson Talbott
- DK Money, Joe Cribb
- Make Your Own 3-D Cloud Chart
- The Sixties: The Space Race, Civil Rights, The Vietnam War and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
- Oceans of Oobleck
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