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Friday, October 23, 2009

Quinata Academy 10/12-10/23 Weeks in Review

I have a bit of catching up to do (read... I've been a slacker). This week's Week in Review is absolutely easy to do because we haven't done much of anything. See, that's the wonderful-ness (yes, I know that's not a word) in hs'ing, self-induced vacations for no apparent reason at all ;) Love 'em.

Last week we accomplished a lot more. We moved into double digit multiplied by double digit math problems. This took about all week, 'cuz let's face it, it's a little confusing. Really, whomever invented this method had way too much time on their hands. We got through it, though, somewhat unscathed.

We finished up our study of Africa. We talked a bit about some of the challenges that people in Africa faced and currently face. It's truly a dynamic and rich continent. Some of the fiction we've read about Africa and that I suggest: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain; Papa, Do you Love Me?; Lala Salama; A Story A Story; Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears. All really beautiful books, with great storylines.

For nature study we went to Rio Grande Nature Center last week to hunt down Goldenrod. While we did find a couple specimens, we found other beautiful wildflowers, too.



A busy woodpecker also stole our attention for awhile.


The bosque in full autumn splendor took our breath away.



And, the children, got happy and muddy by the river.

1 comment:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Funny--we're doing "Things Fall Apart" in the world lit/geography class I'm teaching right now, and just yesterday I was re-reading a chapter and came across the mosquitoes-buzzing-in-the-ear proverb!