Our Theme of the week
Letter of the week
Poem of the month
We worked with 7 different "autumn" water colors.
We painted blends on both sides of heavy paper.
I traced leaf shapes from a printed template.
This week we reviewed the past 10 chapters of Story of the World, book 1. We reviewed Ava's notes, and I asked her questions based on a combination of those notes, and the student guide book. They colored review cards, which we laminated to keep as a hands on timeline.
This week the kids each wanted to make turkey pictures. Ava chose watercolors, and Cyrus used markers. Cyrus also included an owl carrying packages. (an homage to Hedwig, I'm sure.)
I also asked Ava if she would paint something in our new natural environment that she's grateful for. She painted images of our backyard redwood tree. She came up with the idea to paint the tree in several different times of day. First you see the purple gold of sunrise, the light blue of afternoon, the pink of sunset, and the dark blue of evening. Oh my goodness. I love her.
Cyrus: "Being Grateful. Helping each other. And when you say good things about other people's things."
*Dad's cooking. Pizza, pesto, peach cobbler, and teriyaki.
*Honey Crisp apples
*Harry Potter books
*Candy, and presents
*Pretzel my cat
Ava: "Being grateful for the things you have, and saying thank you"
*That we read the first 3 Harry Potter books, and watched the 1st movie
*A Place to live
*My own room
*For little libraries scattered all over the house
Cafe Gratitude. This is Ava's favorite restaurant and I can understand why. The food is so wholesome, that it just makes you feel good.