CC continued to work on her story this week. Her last word count was over 1600 words. She has divided the story into chapters, and I picked up a punctuation book that we started instead of the grammar we were doing. Here is the story beginning.
Red, orange, yellow and purple, those were the colors all around. She felt the cool breeze on her shoulders; life was good. They say nobody has seen a hyena in these parts for years. “Hey, Azana, come down from that rock; it's my turn for look out duty,” yelled Jamar.She says she's following a "classic hero quest plot" so she knows where her story is going.
The new math book finally came in, and we've started that again. Her current reads are Tom Sawyer and this anatomy book.
LB was happy that it was warm enough to play with chalk for at least one day this week.
She did two pages a day from ETC2, listened to terrific versions of Rapunzel and Rumplestilskin, read Gus the Duck, worked on addition with in 20 with a dice game, spent some quality time being a veterinarian and a dog. She also worked with her sister on teaching the dog a new trick.
Other than that, we started A Christmas Carol. CC loves the character descriptions Dickens does. LB thinks its funny so far - because she was picturing the people from the descriptions. The girls both learned some string games and spent a lot of time, while I was working on a document, turning various rooms in my house to caves, hotels and bakeries.
I have a question for you? Do your kids know why boats float? CC's enrightment school did a science lesson on bouancy. This is a fourth and fifth grade combined class. Only two kids had a firm understanding of it. Both also exclaimed "Eureka!" in class.