Saturday, March 3, 2012

Looking Back 2012, Week 9

Picnik collage

Now that it's begun to rain, I figure it's time to get busy writing about our week.  We've been house hunting so we had to learn to "car school" as not to waste too much of the week driving around town.  All in all, we managed to juggle both.

  1. We've been having a lot of fun identifying the various birds that we've attracted to our yard.  The girls have noted Northern Cardinals, American Robins, Mourning Doves, Rusty Blackbirds, and Yellow-rumped Warblers enjoying our bird baths and feasting on the various feeders they made.  We are two-thirds of the way through The Life of Birds Season 1 by: David Attenborough.  The main focus was on flying and migration, so the girls also read several books about migration and reviewed terms in their text (Apologia Science: Zoology 1).
  2. In geography, the girls began memorizing the land forms of the Asian continent.  They practiced giving the relative location of Asia as well as some of its countries.  
  3. In history, the girls completed SOTW Ch. 12.  The main focus of this chapter was the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, but it also delves into ancient Nubia.  The girls were fascinated by the Nubian Pharaohs of the 25th dynasty.  They enjoyed learning about the Nubian queens like Queen Tiye.  We watched several videos on Youtube.  I created a playlist for The Middle Kingdom of Egypt and Nubia.  They used the notebooking pages I created earlier to document what they learned.  You can find them in the printables tab. 

Queen Tiye (Wife of Amenhotep III; Mother of Amenhotep IV; Grandmother of Tutankhamun)

   4.  In math, we continued working through our study of geometry.  Still, there are no tears when I announce that it's math time!  This week, they studied the various types of triangles and quadrilaterals.  While reviewing previous topics, I was amazed that they remembered the vocabulary so well.  They also spent some time practicing earlier concepts in the review section of their notebook. 

I decided to create an album for our geometry notebook to share.  Take a look and let us know what you think.

Math Notebooking

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