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Friday, September 12, 2008

Our school week

There weren't to many photo opportunities this week for school.  The ones I did take just didn't turn out as well as I liked.  Anyway, we read "The Story About Ping" by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wise.  It is a classic book about a duck named Ping who lives on a beautiful wise-eyed boat on the Yangtze River.

Here are the lesson's learned from the week:
  • The Yantze River is yellow and in China
  • China is on the continent of Asia
  • 1933 was 75 years ago (the book was copyrighted then)
  • The book was written before Dad, Mom, and Grandparents were born
  • It's good to have colored pencils sharpened before needing them
  • Lines can be used to show motion or puddles when drawing
  • There were 68 ducks in Ping's family, we only have 31 people (not ducks) in ours
  • Some things float, some things sink
  • With two of the same item, that look very similar, one may float and the other may sink.
  • Not all things that float will be at the top of the water
  • Ducks in the same family, may have different colored feathers which led into how we have different skin colors
  • Learned that Chinese use chop sticks to eat, so we tried too.
  • Reviewed how the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and how this is done by the rotation of the earth
There were also some Aha moments in our Math-U-See and success with Language Arts this week as well.  There were twinkles in their eyes because they were understanding their lessons.  It was a great week of learning.  What more could any teacher (or parent) ask for.

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