This week we studied beavers, looked at quilt patterns, and made a nine-patch quilt square.
Day 1: Keeping House and Prairie Winter
We did a lesson on Perspective/Point of View where we "rewrote" a story from a different perspective by imagining how that person would feel and act.
We studied beavers. I pulled up these pics from our nature walk last summer - I would have loved to go back to see if we can learn more about beavers first hand.
Instead, we watched a documentary on Beavers called Leave it to Beavers - very interesting. If we had water year round, and if I could bring a beaver to our land in Montana, I would.
We looked at quilt patterns.
Then Eliana sewed a 9 patch quilt square and made a pillow.
Day 2: The Long Blizzard and The Day of Games; Day 3: The Third Day, The Fourth Day, Christmas Eve; Day 4: Walnut Grove and the Banks of Plum Creek, Little Hotel in the Village, World of Little House - On the Banks of Plum Creek
We mostly focused on finishing the book (which includes reading the chapters and discussion). It was a very easy week as I was ready to wrap up Plum Creek. It took us way too long to finish and we will enjoy a nice long break before we start up again in September.
The kids played "Plum Creek" with Playmobil.
Read aloud with Bo.
Catching the wind on a windy day at our place in Montana.
A visit to Piney Creek in Wyoming.
We took a nice long break after this and started back with By the Shores of Silver Lake mid September.