Another great week with FIAR. This is now our 2nd row and we are loving it. We did not row last week. We did week 2 of "The world" and focused a bit more on the continents, oceans, maps, and globe. So now moving onto Asia we began our study of China this week. Ping became a fast friend in our house this week.
Monday- We had our first reading of the story. Placed our story disc on China, colored and labeled the map of China, found the Yangtze River on the map and looked at a book about China and discussed the different culture.
Tuesday- We did not reread the whole book today. We just went over some parts of it and discussed buoyancy. The float or sink experiment followed. We gathered all of our needed equipment and headed onto the deck. We logged our results on the chart from homeschool share and then added up the sink floats. They continued to sink and float things long after the actual experiment was over. Things got a little crazy out there.
Wednesday- We read the book. Looked at our Children's Atlas of China and found the Yangtze river again. We discussed the medium the illustrator used in the book and then Lucas decided to use crayons to make a water drawing and show movement with the wavy lines.
Thursday- Read the story and worked on our duck lapbook. That was our topic for science this week. Used our DK Animal Encyclopedia and some internet sites to learn about ducks.
Friday- We had our final read of the story and then did some math with the bean sticks we make last week for beginning to discuss place value. We used individual beans for the family members listed that were less than ten and the 10 sticks for the others. Then Luke traded in his singles of 10 for sticks and added up the total family members. Then we played a game from homeschool share. I had not make a generic game board yet so we just used our candy land game board and put our ping pieces on it. Note to self-----Make game board! I was amazed at how well they did at answering all of those questions. Earlier in the summer as I was planning Ping stuff I had seen that game and thought that it would be way too hard for them. I was looking back over things this week to make sure I did not miss anything cool on Homeschool Share and I seen the game again and thought it would be great. I am so glad I gave it a shot. Just goes to show you what these little ones are capable of. Sometimes I think I underestimate them but I am quickly learning NOT TO !! After all of the fun we finished up our notebook. So sad to say goodbye to Ping. I know it is actually only "See you later!" :)
I had some more pics to post but blogger is being silly and won't upload them. So I can't show you all of the Ping notebook pages. :(
Happy rowing, Julie