Friday, May 7, 2010

Massachusetts (Week 3)

Weekly_Wrap-Up We had a busy week (shocking I know).  So we didn’t do a lot of in depth study of Massachusetts this week.  Instead, we did some reviewing and finished our State Quarter printable, and our Massachusetts coloring sheet from Crayola.   I especially like the Crayola site.  It has various state symbols and factoids listed for each state.

Sites we used this week:
www.usmint.gov/kids
States Coloring Pages from Crayola

We finished our 2 page layout in our Rod and Staff United States Coloring Book as well.

One great learning experience this week was the story of Toll House Cookies!  Ruth Wakefield (God love that woman) invented the chocolate chip cookie at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts in 1930.  So, I forced my children and myself to bake and eat cookies, all in the name of education!

In math, Olivia started learning multiplication.  Silly child LOVES it!  The way Abeka presents it is interesting, but she’s loving it and asking for more work to do.   Lindsey started working on addition facts, so she’s much happier now that she’s “doing math” not just learning the numbers.

We had two dress rehearsals this week for the spring ballet recital.  Both girls are just so pretty!  (In my humble opinion.)  So I had to share photos.  The actual recital is being held tonight, so I’ll have to post photos next week.

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On a less attractive note, our mealworms arrived this week!  They have settled into the Beetle Barn nicely.  You can read more about the mealworms here. 

I hope everyone else had a great week as well.  Be sure to visit this weeks Weekly Wrap Up!

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5 comments:

  1. Oh boy - thanks for the crayola heads up. We are doing state notebooks and so I'll be hopping over to print some things out :) I know that recital time is the busiest time of all. What precious ballerinas you have! Mealworms... I've heard of feeding them to bluebirds. Beetles? Hmmm.

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  2. THANK YOU for the website posts! We will be studying the states starting this summer, and these will prove invaluable, I'm sure!

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  3. Cruel! Hoe could you force those innocent children to bake cookies? I have half a mind to call CPS! LOL

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  4. What a mean mama you are .....forcing your children to bake and eat cookies! wish you were my mama =) Sounds like a great week!!

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  5. They look so sweet in their recital costumes! Oh, I miss those days.

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