We completed the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year last Friday. We learned so much this quarter.
In history, we learned about the Boston Tea Party, the founding fathers, 1776, and the American Revolution. In Geography, we learned about Japan, Iran, Samoa, Tonga, and South Africa. In Science we learned about chemical reactions, compounds, oxidation and reduction, and acids and bases. In the arts, we learned about folk music, Rococo art, and crafts. As always, we started each day by watching CNN 10.
Cameron read (listened to) The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis, 1776 by David McCullough, and The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood. His grades were great:
Fritz read Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz, Toliver’s Secret by Esther Wood Brady, and My Brother Sam is Dead by James and Christopher Collier. His grades were perfect:
Adrian read Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? by Jean Fritz, Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days by Jean Brown Wagoner, Toliver’s Secret by Esther Wood Brady, and Can’t You Make Them Behave King George? by Jean Fritz. His grades were excellent:
Weeks 34 and 35 of school we did more crafts using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 20.
We made a stepping stone.
We made a wooden wagon model.
We made some pop art.
We made pop-up cards.
Weeks 34 and 35 of school we learned about acids and bases using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 20.
We tested the pH of several substances.
We watched several YouTube videos.
We combined baking soda and vinegar to make a neutral solution.
We made a solution that turned pink and then back to clear using chemicals.
We attempted to make lemon soda using baking soda, but it didn’t go so well. We never got the proportions quite right.
We made soap.
Weeks 34 and 35 of school we learned about South Africa using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 20.
We found South Africa on the big wall map.
We did mapwork.
We watched lots of YouTube videos.
We put together a puzzle of South Africa’s flag.
We made Ndebele pictures.
Weeks 34 and 35 of school we learned about the American Revolution using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 20.
We learned about some of the major battles of the Revolution and which side won them.
We added to our timeline.
We tried to make five-pointed stars, but made a mistake somewhere and ended up with six-pointed ones.
We discovered Fritz had no idea how to march when I told him to march around the room to Yankee Doodle.
We watched a YouTube video about the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.
The tile in my kitchen and breakfast nook are absolutely disgusting. I’ve tried so many things to clean them, but nothing has worked. Then my dad read somewhere that Magic Erasers will clean tile. I tried it out and the results were incredible so I went to Costco (because Mr. Clean Magic Erasers happened to be on sale there) and got a whole bunch.
I’m just amazed at how after just a few minutes of effort, the tiles look as good as they did when we bought the house.
They are not kidding when they call them magic!
Weeks 32 and 33 of school we did some crafts using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 19.
We made glitter bottles.
We drew pictures with sidewalk chalk.
We watched a couple YouTube videos on sculptures from around the world.
We made tesselations.
We made drawings using one very long line.