November 25 – 30, 2012

Starting our week off with co-op again it was crazy hair day and the kids had a new bible verse: Proverbs 22:9 followed by a short lesson on generosity. They were also able to watch a video of their love boxes being delivered to children in Africa and were very excited to see the Zambian children opening their boxes. IMG_7593

Finishing our section on Egypt the kids had a brief history lesson on the country and a wonderful game discovering many of their amazing inventions. Next they built sugar cube pyramids and practised their multiplication as they went up each layer. E really enjoyed seeing the math come alive as her pyramid grew.

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At recess we took our pyramids one step further and made a human pyramid! 🙂IMG_7635

We followed the math lesson with a 3D map showing the children where the different pyramid sites are and the general geographic features of the country. The children used playdough, paper, pipe cleaners and a variety of other materials to show the Nile river, the Mediterranean Sea and pyramids and palm trees etc.

We worked on skip counting this week and E continues to make great progress with her math facts. She is gaining confidence daily and is increasing speed.

In Language E is busily writing cards for her co-op friends to hand out at our Christmas celebration in a few weeks. She has decided to draw and write each person in the group and individual card with an encouraging note about their character. I was so proud of her thoughtfulness in the act itself but also in really reflecting on each person and what she appreciates most about each of them!

This week was also a field trip to a local cranberry bog. We had a wonderful tour of the bog and learned about the growing conditions of this native plant and it’s many uses.

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E really enjoyed learning about the water harvesting method and then seeing the huge 9000 litre vats that they process the cranberry juice in.

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