We have some great things planned for January!
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History: We are finally starting the Middle Ages. I reserved a number of books at the library yesterday–about knights, castles, etc., including the novel "A Door in the Wall" and the CDs about King Arthur by Jim Weiss.
Art: from the Knights and Damsels art book and starting a middle ages lapbook.
Math: We’ll be focusing on place value and measurement.
Bible Time: Reading Wisdom with the Millers along with the book of Proverbs. We’ll memorize some verses from Proverbs, too.
Violin: We’ll be starting lessons with a new teacher. Possibly my 5 yo will start, too.
Other Read-Alouds: Summer with the Moodys, Farmer Boy, Little Women (on CD in the car), Island of the Blue Dolphins, Kingdom’s Hope
Science: My kids loved the movie Kung Fu Panda, so we’re going to study Pandas this month (maybe adding other Chinese animals and elements about China itself).
Field Trips: The Museum of Science and Industry is free all month (and they have a connected underground parking garage!). We might go to the Kohl Children’s Museum one more time before our membership runs out at the end of the month.
Music Appreciation: Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons"
New Chores: Cleaning bathroom sinks and counters
Handwriting: Finish cursive HWT books and copywork of Proverbs and phrases about the Middle Ages.