Monday, April 8, 2013

Co-op update: Monday April 8, 2013

Thanks everyone for putting up with our renos. We're all doing the best we can! The kids have been awesome!

The day started off with some word work. We discussed the three rules for adding the suffix 'er.' Then I gave them a word and they had to secretly add 'er' and then share their answers on the whiteboards. 

Here is some additional practice if you'd like it.

We continued our map work of Canada. They did three freehand drawings of; Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

We reviewed the 6 different types of triangles and finished learning how to draw the 3 remaining; acute, obtuse and equilateral. All of them have a good grasp on using the protractor.

We had outside time in the morning, at lunch, and a little at the end of the day.

After morning break the kids got to design their own country with clay. They started with a thin layer of clay in a shape they wanted for their country. Then we talked about various geographical features and they had to add them to their country. We used the Waldorf cards as a visual add. The kids had lots of fun doing this. At the end, some added extra embellishments!

After lunch we finished off "BFG" which took quite some time and then completed the lapbooks.

Finally, we studied Canadian artist Ted Harrison, and looked at the common features of his art. They had to come up with a design that had the following qualities:

  • flowing, organic, lines
  • bright colours
  • landscape
  • blocks of colour

Next week we'll work on the good copy.

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