We started on Friday:)
It felt good to get things going.
I photographed a few of the projects
that were Alex's (or my)
fave's of his 2nd grade year.
This was the most effective book report he did all year!
He drew different aspects of Ben Franklin's life
and made a mobile out of it.
Then he did an oral report,
using the mobile for a visual aid.
The great thing was he had very good
recall on Ben Franklin months later.
He read this.
It is pretty much a comic book version
of an autobigraphy.
I bought some of these about American History and now my boys looooove history.
Really. They talk about George Washington the most.
A close up of the defeat of the Spanish Armada
by the British.
Tissue paper, paint, foam board
and little triangle pieces of wood as the ships.
My boys take notes during history lessons by
drawing stick figures of what I read out loud to them
Then, they go back the next day,
and use their picture notes
to write a paragraph.
(This system has really helped David to pay better attention)
I am building towards teaching them to
take notes in an outline form....
we seem to be stuck in this phase because they just love
to draw so much!
"The Solar System as I Learned It"
by Alex Crowe
We discussed Copernicus and Galileo this year.
It presented us with lots of great conversations
about science and what is considered "fact."
And how the "facts" of C and G's day changed.
It was a small but significant thing to them
that in their life time Pluto was down graded from a planet.
Alex included Pluto on his project.
He remembered learning the Planets song from
Steve on Blue's Clue's when he was 4:)
A timeline of Alex's life so far.
It was a way of introducing himself to his
homeschool group this year.
And it reminded him how a timeline works.
These were our fave projects.
There were some fun science things in there too.
And a castle that still isn't finished....