The Year of Miss Agnes ~ We really enjoyed this book that is set in Alaska just after World War II. It is a sweet story about a teacher from England who comes to a rural Alaskan village and brings the joy of learning to a one room school. A book right up my alley. We loosely followed a unit study from Homeschoolshare.com. Here is a list of what we did:
- We had a delicious fish dinner.
- We wrote a story from a different point of view ~ both kids decided to write from our dog's point of view during bath time.
- We read The House in the Mail by Rosemary Wells and drove through a neighborhood that has several Sears catalog houses.
- Little Red Riding Hood learned to crochet at a crafts class.
- We watched an Imax DVD about flight and airplanes.
- We learned about biomes and studied Alaska's biome, which is an Alpine tundra.
- We watched an Imax DVD on the world's greatest places and figured out the biome for each place.
- Each child wrote a very short autobiography.
- We made pictures within a margin.
The Homefront During World War II ~ We did several activities over the last few weeks. Some our favorites are listed below.
- The kids made a meal from Molly's Cookbook: A Peek at Dining in the Past with Meals You can Cook Today (American Girls Pastimes).
- We are taking good care of our victory garden and it is giving us a wonderful yield.
- We watched the America Girl Doll movie about Molly.
- We read Attack on Pearl Harbor.
- We read So Far from the Sea by Eve Bunting.
- We made Scottie dog bookmarks.
|Bacon, Toad in a Hole, and Waldorf Salad.|
Other Learning ~
|Polymer clay monster key chains|
The picture is fuzzy, but you get the idea.
Well, that wraps up our week. I love homeschooling!