Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter break: Dec 8 - Jan 2

Time for a little break. Have a beautiful and safe Christmas season!

The merry family gatherings –
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.

-Helen Lowrie Marshall

Monday, December 1, 2008

Week 14: December 1-5

Religion & Bible


make sentences from flash cards and then write them in journal.

Review subtraction and addition skills, fractions

-regions: polar, tundra, temperate, tropical, mediterranean, continental, equatorial, desert
-mountain climates
-coastal climates 
-city climates
Experiment: see how plants from different climate regions lose water.
1. water a potted geranium and a cactus
2. place a plastic bag around each of their pots
3. stand them on plates
4. cut the bases off two large plastic bottles
5. smear petroleum jelly on the bottom of each one, and put them over the plants
After 3 days, you should see water droplets in the bottles. Which one gives off more water?


History & Geography:
The Christian Church
-monks and monasteries
*becoming a monk
*Saint Benedict's rules
*healing the sick
*making manuscripts
*wealth and power

Art & Music Appreciation

Physical Education