Saturday, February 25, 2012

Week 22

Pics from the Week:

READING & HISTORY
For the last couple weeks we've been reading this abridged version of Huckleberry Finn. Capt. N seems to be enjoying it. I'm not sure he loves it, but he's not complaining. It's a fun adventure story for him in a time period he doesn't know much about. This has opened up the dialogue for us to discuss things that were happening in the United States during this time. And, he's asked if we could build a raft some time. Of course, this means I am going to have to figure out a way to build & try out a raft. Maybe it could make a fun Cub Scout project?

I bought this book at the beginning of the year & am just now actually doing something out of it. I think it's a fantastic & fun & a great way to help Capt. N learn. But, FYI, the maps aren't colored like it shows on the front cover. If you want them colored, you get to color them.

He did the map about the Mississippi River, since that's where Huck is traveling. It was great. He had to fill in the state abbreviations - which we haven't talked a lot about, so this was new for him. Then we got to discuss what types of cargo floated up & down the Mississippi & why.



SCIENCE
We are still studying birds. This week we talked about their feet.
We also learned about feathers. Click here to read about our feathers & feet projects.


FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Capt. N's Vision Therapist has concluded that his fine motor skills aren't where they should be for his age. I definitely agree, but I'm not sure why I didn't figure it out sooner. One thing she suggested was doing dot-to-dots. So, I bought him this Extreme Dot-to-Dot book. This swan pic has over 500 dots.


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