Friday, May 27, 2011

Along the Alphabet Path - R Week & S Week

R is for Ragged Robin Fairy, St. Rita, Rabbits, Rodents, and Rummikub

Books We Read

Author Study - Cynthia Rylant
Books on the Renaissance:  Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo
Fast Facts About Rodents
Rabbits, Rabbits, and More Rabbits

Dwarf Hamsters, Itty and Bitty

Activites We Did

R Letter Formation
R Stamping Work
Playing Rummikub
Learning About Our New Rodents!
Reupholstery

Before & After




S is for Strawberry Fairy, St. Sharbel and Shakespeare

We've really not done anything this week Along the Alphabet Path, but we did start reading...

The Wind in the Willows (ok, that's W week...oh, well!)

This will be our last Read-A-Loud for the school year.
And the kids have been very busy putting together a play.  They wanted to perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night so Monica started writing the script.  To save her all the work, I went online and found this.


I love when they perform stuff for us.  They are always so creative and resourceful with props and costumes.  Here's a paragraph Monica wrote for her IEW writing class about her sister, Maria.

My Creative Companion
Maria is my creative sister who graciously helps me produce plays.  Last Christmas, I decided I wanted to direct a play.  Because Maria is my closest sister in age, I turned to her immediately to help me.  We decided to act out the Nativity for Christmas.  Using her artistic flare, she helped find simple costumes from our dress up box for each character.  She also hunted for cardboard and was lucky in locating a large box that had carried our new water heater.  We made the scenery.  When it was finished, we had an inn made from the cardboard.  She found people for each part, helped set up the stage, and even made a sacrifice and played the donkey last minute.  Even though I have had to bribe Maria into doing things, her creativity, silliness, and garrulous character have definitely made our plays successful and saved our past productions.  

*If you'd like to know more about the IEW (Writing) Course Monica took, you can check out Ms. Brekke's website HERE.  She is a trained IEW teacher.  With only a few days left, she is offering a "MayHem Sale" for a 20% discount off her e-mail courses.  Isn't that great?  Now you don't have to live in the Twin Cities to benefit from her experience as a writing teacher!


Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend and
Welcome, Summer!








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