Wrote paragraph together on Statute of Liberty, based on info we learned yesterday:
The Statue of Liberty, one of the most famous American landmarks, stands tall and proud in New York Harbor. The creator of this monument was French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. To support the sculpture's massive body, he enlisted the help of Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The completed statue stands 305 feet tall, including the base, and her copper exterior weighs 32 tons. The monument was unveiled in 1886, and to this day, she stands for liberty and freedom for all Americans.
First we brainstormed details we could share about the topic. Then we narrowed it down, that this would be a descriptive paragraph that also told about the men who built it. Mom helped significantly by suggesting phrases that combed several details into one sentence (vs. short choppy sentences with one detail in each) and by suggesting word choices and phrases which the boys chose from.
--addition & subtraction flashcard review, added 6 multiplication facts
--SD typed paragraph he wrote yesterday onto his blog. (still needs proofreading/editing/link here)
--Mr. D wrote "how to" paragraph:
This is how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich first you get two pieces of bread then you put some jelly on one piece and then peanut butter on the other. You're done!
This is how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. First you get two pieces of bread. Then you put some jelly on one piece and then peanut butter on the other. Then you put one piece of bread on top of the other piece, with the peanut butter and jelly in the middle. You're done! Now...EAT IT!!
--SD and Mr. D "taught" Chicklet and B3 about dinosaurs in their dinosaur workbooks
--All 4 kids "designed" their own dinosaur coloration/pattern and colored in with colored pencils, while Mom read nursery rhymes from My Book House Vol. 1
--SD gave Chicklet a reading lesson in 100 Easy Lessons
--we read two chapters of Mrs. Frisby
--both boys practiced piano
--we reviewed music note names on treble and bass clefs
--SD practiced guitar
--SD started Harry Potter #6
--Mr. D read HP #1
--Boys re-watched movie of HP #1