We talked about the new kidding schedule posted on the wall, the birth of the new goats, the 80+ eggs in the incubator, and how rainy months make hay supplies dwindle. We talked a little about supply and demand (hay is a lot more expensive right now), but we will talk more about this in the upcoming weeks.
The class learned how different cultures used fables to come up with fictional explanations of things in nature. We read the African tale, "Why the Mosquito Buzzes in People's Ears." At home, the class wrote fables of their own. These were amazing! We heard about how the guinea got its call, why the goat has horns, how the giraffe got it's long neck, and more. They knocked this out of the park!
At home, the students learned about Ptolemy in their science textbook. They took their notes from home and broke up into small groups. The groups worked together to write down 6 questions that they would ask Claudius Ptolemy if they could. Once their questions were on notecards, we all gathered together and I hosted a talk show! Each team took turns coming up and sitting beside the host. I acted as the moderator, and the studio audience asked the questions. For each quested, the group on stage huddled together and elected a member to answer it as Claudius Ptolemy. These kids did a great job reviewing the chapter in a fun way!
Next, we reviewed the at-home grammar lessons. In grammar, the kids run the show. We go over any tricky problems or issues they may have, and then we take it from there. Today, the class wanted to review the proper usage of who/whom, locating prepositional phrases and objects of the preposition, and diagraming. We also talked about subject/verb agreement. I love that the kids are able to work together even though they are in different books and on different levels. This is the atmosphere that I pray for each school year!
At the end of this very rainy day, the class worked on their puppet projects for the book Sheep by Valerie Hobbs. They will be finishing up the puppets and simple scripts next week, and we will record them the following week. My plan was for them to present them live, but the class came up with the idea to create a zoomed up video recording. I love the idea!