I-5’s cloud book and his Draw Write Now page on a colonial building and early life in America
We’ll be rowing Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – illustrated by Ted Rand. This will be an exciting little look at colonial times and the Revolutionary War. I have plans to read some American Girl Felicity books with R7 and maybe take some time for “tea”. I’m searching wildly for a mob cap pattern so we can make one and add to our dress up collection. I may have to wing it!
- Monday- map of Massachusetts including Boston and a route of the ride, story disk on MA on the US map, Revolutionary War brief timeline and a few facts, the use of signals
- Tuesday- reading poetry aloud, a look at the poet Longfellow, and vocabulary
- Wednesday- Using light in art as a theme and for effect, colonial architecture, mob cap
- Thursday- subtracting dates, story problems from HSS
- Friday- fog
Week 2: By unanimous vote both R7 and I-5 wanted to continue Paul Revere next week! We’ll be finishing up some items we didn’t finish last week and adding in a few things originally left out.
- Monday- Math story problems from HSS. I made a booklet for them to fill out with one problem per page. (light day with coop in the afternoon)
- Tuesday- colonial architecture (we’ll label some common styles used)
- Wednesday- mob cap and tri-corner hat
- Thursday- finish hats and study of Boston
- Friday- finish up discussion of American Revolution, American Girl craft or Felicity tea
This unit’s book list: (or what’s In the Basket this week)
- Paul Revere Boston Patriot by Augusta Stevenson
- Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson
- Food and Recipes of the Revolutionary War by George Erdish
- George and the Drummer Boy by Nathaniel Benchley
- And then What Happened Paul Revere by Jean Fritz
- Felicity’s Craft Book– American Girl Collection
- A Spy in Williamsburg by Isabelle Lawrence
- Buttons for George Washington by Peter and Connie Roop
I am sooo resisting the urge to create a new post for this project!! However, I will try to keep in line with having one link per title in my left column over there. We did the art lesson this afternoon on reflection and it turned out fantastically!! Both R7 and I-5 did outstanding jobs noticing the details in the painting done by Ted Rand. The lesson just helps the kids to see that the reflection is wavy because the water was not still. There is another illustration further in the book that shows a perfect reflection of Paul Revere going along the Mystic River. The water there was still they decided. Their job was to make a copy of the page that showed a British war ship in the Boston Harbor. Check out the results!