Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's Beginning to Looks a Lot Like or The Second Half of Week 14 Plus Week 15

This is George on our math field trip. Each person sat down and factored out the other person's total score before bowling his own frame. I was worried our scores might get too high for factors to be readily identifiable, but hahaha, no worries. We maxed out at 134. With the guardrails up, no less. Go, us!
Here George strings cranberries, a traditional Victorian pastime around Christmas. We studied Christmas around the world. George liked Las Posadas (Mexico) especially. He also appreciated that the festivities in Mexico span from the 14th of December through the 6th of January.

This is the giant leaf George found on our nature walk. Several of the cultures we studied include gathering natural items as decorations in their Christmas celebrations.  George thought the nearly universal overlooking of brown, dry leaves was shameful.
Here George works on a pinecone/peanut butter/birdseed craft. He made twelve and hung them in a front tree he can see from his room since birds do not hibernate.

Currently in math we are working on fact family triangles and regrouping. We also are working on different ways to show data and to that end have begun a unit comparing and contrasting Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans. We were pleased to learn that while the Aztecs were sort of ghastly in the human sacrifice way, they were progressive in education, mandating school for boys AND girls AND slaves.

Sorry so short. Late for uke.

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