For the corresponding history lessons we looked at the Greek/Persian Wars including the Battle of Marathon. This brought us into the Golden Age of Greece under the great Athenian leader, Pericles. We took time this week to learn about what life was like in ancient Athens during this time. This included Greek pottery, drama, architecture, origin of the Olympics, science and philosophy. The girls filled out lap book pages on the Olympics, Socrates, Aristotle, different types of Greek columns, and various aspects of life in Greece at this time: homes, clothing, entertainment, etc. Nicolas went one step further when studying philosophy and read about Epicureanism and few excerpts from Aristotle in the Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett.
The girls finished their unit on Charlotte's Web and we all finished memorizing Isaiah 40:21-31. We will just review it next week. We are still picking away at Greek root words and will review them all again next week and have a little quiz to finish out the year.
|My camera was off and by the time I got it turned on, the runners were by me. Oh, well, they are cute from the behind too!|
The finished Fable posters (order is Nicolas, Lydia, and then Anna). You may need to click on them to see a larger picture in order to read the moral of the fable and to see Lydia's four fables better.