The Arts: Asian Arts

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about Asian arts using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We read The Seven Chinese Brothers as a reader’s theater.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made rubbings of surfaces.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made origami paper cranes.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made an elephant parade.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We did paper cutting.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made kimonos for spoon dolls.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made a moon lantern.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made paintings based on The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.
The Arts: Asian Arts

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Science: Electricity

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about electricity using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We tried to make electricity using nickels, foil, and salted vinegar soaked paper towels. It didn’t work at all. It was one of the few failed experiments of the year.
Science: Electricity

We played with static electricty.
Science: Electricty

The staticy balloon attracted the strings.
Science: Electricty

Two staticy balloons repelled each other.
Science: Electricty

The boys gave oral reports on Faraday, Ohm, and Volta.
Science: Electricty

We made a little current by putting penny and a quarter in a lemon. When we licked it, it stung our tongues just a little.
Science: Electricty

We watched a Schoolhouse Rock video about electricity.
Science: Electricty

Geography: China

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about China using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We did mapwork.
Geography: China

We made paper lanterns.
Geography: China

We watched a tutorial on calligraphy.
Geography: China

And then we tried writing in calligraphy.
Geography: China

We decorated a Chinese character.
Geography: China

We made a Chinese dragon puppet.
Geography: China

We played two-player Tangoes.
Geography: China

And then we all solved a big Tangoes puzzle together.
Geography: China

We learned about the Chinese Zodiac.
Geography: China

We went on a field trip to a park and used the exercise equipment spread along the path.
Geography: China

History: Medieval China and Japan

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about Mongols using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We found China on the map.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did mapwork.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We added to the timeline. Some of our pages still have plenty of room.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did oral reports on famous Chinese.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We made a model of the Grand Canal.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We wrote things backward in scratch foam and used ink to print on paper so the words could be read properly.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We watched a YouTube video about the Shaolin and Kung Fu.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We built a model of the Great Wall with Duploes.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We played a Shogunate game.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did mapwork about the Wokou Pirates of Japan.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did oral reports about famous Japanese women.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We illustrated a haiku about the Onin War.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We learned about Noh plays.
History: Medieval China and Japan

Three quarters down, one quarter to go

We finished the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year at the end of March. We learned so much this quarter.

In history, we learned about the War of the Roses, Eastern Europe, African Kingdoms, Asian Kingdoms, and the Mongols. In Geography, we learned about Russia, Hungary, Mali, southeast Asia, and the Caucasus region. In Science, we learned about health, metals, carbon chemistry, non-metals, and radioactivity and salts. In the arts, we learned about minstrels and plays, printmaking, textiles, using vivid language, and poetry. We started every day by watching CNN 10 and then working on grammar and spelling using The Nose Tree.

Cameron learned about more elements of poetry. He read Richard III, The Trumpeter of Krakow, Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, The Fellowship of the Ring, and Genghis: Birth of an Empire. He continued learning about personal finance both at home and in a weekly class at church. His grades were great:
History A
Geography A
Science A
Art A
PE A
English B
Math B

Fritz learned more logical fallacies and has been applying what he’s learned by identifying the logical fallacies in the president’s tweets. He learned more Latin vocabulary and has done a lot of translating. He continued working on learning to play the piano and improving his drawing skills. He wrote several essays about short stories. He read Richard III (Shakespeare for Everyone), The Trumpeter of Krakow, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa, The Trumpet of the Swan, and Genghis Khan: 13th Century Mongolian Tyrant. In math, he continued preparing for pre-algebra. Along with his little brother, he went through Mosiah in the Book of Mormon. He is almost done through 3 Nephi reading it on his own. His grades were very good:
History A
Geography A
Science A
Art A
Music A
PE A
Religion A
English A
Math A
Logic B
Latin B

Adrian narrated several of passages from books. He read Richard III (Shakespeare for Everyone), Hidden Tales From Eastern Europe, The Periodic Table of the Elements – Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals and Transition Metals, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa, Traveling Man: The Story of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354, India for Children, and Genghis Khan: 13th Century Mongolian Tyrant. He continued learning to play the piano and to speak Spanish. He started learning about basic geometry. His grades were excellent:
History A
Geography A
Science A
Art A
Music A
PE A
Spanish A
Religion A
English A
Math A