The Eighteenth Week of School (Video)

Watch our 18th week of school in just over 4 minutes!

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The Arts: Creative Kids

Week 17 of school we did a creative kids unit using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 11. Cameron didn’t join us because he had a work meeting he needed to attend. That was our last one week unit of the school year.

The boys chose to design a dream backyard

It involved a giant seesaw and a swing with a chain as long as you want it.

Adrian insisted on including a food stand that gives you any food you want, even foods that don’t exist.

Sounds like a pretty awesome backyard to me!

Geography: Baltic States

Week 17 of school we learned about the Baltic states using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 11. That was our last one week unit of the school year.

We found Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the big wall map.

We watched several YouTube videos.

We did mapwork.

And then colored the countries with the colors on their flags.

We used toilet paper tubes to make a cross like you might find on the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania.

We had Latvian potato salad with dinner.

History: Conquistadors

Week 17 of school we learned about conquistadors using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 11. That was our last one week unit of the school year.

We added to our timeline. Some of the pages are getting crazy filled.

We did mini reports on conquistadors and put them inside conquistador hats.

We used the big wall map to figure out where the Inca Empire was compared to the countries of today.

We watched several YouTube videos.

We built a Galleon out of Legos.

We went hunting for hidden treasure (chocolate coins).

The Arts: Watercolors

Weeks 15 and 16 of school we learned about watercolors using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 10. We did both week’s worth of lesson in one week so we could have an extra week of Christmas vacation.

We played with watercolors.

We painted watercolors over crayons.

We painted on coffee filters and cut out designs.

We made watercolor paint look different by sprinkling the wet paint with salt.