This week turned into a busy week, with an outside event nearly every day. We still managed to squeeze in some learning, though, continuing with the same themes of the month – words and women’s history.
For our parts of speech this week, we read Under, Over, By the Clover: What Is a Preposition? and I and You and Don’t Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun?, both by Brian Cleary. I must admit, I wasn’t as happy with the pronoun book. It just didn’t have the same rhythm or rhyming scheme as the other books. Even Mr. Curiosity noticed that the words didn’t flow as smoothly. Even so, I learned some new pronouns. I never knew “who” and “what” were considered pronouns.
For our women’s history biography, I chose an artist for this week. Specifically we studied Mary Cassatt, using the Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists biography written and illustrated by Mike Venezia. We’ve read other books in this series and I find they have just enough biographical information tied to actual artwork for our taste. It usually takes us two sittings to get through a book, though, because we get a bit overwhelmed by the art. As a bonus, the kids actually recognized a painting by Monet we had studied in a previous month. Proof they’re paying attention, I guess.
And those are the books we used this week!