We had another busy week with lots of field trips, and a day off on Wednesday (we all needed the break). Even so, we got some books read this month.
Finishing up our grammar study, we read two books on punctuation: Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, every punctuation mark counts! and The Girl’s Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can’t Manage without Apostrophes!, both by Lynne Truss. She’s the author who wrote Eats, Shoots & Leaves, and these were two of her children’s books she wrote to emphasize the importance of good punctuation. In both of the books, she provides two sentences on the page whose meanings change just with a change of punctuation or apostrophes. You can see all the books we used for our grammar/word study in my grammar unit study post.
We also had an American History Club meeting this week. It was our third meeting on the War of 1812, which mean the kids got to choose their topics. Miss Adventure wanted to talk about ship building, based on some information from the Caroline American Girl series books she’d read previously. I found her Wooden Ship by Jan Adkins, which provided a step-by-step description of creating a wooden whaling vessel. It was the perfect level of complexity for Miss Adventure, with helpful illustrations to go along with the text. Mr. Curiosity chose to do a biography of Tecumseh.
And those are the books we used this week.
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