Not too many new books this week as we continue our journey through the botanical jungles. I did find an interesting picture book about an 18th century botanist, The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America’s First Naturalist by Deborah Kogan Ray. This book provides information on living in the American colonies in the mid-1700s, as well as early botanical studies in journal format. Billy is eight at the start of the journal and he walks us through his life as a naturalist as he traveled around the American colony.
The other book we used this week was Playing with Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers edited by Sue VanHattum. I bought this book to get inspiration for our Fun Math Fridays, and it is full of all kinds of ways to play with math. I will review the whole book one of these days, but so far I love it and I’m finding lots of fun things to do with the kids. This week we did Math Squares (also known as Diffy Boxes and the Ducci 4-number game). The kids enjoyed it and it was mathematically interesting enough my stats professor husband had to do some research on it when he came home.
And that’s all the new books we used this week. Linking up with Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
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