Thursday, September 11, 2008

Our first week of school

It is hard to believe that summer is over, and school has begun. We are very excited about our studies this year. The girls will be learning all about American History. We have been reading about Native Americans this week! The girls cannot decide if they would rather live in a tepee or become cliff dwellers! We remember visitng Mesa Verde and the amazing dwellings discovered there!
Mac's first reader is The Corn Grows Ripe! It is a story about a Mayan family, a 12 year old boy, and his journey into manhood! We are learning about making milpa (cornfields). Corn is an extremly important crop to the Mayan culture. We are also learning about how they used astology to keep a calendar.
Mae has been learning about the five senses. Oh, what fun to chat about goosebumps, eardrums, and those cones and rods that help us see. Her first reader was a little story about a boy named Silent E! And she is so excited to finally have spelling like big sister Mac!

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