Thursday, February 16, 2012

Field trip to the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago


Assyrian statue that would have appeared as you entered the thrown room of King Sargon.

Babylonia: Code of Hammurabi!!!


Egypt: canopic jars

Mummy of a small child

Amulets: charms that were wrapped into the mummy's linen strips.

Directions for wrapping the amulets into the mummy

More amulets

Workshops around the pyramids, preparing food and things for the mummy

A sarcophagus

Running off their steam through the campus at University of Chicago

A little tree sitting.

Valentines Day!

Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting

Heart-shaped donuts from Dunkin

Ms Nicky's beatiful sugar cookies

Girls in pink

 Ms. Nicky teaching grammar

Color-coding parts of speech

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

People of the Woodlands part 2

Dylan works on her long home illustration in her lesson book.

Last week the 3rd and 4th grade girls heard about the Native Americans who lived in the woodlands in long homes. They also worked on narrating the story back to their teacher and writing about it in their lesson books.

Friday, November 18, 2011

People of the Woodlands!

 Third and forth graders are in their Native American Block.  This week we are learning about People of the Woodlands.  The girls made a Native American Rattle from bone, wood and feathers.  It's beautiful!   

Working with Zoe on technique.

Zoe and Sam are working on math in their main lesson block.  Knitting is a great "active skill" that enhances the math they're learning.  It's more fun to add a row of stitches than a row of numbers!