Sunday, February 2, 2014

Catching up on School

We're still carrying on school work. We do the FIAR books, and discuss most of what is recommended, as adapted to your age/level, and then do some regular 3R stuff and whatnot...

In the last few weeks, we have read

The Camel that walked to France, where you were introduced to Ancient Egypt ( the camel was a present from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France ) and we made a Pharaoh's hat and a reed boat out of straws, among other things....

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Then, we read Very Last First Time,

and introduced Canada,

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the Inuit culture,

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and Pointilism.

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Next, we learned about Martin Luther King Jr.. I left out the bit about his assassination, because I didn't think you were quite ready yet. Maybe next year. We did a picture of MLK Jr, and you drew in his microphone and dots for the crowd of people listening to his speech.

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And then, of course, there was Chinese New Year. I hope you always keep dear to you this part of your heritage and learn to love and embrace it.

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We made some Chinese New Year cards for Cindy, Xiayu & Qi and their parents, and Auntie Ah Lean. We also made little "Fu" plaques for Xiayu, Qi and their parents as well.

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I think you enjoy school. You certainly love learning new things. I have to always bear in mind you are only FOUR and not push you too much... maybe just enough, LOL. But to always change it up and try to keep it fresh and interesting. After all, you're still very much a little boy :)

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