We started a new book with the new year. We are still in volume 3 of Beyond Five in a Row. The book we are currently studying is The Saturdays! What a delightfully fun story! This book has just 8 chapters and so we spend each co-op covering topics in two of the chapters.
For our first meeting we covered a variety of topics including France and composers. Just look at the neat display board! (A closer view is coming up.)
We start our mornings with a devotion - something that ties in with one of the lessons or topics in the book. The lesson this week was on doing our work as unto the Lord. Always a good reminder to do our best at whatever we are doing because the One we are striving to please is God!
We also listened to, and tried to identify, the animals from Carnival of the Animals. The book pictured below is a fun illustration of the music.
An inviting bowl of clay. Another item mentioned the book that the children enjoy playing with. Each child got 2 and could choose to make something here or take it home. My boys decided to take it home and play outside at the end of co-op. Most of the others did too.
The book mentions the game of Parcheesi, It had been a long time since I've played and I had quite forgotten some of the rules. What a fun game! I'm hoping to play it again soon at home with my children.
Snack time. Really lunch time. What a delicious spread of foods! Of course there were french cheeses (Brie, Boursin and one more I can't remember the name of) and bread to go along with the lessons. French roast beef sandwiches with yummy spreads, pickles and crudités. All of it so good. Isn't this an amazing snack?!
So engrossed in their work!
I love when our learning spills over into other things that we are doing. You know a lesson was fun when you see it continued during play time!
I'm excited about our fun time with this story and look forward to sharing more about it with you.