Saturday, March 28, 2009

DVD, Audio Books and Reading

This week we used DVD's, online movies, audio books and reading for our schooling with a few other things thrown in.

  • The Legend of Hiawatha (history)
  • Zathura (literature)
  • The Alaska Experiment: Part 1: Into The Wilds (social studies)
  • Leave It To Beaver Season 1, Disc 1 (would this count as character education and family values???)
  • The Greatest Generation with Tom Brokaw (History)
  • The Alaska Experiment: Part 2: What Did We Get Ourselves Into (social studies)
  • Animated Shakespeare: A Winter's Tale, part 1, 2 and 3. (you tube video--click each part to get to video) (unfortunately the ending isn't on youtube and I can't find it online so I ordered it from netflix) (literature)
  • Astronomy Adventure Learn Astronomy History and Principles by Standard Deviants (science)

Audio Books

  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham (literature)

Read Alouds

  • Woodsong by Gary Paulson (social studies)
  • Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg (literature)
  • William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale retold by Bruce Coville (literature)
  • Colonial Voices Hear Them Speak by Kay Winters (history)
  • Magellan's World by Stuart Waldman (history)


  • The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle (historical fiction)


  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (literature)


  • Felicity and Her Dancing Shoes by Valerie Tripp (history)
  • Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express by Margaret K. Wetterer (history)

Other things:

  • Community Service: Walked along the road and picked garbage from ditch to make a cleaner America. Collected a black garbage bag full.
  • Picked up sticks in yard.
  • Created using Popsicle sticks.
  • Chores
  • Gymnastics
  • Piano
  • Folk Ensemble
  • Outside play
  • Made a Hubble telescope
  • Sewed pouches out of felt
  • Walked the dogs
  • Created using buttons
  • Read
  • Found the lost library books! :-)

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1 comment:

School for Us said...

Wow! What a neat week! We just got a Netflix subscription about a week ago and are already enjoying watching educational videos.