Summer is effectively over as Gage started 6th grade this week. As his teacher, I’m giving him an A for the week! There are a few things I still need to put in place, but feeling good about where we are right now.
We’re doing things a little differently this year and part of that is structuring an hour or so of our day with a focus on a country of his choosing. This last week we learned about France. We read books, tried a few French recipes, drew landmarks and colored classic paintings, learned a few French words, played with maps, listened to music, watched a few videos, and, of course, the more time consuming things like writing out timelines and facts. He picks the country of the week and I do the research, lol. Next up, the UK so feel free to leave me any great recommendations for the week!
Books I read this week
I read 9 books this week. I’ve read 205 books of 300 yearly goal.
Movies & TV
Jason and I have watched the first 3 episodes of The Sandman on Netflix. We also watched The Age Of Adeline last night.
Plans for the weekend
Well, it was going to be school planning, but I just saw on the news that it’s One World Day at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and I LOVE this event so I may have to go. Do you have plans for the day?
5 thoughts on “This Week – School Days”
Hope 6th grade is a great year for Gage and that your lesson plans involving countries goes well — even if you need to do the research LOL Great family picture.
I think focusing on a country a day is a great idea! Sounds like something I would like to do. Gage is getting so big! I hope you all have a great week!
How exciting! I can’t believe Gage is in 6th grade. Gabe is in 8th grade and it’s just so crazy how fast they grow up. I love seeing your list of books both here and on Goodreads. I hope this is the best year yet!
I went on a really early-morning hike today. It was beautiful. I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Happy back to school! It sounds like a busy week!
Stacy, good luck to you and Gage for a great school year. I, too, can’t believe that he’s in 6th grade. Amazing! Take care and your project for various countries sounds like lots of fun! And very educational. 😉