This Week – School Days

From last week’s travels to Michigan.

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

50 French Phrases. *****stars. Did a great job of making learning fun with games on each spread.
Love Warrior. ****1/2 stars. Glennon Doyle’s earlier memoir of the breakdown of her marriage. Her vulnerability and honesty always draw me in.
A Giraffe Goes to Paris. ****1/2 stars. A super cute picture books for younger kids based on the true story of Zarafa the giraffe.
The Mutter Museum. ****1/2 stars. If your kid likes a little bit of gross this is the book for you!
Coco and the Little Black Dress. ****stars. A fun picture book for the little fashionista.
The Paris Apartment. ***stars. ho-hum thriller.
Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma. ***stars. The day he played at the US-Mexico border.
France: Enchantment of the World. ***stars. It was textbook-like.
France: Country Insights. **stars. Outdated.

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

  1. Diane says:

    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.

  2. Vicki says:

    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!

  3. Gofita says:

    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.

  4. kaysreadinglife says:

    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. 😉

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