Thursday, June 02, 2011


A day as pleasant as the weather. We worked on illustrations for A Wrinkle in Time as well as reading another chapter. This one was  a particularly good chapter where the children enter the enormous CENTRAL Central Intelligence and come face to face with the evil man with the red eyes. We worked with pieces of granite and five other minerals to try to determine through examining color, hardness, luster, and cleavage which of those minerals helps constitute granite. This kind of "field work" is not nearly as easy as giving the children a fact to memorize, but it builds so much deeper knowledge of geology. We worked some more with solving and simplifying algebraic equations. They're doing great!

Homework:  (1) Write a summary for chapter 7 of A Wrinkle in Time. Be sure to have a good topic sentence such as “In this chapter, the children meet the man with the red eyes at CENTRAL Central Intelligence who seems to put a trance on Charles Wallace.” Be sure to sequence or transition words. (2) Do the “Multiplying Fractions” worksheet. (3) Do the Science study questions.

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