Today we read The School at Crooked Creek by Laurie Lawlor, a chapter book about a pair of siblings who live in frontier Indiana and the difficulties they experience the first time they go to school.
We ran races, timed the laps, and figured out the averages of their time.
We had PB&J sandwiches and orange slices for snack.
Published on: Apr 23, 2020 at 23:15
3. Math: Indiana is all about the races. Build a Pinewood Derby Racer. Perhaps building a Soap Box Derby Car is more up your alley. Map out a course and measure it. You can learn a great deal from Race Cars.
4. History: HI
HI is Historic Indiana and it is an incredible site featuring some super cool historical things. Then & Now is a section of HI featuring photos and stories of buildings in the past and comparing them to what is in the same location today. Great site to explore and learn the history of the area.
A bonus little bit of history from Indiana is the State Library. Indiana State Library
5. Writing: Poetry
The Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley lived in Indiana. Write a poem.
6. Art: The Indiana Chant
A chant is like a poem. Writing is an art. Write your own chant about your state or write it about COVID Crisis.
7. Book Pick: “You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.”
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is a fabulous book about a young teenage girl who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and attends a cancer support group in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hazel is 16 and is reluctant to go to the support group, but she soon sees that it was a good idea. Hazel meets a young boy named Augustus.
Bonus: Story Time with Andrew Luck