Sunday, March 03, 2013

Dollygirl's Grade Six: Plans for Monday (updated)

We have two weeks left in the term; that is, this week; then a week of March Break; then the last week of classes; and a week of exams.

Plans for tomorrow's school: 

Key to Decimals, Book Four: New section on scientific notation.  I like the explanation given at FactMonster, so we'll read that first, then do some examples in the workbook.  There's a good windup problem in Minds on Math 8:  "The painting Mona Lisa has an estimated value of $108. In 1990, Van Gogh's painting Portrait of Dr. Gachet sold for $8.25 x 107. Which painting had the higher value?"*

A lesson on primroses from Fairy-Land of Science (this will be continuing over the next few days)

Starting Part Three of Augustus Caesar's World

(Greek history:  we finished the Peloponnesian War, so we'll leave it at that for this term and concentrate on the Romans.  We've decided to keep going with The Story of Greece in Term Three, rather than rush to finish it now.)

Once Upon a Company: picture book about some siblings who started Christmas-wreath and summer-sandwich businesses to save money for college   (This goes with the Uncle Eric chapter we had been reading.)

*(I found this 2012 update on the Mona Lisa: "The Mona Lisa has been valued at $100 million but when you take into account inflation, the current value is about $740 million. No wonder she is smiling."

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