Sunday, June 02, 2013

Dollygirl's Grade Six: Camp Fun Week

Dollygirl's dolls are off to camp this week at Camp Doll Diaries.  Their bunkbeds have been moved into Dollygirl's closet, so they have a "cabin."  The doll table and chairs are now the "dining hall." So I thought Dollygirl might like to have a bit of camp this week for school.  I have rearranged the timetable, and also lightened the workload a bit. This is the basic outline--Dollygirl has some ideas of her own too.

MONDAY

Gathering Time:
Prayer and Singing
Nature Poems
"Proverbs of Uncle Eric," #1-7 (from the last chapter of Uncle Eric Talks About...)
Augustus Caesar's World:  "On the German Border"

Craft Cabin:  maybe do whatever the suggested Doll Diaries projects are for today?

Quiet Time: Key to Percents
Letters Home

Science Quest: Explore The Kids' Science Challenge Website.

Counsellor Readalouds:  The Two Towers, The Aeneid of Virgil (retelling)...I was going to add Swallows and Amazons, but (for once) Dollygirl says she does remember reading that a few years ago, so we're mostly sticking to Tolkien.

Camp Chores: grass cutting, taking care of vacationing neighbours' flowers

Waterfront activities:  swimming lesson after dinner.

TUESDAY

Gathering Time:
Prayer and Singing
Nature Poems
"Proverbs of Uncle Eric," #8-14 
Augustus Caesar's World: "The Passover" (the story of Jesus talking to the elders)

Craft cabin:  the dolls are getting decorated cushions that Dollygirl sewed yesterday

Quiet Time:
Key to Percents:  fun page about kids playing "trashketball" in class, but Dollygirl changed it to a cabinful of campers tossing pillows at each other

World Quest:  What's it like to visit Plymouth?  (That is, Plymouth in England.)

Counsellor Readalouds:  The Two Towers

Camp Chores:  neighbours' house

WEDNESDAY

Gathering Time:
Prayer and Singing.  We learned a song, "Tiritomba," out of Mama Squirrel's old Girl Guide campfire song book.  Um...in English, though.  (The music on the You-tube clip doesn't start until about 38 seconds in.)



Nature Poems
"Proverbs of Uncle Eric," #15-21.  This is turning out to be a good review of the book.

Craft Cabin:  fun-foam sun visors for the dolls

Quiet Time:
Balance Benders
Letters Home

Counsellor Readalouds  (The Two Towers)

Service Opportunity (helping at the thrift store)
THURSDAY

Gathering Time:
Prayer and Singing
Nature Poems
"Proverbs of Uncle Eric," #22-28
Augustus Caesar's World: "My Dear Tiberius"

Craft cabin

Quiet Time:
Key to Percents:  story problems to be solved by finding equal fractions.  Sample:  "A class of 32 students has 12 boys.  What percent of the students are boys?"
Letters Home
Science Quest:  Explore The Kids' Science Challenge Website.
Counsellor Readalouds
Camp Chores
After Dinner:  Movies in the Dining Hall
FRIDAY
Gathering Time:
Prayer and Singing
Nature poems
"Proverbs of Uncle Eric," #29-35, and conclusion of the book
Shakespeare Play:  Love's Labour's Lost   (we watched a short video version of the last few minutes.  This has not been Dollygirl's favourite play, so I wanted to end it off in a good way.)
Craft Cabin

World Quest:  Learn about the lighthouses of Plymouth.




Quiet Time: Key to Percents

Counsellor Readalouds

Waterfront Activities:  Go swimming with The Apprentice!

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