Monthly Archives: February 2011

Grammar Land – Parts of Speech

I have been using the wonderful book Grammar-Land by M. L. Nesbitt. I bought the book, but it is available for free at Google books as well. It is a story set in the fairy land called ‘Grammar Land’ where … Continue reading

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King Arthur – Weeks 1 and 2

We have been working on a second grade language arts block focused on King Arthur. The block plans come from Marsha Johnson at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorfhomeeducators. The plans are available in her files section, along with many other gems! Each week I … Continue reading

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King Arthur – Weeks 3 and 4

We are still having a lot of fun with this block. I have a blog entry for the first 2 weeks as well. Page training is exciting, with the children often thinking of new challenges themselves. For week 3, our … Continue reading

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King Arthur Page Training

One of the most fun aspects of the King Arthur block was page training. A page is a young squire in training, while a squire is a knight in training. Marsha gives ideas in her Arthur block regarding page training. … Continue reading

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King Arthur’s Math

In addition to multiplication table practice, I try to do math stories with the children during language arts blocks. I give a math story, and after he figures the answer in his head or with jewels, we lay the math … Continue reading

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Waterways of the World Math Block – Weeks 3 and 4

The last 2 weeks of the Waterways of the World Math Block include Multiplication and Division. For Multiplication we focused on the Codfish. I believe in Marsha’s files she references the Portugese Codfishing boats, but as I was unable to … Continue reading

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Waterways of the World Math Block – Weeks 1 and 2

This is another block from Marsha Johnson’s grade 2/3 files. Week 1: The Lateen (Addition) The first week we focused on The Lateen. I told a story about a couple of boys who live on the river Nile. They watched … Continue reading

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