The Magic School Bus: In the Rain Forest {Chocolate Production}

This whole lesson was focused on all things chocolate. ¬†I knew this would appeal hugely to the masses so I bribed¬†encouraged them to work hard with the promise of fun times to come. ¬†And they did. ¬†Work hard, that is, although it was not without the presence of much checking when the promised treat time…

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Around the World with FIAR: Henry the Castaway

Geographical Theme for Term: South America We read through this book again: Henry the Castaway is a story about a boy who imagines going for an adventure on the Orinoco River. ¬†This river runs through Venezuela and Colombia: As we had already covered Columbia in a past study, we focused primarily on Venezuela this week.…

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Magic tree house book: Adventure in the Amazon

This week we have been using one of the Magic Tree House books 'Adventure in the Amazon', to continue with our South America¬†unit study, focusing on the country of Brazil. South America: Goals for this Study Whilst working through the next unit of Rainforest Journey and reading Adventure in the Amazon, we will be focusing…

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Around the World with FIAR: The Gully Washer (South America)

Yes, I know this is a bit of a stretch, but gully washers do happen in Colombia, and Colombia happens to be one of the wettest countries in South America, and the next part of the Rainforest Journey is learning about the water cycle. ¬†See it all dove-tails...a bit. ¬†In all honesty the Gully Washer…

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Project Based Learning: South American Animals

Whilst the older children dig deep into Shakespeare and all he has to offer, the little ones will be focused on South America. ¬†It will be a primarily literature based study, with the exception of the project based learning the littles will do. ¬†They have attempted to do projects before with my help but they…

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South America – Learning through Literature

  Whilst the older ones are studying all things Shakespeare, the littles will be focusing their time on South America. ¬†The unit study will be two pronged using both literature and project based learning. ¬†This post will be about our literature based learning and tomorrow I will post about the projects they will be attempting.…

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