Language Arts

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March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday!
We’ll be celebrating in a Suessical way.

Visiting Seussville.com might be fun.
And of course there will be green eggs and ham for everyone.

And who doesn’t love the cat in the hat?
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

We might make a pink clover or maybe a fish,
Or pink ink for a yink served up on a dish.

To celebrate Seuss Day, we could bake a cake
There are so many projects for us to make!

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We’ve been visited by a dear little friend this month- the grammar witch! She’s helping us sort out how to write letters, capitalization, and sentence fragments. I hope to have more details about the grammar witch as she continues to take Katie Grace on adventures through the English language. Next stop– punctuation potions!

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Michael just wrapped up a main lesson block on American folk tales. While folk tales are often covered in the Waldorf curriculum in fifth grade, I decided to use a non-Waldorf resource for teaching this block. I’d heard a lot about Moving Beyond the Page, and decided to try it out. Because we’re also hitting American geography pretty hard, I decided to go with American Tall Tales and Legends.

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So, it’s not a big secret that we’re huge Harry Potter fans around here. We are, after all, the family that had Hogwarts Summer School not one, but two, summers in a row. On any given night, at least two (and usually more!) of my kids are listening to the audio books recorded by Jim Dale. We all dressed up to buy the last book.
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What might be a secret is that I am a huge fan of (OK, and even have written some!) Harry Potter fan fiction.