It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here but much has been happening in the sixth grade. We finished our geometry block and have started to work through our class play — The Emperor’s New Clothes. This story is just perfect for sixth graders and we’re loving the paradox it is bringing. Though it is all about placing little importance on the material world (clothes especially) it is giving us a fantastic opportunity to fully immerse ourselves in that realm. We’re having a great time coming up with the outrageous costumes the emperor and his family will wear. Perfect!
Here is a small sampling of work from our geometry block. Definitely our favorite block so far!
Now we’re moving on to a history block — The Middle Ages. Here is my chalkboard drawing.
Today I started with finishing up the fall of Rome. I plan on covering monastic life for the rest of this week and then the rise of Islam next week. I’ve got a great book of biographies that will lead us all the way through.
The World of Walls by Polly Schoyer Brooks and Nancy Zinsser Walworth is one of those great old books that relates historical content in story form. It begins with the story of Gregory who really brings the story of both monastic life and the importance of the pope in medieval history. I’m so grateful to have found this old, out-of-print gem. If you can get your hands on it, grab it!