Friday, August 24, 2007

Mirette on the High Wire

FIAR Study of Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

Straight off: Many of the resources used this week came from the fabulous Homeschool Share (HSS). Please check them out!

Page 1:
  • Geogrpahy:Bellini's Travels. World map where G-7 colored in all the places Bellini traveled. Courtesy of HSS.
  • Language Arts:Compound words. Also courtesy of HSS.
  • Language Arts:Vocabulary Words. Again...courtesy of HSS
  • Bible: Bible Verse (From another study we are doing)
Page 2:
  • Art: Color Wheel, courtesy of Enchanted Learning, discussed complementary colors (Orange and blue)
  • Science: Copper Flip book, courtesy of HSS
  • Geography: Country worksheet (My own)
  • Penmanship: Mirette on the highwire, G-7's writing (in this case: Tracing)
We also "walked a tightrope", made quiche, practiced some French and read several books, one of our favorites being: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein, and discussed several "REAL" High Wire walkers. Philippe Petit(the subject of the aforementioned book) and Charles Blondin (who the book Mirette was loosely based on).

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh Sheri! Mirette is our very next book when we arrive home from vacation.

    I'm so motivated now and gosh I need to check out HSS again. I used a bunch for Moonjellies, but they didn't have as much for Gramma's Walk.

    I'd probably would have forgotten again.

    Thanks for posting know I was waiting!!