Finally...a civilization with plenty of resources! This was Tessa's third time studying China in some capacity, so I tried to find activities we hadn't done before. Since Chinese New Year was just a couple of weeks ago, it only made sense to use the horse as our theme for craft day. It is the "Year of the Horse" after all.
- Read The Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham (pages 70-71).
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 30, Main Lesson.
- Read Count Your Way Through China by James Haskins.
- Read Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young.
- Read The Warlord's Puzzle by Virginia Pilegard.
- Read Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong via OpenLibrary.org.
- Read Liang and the Magic Paintbrush by Demi.
- Practiced writing a Chinese character.
- Used a Chinese zodiac chart to identify what animal represents 2014.
- Completed horse tangram puzzle.
- Completed "Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year Craft."
|Earlier in the week, we read "The Warlord's Puzzle." Tessa completed a horse tangram on Friday, which I thought was a good way to tie the book and our Chinese New Year theme together.|
|Using just a red paper plate and a handful of craft supplies, Tessa crafted a horse to celebrate learning about Medieval China.|
* HO = History Odyssey