Tuesday, February 7, 2017

7th Grade Physiology Block

This was such a fun block! I'm glad I added it on top of our 7th Grade Earthschooling Curriculum since it was not included in it. We did it in 3 weeks inspired mostly by the Syrendell blog posts. The last week was the perfect occasion to talk about a STD, different types of contraception and so much more.

Friday, February 3, 2017

5th Grace Ancient Persia block

Again, since Mathilde had done Persian History along with her big sisters two years ago, we quickly reviewed the story of Ahura Mazda, drew the map of Ancient Persia and instead of studying Gilgamesh, we studied Avicenna and the Festival of Nowruz along with the traditional tales for the 10 days that this festival lasts.

I mostly used the Earthschooling curriculum to put this block together, but it still required a lot of work and research on my part. You can find most of the images Mathilde used to create her drawings on my Pinterest 5th Grade Ancient Civilisation board. Don't hesitate to write in the comment section if you have question about that block!

Friday, January 13, 2017

7th Grade Perspective Drawing Block

This was a beautiful and hard block. I thought I had done a good enough job at preparing the lessons, and thought I understood the exercises, but I hadn't practice them beforehand. Big mistake. It led to many frustrating moments for the girls... Aïsha really has a thing for perspective drawing and she is the one that figured it out most of the time. It turned out to be quite empowering for her! Anyways, I think the results turned out pretty well in the end.

Sunday, December 25, 2016