Focusing our thoughts

by Darla on November 16, 2009

in TOG Y3 Unit 1

It seems that the dust has hardly settled after our unit study and work has begun on our new unit.  After finishing up our unit, I realized a couple things.  The project portion of our studies was too broad and so it was hard to see much of anything accomplished.   Even the kids mentioned this.

So my homework has begun.

Here are some areas that I would like to focus:


  • Francis Scot Key – Flag Etiquette
  • William wilberforce – Amazing Grace
  • Violin Music – Thomas Jefferson  perhaps Mendelsohn
  • Franz Schubert


  • Nature Journaling
  • water colors focus on an artist that uses water colors in nature journaling?
  • birds (John Audubon)
  • Lewis and Clark.
  • Make silhouette’s


  • Letters:  Formal and informal
  • Report writing


  • Supreme Court and responsibilities of the 3 branches of government (game)
  • South America – Learn a dance for our unit celebration

Our next unit will be Year 3, Unit 1 continuing where we left off.


  • 2 modules – science
  • Continue president and start cards project
  • Napoleonic Figures Display and report
  • Grammar Notebook
  • Cumulative Map Project


  • Continue President and State cards
  • Choice of salt dough or cumulative map project
  • Flora & Fauna display and report
  • Grammar Notebook
  • 4 Lessons in Science


  • Continue President and State notebook
  • Grammar Notebook
  • Inventions Display board and report.
  • Continue his Noeo Science  (goes hand in hands with our history Inventions)

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