It's snowing again and got much colder. We went to early Mass, then to the library. We found some new exciting picture books: I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art, a counting book that counts objects in a wide variety of paintings, and The Quilt Maker's Gift, a modern fable with gorgeous pictures. After the library we bought some milk at the Amish farm. Back at home all the children did main lesson work, followed by geography for Jonathan and Charlotte, and German for Miriam. Jonathan is using several different books for geography, but I would like to mention one that gives an in-depth study of all the geographical features of the United States. It's published by Geography Matters and it's called Trail Guide to U.S. Geography. The student has to answer short questions about each state and create maps of each state. He also has to work on a glossary with geographical terms. Here Jonathan is working on Minnesota:
And this is the glossary he's working on:
For German, Miriam used one of her Lük System booklets. Unfortunately, most of them are not available in the U.S. They are from Germany and I used them as a child myself. Rainbow Resource Center sells a MiniLUK System version for some subjects here. For those interested, here's the German website (available in an English translation).
During quiet time, Flora helped Charlotte with her Art-Literature Reader:
In the afternoon, after some playtime in the snow and before ballet for Jonathan and Charlotte, everybody listened to the winter part of Phrase-a-day French for Children.