As usual, we read lots of books this week, including:
- The True Story of Pocahontas by Lucille Recht Penner
- Pocahontas by Ingri and Edgar Pari d’Aulaire
- American Heroes: Pocahontas Bridging Two Worlds by Larry Dane Brimmer
- We primarily looked at the pictures in this book and only read a little bit here and there throughout the book.
- The Jamestown Colony by Brendan January
- We used this book for pictures, and compared the houses of the English and Native Americans
Treyton had lots of fun learning about Native Americans, he had lots of questions about what their life was like, what they ate, how they lived, etc. I’m excited that next week we will be learning about Native Americans.
While I think Treyton did good this week and got the main points of the story, this week was a little tougher on him than the last three. There were more people (and names) to remember: John Smith, Pocahontas, Powhatan and John Rolfe; and that was a little tough for him. By the end of the week he did come up with Pocahontas’ name once, which is a big deal.
We happened to have a harvest of carrots this week, which led us to a discussion about the people of Jamestown and the Native Americans and how they had to grow their own food to live.
Treyton did both a narration and illustration this week. Here’s what he said: “Men came to North America they made a town with a wall. They called it Jamestown. Pocahontas was an Indian she liked to play. She was nice to the white men.”
We are both really getting the hang of MFW Adventures. It’s a lot of reading, which we enjoy, and I feel like we are both connecting with what we are learning about.
Treyton asks lots of questions, and our conversations, even when we’re not doing school often wind back to what we are learning about.
Next week we are learning about Native American’s which I am really excited about, I’ve got lots of extras planned, and have even borrowed some genuine artifacts from my sister-in-laws boyfriend, who is Potawatomi. Very exciting.