The second half of the morning was spent with Imogen learning about where in the world the Latin language originated.
After lunch, Dr. George came to our class. He talked to the children about maps. The children tried to make maps of our classroom using a "bird's eye view". In this photo, George is answering a child's question about his arm brace. He takes this opportunity to explain the ergonomics of the brace and how it helps him from further damaging his wrist. This is an example of following the children's interests and making them "teachable moments".
Next; on to music, with Cara, where the children played with rhythms and patterns.
If you went to the link above, you have read how this study is not only important to building an understanding of music, but also in building mathematical skills.
Stay tuned, I will be writing more about our integrated curriculum in a future blog.