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World Unit : England

In getting ready for our trip this summer, we had a Europe unit Study.  We studied France and England.  I’ve written about what we studied in France before. For some reason I don’t have as many pictures of our unit … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Mary Cassatt

One of the few women artists at that time (mid 1800’s), Mary Cassatt became one of the painters from the Impressionist group in France.  Originally from the US, she decided to move to Paris, having lived there, and having to … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Pierre-August Renoir

  Pierre-August Renoir, the third Impressionist we study in our France unit of study this past spring. From the book we used to study most of the artists this time, we picked this activity to study Renoir. “How to Draw a … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : Art

After reading and learning about France chronologically, starting with the cave paintings of Lascaux, learning about its geography, some history, focusing in few important people in France’s history, we arrived at the time when art had a huge rebirth.  Between the 1800’s … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Claude Monet

I think, well I know, Claude Monet was our favorite French Impressionist artist we have studied so far.  We all loved him.  We liked his life story, the paintings, his quirkiness.  We read this book, and I think it gives enough … Continue reading

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France, Paris : The Eiffel Tower

We read the Night of the New Magicians (#35 Magic Tree House series) when we started our studies of France.  This is why we studied Louis Pasteur, together with other scientists. Here I’m sharing what we did to study the … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : World Wars

When we got to modern times in our reading of France’s history, we stopped a little.  I know I studied WWI and WWII when I was in high school (probably), but I hardly remember anything.  So, when we pick what … Continue reading

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the butterfly : fly

I will never forget when Siena started swimming in a team about two years ago.  We walked into the pool and meet the instructor (of the non-competeitice swim team), and Siena’s first words out of her mouth are “I don’t … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Edgar Degas

We began studying the French Impressionists Artists with Edgar Degas, because he is one we’ve had a few books at home already, from when Siena was in ballet classes and she liked reading about Degas and his dancer paintings, maybe 5 years … Continue reading

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learning differences

We were invited one day last month to a group that gets together frequently, to a really fun activity.  They were learning differences and different abilities and we thought it would be fun to join them. We first listen to … Continue reading

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