In November, we started a new character study unit, diligence, and a new picture study artist: Fra Angelico.

We also started a unit science unit: clouds.  We made clouds in a jar and painted our own versions of Georgia O’Keefe’s Sky Above Clouds IV.

In history class, we learned about the Black Death, the 100 Years War, the Fall of Constantinople, the invention of the Gutenberg printing press, and the story of Joan of Arc.

As part of our lesson on Henry V, students memorized part of the St. Crispin speech from Shakespeare. Each child gave a presentation while standing at the front of the room. Everyone did a great job with this stirring call to courage!

To finish our unit on trees, we went on a field trip to the Houston Arboretum. We got to hold a snake! We filled out a worksheet, identifying various trees indigenous to Texas. We ate our lunch at the Arboretum, but finished the day at Menchie’s!

In French, we learned vocabulary for weather. (See book display picture above.) In art class, we studied texture.

For cooking class, we made Moroccan orange cake, with mint tea made from mint in our garden, split pea soup, and Queen of Sheba chocolate cake.