He really enjoys Oak Meadow math due to it’s gentle nature- when it introduces a concept, it does so very simply, so it’s easy to understand how the process works.
I was a typical nervous mom, which I think is understandable considering he is my first middle schooler. Oak Meadow has been a staple in our home since the third grade, and I that they do a beautiful job at preparing kids to move on to the next grade level.
The transition from sixth grade to seventh has been seamless.
The mold fossils in particular took some work to remove the clay once the plaster had dried, giving him a tiny taste of what it’s like for paleontologists when they clean fossils.
He took his time to remove the clay with toothpicks and ended up with a hand full of beautiful “fossils.” I took video of this activity and will share in in-depth how-to post soon!
Bug did an experiment to see how various types of fossils were formed.
He made some fossils by making imprints in Plaster of Paris, and some by creating molds out of clay, and then filling those with plaster.
This week in math, Bug has been working on order of operations.
He’s worked ahead of the Oak Meadow math program for years- not because the program is behind, but because he’s always been very talented with math.
Finally, this chapter discussed some of the legislation that came out of the Civil War that affected these tribes.
I can see the change in the maturity level of the curriculum in this book.
He would have done it all in one sitting if I let him!