Last week they had to look way down the bench because of the number of families who had sick ones in our CC community and my name came up. So, I actually ended up being the tutor in my son's class this past week. It was a blast. I hope that maybe the kids learned something too! There is a good chance that I will be tutoring next year for the youngest abecedarians in our group. It should be an adventure.
Thoughts for week 19!
I would say that it is worthwhile (especially with older kids) to talk about the unification of Germany (and Italy really) during the mid 1800s. We don't have a history sentence about it - but obviously the formation of Germany impacts the wars of the twentieth century.
I realize that this is the technical definition of a gerund but the easy definition is an -ing word. From wikipedia you can see how English and Latin relate again:
Gerund comes from the Latin gerundium, which itself derives from the gerundive of the Latin verb gero, namely gerundus, meaning "(which is) to be carried out".
So you use a gerund when you are carrying out an action.
Although we are moving out of Newton's laws I wanted to comment that the Olympics provide lots of opportunity to talk about force, mass and acceleration - skeleton anyone? Don't over do it - but it is a fun way to see science in action.
Have a great week.