Saturday, September 8, 2007

Fun Friday

Just so you don’t think I’m hard core, all work, all the time, we had “Fun Friday” yesterday. We had a literature unit including the DVD of the 1956 version of Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick" with Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab. The movie was very good and kept an 11 year old boy’s attention. The movie actually generated a lot of discussion. We went to the internet and looked up St. Elmo’s fire referenced in the movie, white whales, and the whaling industry. We also took an online quiz about the movie on one of the Cliff Notes web sites. Aaron learned that as detailed as a movie may seem, there is so much more in the book.

For math we played the Rummikub game. It was a good exercise in number order and strategy of how numbers can be put together in runs and groups. We had a very good day!

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