Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mirette on the High Wire

This week's Five in a Row book was Mirette on a High Wire. In history we were learning about France during the early Middle Ages so I wanted a FIAR book that was also about France.

Some books we read this week: Starring Mirette and Bellini, Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Madeline, A Spree in Paree, The Inside-Outside Book of Paris, and Harold's Circus. We also watched this video of the book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers found here.

Colin and Caleigh built Eiffel Towers from Legos.

We found out about many things that were invented in France from the book, Look What Came From France, including parachutes

and French toast.

The kids made circus posters advertising their tightrope act that you can see below on their notebook pages. Here they are performing:

Then they tried it with binoculars so it looked like everything was far away.

After that, they started performing more daring feats. 

Caleigh making an omelet like Bellini did in the book

Molly making omelet
Molly on Colin's shoulders like Mirette

Except for one thing each, the kids did the same activities for their notebooks. They all found France on a map, colored the French flag, colored circus books (from Enchanted Learning) with words in French, figured out what color the French words stood for to color the picture the correct color, and made their circus poster. The othr mini books came from Homeschool Share.

Molly's-- she also identified the starting sounds of circus words

Caleigh's-- she did a compound word activity

Colin-- he found the places from Bellini's career that were mentioned in the book including Naples, Niagara Falls, the Alps, Moscow, Barcelona, and Paris.


See Jamie blog said...

Looks like a fun week, & glad everyone is feeling better now!

Linda said...

You kids look like they had a great time learning about France. I'm visiting from the Hip Homeschool Hop. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Now THAT looks like fun! :)

The Adventurer said...

What a great idea! We haven't read this book yet but it is on my list. Thanks for stopping by and commenting:)

Andrea Betty said...

can you tell me more about these notebooks your kiddos do.
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