I went in for what I thought would be an oral surgery consultation on Friday and they ended up doing the procedure while I was there so last week’s wrap-up is a little late. Here’s what we were up to.
Scholastic Reader: “Everybody’s Happy”
Spelling words: on, pond, fun, run, spin
Handwriting: Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss
HOP spelling: words ending in t, p, and n
Reading comprehension: categorizing a group of pictures (which ones make a sound? etc)
Arithmetic: addition and subtraction with numbers under 10
Time math: drawing the minute hand in 5 minute increments
Money math: adding groups of coins
Science: We crushed up leaves
Covered them with nail polish remover
and saw a few hours later that those Fall colors are always hiding under the chlorophyll (the book suggested coffee filters and we tried both, but the result on the chromotography paper was much clearer)
(idea from this book)
And a fall tree stamped with egg carton cups (idea from Teach Preschool, but we twisted the cups in the paint to create a swirled effect.
Geography: Northwest Territories
Music: We talked about pitch and how higher pitches are made by faster vibrations and lower pitches are made by slower vibrations. Then we explored the idea a little using his toy xylophone and ukelele.
World History: Our history lessons this week was talking about scale and I thought it would be a good time to do a “Me on the Map” activity. I traced around various cups and bowls until I had 6 concentric circles and then printed out pictures of our house, street, city, country, and planet. Brady glued them on the correct circles, I labeled them and then we stapled them in order. It’s a good way to show scale and also a great way for kids to learn their address.
Social Studies: This was sort of impromptu, but Brady has been asking about voting and elections so we ended up watching several School House Rock videos on YouTube and then moved on to BrainPop.
We also did this Junior Voter Registration card on PBS kids that I thought was pretty interesting.
Latin: This is quickly becoming Brady’s favorite subject and he has started slipping the few words he knows into conversation when ever possible (he refers to me as “Magistra” fairly often and told his grandparents “Vale” when they left the other night) so we are up to two lessons a week now. This weeks words/phrases were:
“Quid est tuum praenomen?” (What is your name?)
“Meum praenomen est” (My name is)
“Quid agis?” (how are you)
“sum” (I am)
We also talked a bit about Latin vowels and conjugation.
Brady has been really into cooking with me lately and he’s also been wanting to try new things at the grocery store. This week he tried star fruit
And brussels sprouts
He also picked out a sweet dumpling squash, but we haven’t cooked it yet.
And that was our week. How are things in your homeschool?