Here’s what we’ve been up to this week.
Scholastic Readers: “The Chief’s Daughter and the Hunting Dog” and “Africa: Animals at Night”
HOP spelling: words that end in b or r and s or x
Handwriting: Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx
Spelling words: spell, shell, bell, tell, fell, yell. Brady’s new favorite way to practice these is to spell them with magnets and then write the word below, his handwriting is improving by leaps and bounds.
Reading comprehension: categorizing food into groups and then planning a meal with each group represented
Time math: Drawing the minute hand in 5 minute increments
Money math: adding groups of coins, circling coins needed to pay for something of a given price
Arithmetic: Addition and subtraction with numbers under 10
We discussed and played with percussion instruments (we’re using the Usborne “First Book of Music”)
We reviewed the first few lessons and then learned a few family words: Pater (father), Mater (mother), Frater (brother), and Soror (sister). And I took a little video of Brady singing “Quid est tuum praenommen?” because I can’t believe how well this “Song School Latin” program is working for him.
We’re talking about dinosaurs and I rounded up all of the dinosaur ideas we’ve found.
Nunavut, which ends our Canada unit. We’ll start in on Mexico and Central America as soon as the books arrive.
Beyond that we’ve just been enjoying the gorgeous early Fall weather in our neck of the woods
And Brady started swimming lessons
How are things in your homeschool?