Here’s what we were up to last week.
HOP Spelling: 3 letter words with a middle ‘e’
Reading Comprehension: matching a picture with the correct descriptive sentence
Handwriting: x-ray, xylophone, Max, extra, yak, yo-yo, yarn, your, zebra, zipper, zoo, zigzag and then we moved on to writing sentences. The 1st 2 were “Alligators and ants eat apples.” and “Brave Bobby buys a baseball bat.” I had been a bit lax on capitalization before but now that he’s writing sentences I’m stressing proper form to prevent bad habits. So far so good.
Arithmetic: adding 2-digit numbers w/carrying, subtracting numbers under 10
Time math: Writing time 2 ways, figuring out how long an activity took when given a beginning and ending time
Money math: Subtracting for change, making exact amounts of money
All Christmas words this week:
cano (I sing)
laudo (I praise)
do (I give)
We talked about musical patterns. Vocabulary words included: coda, ostinato, ternary, and rondo.
We cleaned pennies with a vinegar and salt solution and then threw some nails in and copper-plated them
And we created a vacuum that sucked a hard-boiled egg into a jar (I had a hard time finding a jar that was the right size for this, but a small maraschino cherry jar was perfect for a large egg)
Full instructions for all 3 experiments can be found in this book
We are still talking about the Maya
And that was our week. We’ll be schooling through this week (taking Thursday off, of course) and the next and then we’ll be taking the whole month of December off to focus of crafting and baking and spending time as a family. I hope you all have a lovely, restful Thanksgiving week.