Spring, Easter, and William Blake

Still working to get back in the habit of writing here and I know this week is almost over, but here is what we were up to last week:

Language Arts

Reading: everything

Grammar: capitalization and punctuation for declarative sentences, deciphering/rewriting jumbled sentences

Spelling: s/es plurals

Reading comp: sequencing

We’ve also been reading “Magic Tree House: Summer of the Sea Serpent”


Arithmetic: We’ve been playing this “Get a Clue” game that I bought at a garage sale quite a bit lately.  Last week we played games about adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions as well as money math

Money math: started talking about half dollars


We did a fun scavenger hunt (I made him this sheet months and months ago and it is my favorite go-to nature activity, he always finds more things than are listed but it gets him to look more closely than he would otherwise)

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We also saved some seeds from a few different types of squash and started them in an egg carton

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Tried floating an egg in regular and salt water

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And watched our little kitchen window herb garden begin to sprout

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Brief introduction to world music


Hand colored prints in the style of William Blake

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And, of course, Easter eggs

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Still working our way through Central and Latin America, last week we talked about Mexico


Salsa! video 105


Brady’s been really enjoying watching various Brain Pop videos lately and has spent some time playing a JumpStart 1st Grade cd rom game that I bought him at a garage sale awhile back.   We’ve been playing a lot of games together lately, everything from hide-and-seek to Trivial Pursuit to some of his daddy’s easier RPGs.  Paul and I love board games and Brady seems to be following in our footsteps, that’s why I wasn’t surprised when he woke up on Saturday (International Tabletop Day ) and requested a game of Angry Birds before he’d even had breakfast

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We had a lovely Easter (although it started much too early when Brady woke up at 5ish and went through his basket while his daddy was getting ready for work)

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Brady leaves carrots for the Easter bunny. The bunny, in turn, leaves powdered sugar paw prints all over the table.2013-03-31 05.10.37

Thankfully he went back to sleep and woke up a few hours later to look for eggs

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And blow some bubbles

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And, after lunch, we tried to go to a local egg hunt but I got bad directions twice and we ended up going to the park instead (we had our own special egg hunt the next day, complete with mini lego kit prize for finding the egg with star stickers on it :-p)

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Then we had dinner with Gramma and Papa and came home to put a overwrought little boy to bed.

How are things in your homeschool?





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