We spent more of our school time outside of the house than we usually do this week, and had a lot of fun in the process. Here’s what we were up to.
Shared reading: We started reading Heidi this week, I’m excited to share one of my childhood favorites with Brady
Grammar: We worked on identifying the subject of a sentence
Spelling: words that end in ‘ing’ or ‘er’
Reading comprehension: completing sentences based on a picture, sequencing pictures
Arithmetic: Brady has been practicing his addition skills by asking me to make him simple worksheets like this one
Money math: Introduction of the dollar
We did an experiment to see if air takes up space
And we did this little crystal tree experiment from Brady’s Easter basket
We talked about reading and writing rhythms and learned about quarter and half notes
We made a surimono greeting in the style of Hokusai complete with homemade signature stamp (carved out of an eraser)
Nicaragua (although we worked on our US and Canada puzzles as well)
On Tuesday we went to the Aquarium with some relatives that were in town, unfortunately I didn’t take my camera or phone so no pictures, but we had a lot of fun and even got to see the sharks have their lunch.
Saturday, however, was Marine Science day at the Hatfield Center and I got lots of pictures of Brady doing things like
Attempting to build a wall that would stop erosion on his pretend beach
Trying to build a lego structure that would survive a lego-sized tsunami
Petting an octopus named unicorn
And various other sea creatures
Checking out a submarine
Learning about how they grow coral in the lab
Listening to underwater sounds
And just being his usual, goofy self
Brady has also been spending a lot more time outside now that the weather has been (somewhat) nice(-ish) and has enjoyed helping daddy work on the yard
And learning to play baseball
New recipes we tried last week:
Brady will be 5 on Friday and my annual nostalgic sobfest (and slideshow) are one entry back.
And that’s what we’ve been up to. How are things in your homeschool?