Here’s what we were up to last week.
Journal questions: Favorite tv show?, What kind of animals would you like to be?, What makes you happiest?, Favorite part of today?, Favorite drink?
Creative Writing: I’m just going to share my favorite answer from each lesson.
*What can you write with?: “I can write with silky stuff from the Milky Way.”
*What are your favorite words?: “Daddy, Mommy, Gramma, Papa, Cousin, and more.”
*Where would you like to fly? What do your wings look like?: “I want to fly to Antartica on wings that look like spilled milk and orange diamonds.”
Handwriting Without Tears: H, K, L, U, and V
3rd Grade Spelling: else, buzz, finish, head, summer, lift, ready, visit, fence, live, edge, nickel, hundred, and minute we also practiced unscrambling words and alphabetizing words that start with the same letter
4th Grade Reading: ‘pre-‘, writing outlines, ‘im-,”in-,’ sequencing, and non-fiction vs. fiction
K12 Language Skills: We read “The Caterpillar,” “Little Miss Muffet,” and “Yankee Doodle,” “The Island,” “Little Bo Peep,” and Humpty Dumpty”. We also acted out “Little Miss Muffet” using a spider that Brady cut out by himself, he thought it was hilarious to make me shriek and run away. These units also included vocabulary for comparison, position, emotions, and opposites.
K12 Phonics: u, w ,x, e, y, sh, th, and short vowel review (we just test through these units)
K12 Literature: “The Grand Canyon,” “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies”
Subtraction as comparison, subtraction story problems, problem solving w/ addition and subtraction, measurement, and numbers through 30 (we test through these units as well)
K12: How people are the same and different, bones, heart, brain, and muscles
All About People: People are mammals, same and different
Health: 5 senses, ways to move your body
Brady has also begun taking “Dino 101” on Coursera.org
K12: France (we read “Madeline”), Ireland (“The Giant Who Acted Like a Baby”), and Germany (Brothers Grimm and “The Wolf and 7 Kids)
US: Hohokam, Anasazi, Hopewell, and Adena cultures
Maps and Geography: placing items using cardinal directions, drawing floor plans and simple maps
Holidays, foods, and traditions that Americans have adopted from other cultures
We talked about Domenico Scarlatti and listened to his “Sonata in G Major”
This week Brady and I painted the dining room table with chalkboard paint
Somebody lost his 2nd tooth (and swallowed it while eating pizza, which is what happened to the 1st tooth I ever lost. Like mother, like son I guess lol)
How are things in your homeschool?