Another week has passed! Here’s what we accomplished:
Bible: In the mornings we read from Egermeier’s Bible Storybook (we’re learning about Moses right now) and practice our memory verse. Before school started, I made a list of verses that I wanted us to memorize as a family and laminated them – you can see what they look like below. Sometimes we also listen to The Bible Comes Alive (from Audible) or watch Superbook or What’s in the Bible stories that correspond with what we’re reading.
Math: We continued with McRuffy Math and hands-on math activities. We practiced graphing and non-standard measurement with car counters, and positive-negative symmetry art (intro to geometry). See my post on the symmetry art here.
Literature and Reading: We continued reading The Adventures of Buster Bear, On the Banks of Plum Creek, and Winnie the Pooh. Emma did really well on narration this week, too! I’m always amazed at the details she remembers. :) We are working through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I discovered that Emma is a little more excited about the lessons if I pull out the white board and she and I write the words from the book on the board as we go. We worked on the “ea” sound. She also used Reading Eggs, and I printed out a book rocket for her – she colors in an area every time she reads a book to me and when the rocket is completely colored she earns a prize. This has greatly motivated her to put extra effort out to learn to read (sound words out, etc). :)
Geography and Science: We’re reading The Eskimo Twins for geography and social studies. For fun, we watched some YouTube videos on the Inuit and found some really wonderful videos about a boy who learned to build an igloo, catch fish, and walk on the edge of their snowy world. Then we made some Eskimo Twins paper dolls – I used this Eskimo Boy Template, printed two of them and added braids and eyelashes to one to make it a girl, then laminated them. The template even has two small dogs just like Menie and Monnie do! For science, we watched The Tiny Seed being read on YouTube. I meant to do more this week but a dentist appointment kind of threw our week off.
We did our usual observance of nature outside – plants, trees, and bugs. Here are the kids looking at a long-legged spider through the magnifying creature peeper.
How was your week?
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