Saturday, January 12, 2013

Back at it! week 19!

This past week we started back to school after a wonderfully long 4 weeks off for Christmas. I was glad to get back to our normal schedule though and dive into our school work again. Here's a reca of our week.


Finished chapter 10 on fractions. YAY! Learned about adding and subtracting like fractions, parts of a set and then a review of what she had learned from the chapter.Next week we move onto more multiplication.


This week's science was animals! We read from the Usborne "First Encyclopedia of Science" to learn about types of animals and their babies.
We also made a Scholastic book on mother animals and their babies. On Thursday we played a matching game. There were cards with different types of animals, ie, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish. Then there were other cards with examples of each on them. To make a match you had to find mammal and elephant for example. The younger two joined it but didn't quite understand the classifications. They still had fun though! We also checked out some fun things online about animals and their habitats.



Earlier this year we use Hooked on Phonics to do some remedial work. Now reading is a LOT better! i need some kind of schedule to follow. Just pick a book and read it doesn't work for me. I found this great site called Lesson Pathways that has lesson plans for completely FREE! It covers all grades and subjects.
We started their 3rd grade reading program and the first book was the The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children Mysteries) . Chelsea made it through the first four chapters this week with only help on a few words! I was happy and she seemed to enjoy the book so far. Later on the program steps up the reading level to things like Stuart little and Charlotte's Web but I'm glad for an easier start to boost confidence!


We made it to our state this week, OHIO! We read a story about a family going down the Ohio River to make a new home. American Pioneers and Patriots, Second Edition learned a little about johnny Appleseed, enjoyed some apples and learned some fun facts about Ohio. The funniest by far was the fact that in Cleveland you have to have a hunting license to catch a mouse!
All of us were brave and tried our state drink, tomato juice. Not sure who came up with that one! The girls took a few sips before turning it down but my little Cowboy wanted nothing to do with it after one small sip. Needless to say we won't be drinking much tomato juice around here.


"The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" John 1:29
We continued to learn about this verse for our Bible lessons this week and found passages throughout the Bible that point to Jesus as the Lamb of God. On Thursday we used mommy's hand to trace and cover with cotton balls for sheep!

On to week 20!

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