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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Homeschool Week 17 in Review

Here's how our studies this past week panned out:

Beginnings: Our theme this week was "Insects Everywhere." We learned about ants, ladybugs, and butterflies. We did lots of arts/crafts related to our theme, and Caleb had a blast. The letters "v" and "f" were reviewed. The word "to" was added to our list of service words. "-ent" and "-uff" were added to our ever growing list of word families. Caleb read a new book called Bell that incorporated the use of all of the words he's learned thus far.

Math: Caleb learned about addition up to 5 this week. He did really well, and I'm so glad to be doing something other than numbers for a change. LOL!

Bible: We added questions 16-18 to the First Catechism. The questions/answers are getting a bit harder, but Caleb is still doing really well with his Bible studies. Our Bible verses for the week were Psalm 100:3a and Genesis 1:27.

Music: We learned that music has a heartbeat/pulse this week. Caleb had to listen to music and determine the beat. He did really well.

Art: We had a wonderful time with art this week. Brian and Caleb made insects using pipe cleaners. We made butterflies out of coffee filters. Caleb used rice and noodles to demonstrate the life cycle of the butterfly, and he made a caterpillar using pom-poms. Needless to say, we made up for our lack of art with all of our fun stuff this week.

Here are some pictures of our arts/crafts from this week. Hope you enjoy them and thanks for reading!

pipe cleaner insects (earwig, stickbug, spider, ant)Caleb's Beginnings sentence work. He had to draw butterflies and describe them.

coffee-filter butterfly hanging from the ceiling fanLife Cycle of the Butterfly using rice and noodlespom-pom caterpillar


Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Hey! Thanks for the help! I fixed it. And I can't wait to fix some taco soup. Thanks for the recipe. Oh yeah, your title cracks me up!

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