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Saturday, August 22, 2009

First Grade Week 10 in Review

We're slowly getting all caught up. Here's how this week went:

Bible: Our Bible lesson was on "Telling Others and Giving." We reviewed James 5:16a this week.

Phonics & English: We talked about different bears this week: brown bears, sloth bears, panda bears, and the koala (and no, it's not a bear). We added "who," "put," "where," "some," "water," "there," and "music" to our service words. We added "-ang," "-ung," "-ing," "-ink," and "-unk" to our word families. The English skills we discussed were adding "-ing" to words and opposites. We also spent a lot of time distinguishing "sh" and "ch" sounds. This has been a trouble spot for Caleb for a while, and he worked on it during his speech lessons. So, we KNOW that we have to do a lot more practice with these two sounds.

Heritage Studies: We continued to talk about Native Americans. We learned a little bit about the Woodland Indians this week.

Math: We're still working on subtraction. This week we worked on crossing out to subtract, vertical subtraction, related subtraction facts, and number names (fact families).

Vocabulary: This week we added "nation," "steep," "load," "globe," and "coast" to our list of vocabulary words.

Science: We finished up our Desert Animals lapbook this week. We talked about the gila monster, the desert iguana, jackrabbits, the red-tailed hawk, the kangaroo rat, the tarantula, and the desert tortoise. I have yet to put all of the components together, but as soon as I do, I'll type up a separate post with pictures. Caleb had lots of fun learning all about Desert Animals.

Extra Stuff: We enjoyed our weekly playdate at the park with all of our homeschool friends. This is a great time for Caleb, and he loves to be able to play with his friends. I love that he burns out some energy. :)

We're leaving for Florida tomorrow. So, we'll take a break from our schooling (minus all the everyday learning that we'll do and special trips). So, be sure to join us when we return as we continue our first grade adventures at Childress Academy.


blueviolet said...

I wish I would have been organized enough to homeschool. Your curriculum is fun!

Sawatzky family said...

I love reading about your homeschooling adventures! It is very encouraging to read and share in the progress of others :) Have a great trip!!!!!

Together We Save said...

Hope you are having a great trip. Looks like home schooling is keeping you busy.

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