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Saturday, October 31, 2009

First Grade Week 18 in Review

Well, another week is complete at Childress Academy.  The schedule of subjects that Caleb picked seems to be working really well.  Everything is flowing smoothly, and we’re getting all of the work done without too much fussing.  Here’s how this week went…
Heritage Studies:  We continued talking about the Separatists by studying the Mayflower Compact, William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, family trees, Plymouth Rock, Samoset, and Squanto.  Caleb is just soaking it all up, and he’s loving this subject.
Science:  We continued to talk about heat by describing temperature changes in words and numbers.  We finished up by taking a chapter test.
Math:  We moved into a new chapter on fractions.  We discussed equal parts, halves, thirds, fourths, and parts of a set.
Bible:  Our Bible story this week was on “God Saved Noah and His Family.”  We reviewed all the Bible verses we’ve learned in this session.
Vocabulary:  We added “design, stormy, batteries, section, and raise” to our vocabulary terms.
Phonics & English:  We added “don’t, warm, heart, Christmas, and thought” to our list of service words.  We discussed the “y” as long “e” and “-ie” as long “i”.
Art:  Caleb drew a picture of a stuffed bunny this week.  He continues to do well, and he loves the time he gets to work on art.
Extra Stuff:  Co-op went well this week, and Caleb had a blast as always.  Tonight we’re gearing up for our first trick-or-treat adventure with the boys.  Caleb would go at his preschool, but we’ve never gone as a family.  So, tonight we will join some friends and go for the first time.  Caleb is going to be a Busy, Busy Bug Catcher, and Micah will be an Inchworm.  Pictures will follow later…
As always, thanks for following our fun times in first grade.
***I’m now down to less than 100 posts to read in order to catch up on the blogs I follow.  So, I’m slowly getting all caught up.  You bloggers have been very busy.***


Lin said...

I'm with Caleb--I loved learning about Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims and such. We went out to Boston a few years back and actually visited Plymouth Rock--it's soooo SMALL!

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