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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

First Grade Week 30 in Review

Well, we are done with yet another week here at Childress Academy.  Here’s how this week went:
Heritage Studies:  We continued to discuss La Salle and the land he claimed for France (Louisiana…not the state).  We also discussed how places get their names.  Caleb did a fun activity where he had to listen to a description of a land and then choose his name for it based on said description.  It was fun to see what he came up with.
Science:  We finished up our chapter on sound by discussing how sound travels through all forms of matter and how it is used.
Math:  We finished up the previous chapter with a test and started a new chapter.  Caleb started learning more about solid figures (cone, rectangular prism, sphere, cube, and cylinder).
Bible:  Our Bible story this week was on “Mary Believed God’s Message.”  The Bible verse was 1 John 4:9.
Vocabulary:  We added “filthy, motion, spray, hang, and tank” to our list of vocabulary terms.
Phonics & English:  We added “sure and Christian” to our list of service words.  We added “-aw, awn, aul, and all” to our list of word families.  During English skills we discussed syllables, capitalization, and contractions.  Caleb was also introduced to letter writing.  As part of his assignment, he had to write a letter to someone.  He chose to send a letter to his friends, Hunter and Tina.  He’s excited to see if he’ll get a letter back in the mail. 
As always, thanks for following our first grade adventures.  We’ll be back to share more next week!


McMrs said...

I just started homeschooling my 2 girls, one is kin & one is 3rd. im having a difficult time getting started and feeling like i can do this. Have any advice? I am using K12-California Virtual Academy curriculum...which is pretty much public school, but in my home. I felt it would be the easiest way to get started because i do not have to set up the lesson plans. I guess im having a hard time trying to do 2 kids at the same time since i have never done this before. I'd like to incorporate some christian teaching but its taking all my time just doing hte necessary work for the school.

Sawatzky family said...

Sounds like another great week! :)
Love the new blog look to by the way! Very fresh and clean looking!
Have a great rest of your week!

Sawatzky family said...

Hi Sherrie :)
I answered your question in my comments...not sure why I did not do it here though! lol

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