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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Grade Week 31 in Review

Wow! It is so amazing and wonderful that we are still on track with our schooling. It’s such a relief to know that we only have to school 4 days per week. I don’t know why I ever allow extra-curricular activities and vacations myself to get us behind schedule. Anyway, with that said, here’s how the past week went:
Heritage Studies: We discussed “Other Gods in the New World.” Caleb learned about how people worshipped idols instead of the One, True God.
Science: We took a break from our science book because mommy didn’t have our lapbook stuff ready yet so we could read some science books from the library. Caleb picked out several books on coyotes, snakes, tadpoles, and dinosaurs. I am so thrilled to get those proud mommy moments as I hear him reading his library books. It really makes me feel proud of all that we have accomplished in our 1.5 years of homeschooling.
Math: We continued to discuss solid figures. We talked about faces, corners, and curves. Caleb also talked about plane figures and objects of the same size, shape, and color.
Bible: Our Bible verse this week was Matthew 1:21. Our Bible story was on “Joseph Listened and Obeyed.”
Vocabulary: We added “scratch, entrance, brakes, vehicle, and remove” to our list of vocabulary terms.
Phonics & English: We added “eight and move” to our list of service words. The “-ost, –ong, –oss, and –oft” word families were added to our list. In English skills we discussed the days of the week, contractions, syllables, and capitalization of names of special places, and compound words.
Extra Stuff: One of our local libraries started up a homeschool library time last week, and we’ve really enjoyed it. Last week they listened to books about winter and decorated a snowman picture. Today they listened to books about shadows and then drew their silhouettes. Caleb enjoys being able to see his homeschool friends each week, and this gives us another opportunity to do just that!
As always, thanks for following our first grade adventures at Childress Academy. Check back in a few more days for Week 32. Can you believe we only have 13 more weeks LEFT when we finish up week 32?!!? That is such exciting news!

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