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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Second Grade Week 6 in Review

We are finished with yet another week of second grade.  I’m hoping that by the end of this week we will be back on our regular 4 days per week schedule.  Here’s how this week went for us.
Bible:  Our Bible story this week was on “God is a Trinity.”  Caleb’s memory work for the week was First Catechism Q&A 6-8.  We read I Kings 18:17-39 and Matthew 3:13-17 as well.
Health:  This week we discussed the tips for having a pleasant meal.  We focused on table manners.
Science:  This week’s lesson focused on dental care.  Caleb learned the jobs of the front, pointed, and back teeth.  He also reviewed the # of teeth present at different stages in life.
English:  This week we reviewed nouns and compound words. 
Vocabulary:  We continued to review our words and definitions.  Caleb took his test and scored 100%.
Social Studies:  This week for geography we added the Indian and Arctic Oceans to our studies.  Our social studies lesson discussed patriotic holidays.  We learned about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and the history/holidays associated with them.
Reading:  This week read the following books:
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
”Camping” article by Evan-Moor Publishing
Lunch Boxes by Fred Ehrlich
Math:  We discussed addition +9 and mental math this week.  Caleb is still doing really well with the Math U See curriculum.  He really seems to enjoy it, too.
Art:  This week we learned about complementary colors.  Our first lesson was just an introduction into what complementary colors means.  The second lesson had Caleb drawing a “Red Grass and Orange Sky” opposites picture.  He drew a mountain scene (cloud, sun, mountains, brick house, orange tree, grass, and sky).  Then he had to color his picture with the complementary colors (for example…grass is green, so you color it red).  Then you stare at the picture for 30 seconds and then stare at the remaining blank half of your white paper.  You’re supposed to be able to see the true colors in the afterimage.  However, Caleb and I both had problems seeing anything different.  LOL!  Oh well…he still learned all about complementary colors.

Caleb coloring his picture using complementary colorsIMG_6290 Caleb’s “Orange Sky and Red Grass” pictureIMG_6294

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