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Monday, August 23, 2010

Second Grade Week 10 in Review

We are done with another week of second grade here at Childress Academy.  Things are still smooth sailing right now, and I’m happy about that.  Here’s how week 10 went for us:
Bible:  Our memory work was First Catechism Q&A 10.  Our Bible story focused on “God is Everywhere”, and we read Jonah 1-2 to learn more about this concept.
Health:  This week we discussed thinking right thoughts.  I, myself, think this is a valuable lesson for children (and even some adults I know). 
Science:  We spent several days reviewing everything from Unit 1, and Caleb took his Unit 1 test.  He scored 100%.
English:  Caleb is still working on his writing assignment…writing instructions.  He decided to write about “how to make macaroni and cheese”, so he’s been busy planning, drafting, revising, and proofreading.
Vocabulary:  Our words for the next two weeks are “absorb, anchor, brush, bud, center, core, factory, hive, sapling, and trunk.”  Caleb did several activities to study the definitions of those words.
Social Studies:  In Geography, we added the states Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland to our study.  In social studies, we began discussing patriotic songs.  This week we learned about “Yankee Doodle”, and I must say…I learned quite a bit from our study.  I didn’t realize the history behind the song, but now I do.
Reading:  We read the following books this week:
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Jennifer Dussling
The Best Seat in Second Grade by Katharine Kenah
Clifford: The Big Leaf Pile by Norman Bridwell
Math:  We actually skipped math this week.  When we started out, Brian was down in West Palm Beach with our math DVD.  So, I just decided we’d take the week off.
Art:  This week we started discussing value.  Caleb was introduced to the concept of value, and then he had to create a drawing using a black crayon on white paper.  He could draw whatever he wanted, but he had to express value using those the black crayon. 

Caleb thinking about what else he wants to draw…IMG_6388 Completed project – black crayon on white paperIMG_6395
***I know I’ve mentioned in the past about how we enjoy participating in our local homeschool co-op.  Well, the co-op we were members of decided to close their doors about a week or so ago due to various reasons.  With that said, a group of us homeschool mommies came together to form a new co-op.  We created The Home School Connection of Middle Georgia.  So, I’ve been very busy working to get it all up and running.  I’m actually the Communications Coordinator, and I’ve been spending my spare time setting up a Facebook group, Yahoo group, and getting our name/info out on the World Wide Web.   We’re hoping to have a session this fall, and we’re making great strides.  If you’re a LOCAL homeschool family, please feel free to contact me for more information.  We’re super excited, and we are looking forward to creating lots of wonderful learning experiences for our children!***

5 comments:

Lin said...

Good luck with your new co-op, Sherrie. It sounds like a lot of work, but it will be worth it in the end. :)

♥Georgie♥ said...

I so admire and wish i had it in me to homeschool...so glad your off to such a great start...and starting your own co-op is so cool my good friend did that with her group and it is working so well

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

BTW, I love the title of your blog!

Dee said...

Hi, just visiting. I see that we have something in common, my son loves anything Star Wars! He loved looking at your son's cool birthday presents. :)

Many Blessings,

Dee

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