Believe it or not, we are a little bit ahead of schedule. However, I can’t get too happy about it. We’re ahead of schedule for good reason…Brian and I are going away for our 10-year anniversary on Wednesday, so no schooling will get done. We’re also leaving on the 11th or 12th to visit the Omi and Opa, so I had to move everything up for that trip, too. It doesn’t matter though…we’re doing GREAT with keeping up with it all. LOL! Here’s how this week went for us…
Bible: Our memory work this week was First Catechism Q&A 4-5. The lesson this week was on “I should glorify God.” We read about the good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. We also read Matthew 5:16.
Health: This week we discussed the importance of having a regular time to eat. We focused on eating a healthy breakfast and lunch.
Science: We discussed vitamins and minerals this week. Caleb learned which foods will give him the proper vitamins and minerals that his growing body needs. Then he had to make a collage using pictures cut out of magazines.
Vocabulary: Caleb continued to learn the definitions of his words using different activities. He culminated the two-week lesson by taking a test, and he scored 94%.
Social Studies: In Geography, Caleb learned the location of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. We’ll continue to add states each week or so. In Social Studies, we discussed the flag of the United States and what it means.
Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman
Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas
”Five Furry Kittens” poem by Evan-Moor
”Elephants” article by Evan-Moor
Math: This week’s lesson focused on addition +2. Caleb seems to be enjoying Math U See thus far, and he’s doing really well. I’m happy with our switch for now.
Art: Our first lesson allowed Caleb to paint with watercolors. He was allowed to paint whatever he wanted; however, he wasn’t to leave too much negative space. The next lesson focused on intermediate colors. We used some of Micah’s crayons (we were supposed to use Chunk o’ Crayons, but I didn’t buy them) with the paper off to mix and blend colors. I demonstrated how using different amounts of pressure with the two colors would make different shades of the “new” color. Caleb then had time to practice the concept.