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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Third Grade Week 5 in Review

We are done with another week of 3rd grade.  Things are continuing to go smoothly, and we’re slowly getting into a daily school routine (for the most part).  Here’s how week 5 went for us…
Bible – Our Bible stories this week focused on “God is One God” and “God is Everywhere”.  We read from Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and Psalm 95:1-6.  Caleb’s memory verse for the week was Deuteronomy 4:39b.
Science – Caleb finished up his animal research reports, and we started working on his animal classification lapbook.  Here are the promised photos of his research reports (click the photos to make them larger):
Social Studies – This week we read Let’s Read About…Christopher Columbus by Kimberly Weinberger.  We also started learning about the “story of slavery.”  We learned how Portugal actually attacked Africa because it was a wealthy and prosperous nation.  Caleb learned how they were used on the large plantations because the Native Americans couldn’t handle the work and often died.  He learned how the slaves brought their culture (art, music, dance) to the New World.
Reading – Caleb continued to work in his ACE Pace.  He continued to work on action words, and he read Chapter 1 in Summer Fun with Ace and Christi (the book that goes with the ACE Paces).
Vocabulary – We added the words “ambition, auction, coast, current, frail, intelligent, novel, resident, starve, and volunteer” to our list of words.  Caleb did some activities to learn the definition of the words, too.
Math – This week we started back into the Beta book from Math-U-See.  We worked on multiple-digit subtraction.  Caleb thought it was super neat that he could work the subtraction problem, and then “check” his answer to see if it was correct.  He caught on quickly, too, which is a HUGE success in math for him.
English – Caleb continued to work in his ACE Pace, and he focused on ABC order.  He also started reviewing the formation of cursive letters.
Are you all gearing up for the start of the school year?  We hope you all have a wonderful year, and we’d love to hear all about it.  Thanks for following our journey…we’ll be back with week 6 soon.


heidi said...

I'm always amazed by your oooomph! Love your energy level. :)

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