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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Third Grade Week 18 in Review

Another week at Childress Academy is complete.  Here’s how the week went for us…
Bible – Our Bible lessons this week focused on “Jesus Obeyed God” and “Jesus Was a Teacher.”  We read Matthew 4:1-11 and Matthew 5:1-8.  Caleb’s Bible verse for the week was Philippians 2:8b.
English – This week Caleb finished up his ACE Pace by practicing more words in cursive (note to self – I really can omit this from here on out b/c he’s got cursive down, and we do handwriting daily).  He did his review work, and then he took his test.  He scored 100% on his test.
Math – This was another good week in math.  NEW Concepts:  Cups, Pints, Quarts; One Day is 24 Hours; A.M. and P.M.; 12 Months in a Year; and Writing the Date.  REVIEW Concepts:  Fact Focus:  11, 7, 4 and 11, 6, 5.
FUN SCHOOL – This week Caleb read about different animals (tigers, wolves, monkey, and lions), and he read in his young naturalist book (nature if you’re wondering).  He also read about Alaska, horses, and endangered animals.  He worked on the states of Alaska, Georgia, and Florida in his Stuck on the USA workbook.  He used the play money to count money and show different amounts of money (using different coins each time) and played his addition dot cards.  He used letter tiles to spell random words.  For reading, he began reading Little House In the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  For Bible, he read a devotion that focused on “snearing from the inside.”  Art consisted of using oil pastels to make leaves and apples, and he also built a model airplane.  For PE, he played Wii Fit, and we also had a fun day at the park with homeschool friends. 
***I had to come up with a system to give Caleb some structure during FUN SCHOOL.  So, I created a chart that has all of the different subjects…Math, English/Brain, Reading/Magazine, Science, Social Studies, Bible, Art, and Physical Education along with 4 boxes next to each one.  Each day he has to choose 4 of those areas to focus on for his FUN School.  The ideal is that he would choose each subject at least 2x during the course of the week, but we’re going to see how he does on his own.  Smile***

Caleb drawing his leaf for the oil pastel projectIMG_7924
My leaf ready to be coloredIMG_7928
Caleb’s leaf ready to be coloredIMG_7929
My completed leafIMG_7931
Caleb’s completed leafIMG_7936
Both leaves togetherIMG_7935
My appleIMG_7938
Caleb’s appleIMG_7939
Caleb painting the pieces to his model airplaneIMG_7940
Whew, what a mess…LOL!IMG_7942
Still painting (and like a bad mommy, I failed to take a picture of the completed project…sorry…if I can find it, I’ll snap a picture).IMG_7943
Now, if you have any good ideas for using oil pastels, PLEASE send them my way.  I’m not familiar with them AT ALL, and being as I’m not craft, I haven’t a clue where to start.  LOL!  I tried finding idea on the Internet, but…


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