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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fourth Grade Week 10

Well, this was our 2nd week adding in Classical Conversations (CC), and it went much better than last week.  Hopefully, each week will get easier and easier.
Bible – The question for this week was “Did Adam and Eve have bellybuttons?”  We read Genesis 2:4-7, 15-23 to find the answer.  Caleb is really liking this question/answer series.
Math – This week Caleb worked on area, measuring length, counting by 6, and using function tables.
Classical Conversations Foundations – Here’s the memory work and other activities we worked on this week…

  • English – prepositions ‘about, above, across, after, against’
  • Science – the five kingdoms of living things
  • History – Commandments 6-10
  • Math – counting by 3s and 4s
  • Latin – Noun Cases
  • Geography – the Assyrian Empire…Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea, Black Sea, Babylon
  • Timeline – Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Patriarchs of Israel, Hittites and Canaanites, Kush, Assyrians, Babylonians, and China’s Shang Dynasty
  • Science Experiment – This week we did two experiments…the first one was to determine how a spider evaluates the size of an intruder.  The second one was to determine why dead fish float, belly side up, on the surface of the water.
  • Art – This week we worked on mirror images.
Classical Conversations Essentials
  • Grammar – This week we worked on verbs.  Caleb had to work on two charts that went into great detail about all sorts of verb information (I won’t bore you with the details.  He also worked on a punctuation rule and a spelling rule, as well as some more homophones.
  • Writing – We started our Institute for Excellence in Writing Student Writing Intensive Level A this week.  It went really well.  Caleb worked on a key word outline for a Sea Snakes article.  He then wrote a rough draft, edited it, and typed up a final copy.  He then began working on a key word outline for a Desert Tarantulas article.


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