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Friday, August 10, 2012

Fourth Grade Weeks 7 and 8

The week prior to Caleb leaving for camp, we decided it was in my best interest if we skipped that week of schooling.  I was going to try to make up those 4 days when Caleb returned; however, I made the executive decision to just count his time at camp as school days.  Besides, he was getting in LOTS of physical education and a little bit of learning, too (new skills, etc).  So, we combined the little bit of work that is most important with this week’s work.  Here’s how the week went…
Bible – Our lesson was on “Help With School Work,” and we read Psalm 37:5 and Philippians 4:4-9.
Vocabulary – This week we completed two lessons in vocabulary.  The first lesson focused on Homographs, and Caleb’s words were:  prune, desert, grouse, bass, and, sewer.  The next lesson focused on Eponyms, and Caleb’s words were:  braille, sandwich, saxophone, bloomers, tweed, guppy, titanic, Ferris wheel, limerick, and jovial.
Math – This week Caleb worked on finding the perimeter, number patterns, solids, drawing rays, hundred thousands, choosing the nearest ten, doubling a number mentally, add/subtract even hundreds mentally, commas in large numbers, reading numbers with a comma, multiples, counting by 50, writing thousands, and counting by 9 (yes, we did many math lessons in order to stay on track). 
Exploration – This week Caleb wanted to learn all about meerkats.  So, he read some books from the library on meerkats, and he did a little research on Kidzui, as well.  Then, he completed a Meerkat Lapbook.

Cover and Inside
Scientific Classification
What Makes Me a Meerkat?
Meerkat Menu
Family Photos
Meerkats On the Map
Caleb’s Meerkat Fact Book
Next week we start Classical Conversations, and I’m excited.  It’ll make for a longer, harder week, but it’ll all be worth it.  So, look for more on that next week.
How’s your school year going?


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