I created a Bible Verse printable for weeks 10 and 11 (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
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Parker traced both verses last week, so we just listened to the Sing the Word track and practiced it daily.
Parker’s aunt bought him Brave Young Knight by Karen Kingsbury. I had him read it while we were learning about castles, knights, and medieval times.
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created a Harvest Festival Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week’s Language Arts activities.
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This week’s spelling list was past tense words with the -ed suffix. I placed his spelling word cards and practice worksheet in his Monday folder (red). I helped him cut out his spelling word cards (in GGB) ahead of time.
He used his red and blue gel pens to practice writing his words (consonants in blue, vowels in red). This is always a great exercise to remind him which letters are vowels and which letters are consonants.
We brought our cards again the following day to complete his spelling sentences (in GGB).
While Parker was eating lunch, he worked through the stack of Harvest Festival Root Words and Suffix cards (in GGB). He “sliced” (cut with scissors) his root words from the suffix.
This week we worked on multiplication and division in Parker’s Singapore Math 2 program. I thought it would be fun to do Lego arrays again.
I collected various sized legos, sketched a worksheet, and asked him to pick one lego at a time. He color coded the lego and wrote the multiplication facts for each (i.e. a 2×4 lego facts would be “2 x 4 = 8, 4 x 2 = 8”).
Working on multiplication facts is WAY more fun with legos, right?
Great job Parks!
Since we were learning about bones this week, I brought out our Learning Resources skeleton.
Jordan LOVES putting these type of models together. As soon as he saw the package, he was working on “Smitty the Skeleton” (or whatever we named him that day).
He joined us as we read from our Usborne Science Activities, Volume 3 book.
We also watched a few fun clips about bones from our Sonlight Level C playlist.
JUST FOR FUN:
It’s become tradition to have a special Circus Day on October 31st. We don’t celebrate Halloween, but we have a really fun Harvest Festival instead.
This really had all three kids “thinking” as they arranged and RE-arranged the playing pieces.
I printed a Candy Sink or Float worksheet for the kids and asked them to pick out five candies to use with their experiment.
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After selecting their candy, they recorded their predictions.
They had fun conducting their candy experiments, recording the actual results, and seeing whether they were correct.
A Candy Circus Train:
They cleared out their old candy supply and set it aside for the circus train activity.
First, Jordan constructed the train out of cardboard Tassimo boxes and mint candy wheels while Haley created the engineer and animals out of old plastic easter eggs and candy.
They chose the colors and I painted it while they completed their assignments. I set it aside to dry.
A few days later, we added various candies to help make it SO adorable!
Circus Poster Poetry:
I hijacked our creative writing assignments and told the kids they had to write a poem based on their Circus Posters.
Daddy printed some pictures of our kids on regular printer paper, I cut them out ahead of time and printed several circus performer templates I found on Pinterest. The kids colored and decorated their posters, giving themselves a STUPENDOUS circus name.
They turned out SUPER cute!
After school, the kids dressed up in their costumes: Haley dressed as Deborah, Jordan was Ehud – a judge AND assassin, and Parker was David the shepherd boy. What a fun way to end our homeschooling week!