Sonlight Level D (Week 4)

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

I printed the seventh and eighth verse of our Psalm 8 Bible verse pack.

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On Monday, the boys traced and illustrated the seventh verse.

On Tuesday, the boys traced and illustrated the eighth verse.

On Wednesday, I cut apart both verses and they glued them together in their Bible notebooks.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Native American Homes:

I set out an “Invitation to Create a Wigwam”. I set out glue, pipe cleaners, scraps of paper and a really rough sample I made the night before.

I prepared the cardboard by poking holes as guides. The kids poked their pipe cleaners through each hole to create the base structure of their wigwam.

Next, they wove the paper through the pipe cleaner structure. This caused some frustration for some, but with a little tape, the process continued.

This was such a fun way to bring Native American history to life!

Log Cabins:

We read about the Swedish building log cabins when they settled in America.

I set out an “Invitation to Build a Log House”.

The boys took turns building their log cabins. It’s always fun to incorporate building activities while learning about history. It breathes life into our history lessons!

Corn is Maize:

All three kids learned that the Native Americans taught the pilgrims how to plant corn. I printed The Parts of the Corn Plant worksheet to go along with this activity.

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We started our day with a MEALtivity! I gave everyone fresh fruit, coco grits, and some “corn and fish” (candy corn & sprinkles shaped like fish). It wasn’t the healthiest meal, but it was fun!

They planted their corn with fish just like the pilgrims and Native Americans.

They gobbled their breakfast while I read Corn Is Maize by Aliki.

After breakfast, they colored and labeled their parts of the corn worksheet.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Level D Language Arts:

This year, Jordan is using the Sonlight Level D Language Arts program and Parker is using the 3rd Grade Language Arts program.

Grammar Ace Notebook:

Last year, Jordan worked through the Grammar Ace program. And next year, Parker will use it. This year we can review the weekly topics using his Grammar Ace notebook.

ADJECTIVES:

We reviewed adjectives, all its forms, and articles.

You can see Jordan creating this notebook while we studied The Salamander Room.

Synonyms:

Jordan was learning about synonyms in language arts this week. I printed copies of our Falling for Grammar Synonyms & Antonyms pack.

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Jordan sorted through the stack of antonym and synonym word cards.

Afterwards, Jordan completed his synonym worksheet.

Hiawatha:

Since we were learning about Native Americans, I thought it would be fun to use Longfellow’s Hiawatha (Puffin Pied Piper) as our weekly dictation source.

Jordan recorded the first stanza in his poem booklet.

3rd Grade Language Arts:

Each week, I create a Grammar Grab Bag for Parker to use with his language arts activities.

Grammar Grab Bag:

This week I created an Apple Picking themed Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for Parker’s language arts activities this week.

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Spelling:

We started our spelling lesson by building words with the long a, u, and i sound. After, Parker used his spelling cards to practice writing his spelling words.

I set out our Sorting by Long a, i, and u word activity. Parker sorted through the stack of apple words.

Later, Parker completed the long vowel worksheet (in GGB).

Parker used his spelling cards to complete the spelling sentences.

Grammar:

We also reviewed when to use I, me, us and we.

After our lesson, Parker completed the Complete the Sentence worksheet.

Pony Express:

Parker started reading The Pony Express this week.

Parker added Missouri to his U.S. map.

Parker practiced one of the songs in his book.

The Book Shelf:

The boys read a few more “Back to School” books before I reset our bookshelf with our fall book selection.

Our bookshelf looked so festive with autumn, apple, and pumpkin picture books.

MATH:

Calendar:

I printed copies of our October Calendars for the boys to complete.

They added dates, birthdays, and holidays. I like incorporating calendar work into our schedule.

SCIENCE:

A Ptarmigan for all Seasons:

After reading about ways various birds protect themselves, I thought it might be fun to color a ptarmigan in each season.

I sketched a ptarmigan and copied it three times. Parker colored each ptarmigan to match the season mentioned in his science book.

JUST FOR FUN:

Apple Tasting Tree:

We continued to add apples to our tree.

It was starting to fill out. Autumn is such s fun time of the year!

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