Sonlight Level D (Week 7)

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

I created a Bible verse tracer for Romans 12:14-16.

You can download your FREE copy here at our TPT Store.

On Monday, the boys traced their worksheets and listened to their Sing the Word track.

On Tuesday, the boys illustrated their Bible verses.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Indian Prayer Guide:

This week we’ve been learning about the Inuit people.

I brought out our Inuit Playmobil pack for the boys.

Parker put the playmobil set together and we placed it with our other Native American figures.

Mayflower Map:

This week we recapped on the Puritans journey to the New World. I printed World Maps (Twinkl) for the boys to color.

Growing Popcorn:

Jordan and I read How God Gave us Popcorn and headed to the kitchen to pop some of the corn we bought from a local farm.

It was SO delicious! A great way to end our unit on farming.

Growing Pumpkins:

We read how the Native Americans taught the pilgrims how to plant corn, beans, and pumpkins. I thought it would be fun to do a little pumpkin science.

I printed a copy of our pumpkin lifecycle worksheet from our From Seed to Pumpkin – Little Science Pack.

We read The Pumpkin Patch Parable: Special Edition (Parable Series)which is a wonderful Christian-based science book about a farmer who grew pumpkins and illustrated the saving work of Christ using a pumpkin.

The boys colored, cut, and pasted their pumpkin lifecycles.

Kitty did a great job keeping the mice and rats away. This year Parker grew four pumpkins in his patch.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Poetry – Haiku:

This week we were learning about Haikus. I decided to add watercolor leaves and a haiku poem to our Little Frog CRAFTivity from last week.

I created a Little Frog Haiku CRAFTivity. You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store.

First, we made leaf rubbings on our oversized white paper. You can check out our Autumn Watercolor Leaves post for more information.

Next, everyone painted their leaves with watercolors.

I glued our poem template on a half-sheet of brown construction paper. I punched three holes at the bottom and tied string to each hole. The boys taped their leaves to the strings.

Haley sketched little frog while we read Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing (Little Frog and the Four Seasons) last week.

Haley glued her leaves all around her Little Frog sketch.

Lastly, the kids wrote their own haiku based on the fall season.

They turned out really cute. We combined science, poetry, and art in one cute craft.

Level D: Language Arts:

Hiawatha:

Jordan continued to work through Longfellow’s Hiawatha (Puffin Pied Piper) poem during dictation time.

3rd Grade Language Arts:

Grammar Grab Bag: I’ll

I created another Apple Farm themed Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week’s language arts activities.

You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store.

Spelling:

This week we were learning about long o and long u words.

We started our spelling lesson by Parker building long o and u words on the spelling mat (in GGB).

Parker sorted through the stack of long o and long u cards.

I read each spelling word aloud and Parker wrote them down with a rhyming word.

On Tuesday, he brought out his spelling cards and completed his spelling sentences (in GGB).

Apple & Bushel Rhymes:

I taped our bushel cards on the sliding glass doors and taped the rhyming apple cards around the classroom.

Parks matched the rhyming cards.

Afterwards, he completed the Bushel of Rhymes worksheet.

Reading:

JUST FOR FUN:

Pumpkin Exploration:

With pumpkin season upon us, I thought it would be fun to do a little pumpkin science.

I set out a copy of our Pumpkin Exploration worksheet, a sugar pumpkin, and various measuring tools.

Everyone measured their pumpkins and recorded their data.

Afterwards, we stuck our pumpkins in the sink to see if they would sink or float.

When they finished exploring the inside cavity of their pumpkins, I cut them apart and baked them.

After cooling the cooked pumpkins, I separated the flesh from the rind and blended them in the food processor.

I used some of our pumpkin puree to make a small pumpkin cake. The kids LOVED it! We had such a fun week!

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