Sonlight Level D (Week 14)

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

I created a memory verse pack for this week’s verse.

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The boys traced and illustrated their verses on Monday.

I cut apart their verses and set them aside. On Wednesday, they glued them together in their Bible notebook.

Jealousy:

This week, we read about how Miriam was jealous of Moses and God’s swift judgement.

I drew a dot, with washable pen, in the center of a paper towel heart, and we placed it in water.

The ink quickly spread through the heart. We talked about how quickly jealousy spreads in our hearts too. We saw how the ink spread when we set our heart down on a clean paper towel.

This was a great visual aid as we talked about how quickly jealousy can spread and act like a cancer in our heart. After all, Miriam’s jealousy affected her brother, Aaron. I reminded the boys to immediately bring jealous thoughts captive to the Lord.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Revolutionary War:

The boys were inspired to lead their own revolution after reading about George Washington and the minute men.

Bullets were fired, whoops were heard, and the battle raged on! They will seize any opportunity to wage war.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

5th Grade:

Metaphors & Similes:

Jordan was reviewing similes and metaphors this week. I created a Winter Simile pack and printed copies for each child.

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First, we read You’re Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore (Ways to Say It).

The kids colored their worksheets while sipping hot cocoa.

Hiawatha:

Bub continued to use Hiawatha (Puffin Pied Piper) as his dictation source.

Grammar Ace:

Jordan and I reviewed Predicate Nouns and Adjectives in his Grammar Notebook.

3rd Grade:

Grammar Grab Bag:

I printed our Sugar & Spice themed Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week.

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Spelling:

First, Parker used the letter tiles and spelling mat to build a word using our spelling rule for the week.

Afterwards, he wrote his spelling words by sound using the worksheet in his GGB.

Pronouns:

We reviewed what pronouns are and how they remove monotony by taking the place of a noun.

Afterwards, he completed his pronoun worksheet (in GGB).

Abbreviations:

I printed our North Pole postal Abbreviations worksheet (in GGB).

Parker wrote the abbreviations for each postal letter.

Homonyms & Homophones:

First, we read If You Were a Homonym or a Homophone (Word Fun) together. We talked about each and gave several examples.

Parker sorted through the word cards using his Sugar & Spice mat.

Afterwards, he used his dot paints to color-code his worksheet.

Parker read Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2). We talked about the use of figurative language. We found some homonyms and many idioms.

Lastly, Parker wrote a short story with many homonyms and homophones for his creative writing assignment.

Reading:

This week we read a few more Christmas books before we changed to a winter theme.

SCIENCE:

Butterfly Mobile:

Symmetry Art:

We started our lesson on symmetry. We reviewed shapes that are symmetrical. Then we discussed symmetry in nature.

Using our monarch diagram (Honeycomb Cabin), I folded the paper in half to make a line. I opened the sheet and sketched half of the butterfly. The boys traced their butterfly with water-resist crayons.

We folded the paper on itself and rubbed it with great pressure.

When they opened it up they saw the rubbing created the other half of the butterfly. This is always a WOW- factor!

I had them darken the lines then we set them aside to paint later.

They used watercolors to paint their monarch butterflies.

Life Cycle:

I set out monarch life cycle pictures (Tanglewood Hollow), green construction paper, and glue.

The boys glued them to the green construction paper and set them aside to dry.

The next day, I set out their butterflies, numbers, and labels so the boys could put their mobiles together.

I punched holes and added string and tape. I secured the craft to the table. The boys added the numbers, labels, and pictures.

They looked really beautiful!

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