Sonlight Level D (Week 15)

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

I printed the second tracer page from our John 1:1-4 Bible Memory Verse pack.

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On Monday, the boys traced and illustrated their Bible verse.

On Wednesday, I cut apart their verse, like a puzzle, and they glued them together in their Bible notebook.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

5th Grade:

Grammar Ace:

Prepositions:

Jordan was reviewing prepositions in his Grammar Ace program. We reviewed the lapbook page we created last year.

Afterwards, we sat on the couch to read Froggy Gets Dressed.

I tasked him to find any/all prepositions and prepositional phrases he could. Honestly, Over the River and Through the Woods is a better book for this purpose, but we were still able to find some examples.

Afterwards, he used our indoor snowballs to create his own “prepositional phrases” around the classroom. His final example was “on my nose”.

Hiawatha:

Jordan continued to use his Hiawatha (Puffin Pied Piper) book as his dictation source. We may use Hiawatha as his poem to memorize in the coming weeks.

3rd Grade:

Grammar Grab Bag:

I created a Sugar & Spice themed Grammar Grab Bag for this week’s Language Arts activities.

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Spelling:

I brought out our spelling mat and gum drop letters (in GGB).

First, Parker built a word using this week’s spelling rule.

Afterwards, he practiced writing his spelling words as he categorized them by vowel sound.

The next day, Parker completed his spelling word search (in GGB).

Articles A/An:

This week Parker was reviewing articles. I printed a copy of our Sugar & Spice Articles worksheet (in GGB).

He used his dot paints to select the correct article for each sentence.

Creative Writing:

This week, Parker was tasked to write a fairy tale from a new perspective.

Parks read Cynthia Rylant’s Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney’s Cinderella , and Hansel and Gretel. He chose to retell Hansel and Gretel from Hansel’s point of view.

Reading:

I updated our bookshelf with wonderful winter themed picture books.

We read several wonderful books from our collection.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

We watched a few Schoolhouse Rock history clips that tied in with our history lesson.

First, we watched “No More Kings” as we learned about America fighting for her independence from England.

Next, we watched “The Preamble” which was exactly what we read about that morning.

MATH:

Calendar:

I printed our January calendar sheets for the kids to fill out.

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The boys numbered their calendar and added holidays and birthdays.

SCIENCE:

Botany – Leaves:

While studying leaves and photosynthesis in our Science 4 Kids curriculum, we explored sugar maple trees.

Maple Sugar:

We read several maple picture books together. Later, we headed into the kitchen to make maple sugar.

Jordan poured the maple syrup into our pot and started the cooking process.

Using our candy thermometer as a guide, we let it boil until it reached the right temperature.

After slightly cooling, the kids took turns stirring air into the boiled syrup.

We poured it into our container lined with parchment paper, sprayed with non-stick cooking oil.

After it cooled, I broke it up into chunky pieces. Everyone taste tested

Leaf Log:

We read Curious George Makes Maple Syrup and there was a “make a leaf log” science project at the end of the book. So we ventured outside….

The boys collected leaves from various trees, bushes, and plants. We were surprised how many different leaves we were able to collect around the yard.

We came inside and the boys glued their leaves on paper. We set them aside to dry, but we’ll continue working on them next week.

Seaweed Snack:

Since we were learning about seaweed, I ordered some seaweed snacks to pair with our science lesson.

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