Sonlight Level D (Week 16)

This was a short week for us since Monday was a holiday. We had to double-up on many subjects and tried to add a few fun elements here and there.

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

We continued memorizing John 1:1-4. I printed copies of the third verse from our Bible verse pack.

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Since this was a short week due to Monday being a holiday, the boys traced and illustrated their Bible verses on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, I cut apart their verses and they glued them together in their Bible notebooks. On Thursday, they recited all three verses (John 1:1-3).

LANGUAGE ARTS:

5th Grade:

Grammar Ace:

This week we reviewed “Indirect Objects” in Jordan’s Grammar Ace notebook.

3rd Grade:

Grammar Grab Bag:

I created a Great Tidings Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week’s language arts activities.

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Spelling:

This week, we were learning about contractions. I cut out his letter tiles and presented them with the spelling mat (in GGB).

First, I challenged Parker to spell any contraction he wanted.

Next, I said two words (can not) and he had to spell the contraction they formed (can’t).

Afterwards, Parker practiced writing his spelling words on his Contraction Equations worksheet (in GGB).

Contractions:

Though our GGB had Christmas contraction cards, I printed Our Hot Cocoa Contractions.

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Parker read What’s a Contraction? on his Epic app.

Afterwards, he matched up the contraction cards on Learning Lane.

After matching the contraction cards, he completed the Hot Cocoa Contractions worksheet.

Reading:

We read many winter-themed books this week!

SCIENCE:

Leaf Log:

We updated our leaf logs by labeling the various leaves collected.

Parts of the Plant:

We went outside to collect plants and fruits from the backyard.

We set our fruit aside and took our plant clippings into the classroom.

First, I divided their paper into four sections F (flower), S (stem), L (leaves), and R (roots). I drizzled a good portion of glue and had the boys sort their clippings by plant parts.

I drizzled glue on the other paper and had them place the entire dandelion on the page. We set them aside to dry.

After they dried, the boys labeled the parts of the plant.

Fruit & Seeds:

In addition to our Biology book, we read The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons.

I set up a labeling the fruit activity with Montessori Fruit Cards (The Silvan Reverie) Rainforest Fruit Cards (Hi5Homeschool) for more variety. The boys had fun matching the labels to the correct fruit card.

Exploring Fruit:

We’re blessed to have so many fruits available to purchase in our area. I tried to get some fruits we usually don’t order. Jordan LOVES trying new Produce.

I brought out Asian pears, mangos, and a pumello. They sampled them after one of our science lessons.

Parker and I explored three of our fruits at a closer look. We reviewed how the fruit grows from the flower and develops seeds inside.

Parker estimated the number of seeds and harvested them to see if he was correct. This was a short, yet sweet week of learning!

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