Our Sonlight and FIAR units have been focused on early American history. As a result, we’ve continued to memorize our poetry selections as well as the FIAR Bible verses.
I created a Bible verse tracer to accompany Jordan‘s Paul Revere’s Ride unit.
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The boys traced their Bible verse on Monday.
On Wednesday, I cut apart their verse and they glued it together in their FIAR notebooks.
Light & Darkness Object Lesson:
First, we discussed that God overcomes darkness. We grabbed our lantern and headed for a dark closet.
First, we observed the dark. Then we brought our lantern into the closet and watched how it illuminated everything. We watched light overcome the darkness.
The kids assembled their lanterns and added color tissue squares.
We hung them up and they looked beautiful in the window.
This week, we continued to review the Revolutionary War, the constitution, the founding fathers, and our growing nation.
I printed an American Revolution crossword puzzle. The boys worked on it while I read aloud.
I created a Louisiana Purchase lapbook insert when Haley was in third grade.
You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store. I printed copies for the boys to complete while I read aloud.
When they finished, I glued them in their notebooks.
Since Jordan was rewriting the preamble in his copywork, I thought it would be good to review the Preamble.
Rewriting the Preamble:
First, we watched Schoolhouse Rock’s Preamble.
The boys illustrated their preamble while I read aloud.
Afterwards, I glued their illustrated preamble in their notebooks.
We continued to review paragraphs in his Grammar Ace notebook.
This week we reviewed persuasive paragraphs.
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created a Lovin’ the Rain themed Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week’s language arts activities.
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We read our spelling rule and used our letter tiles to build words on our spelling mat.
On Tuesday, Parker completed his word search (in GGB).
Donut & Cocoa Rhymes:
I set out our hot cocoa words with a stack of rhyming donut cards on Learning Lane.
Parker matched the donut cards to its rhyming hot cocoa card.
Parker and I reviewed helping verbs together.
Afterwards, Parker completed his Lovin’ the Rain – Helping Verbs worksheet (in GGB).
I printed copies of our March calendars.
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The boys marked their calendars, added holidays, and noted events and birthdays.
Parker continued practicing and memorizing his 6-9 multiplication facts.
Since we continued reading Dr. Seuss books, I made a Ten Apples Up on Top worksheet.
Parker completed the worksheet and identified the facts that he needed to work on.
Parker continued to work on his TOPs Radishes experiments.
Grow, Grow, Grow:
Parker made foil planters and planted radish seeds.
Parker tasted the various parts of his radish sprouts and recorded his results.
Parker created a fresh water, vinegar, and saltwater habitat and added radish seeds to each.
Grow, Grow, Grow:
Parker continued to check and track and sketch the growth of his radishes.