Since the boys are almost finished memorizing their poems, we started working on our Bible verse from Jordan’s The Hat Maker’s Sign unit.
The boys traced their verse on Monday.
The boys cut and pasted their Bible verse in their FIAR notebooks.
The boys continued to memorize A Pirate Story and Windy Nights throughout the week. They recited their poem at the end of the week.
I printed a US map for Parker to color code the 13 colonies and the states added by the Louisiana purchase.
This week, we broke away from Hiawatha, our usual dictation source, and wrote the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.
Jordan wanted to write it in cursive, like our founding fathers.
Declaration of Independence Timeline:
Later in the week, we put together a timeline that Jordan used to write an introduction for his “Declaration of Independence” creative writing assignment.
Our dear friend of the family worked with a prison ministry passing out tracts. One of his favorites was the story of Saint Patrick.
The boys read the text and answered the questions below.
We continued learning about paragraphs in our Grammar Ace notebook.
This week we reviewed Narrative Paragraphs.
Grammar Grab Bag (GGB):
I created a St. Patricks Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week’s Language Arts activities.
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We reviewed vowel digraphs together.
Parker and I thought of some vowel digraphs together. Parker built a couple of words using letter tiles and the spelling mat (in GGB).
Afterwards, Parker used his spelling cards (in GGB), alphabetized his spelling words, and wrote them down.
On Tuesday, Parker completed his Spelling Word Search.
Parker and I reviewed rambling sentences and the words often used to connect them.
Parker completed his Rambling Sentences worksheet (in GGB).
Parker read quite a few Dr. Seuss books.
He even drew a Cat in the Hat after reading the book.
I created a St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication worksheet for Parker to review his 6-9 math facts.
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Parker solved each equation and color coded the products.
We had to adjust our TOPs schedule, because some of our seeds didn’t sprout right away.
Parker finally had a true leaf to make a rubbing and complete the “True Leaf” assignment.
Parker opened his toxic environment jars and reported his findings.
JUST FOR FUN:
We had several celebrations this week.
This week we celebrated Jordan’s 11th birthday!Haley and I decorated the kitchen with “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
We started our morning with pancake muffins.
In the evening, we celebrated with his choice of dinner, Sushi! As head chef, he helped decorate his own cake, Minecraft style! Happy birthday, Bub!
St. Patrick’s Day:
I set the table the night before with a few books, some festive printables, and everyone’s favorite annual cereal, Lucky Charms!
Afterwards, they sorted, tallied, and graphed their Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Later in the day, Bub made green lemonade and I baked some festive sugar cookies! We served the rest with some chocolate coins at dinner, yum!
We try to carve out fun, creative ways to make this shelter-in-place a little more festive!