Sonlight Level E (Week 19)


Memory Verse:

We accidentally traced our 3-4 verses last week, but we continued to memorize the first four verses.


Depression Cake:

Since our new book , A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt, is set during the Great Depression, I thought it would be fun to make a Depression cake, or wacky cake.

There are many variations of this cake, but basically it’s made without eggs, milk, or butter since those items were rationed during the Great Depression. By cleverly combining pantry goods, including vinegar and baking soda, this cake rises fluffy and delicious.

Parker and I measured and mixed our wet and dry ingredients all in one casserole dish! Everyone LOVED the cake, but I didn’t take a picture of that moment.


Grammar Grab Bag:

I created a Winter Fun themed Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week’s language arts activities.

You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store.


I printed Parker’s spelling cards, letter tiles, spelling mat, and coordinating spelling worksheets (in GGB).

First, Parker read his spelling rule aloud.

Next, he thought of a word to go with this week’s spelling rule, and built it with letter tiles.


Next, I said each spelling word and he named the vowel sound and sorted the cards on his mat.

When we finished, he used his spelling cards to complete his “Categorizing Words” worksheet.

The next day, Parker brought out his spelling cards to complete his spelling sentences.


I’m not really sure why I added Hot Chocolate Synonyms in this GGB, but we reviewed them anyway.

I set out the hot chocolate cups and he played a match game with the marshmallow words.

Grammar Ace:

Since we were still studying birds, I decided to create a “Birds of a Feather” page layout.

First, we added a title using our alphabet stickers.

Next, Parker matched the “In a Nutshell” terms with the correct definition.

Afterwards, we added clauses and marked them as “IND” (Independent) or “DEP” (dependent). The last one is really a phrase since it’s missing a predicate; however, we added words to make it a complete thought.


I updated our reading shelf with some seasonal winter selections.

Parker and I read about winter, birds, and a few Christmas stragglers.



Parker and I continued to work on his TOPs electrical experiments.

Ee worked through each scenario and Parker noted the results on his worksheets.


Bird Watching:

Parker and I have been enjoying bird watching on our morning walks. We’ve found several beautiful varieties.

We have a beautiful white egret visiting our greenbelt almost everyday. We affectionately named him Eddie. We also spotted an acorn woodpecker and a mountain bluebird.

Star Wars Art Project:

Jordan has been working on a Boba Fett helmet. This Friday, he was presenting it for “The Arts” themed evening.

He began this project in the summertime, but left it in a rough state when school started up again. He loves doing cardboard crafting projects and decided to complete and present it this week.

First, he made a few adjustments to the helmet. He’s got a great eye for detail and it’s so fun to watch. Afterwards, he tapes up the front before adding spray paint.

After adding spray paint, we left the helmet to dry in the garage overnight.

The following night, Bub pealed off the painters tape.

Bub felt inspired to create a Boba Fett costume complete with beskar. He whipped up some beskar pieces out of cardboard and hand painted the details.

The mask looked amazing. He just needed a willing participant to model it. Enter our family’s greatest Boba Fett fan, Parker!

Grabbing various cosplay elements, he created a full Boba Fett costume. With that in place, he slowly put the beskar together like a puzzle.

Parker was so thrilled to help his big brother on his art project. It just so happened it was one of Parker’s favorite characters. Needless to say, the evening was a smash!

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