Since the boys recited John 15:1-8, their new assignment was to choose a famous speech. They both chose to memorize a segment from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
I found this awesome FREEbie from Tracee Orman. You can grab it here from her TPT store.
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created a Sending All My Love themed Grammar Grab bag (GGB) for this week’s language arts activities.
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I printed Parker’s spelling cards, letter tiles, spelling mat, and coordinating worksheets (in GGB).
First, Parker read his spelling rule out-loud.
Next, Parker thought of a word that uses this week’s spelling rule.
Then he used his spelling cards to organize the words alphabetically.
After organizing his cards, he wrote them down on his worksheet.
The next day, Parker used his spelling cards to complete his sentences.
I/Me & Us/We:
Parker and I reviewed when to use “I”, “me”, “us” and “we”.
Afterwards, Parker completed his I Can Fix It! worksheet.
We continued learning about paragraphs this week.
Parker added an “Expository Paragraph” snowflake to his “Snow Many Paragraphs” page.
I love our little snowman and his falling snowflakes. This is a fun wintry scene.
6th Grade – California Report:
Bub continued to work on his state report on California.
This week, he typed up his final draft and created a cover art sketch as his artistic element.
4th Grade – Idaho State Report:
Parker began collecting information on Idaho state.
He completed his state facts worksheet and began copying information on index cards to use later.
The Solar System:
My friend is teaching her daughter the same science program. She mentioned that her daughter wanted to paint a 3D solar system.
Last time we learned about the solar system, the boys painted a large watercolor scene. They painted each element as we studied them. After chatting with my friend, I decided to have the boys paint their own 3D solar system.
Since I started a week late, we needed to catch up.
I brought out our big bin of acrylic paints snd the boys mixed their sun shade.
The Inner Planets:
The boys started painting the inner planets.
The boys mixed their paints to cover Mercury, Venus, and Earth. We’ll continue to paint each planet as we study them in our science book.
As I stated last week, I switched our sun and moon activity. This week, we caught up with our sun activity and did an extra moon activity.
Since we were studying the sun, I thought it would be fun to do an activity around the sun. Parker and I read Sun Bread together.
I set out all the ingredients for our sun bread.
Parker and I mixed and measured the ingredients.
This was a fun bread to make. Parker and I set it aside to rise.
Mr. Sun was so cute, but after rising, we fell in love with his pudgy face.
Mr. Sun went into the oven soft and puffy and came out golden brown. We enjoyed him with a hot bowl of minestrone soup.
We’ve done this activity SO many times, but it’s always a hit. I printed copies of our moon phases worksheet.
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The kids created the waxing and waning moon phases then go bled up the evidence!
Parks and I continued to work through his TOPs electricity experiments.
This week, Parker was learning about material that act as conductors or insulators.