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The boys traced their verses and practiced them every day. They recited them at the end of the week.
The boys continued to work through the next chapter of our Starting Strong book.
World War II:
We found this story on our Epic app while looking for a book about mimes. It just so happened it took place during World War II.
Marcel Marceau Master of Mime was a marvelous story about a young boy inspired by Charlie Chaplin. He fought against the Nazi regime while helping hide Jewish children, assisting the French resistance, and entertaining the troops.
Parker and I read A Bowl Full of Peace on our Epic app. It’s a beautiful story about a Japanese girl and her family affected by the atomic bomb dropped on the city of Nagasaki. They learned to give thanks after great loss and in times of plenty.
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created a Easter Treats themed Grammar Grab Bag (GGB).
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I printed Parker’s spelling cards, letter tiles, spelling mat, and spelling worksheets.
First, Parker read this week’s spelling rule.
He thought of a word using this week’s rule and built it on his spelling mat.
Afterwards, he used his spelling cards to practice writing his spelling words.
On Tuesday, Parker used his spelling cards to complete his spelling sentences.
Sorting by Sound:
I cut apart our Easter treat word cards and presented them with the sorting mat (in GGB).
He read through the stack of “ie” words, sorting by the long “i” and the long “e” sound.
Afterwards, he used his dot paints to color code the Easter Treats worksheet.
First, Parker and I reviewed when to use Italics in our grammar lesson.
Afterwards, Parked completed his “Easter Eggs Italics and Underline” worksheet.
The page layout was “nest” themed to match our FIAR book, Albert.
I set out the elements for our “Compounds” page layout.
First, we added the nest, then Parker added the title with our alphabet stickers.
Next, he glued the eggs to their “in a nutshell” definitions.
Then, he thought of compound words, wrote them on maple leaf cut-outs, and glued them on the tree.
It looked bright and beautiful with all things spring!
We read many spring-themed books this week.
We actually did our calendar work on April Fools last week.
I printed copies of our April calendar worksheets for the kids to work on.
I set out a “raw egg” gag breakfast (apricot halves over vanilla yogurt), along with a fish to color (Poissons d’Avril). I always thought the French celebration was cute and funny!
We continued to work through our TOPs experiments. Parker discovered how the thickness of steel and the length of the line determines how dim or bright the bulb shines.