Since Hebrews 12 was on the schedule, I created a Bible verse printable for Hebrews 12.
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The boys continued to memorize their poems.
Casey at the Bat:
Jordan continued to memorize Casey at the Bat.
Parker continued to memorize Casey’s Revenge.
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created a honey bear 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 spelling worksheets (in GGB).
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, we sorted his spelling words by vowel combination.
On Tuesday, Parker used his spelling cards to complete his spelling sentences.
I printed, cut-out, and prepared our Abbreviation worksheets (in GGB).. I presented them with a glue stick.
First, we tackled the months of the year. I asked him to write the abbreviations. Afterwards, we reviewed the answers so he could see the correct abbreviations. He earned mini M&Ms and Reeses Pieces for each correct answer.
Next, we reviewed the days of the week. Again, I asked him to fill out the days and abbreviations. Afterwards we reviewed the answers. He continued accruing more candies.
Next, we tackled title abbreviations. As before, I asked him to complete the worksheet and we reviewed his answers.
Lastly, we reviewed postal abbreviations. He completed the worksheet, we reviewed his answers and he received his candy bounty!
The page layout was inspired by our FIAR book unit, Higgins Bend Song and Dance. We plan to have a garden pollination unit, so we used s honeybee themed. This was a copy of Jordan’s layout when we rowed The Bee Tree a few years back.
I set out the elements for our “Restrictive & Nonrestrictive Clauses & Phrases” page layout.
First, Parker added the title with our alphabet stickers.
Next, he added the page elements, honeybee and flower.
Next, he matched the honeycomb definitions with the correct “in a nutshell” terms. I also wrote some examples at the bottom of the page.
This week’s page layout was buzzing!
I updated our reading shelf with books that tie into spring and our new Higgins Bend Song and Dance unit.
We read about hospitality, tall tales, potatoes, working together, and starting a business. It was an eclectic and fun mix of books this week.
Fungus & Mold:
We walked around the house and yard looking for fungus and mold!
We headed to the kitchen to start growing mold.
Parker and I followed the instructions in the book and left our specimen to collect some microbes in the air.
After several hours, we covered it with saran wrap and placed it in the oven over the weekend. It took several days, but the blue mold showed up!
This week we finally caught up with three weeks of experiments.
Parker and I worked through our experiments one by one. It felt good to finally catch up!
JUST FOR FUN:
May the 4th:
May 4th is a big holiday in our house. We started our day with scrambled porg eggs, Princess Leia buns, sith berries, and blue bantha milk.
Later, Bobba Fett showed up, we ate wookie cookies and had a few lightsaber battles.