The boys continued to memorize their baseball poems, but I realized we’re not going to finish in time. As a result, we will pause and resume in the fall.
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created a Fun at the Beach 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.
Next, he thought of a word using this week’s rule and built it on his spelling mat.
Next, Parker matched the homophones in his spelling list.
On Tuesday, Parker used his spelling cards to complete his spelling sentences.
Antonyms & Synonyms:
I printed, cut-out, and prepared our Antonym & Synonym worksheets (in GGB).
First, we reviewed the difference between antonyms and synonyms. Then Parker sorted through the stack of word cards.
Afterwards, he color-coded the coordinating Grammar by the Sea worksheet.
The page layout was inspired by our new FIAR book unit, Arabella Since we were studying the ocean, I created a sea creature themed layout.
I set out the elements for our “Gerunds, Participles, & Infinitives” jellyfish page layout.
First, Parker added the title with our alphabet stickers.
Next, Parker used dot paints to create an underwater background.
Then he matched the sea creature terms with the “in a nutshell” definitions. He also added corals and sea grass accents.
This week’s page layout was swimming with life!
I updated our reading shelf with summer selections.
We started our summer reading with oceans and islands.
We continued making our Crystal Geode. We mixed the plaster and lined the geode mold.
We added some clear alum crystals in the plaster mold. We left it a few days to dry out.
We made the next batch of alum and added our dye packet.
Parker poured the colored alum over the plaster mold.
We set our geode aside to dry out and let our crystals form.
Parker and I wrapped up our last two experiments.
JUST FOR FUN:
The end of our school year is bitter-sweet. Haley graduated from eighth grade and is starting high school next year. Though she’s been studying independently for a while, she would often join us in our learning activities. It definitely felt like Wendy’s last day with Michael and Peter.
We’ve cherished all the memories we made and look forward to what the Lord has in store!
Last Day of School:
It’s become tradition, to finish the school year reading Night of the Moonjellies. and celebrating over sushi dinner! We learned so much this year. Come back as we explore Sonlight Level F in the fall!