Memory verse: Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control Proverbs 25:28
Bible stories for the week: The Battle of Jericho, Israel and the Judges, and Samuel.
Bible reader: I was really impressed with how well Caleb did in his bible reader this week. He's getting a little more comfortable with his words. I just wish he'd relax a little and be willing to read to dad. He reads for me no problem, when I ask him to "show-off" for dad it's like a ton of pressure gets placed on his shoulders.
Timeline: We added another piece to our timeline - The Battle of Jericho.
Reading concepts: "e" spelled "ie"; "y" becomes "ie" and "oo" spelled "u"
Caleb is absolutely thrilled that we only have six, yes that is SIX, more rules to cover on our reading chart! It's been a long road. He grins as he colors every box!!
Here are a couple of worksheets from this week covering the different rules learned:
As you can see here, pictures cut and pasted. I've said it before - - sometimes he likes to draw and sometimes not. On this day we just googled some pictures and pasted them here....
I thought it would be fun to remind you that Caleb absolutely hates the Student Workbook, the one we call the bluebook. Every so often we have to count the pages to see how many we have left. Well, he noticed the other day when we had the book opened flat on the desk that the side we've completed is way higher than the side with pages we have left to do. So, we had to count them. At the beginning of this week there were only 21 assignments left!! Talk about a smile on a little boys face!!
MATH: We're continuing to work on our addition and subtraction skills. Seems a little mundane to keep mentioning that, but it is what it is. Learning to add and subtract is so important, yet it's not a fun thing to work through. So, when other home school mom's share different things they find on the internet, like this worksheet from sparklebox.com - - we try to nab them up and give them a try. These worksheets were fun. Roll two dice, write the problem, and add them together. Makes for great practice and changes the pace from just using addition flashcards.
SCIENCE: I've opted to gather the materials for one more week of science and we'll have our science day soon. Caleb is definitely having the mid-year blah's, so it's seemed important to stay on task with those things we really need to keep the priority on. The science activities are somewhat simple, so we'll just have a science day and go all out in one day.
And we ended our week with Day 102....
Walking with the King,