One of the projects this week was to make a napkin holder out of a box. Well, I didn't have the right size box, so after a quick look on the MFW message boards, I came up with a different way to use the bread template. A "Salvation Sandwich." Each page is a different color and has a short phrase with the steps leading to salvation.
Second bible project this week was to make bread. Mmmmmmm, fun day that was!!
SPELLING: Another week in spelling, same old, same old. New list of words, write them, study them, test on Thursday or Friday.
ENGLISH: We continued working on our memorization of the poem, "If I Knew." And had some good old copy work. Caleb hates copy-work, but it's so good for him. Good handwriting practice.
HISTORY: We read from our American Pioneers and Patriots book this week and learned about the Pioneers who came from France. We talked about the Great Lakes, H-O-M-E-S - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior because this was the area that these Pioneers traveled.
Activity: Make a canoe. The indians in this area made their canoes out of birch bark. They shared them and gave them as gifts to the white men.
MUSIC: Celebrate America CD was used this week and we listened to the song, America. Caleb doesn't like to sing, so we're not to the singing phase yet. We'll get there some day as I know these songs are important for him to learn and know.
SCIENCE: Our topics in science this week were making playdough and making the bread (pictured above.) Since we're learning that Jesus is the Bread of Life, these were great ways to get that point across. Also, he learned that once you make dough, your flour cannot go back to flour.
MATH: Nothing new to talk about here. We're just continuing on with our daily math lessons.
I'm Fast, Kate McMullan
Squid & Octopus, Tao Nyeu
Stargazers, Gail Gibbons
Dirty Kurt, Mary Serfozo
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover, Lucille Colandro
Outside an Inside Alligators, Sandra Markle
I Won't Go to Bed!, Andrea Baruffi
Here's a picture out of his spelling book. Words aren't overly hard. He can read them, but the trick is, learning to SPELL them. I'm proud of him. The more we get into the year, the more he spells random things out of the blue....
I thought I'd show you a copy of our weekly schedule, once I get through with it. Lots of markings and notations. Whew..... this is a very important piece of paper and I keep each week in a binder. It's nice to have to go back for reference and to keep track of what we're doing. I log the date we did school and the time we spent on school that day. Important stuff.
So proud. At the six week mark, Caleb had five weeks of spelling words to go back over and remember for a review test. He did awesome!!!