~What We Are Reading~
Me: What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsh Jr.
Bear: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Noodle: Lions at Lunch Time and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Jr. Classics
These last two weeks flew by! I feel like we didn't accomplish very much, but I am sure once I type it all out I will realize we did more than I think.
We continued with How To Study the Bible: For Kids by Kay Arthur. Noodle is also working on memorizing the books of the Bible. We are working on the Old Testament at home and with co-op he is working on the New Testament.
As always, we practiced previously learned concepts, completed some drill worksheets, did mental math and work from Saxon 5/4 on the whiteboard. Noodle also completed a few lesson from Abeka Arithmetic 4 and started working on division.
Last weeks words focused on short a and short e sounds with the diagraph /ea/. It also covered abbreviations and this week was more abbreviations and words with double consonants.
Reading and Literature
Noodle continued working on his Treasure Island Lapbook. We started our new read aloud literature unit on Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. I am using the Teacher Created Resources literature guide.
Noodle continued diagramming sentences, but now adjectives have been thrown in to the mix.
We are taking a break from our regular Zoology 1 science to do a science we are reviewing, which is also from Apologia. We are loving it. More to come on that later!
Tapestry of Grace History
We are still reading and learning about World War I, the battles and the weapons used. We also watched some WWI video clips on the History Channel web site. He also added some inventions to the 20th Century Invention timeline project.
We spent most of our geography time reviewing and practicing for the Geography Bee which is tonight. Wish him luck!
Noodle has been reviewing and studying Chapters 1-5 for his first Latin test.
Noodle is continuing with his study of Monet. We found a cute movie at the library about Monet - apparently from a series that used to be on HBO. It was interesting. He also did some drawings from one of his "how to draw" books.
This week the boys got a visit from EMS to learn all about what they do.
We also went on a field trip to Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop, TX. They had a corn maze and other fun activities. Noodle had a great time with his friends from our co-op group.
Linking up this week with Mary at Homegrown Learners and Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.