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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week 10 of Learning 2014-15

We are all caught up now, and I pray we stay caught up.   It really bothers me when we get behind because I then start stressing about getting back on track.  So, the best advice…STAY ON TRACK!  LOL!

Micah, First Grade
Bible –
Micah’s Bible lesson was on “My Bible Teaches Me Respect,” and we read 2 Kings 2:23-25 to accompany his lesson.

LLATL – This week Micah worked on sounds for “I, l, p, tt, ll’ and the sight words “will, no.”  He also worked on comprehension, story recall, sequencing, spelling, etc.  He also read another book for his program.

Math – This week Micah worked on fact families; understanding subtraction; reading hours on a clock; and counting nickels and pennies.

History – This week Micah started learning about God Made Many Nations.

Science – This was our extra week for plants, so there wasn’t any new information.

Caleb, Sixth Grade
Bible –
This week Caleb’s Bible lesson was on Joseph – The Ruler, and we read Genesis 41-50 to accompany his lesson.

Math – This week Caleb worked on multiplying with decimals in the real world; zeros we don’t need; adding a zero to the answer; and dividing a decimal by a whole number.

Reading – Caleb continued reading The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss.  He read Chapters 9-13 and completed vocabulary and comprehension activities for each chapter.

Geography – This week Caleb learned facts about Tennessee. 

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Writing – Caleb completed his writing assignment from the last lesson which was a descriptive location poem.  He then began working on the next lesson which covers compound sentences.

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Science – Please refer to Micah’s science description above.

Here’s to staying on track moving forward…

Menu Plan October 19-25, 2014

Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week…

Sunday – Tacos
Monday – Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole, Salad
Tuesday – Baked Pasta, Salad
Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Rice, Veggies (no, we have not had this multiple times…I just haven’t cooked it yet…lol)
Thursday – YOYO
Friday – YOYO
Saturday – Meatloaf, macaroni ‘n cheese, veggies

What’s cooking at YOUR house?  I’m trying to plan my meals out for several weeks at time.  We’ll see how it goes…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week Nine of Learning 2014-15

Well, we were doing so well at staying on track, and that all came to a halt last week.  We ended up not schooling for three of our scheduled days, so we’re now three days behind schedule.  However, the good news…I had planned to take off the week of October 13th, but now we’ll just take off the remainder of the week once we’ve completed the number of necessary days to be back on track.  The boys have probably forgotten we were to have that week off, anyway, so they’ll just be happy with however many days they actually do get.  Here’s how week nine went…

Micah, Kindergarten
Bible –
This week Micah’s lesson was on “God Gave Me My Bible,” and we read Jeremiah 36:1-32 to accompany his lesson.

LLATL – This week Micah worked on the sight words ‘help, now, come, for.’  He also worked on reading aloud, comprehension, word meaning, making lists, rhyming words, etc. 

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Math – This week Micah worked on fact families, nickels, drawing with a ruler, ordering numbers, etc.

History – Micah continued to learn about “the beginning of history” this week.

Science – This week Micah learned about ferns, mosses, algae, and fungi.  Other than a few extra special “plant” activities, this concludes our study on plants.  Next, we’ll move onto Animals.

Caleb, Sixth Grade
Bible –
Caleb’s lesson this week was on “Jacob – A Changed Man,” and we read Genesis 37, 39-41 to accompany his lesson.

Math – This week Caleb worked on reducing fractions; adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators; adding and subtracting more than two fractions; multiplication and decimals; and multiplying whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100, and 1,000.

Reading – This week Caleb continued to read The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss.  He read chapters 4-8 and completed comprehension and vocabulary activities based on each chapter.

Geography – This week Caleb learned facts about Vermont and Kentucky.

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Writing – Caleb completed his writing assignment from the last lesson which was a personal favorites poem.  He then began working on his next lesson which covers compound subjects and verbs.

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Science – Caleb read the same information as Micah.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Menu Plan October 5-11, 2014

Here’s our menu for the upcoming week…

Sunday – Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Veggies
Monday – Homemade Pizza
Tuesday – Frikadellen, Pasta, Veggies
Wednesday – Ham Steaks, Pasta, Veggies
Thursday – YOYO
Friday – YOYO
Saturday – Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken, Pasta, Veggies

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Menu Plan September 28-October 4, 2014

Well, I tried to do minimal grocery shopping last week, but what I discovered is that it’s hard when you pack a lunch for your husband every day.  So, I have to go and buy the stuff needed for his work almost weekly because it’s hard to store that much food for two weeks (think tons of yogurt b/c he takes 2-4 a day).  I didn’t spend as much as usual, but it was still a trip to the store…LOL!  Here’s our plan for this week…

Sunday – YOYO
Monday – Parmesan Chicken Tenders, Pasta, Veggies
Tuesday – Meatloaf, Pasta, Veggies
Wednesday – Roasted Chicken, Pasta, Veggies
Thursday – YOYO
Friday – YOYO
Saturday – Beef Taquitos, Salad

It looks like we eat pasta with almost every meal, and that’s not far from the truth…LOL!  I need some more side dishes.  The boys don’t care for mashed potatoes, so it’s not something I make.  So, it’s either a side of pasta or rice, typically, served with some variety of steam veggies.  Any ideas for something else besides pasta and rice my blogging friends?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Week Eight of Learning 2014-15

We are almost finished with our first quarter…YEAH!  Here’s how our week went…

Micah, First Grade
Bible –
Micah’s lesson was on ‘my prayer of determination’, and we read Luke 11:5-10 to accompany the lesson.

LLATL – This week Micah worked on the letters ‘d, g, b’, and his sight word was ‘in.’  He also worked on sequencing, real/make-believe, story recall, and reading aloud.  We used The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf to help with some of these skills.  He completed his fourth book for this program.

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Math – This week Micah worked on using a ruler to draw a line; subtraction; congruent shapes; etc.

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History – This week Micah’s history lesson was on ‘the beginning of history.’  He read about creation, Adam and Eve, the first sin, God’s great curse, and God’s great promise.

Science – Micah learned about meat-eating plants, parasites & passengers, tropisms, survival techniques, and reproduction without seeds.

Caleb, Sixth Grade
Bible –
Caleb’s lesson this week was on ‘Jacob – A Changed Man,’ and he read Genesis 25, 27:1-30:26, 32:22-31 to accompany the lesson.

Math – This week Caleb worked on equivalent fractions; reducing fractions; and comparing fractions.

Reading – Caleb took his comprehension and vocabulary test over Brian’s Return by Gary Paulsen.  He then began reading The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss.  He read chapters 1-3 (he has read this book before, so hopefully it’ll be familiar once he gets into it).

Geography – Caleb learned all about Rhode Island.  He then studied for and completed a test over the first 13 states.  He had to recall the states in order of statehood, their capital city, two-letter postal abbreviation, and nickname. 

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Writing – Caleb completed his writing assignment for the last lesson.  He had to write ‘machine motion poetry.’  He then began a lesson on proper nouns.

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Science – Caleb read the same information as Micah; however, his information was more detailed and in-depth.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week Seven of Learning 2014-15

Another week of homeschool adventures has come to a close.  Here’s what we were up to…

Micah, First Grade
Bible –
Micah’s Bible lesson was on “my prayer of supplication,” and we read Judges 6:11-12; 7:2-22 to accompany his lesson.

LLATL – This week Micah continued to work on the letters ‘m, h, o’, and the sight words ‘has, with.’  He also continued to work on reading aloud, story recall, and verbs.  He read his third book for the program.

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Math – This week Micah worked on counting by 5s, choosing the correct operation in story problems, related subtraction facts, and subtracting 0.

History – This week we continued to learn about God’s Great Story.

Science – This week Micah read about flower dissection, fruits, and annuals/biennials/perennials.

Caleb, Sixth Grade
Bible –
This week Caleb’s lesson was on ‘the sacrifice of Isaac,’ and he read Genesis 22:1-19, 24 to accompany the lesson.

Math – This week Caleb worked on converting an improper fraction to a mixed number; division word problems with a remainder; adding mixed numbers with the same denominator; and subtracting mixed numbers with the same denominator.

Reading – Caleb continued reading Brian’s Return by Gary Paulsen.  He read chapters 12-18 and completed vocabulary and comprehension activities for each chapter.

Geography – This week Caleb learned facts on New York and North Carolina.

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Writing – Caleb’s lesson this week focused on homonyms.

Science – Caleb read the same information as Micah; however, he also read about roses.

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I’ll admit…there were several days we just didn’t school this week.  It worked out okay though because we were able to utilize today since Brian is working.  I think I just hit a rut and needed a small break.  The fact that we were out of the house Friday and Saturday mornings didn’t help, but we are still on schedule…and that’s what matters.  Smile