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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Week 15 of Learning 2014-15

Here’s how this week went for us…

Micah, First Grade
Bible –
Micah’s lesson was on “My Bible Teaches Me Forgiveness,” and we read 1 Samuel 24:1-17 to accompany the lesson.

LLATL – This week Micah completed another book for his program.  We also started working on the letters ‘e, x’ and the sight words ‘O.K., just, for.’  We also worked on adjectives and reading comprehension.

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Math – This week Micah worked on the concept of fractions (whole and half); telling time to 10 and 15 minutes past the hour; telling time to 20, 25, and 30 minutes past the hour; counting by 2s to 20; and understanding non-standard units of measure.

History – Micah continued to learn about “God Keeps His Promise.”

Science – This week Micah learned about snakes, lizards, turtles & crocodiles.  We also used this week to catch-up on all of our “extra” science activities.

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Caleb, Sixth Grade
Bible –
This week Caleb’s lesson was on “Provision in the Wilderness,” and we read Exodus 15-18 to accompany the lesson.

Math – This week Caleb worked on multiplication; multiplying in your head; multiplying more than two; and division basics.

Reading – This week Caleb took his test over The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.

Geography – This week Caleb learned facts about Arkansas and Michigan.

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Writing – This week Caleb completed his writing assignment which was an Active Person Poem.  He then began the next chapter on commands.  Part of his lesson was following verbal directions to make a snowflake.

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

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We have next week off in order to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.  My parents and youngest brother will be joining us for Thanksgiving, and we are super excited to be seeing them.  We haven’t seen them since July, so the visit is highly anticipated.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Week 14 of Learning 2014-15

Micah, First Grade
Bible –
Micah’s Bible lesson was on “My Bible Teaches Me Obedience,” and we read Jonah 1:1-4, 15; 2:1, 10; and 3:1-3 to accompany his lesson.

LLATL – Micah read another book for his program.  He also worked on the letters ‘j, w, k’ and the sight words ‘have, of, do.’  We also worked on quotation marks and writing dialogue.

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Math – This week Micah worked on counting by 5’s around the clock; completing patterns; reading hours and minutes (5-minute increments); and writing the cents symbol.

History – Micah’s lesson this week was on “God Keeps His Promise.”

Science – This week Micah learned about cartilaginous fish; amphibians; amphibian metamorphosis; and reptiles.

Caleb, Sixth Grade
Bible –
This week Caleb’s Bible lesson was on “The Exodus,” and we read Exodus 12:29-42; 14-15 to accompany his lesson.

Math – This week Caleb worked on long addition; carrying; adding strings; long subtraction; and regrouping.

Reading – Caleb completed The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.  He read chapters 17-25.

Geography – This week Caleb learned facts on the states of Maine and Missouri.

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Writing – Caleb completed his writing assignment by writing an Adjective Noun Descriptive Poem.  He then began working on the next lesson which covers ‘ly’ Adverbs.

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Science – Caleb read the same information as Micah, but he also read about “when did the dinosaurs live.”

We have one more week of school, and then we get to take off the week of Thanksgiving.  I’m looking forward to the small break, as are both boys I’m sure.