The kids finished up another Native American tribe – the Navajo.
They are both making great progress, getting out more (they went ice skating, to another art class at the museum, and will be starting swim lessons next week), reading lots of great books, and having lots of fun. And maybe if this snow finally melts, they’ll get outside more.
This week was another short, crazy week due to snow. Thursday was a snow day and Friday a delayed start.
HWT 1st: finished through page 67
Scholastic DoDEA Skill Builder Grammar, Usage and Mechanics Grade 1: through page 27, putting periods at the end of a sentence.
Scholastic Second Grade Basic Skills: Reading Comprehension and Skills: through page 27, learned about antonyms.
The Wand: continued with Fox in Socks activities, which included some copywork and learning about different ways to make the /k/ sound. She also spelled the words who, do, to, was and of.
Math Mammoth 1A: through page 131 (almost done with 1A).
Evan Moor Skill Sharpeners Math Gr 1: She finished through page 89 and doing some Math Riddles until I get around to printing more. Covered counting by 5’s, tally marks, and greater than/less than.
Scholastic Second Grade Basic Skills: practiced skip counting and recognizing number words doing some dot-to-dots.
HWT Cursive:through page 59
Evan Moor Skill Sharpeners Spell and Write Gr 4: this weeks spelling words: flight, bright, might, light, drown, amount, around, enjoy, voyage, famous, rocket, ocean. The reading passage was about Animals in Space and activities included a review of when to use capital letters. For the writing assignment, he wrote a Cinquain:
Flying, Sliding, Cooking
Amount of Good: 100%
He also had an assignment to make a list of things you would put in a capsule to live on Mars. His list:
1. Penguin figure (he’s definitely on a penguin kick lately).
2. Nuke (??)
3. Plant, water, plant food, fertilizer, dirt.
4. snow, mud
5. bricks, cement.
6. bug house with a bug in it, leafs.
7. Guns, bullets, crowbar.
Evan Moor Daily Reading Comprehension Gr 4: through page 120. He is still working through the section on non-fiction text features. This week included an application, table of contents, and a timeline.
Evan Moor Word-A-Day: This week’s words were statement, charity, disposable and ancient.
Writing with Ease: this week’s passages were from Caddie Woodlawn. His narration sentences were:
“The hazelnuts were green.” and “Baby Joe waved his arms and shouted when the pigeons came.”
Reading: I mentioned last week that I would update the list of books he’s read recently. He’s been recording most of the books he reads on a log in his binder (not all the Pokemon and comic books he reads at night are included). Since January 6th he has read: all the Wimpy Kid books (repeatedly), Alice in Wonderland (didn’t care for it), Pokemon Top 10 Handbook, 8 different Stink books (from the series by Megan McDonald), The Holly Joliday (also by Megan McDonald), The Buried City of Pompeii, Judy Moody Predicts the Future, and Charlotte’s Web.
He also wrote a Biography this week.
Favorite Animal: cat
Favorite Animal 2: cobra
Favorite Animal 3: penguin
Favorite Food: Pizza Bites
Name: George Richard -----
Fav Thing: computer
Fav Pokemon: Arbok of course!
Fav Letter: Y
Fav Number: 7
Fave Expression: :3
Fav Myth: Ra
Fav Symbol: @
Coolest Shirt: Minecraft Shirt
Fav Color: Yellow
Math Mammoth (4B): took a break from MM to work on Order of Operations some more.
Scholastic Algebra Readiness Made Easy Gr 5: through page 26, he finished up the array puzzles and is working on using clues to figure out costs.
Scholastic Solve the Riddle Math Practice Multiplication and Division: up to Riddle #30, division riddles will be up soon.
Scholastic Logic Posters, Problems and Puzzles: up to page 43. He’s almost finished with these and I’ll have to find a new book of logic puzzles. He really enjoys the grid puzzles but I’d like to find another resource, or multiple resources, that have all different kinds of logic puzzles.
Jennifer has been doing an amazing job working with the kids. Both of them are writing more of their work than they ever did before, both are reading more(often voluntarily!!), and progressing nicely.