I expect this week to roll along about the same as last week. Our planned work is similar in many areas, so if this sounds familiar that is why. I actually had the workboxes loaded Saturday afternoon and ready to go, which was nice. Here is what’s inside our workboxes this week:
All About Spelling – Makayla, Joseph, and Emma each have their work to do in their assorted levels. Daniel will join in on the phonogram cards.
All About Homophones – This is just Makayla. I will post my thoughts about this product later this week because one of my readers asked – for now just let me say we’re enjoying it!
Math U See – Makayla will be reviewing skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s in MUS Gamma. Joseph and Emma will be introduced to skip counting by 2’s in MUS Primer – time to pull out the skip count songs! Daniel and Oliver will be using pattern blocks this week to work on shapes and patterning.
Psalms study – Makayla and I will be studying the 23rd psalm this week. The whole family will be listening to/trying to sing hymn 108 The Lord is My Shepherd. Click on the title to hear it.
Writing – Makayla liked retelling an Aesop fable last week so she chose another one to do this week: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.
Reading Aloud – We decided there is no need to choose only one book to read aloud, so we will alternate chapters of Fablehaven 2: Rise of the Evening Star and chapters from another book about Paddington Bear.
Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek – Makayla will learn more of the Greek alphabet this week, and so will Mommy!
Constant Conifers – if the weather cooperates this week we will spend time learning about trees, specifically conifers (cone bearers). I am hoping for no rain but cool temperatures, maybe that is asking too much…LOL. I have some neat books to read, including one that tells the story of how fire is important to some species of trees. We will use our nature journals to record some of the trees we observe.
What is going to be in your workboxes this week?