Here's what we did during the week of 1/29-2/2!
We took a sick day on the Wednesday of this week; Caleb had gotten sick the night before and I was starting to get a cold.
Reading: We continued with Word Ladders, but starting February 1st, we switched gears with Caleb's reading practice. I have our Pizza Hut Book-It materials but we kept forgetting about it, so for the month of February, Caleb will read 28 short books or readers out loud and then he will get his free personal pizza. Caleb read Fly Guy and Super Fly Guy and is very excited!
English: We continued in our curriculum. Caleb had a test this week and got everything right!
Spelling: We continued in our Spelling You See book.
Word of the Week/Journal: Our word for this week was "balderdash."
Math: Caleb also had a test in math this week and did very well.
Bible: We didn't get to Bible this week. We might start a different book soon to keep interest and also to start our days off on the right foot!
Anatomy: We continued our study of bones and joints this week. I replaced Caleb's body outline with a sturdier juvenile-sized skeleton. I put it together and glued it to posterboard so it won't rip as easily as the outline would have. Plus this way we can add the other parts/systems we learn about rather than trying to draw all the bones first! For our demonstration, we put one chicken bone in vinegar and left another bone alone; we kept both in the fridge for five days and found that the vinegar-soaked bone had a rubbery, bendy feel. I explained to Caleb that the vinegar had leached out the calcium in the bone, and how important it is to get enough calcium in our diets so our bones stay strong.
Countries: We studied Russia this week. Caleb filled out a fact sheet and also painted his own set of nesting dolls (I had found the kit online a few months ago). For our recipe, we made sushki, which are slightly-sweetened ring-shaped cookies. I mixed up the dough and then Caleb helped me roll dozens of balls of dough into rings. He brushed them with egg wash and then I put them in the oven. For fun, I threaded some baked cookies onto some string, which is how Russian bakeries sell sushki. The taste was pretty good; they remind me of a shortbread cookie, and they're actually very good dunked into hot chocolate or coffee!
|Caleb is smelling the dough. :)|
Extras: Since Friday was Groundhog Day, we also did a fun craft and read a book!
Full-Size Printable Skeleton (eSkeletons)
Sushki Recipe (Olga's Flavor Factory)
Groundhog Craft (Housing a Forest)