ivey league homeschool: week in review!

This week's chalkboard had a Spanish phrase on it since lately Caleb has been very interested in languages.  Several online translators gave me this for "You can do it," but I told Caleb there maybe be different ways to say it, and if we're not sure next time we can just ask one of his cousins!

Reading:  We continued in our Explode the Code book; if we keep going at our typical pace, Caleb will finish Book 2 in a month or so!  I have Book 3 as well (these workbooks are extremely cheap!), so we can go on to that, or give the 2nd grade level of Hooked on Phonics another try.  Caleb also continued reading through our Six Ducks in a Pond reader.  He even read to Micah one day!

Spelling:  We did Week 7 of our spelling curriculum and Caleb got 6 out of 8 correct on his test.

Handwriting:  Caleb wrote in his journal for handwriting practice.

Vocabulary:  This week's words were "wiggle," "bashful," "harbor," and "soar."

Math:  We continued working in his Horizons Math workbook.  Caleb is doing great with adding 3 numbers together as well as telling time (I think putting an analog clock on his bedroom wall helped him learn!).

Bible:  We continued in our Growing With Jesus devotional.

Read-Aloud:  We finished Charlotte's Web on Thursday so Caleb picked out another chapter book from our shelves.  He selected Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary, which is a sequel to The Mouse and the Motorcycle (one of the books we read in kindergarten).  We started reading that on Friday; the chapters are a little longer so we'll shoot for one chapter a day for this one.

Science:  We didn't do much in science...if I had looked far enough ahead I would have skipped this week's topic (Cars and how their engines work).  The episode of Magic School Bus was fun, but there really wasn't a good experiment or demonstration we could do, at least for someone Caleb's age. 

U.S. Geography:  This week we learned about Washington, D.C.  Caleb colored a picture of the White House and we also attempted a paper model of the Washington Monument!  We also read a couple of library books about the different monuments in D.C.

Washington Monument Paper Craft (Education.com)
White House Coloring Page [not pictured] (Raising Our Kids)

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