ivey league academy: week in review!

Here's what we did last week!

Reading:  Caleb finished Explode the Code 2 on Monday!  We have the third workbook but I'm going to hold off on that since it's more second grade level.  We also continued reading in our Six Ducks in a Pond reader.

Spelling:  We did Week 12 of our spelling curriculum.  Caleb got 7 out of 8 right on his test!

Handwriting:  We started a handwriting workbook for extra practice.  Caleb admitted that he still has trouble with some lowercase letters so he was fine with starting at the beginning of the workbook, which at first just has the student practice lines of letters.

Vocabulary:  Our words for this week were "compete," "cluttered," "victory," and "frisky."

Math:  We continued in our Horizons 1 math workbook.

Bible:  We finished our Growing With Jesus devotional and moved on to another devotional called His Mighty Warrior.  It has 50 "letters" from God, and since it has a treasure map kind of theme I made a map out of a brown paper bag as decoration.  I borrowed from the treasure map picture at the front of the devotional, but also added in Bible verses and 50 "paces" as we head toward our "treasure."

On Friday we did a fun art activity about how God chooses His children, just as He chose David.  Caleb painted with olive oil (to represent Samuel anointing David) to reveal a golden crown!  I was inspired by a similar activity on Pinterest, but the colors of the crown were feminine (especially when I printed it out since our printer is currently running out of ink!), so I found a free image of a crown and colored it yellow since Magic Markers don't usually bleed through paper.  The outline of the crown was on the front, and when Caleb painted with the oil, the golden crown popped up!

Read-Aloud:  We continued reading Encyclopedia Brown.

Science:  This week's topic was the circulatory system.  We watched the episode of "The Magic School Bus" about how the heart pumps blood through the body, and learned that oxygen-rich blood is red as it leaves the heart, and once it reaches the muscles, it turns blue before returning back to the heart.  I helped Caleb find his pulse on his wrist so he could feel his blood moving, and we also discussed how when we exercise, our heart beats faster since our muscles need more oxygen-rich blood to do their job.  We read a couple books from the library and did a simple model of the heart using a Ziploc bag, pipe cleaners, and straws.

U.S. Geography:  This week's state was Florida.  We didn't get to our Georgia craft the previous week, so on Monday we made Georgia peaches out of a paper plate and colored tissue paper.  Micah wanted in on the fun so he made one too!

For Florida, Caleb colored the state page and we also made a manatee craft.

Homeschool Group:  Friday was a park day for our co-op; we did the last little bit of work that morning before we left for the park.

Oil Heart Activity Inspiration (Jesus Without Language)
Heart Anatomy Model (Kids Activities Blog)
Giant Peach Craft (Activity Village UK)
Manatee Craft (Learn Create Love)

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