Home School at The Squishable Baby – Week 4

Home school at The Squishable Baby

Can you believe it’s Thursday already?  Time goes way too fast!

Actually, we haven’t had much to do this week – so we have amazingly been “sort of” productive!  I love these weeks when you have no doctors/dentists appointments, no co-op meetings, no nothing.  It’s so nice to have a few obligations and more time for school.  I must honestly say that I get tired of driving place to place.

Phonics

Hadyn worked on short ar words.  He learned that you pronounce these words like the r sound.  For example; car, scar, and bar.  I told him it was  “Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhh” like a pirate!

Ava worked on the letter sound of S some more.  She also worked on the letters that we have learned thus far; F, R, P, K, M, B and S.

Cursive

We use the “grind it out” method.  It’s boring but effective.  That’s how I learned – and it worked.  He’s getting quicker and technically better.

Grammar

  1. The difference between “may” and “can”.
  2. The differences between Sat, Sit and Set.
  3. We continued to practice the differences between to, two and too.
  4. Alphabetical order of words that have the same first and second letter.
  5. We wrote a few small stories.
  6. We read stories and answered questions about the story (in multiple choice format).

Math

  1. Rounding to the nearest 10.  Concentrating on 5’s and up – you round up – and anything less than 5 you round down.
  2. We counted and showed money amounts using quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.

Art

We made Maracas and learned all about Cinco De Mayo!

History

  1. Ancient India – We learned about the ancient language, and how parts of the ancient language are still being used in modern day India.  We learned about the how they wrote in pictures – similar to hieroglyphics.
  2. Ancient China – We learned about the first few dynasties, their rulers and their ways.  We learned a lot about rice!
  3. We did our map work and worksheet for the chapter on Moses.

Did you know?

A Chinese myth says that after the Great Flood, when all living things were destroyed and animals were scarce, food was hard to find.  One day a dog approached, and in his fur were tiny yellow seeds.  The people planted the seeds in the flooded soil – and rice grew!

What do you think of that?

Word of the week

Perpetual – Never ending or changing

Messages from Hadyn – Ramblings of an 8 Year Old

Hadyn wrote a story about Carlos and Katherine

Read Aloud

Sadly, we have come to the end of The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets by Stanley and Katrina

It ended with Stanley and Katrina Von Cat Master of Wisdom and Knowledge being entered (by their owner) into a dog show.  You should read the last chapter to see what happens.  With those two, something exciting is sure to happen!

The review of this book and a great giveaway will be online on Monday.  Make sure to come back and read about this terrific book!

Sample Work

Week 4 work

 

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Comments

  1. Sounds like a great week! I love weeks when we can just stay home.
    maryanne recently posted…World Culture for Kids: From China to New YorkMy Profile

  2. Hi Lisa, these posts are wonderful. It\’s nice to know there are women out there doing what I\’m doing! I have only one son who just turned 1. We definitely plan on homeschooling. Looks like I will be able to get plenty of tips from you. You can follow my blog as well. I look forward to getting to know you!
    Brittnei recently posted…Transition to Healthier Foods: Chicken Breast w/Apple Broccoli SlawMy Profile

    • Hey there Brittnei,

      I am so glad that you enjoy them. Homeschooling is truly a wonderful thing. It really is. I think it’s the best parenting decision that I made.

      In fact, i am going to put out a call for submissions for a homeschool blogging carnival. I think it will be tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. The post will go live at the end of May. You should definitely stop by and read all the wonderful homeschooling posts!

      I did stop by your blog but I wasn’t able to leave comments. I friended you on Google plus, but didn’t know your facebook or whether you have a bloglovin account.

      Let me know.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Lisa recently posted…Home School at The Squishable Baby – Week 4My Profile

  3. It sounds like a great week! I love the Chinese myth you shared! Are you using any specific curriculum(s)? I’m busy trying to plan our next year and I always love hearing what is working well for others.
    Mud Hut Mama recently posted…Gruffalo Party Food IdeasMy Profile

  4. Seriously, how do you manage all of your blog posts and link-ups? I’m amazed and inspired. I can barely handle the few I participate in and wish I could visit more of the links. Congratulations on finishing Stanley & Katrina’s book. They hope to have book 2 finished by the end of the summer and they have a super cool cover artist working on a new cover for them – yippee. Great word of the week, too!

    I love your cursive method. Not exciting but definitely effective. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
    Cool Mom (Christine M.) recently posted…A most entertaining book review from Mother Daughter & Son (and PET!) Book ReviewsMy Profile

    • Awesome! The Nelson family is really looking forward to the new book. We can’t wait to see what happens to Stanley, Katrina and their owner. I wonder if the owner gets wind of what they have done.

      They are one crazy dog and cat team!

      I don’t sleep. I try to only do hops and links that I really care about. I don’t participate in the hops/linky parties that are hundreds of blogs long. I try to visit everyone, but that doesn’t always happen. I at least visit 6 blogs that I think I can really take an interest in.

      If it falls flat, that’s okay too!

      Thanks so much for stopping in. Looking forward to the review!
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