Homeschool at The Squishable Baby – Week 5 – Link Up

Hadyn doing Math

Can you believe it’s Thursday already?

Man, time goes faster and faster – the older  I get.

This has been a so-so week.  I have lacked energy and motivation – but we have plugged along.

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I thought I would add a link up – so that you could add your homeschooling posts.  It doesn’t matter – old or new.  The purpose is so that we can learn from each other – and others can learn the joys and blessings that homeschooling brings.

Link up as many posts as you want.  The linky will be open for 30 days – so come back and read how others homeschool!

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Phonics

Hadyn – er, ur, ir say /er/ as in words like; Burn, fir.  They her.  Reading/spellings comes very easily to Hadyn.  I think it has something directly to do with how I taught him to read.

He just plows through the phonics stuff like it was nothing.

Math

Hadyn

  1. We worked on right angles.  What they are, and identifying them.  We drew shapes and made shapes on the geoboard with right angles.  Hadyn came up with some very elaborate and fun shapes – and all of them had at least one right angle!  Perhaps in our water color paintings, we will draw shapes with right angles.
  2. We worked on making and labeling an array.

Array Helping to understand the more complicated multiplication that’s to come – soon.

Cursive

Practice writing parts of the scripture I John 4:15.  He will write the entire scripture and decorate the paper today.

Grammar

More reinforcement activities.

  1. The difference between “to teach” and “to learn”.
  2. More practice writing a group of words in ABC order.
  3. More work on sentence structure – when to use a capital letter, what punctuation to put at the end of a sentence.    We practice the tricky – when a capital letter comes in the middle of a sentence (months, names, etc).
  4. Differences between too, to, and two/set, sat, sit/may and can.
  5. Wrote a creative story about seeing a starfish at the seashore.

History

We are learning about Ancient Africa this week.

Did you know…?

The Sahara Desert in North Africa is the largest hot desert in the world.  It covers over 3,500,000 square miles- stretching from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west.  It is one of the hottest regions in the world, and has reached 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Sahara wasn’t always hot and dry.  Archaeologists have found evidence that it may have once contained grass, tress and animals.  It was once wet and fertile!

Interesting, eh?

Read Aloud

No read aloud book this week.

We went to the library and I got an interesting book for myself that I am very excited to read.

Unconditional Parenting – Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

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Don’t forget to sign up for the Homeschooling Blogging Carnival.  The deadline is tomorrow!  We have some excellent submissions.  It’s definitely a Carnival you don’t want to miss.

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  1. Just wanted to say thanks for the follow back on Bloglovin’! I really appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful Thursday and have a great night :o)

  2. Well, you made that easy, since I could link up an old post. Thanks! I feel like I did a bit more than I really did this week, on the blogging front. 🙂 Isn’t it absolutely wonderful when you get a book for yourself? I love those weeks – too few and far between. Have a blessed weekend!
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    • Hey Cool Mom!

      Yes, it is nice when you get a book for yourself. Unfortunately, I haven’t really picked it up again.

      Alas. I am determined to get it read.

      I hope you had a fantastic memorial day weekend! Thanks so much for linking up!
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  3. I’m so impressed at what you managed to accomplish on a “so-so” week!
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    • Hey Elisa,

      thanks so much for stopping by and linking up! Feel free to link up any homeschool posts. I would love to have you!

      Plus, keep an eye out for our second homeschool blogging carnival next month. I think you would have some excellent input! have a great rest of the week. I will be visiting your blog regularly!
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