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Monday
Reading-Reading Test at Public School (Was in “Normal” Range)

Personal/Silent Reading-MTH: Hour of the Olympics; MTH: Tonight on the Titanic; MTH: Buffalo Before Breakfast
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
MTH: Hour of the Olympics; MTH: Tonight on the Titanic; MTH: Buffalo Before Breakfast

Tuesday
No School

Wednesday
Geography-States and Capitol Rap
Girl Scout Patch-”Math Whiz” (Completed Activities: 2,3,5,6,7,8)
Math-Math-U-See-Pages 5B and 5E
Reading-
When Wishes Were Horses
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-When Wishes Were Horses

Thursday
Geography-States and Capitol Rap and Pgs. 6 & 7 from Beginning Maps and Globes
History/Social Studies-Read pgs. 40-45 from States and Regions
Math-Math-U-See-Lesson 6 DVD; Pages 6A and 6D
Reading-The Fortune Tellers; Hush Little Baby; I Sure Am Glad To See You, Blackboard Bear; When the New Baby Comes, I’m Moving Out; Nobody Asked Me If I Wanted a Baby Sister; How My Library Grew by Dinah
Personal/Silent Reading-Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy; The Fortune Tellers; I Sure Am Glad To See You, Blackboard Bear
Science-Read Pgs. 8-11 and Experiment (Putting Objects into Groups) from Discover Science

Friday
No School

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Week One went okay. I decided to start “slow” and just do a week of ‘review and introductions’ to old/new material. The week went well up ’til Thursday, when Boo decided she wasn’t feeling too well. I told her that if she didn’t want to rest/sleep, she could read/quiz some of the picture books that we still have. Friday would have been the ‘make up’ day; however, I went to my sister’s house to help her prior to our Open House (she is a Beauti-Control Consultant and I am a Home and Garden Party Designer) on Saturday. Just in case you were curious, we had a great time, although we only had two people show up to the Open House (one relative and one close friend).
Anyway, here is our AAR for the week ending September 15, 2008:

Monday
Geography-Pre-Test to see which states she knew
History/Social Studies-Pre-Test on American History and Intro to Text Pages 18-25
Language Arts-Copy Work: “The Old Man and His Sons” from Aesop’s Fables
Literature-Read: “The Old Man and His Sons” from Aesop’s Fables
Math-Math-U-See Lesson 1 (DVD) and Lesson 1A Worksheet
Personal/Silent Reading-
Freckle Juice
Reading-Angelina Ballerina; Madeline; And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street; Ten, Nine, Eight; Love You Forever; The Red Book
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Freckle Juice; Angelina Ballerina; Madeline; And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street; Ten, Nine, Eight; Love You Forever
Science-Read Text pgs. Xii and 1; Movie: Bees: Tales from the Hive (Bugs!: Disk 2)

Tuesday
History/Social Studies-Social Studies Text Pages 35-39; Timeline Project
Language Arts-Copy Work: “The Satyr and the Traveler” from Aesop’s Fables
Literature-Read: “The Satyr and the Traveler” from Aesop’s Fables
Math-Math-U-See Lesson 2 (DVD) and Lesson 2A and 2B Worksheets
Personal/Silent Reading-
Scooby-Doo: The Case of the Doughy Creature
Reading-This Little Piggy’s Book of Manners; Bread and Jam for Frances; Whoever You Are; Arthur’s Birthday; Lunch; The Story of Babar the little elephant
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Bread and Jam for Frances; Arthur’s Birthday; The Story of Babar the little elephant; Whoever You Are
Science-Read Text pgs. 2 and 3

Wednesday
History/Social Studies-Social Studies Text Pages 26-31
Language Arts-Copy Work: “The Maid and the Pail of Milk” from Aesop’s Fables
Literature-Read: “The Maid and the Pail of Milk” from Aesop’s Fables; The Tale of Peter Rabbit; The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Math-Math-U-See Lesson 2C and 2D Worksheets
Reading-
The Little House; The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo; Oh, Bother! Someone’s Fibbing!; Oh, Bother! No One’s Listening!
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny; The Little House; The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo; Oh, Bother! Someone’s Fibbing!; The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Science-Read Text pgs. 4 and 5; Movie: Bugs!: Disc 3: The Unknown World

Thursday
Art Appreciation-Looked at picture Book: The Snowman
Language Arts-Turn in Spelling Activities
Personal/Silent Reading-Magic Tree House: Sunset of the Sabertooth; Third Grade is Trouble
Reading-The Snowman Storybook; Aardvarks, Disembark!; Millions of Cats; Goodnight Moon!; Gorilla; Shrinking Violet; Good Night, Gorilla; The Story About Ping
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Magic Tree House: Sunset of the Sabertooth; Third Grade is Trouble; Millions of Cats; Goodnight Moon!; Gorilla; Good Night, Gorilla; The Story About Ping
Science-Read Text pgs. 2 and 3

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Monday
Monday was super-busy. I planned a little in advance (which I normally don’t do….LOL) for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday “celebration” at www.bookadventure.com; where they were giving an extra 50 points for reading a Dr. Seuss book, PLUS double points on all books being tested. (At first, I just thought the double points was for the first book tested – – so, I added a couple more an extra book that was scheduled for Tuesday.)

Brownie Patch-Make Dough Shapes
Geography-Locate country on globe and www.googlemaps.com for postcard being sent out.
History/SS-Read “The White Ship” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold and Dr. Seuss Worksheet.
Language Arts-Copy Work for “The Wolf and the Kid” from Aesop’s Fables and Copy Work for the postcard.
Literature-Read “How the Whale got His Throat” from Just So Stories; “The Wolf and the Kid” from Aesop’s Fables; Brave Irene; Knots on a Counting Rope; Horton Hatches the Egg; and Shiloh Chapters 5 and 6.
Book Quiz-“How the Whale got His Throat” from Just So Stories; Brave Irene; Knots on a Counting Rope and Horton Hatches the Egg.
Math-Properties of 10 (Board Work) and Miquon Pages A-19 to A-24.
Poetry-Read XXIX – The Sun’s Travels from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Science-Read and completed worksheet about Whales.

Tuesday
History/SS-Read “Three Men of Gotham” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold.
Language Arts-Copy Work for “The Young Mouse, the Cock and the Cat” from Aesop’s Fables.
Literature-Read “The Young Mouse, the Cock and the Cat” from Aesop’s Fables
Math-Miquon Pages C-1 to C-4
Poetry-Read XXX – The Lamplighter from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Homeschool Group-Paint on Canvas (Flag); Music/P.E.-Action Songs (at least 45 minutes)

Wednesday
Brownie Patch/Math-Finish requirements for Numbers and Shapes Patch
History/SS-Listened to “King John and the Abbot” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Language Arts-Copy Work for “The Vain Jackdaw” from
Aesop’s Fables
Literature-Read/Listened to “The Vain Jackdaw” from Aesop’s Fables; A Bad Case of Stripes; Me and My Cat; Recycle! and Shiloh Chapters 7 to 10
Book Quiz-Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball and A Bad Case of Stripes
Math-Number Line (Board Work) and Miquon Pages C-5to C-10
Poetry-Read XXXI – My Bed is a Boat from A Child’s Garden of Verses

Thursday
Brownie Patch/Math-Math Fun
History/SS-Read “The Story of Robin Hood” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Language Arts-Copy Work for “Belling the Cat” from Aesop’s Fables
Literature-Read “Belling the Cat” from Aesop’s Fables; Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch and Shiloh Chapters 11-13
Math-Subtraction with Block Proof and Miquon Pages C-111, C-11a and D-1 to D-4
Poetry-Read XXXII – The Moon from A Child’s Garden of Verses

Here is our week in Pictures…..

 

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Monday
I had a dental appointment (just a cleaning….thank goodness!! : ) So, we just used this as our “day off” – – but, we did manage to get in some art and Brownie stuff done.
Art/Brownies-Assemble and Decorate the “Hobbies” Lapbook. Stamp Stencils. Painting Polygons.
Math-Discussed Polygons.
Personal Reading-Took a quiz for BSK: Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots
 

Tuesday
History-Read “The Last of the Romans” from An Island Story
Literature-Read “The Fox and the Lion” from Aesop’s Fables
Language Arts-Did copy work for “The Fox and the Lion” from Aesop’s Fables and wrote a Thank You note to Aunt Melissa.
Math-Played with Cuisenaire Rods
Poetry-Read XXV – The Wind from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Homeschool Group-Art: Color Wheel and Worksheet. Sang songs with LOTS of activity and sigh language. Cleaned a Gourd.

Wednesday
History-Read “King Alfred and the Cakes” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Literature-Read “The Leopard and the Fox” from Aesop’s Fables
Language Arts-Did copy work for “The Leopard and the Fox” from Aesop’s Fables and wrote a Thank You note to Uncle Edwin.
Math-Played with Cuisenaire Rods, did the “Half-Of” Game, Worksheet Pgs. A-1 to A-6, and made an Origami Butterfly.
Poetry-XXVI – Keepsake Mill from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Art-”Stained Glass” Butterfly
Geography-Sent and Received postcards from www.postcrossing.com
Science-Read about Insects – – and copied the Butterfly Venn Diagram

Thursday
History-Read “King Canute on the Seashore” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Literature-Read “Minerva’s Olive” from Aesop’s Fables; Listened to Stellaluna; Listened to Chapter 1 and 2 from Shiloh.
Language Arts-Did copy work for “Minerva’s Olive” from Aesop’s Fables, Deciduous Definition Quiz, took quiz for Stellaluna at www.BookAdventure.com and wrote a Thank You note to Aunt Katharina.
Math-Played with Cuisenaire Rods, Make Math sentences “True:” then, prove it!, Worksheet Pgs. A-7 to A-12.
Poetry-XXVII – Good and Bad Children from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Geography-Sent and Received postcards from www.postcrossing.com
Science-Read about Plants – – and Re-potted a plant
Personal Reading-Took a quiz for Chocolate Fever

Friday
Art/Brownies-Assemble and Decorate the “Careers” Lapbook
History-Read “The Sons of William the Conqueror” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Literature-Read “The Countryman and the Snake” from Aesop’s Fables; Listened to The Polar Express; Listened to Chapter 3 and 4 from Shiloh Read A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Language Arts-Did copy work for “The Countryman and the Snake” from Aesop’s Fables, Careers Worksheets: Autobiography and Future Jobs, took quiz for The Polar Express, and wrote a Thank You note to Grandma and Grandpa.
Math-Played with Cuisenaire Rods, Worksheet Pgs. A-13 ro A-18.
Poetry-XXVIII – Foreign Children from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Science-Unit One Exam and Leap Year Info and Quiz Worksheet

Our Week in Pictures….

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Monday
President’s Day – – We took the day off!! : )

Tuesday
We met with the homeschool group. Boo listened to a lecturer discussing Jordan.
Geography-Boo learned where Jordan is and colored their flag.
Art-Color combinations (continued lessons from last week).

Wednesday
Today is Brownies…so our focus is usually on finishing up whatever patch we are working on for the week.
Health/Brownie-Make a “Food Person” on construction paper, using food that is healthy for you.
Art/Brownie-Assemble the Lap Book for “Eat Right, Stay Healthy.”
Geography-Checked in the postcard received from Czech Republic and identified the country on the globe/google map.
History/Unit Study-Read about the historical significance of the Mayan and Aztec peoples, in relation to the Cacao Bean.
History-Watched a movie about the Mayans and Aztec’s.
History- Read “Bruce and the Spider” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Literature-Read “The Dog and His Shadow” from Aesop’s Fables
Language Arts-“The Dog and His Shadow” copy work from Aesop’s Fables
Poetry-Read “Escape at Bedtime” from A Child’s Garden of Verses

Thursday
History/Unit Study-Read about Chocolate and its affect in Europe (including Chocolate Houses)
Art/Unit Study-Designed and painted an advertisement for a Chocolate House
Art/Unit Study-Finished Ceremonial Cup with Maya Hieroglyphs
History- Read “Arnold Winkelried” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Literature-Read “The Old Man, His Son, and the Ass” from Aesop’s Fables
Language Arts-“The Old Man, His Son, and the Ass” copy work from Aesop’s Fables
Poetry-Read “Marching Song” from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Science-Read about Sugar Cane and Sugar Beets
Science-Venn Diagram about Cacao Beans and Sugar Cane/Beets
Science-Venn Diagram about Bitter vs. Sweet Cocoa
Personal Reading-Took Quiz at www.bookadventure.com about Junie B. Jones: Is (Almost) A Flower Girl

Friday
Art/Brownies-Painting using Primary Colors/Secondary Colors
History/Unit Study-Read about the Quaker/Chocolate connection and Chocolate as we know it now.
Unit Study-Final Test for Chocolate Unit
Language Arts-Chocolate Word Search
Language Arts-Copy work from Chocolate quote
Math-Used pattern/solution sheet to play with Tangram pieces
Personal Reading-Took Quiz at www.bookadventure.com about Junie B. Jones: First Grader: (At Last!)
Poetry-Read “The Cow” and “Happy Thought” from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Science/Life Skills/Unit Study-Made Chocolate Bar that Boo Designed (last week)

Check out my UPDATED FREE Chocolate Unit Study….Here is the PDF version.

Here is our week in pictures…..

 

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Monday
Geography-Registered a postcard from www.postcrossing.com and located it on both the google map and the globe. Colored the map of Ecuador.
History-Read “The Story of a Warrior Queen” from An Island Story. Read “Dipped in Chocolate,” an article about Milton Hershey from Highlights Magazine. Watched the movie: “Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King.”
Literature-Read “The Lark and Her Young Ones” from Aesop’s Fables.
Language Arts-Copy Work from “The Lark and Her Young Ones” from Aesop’s Fables.
Math-Chocolate Fractions
Reading-Quiz from www.BookAdventure.com on the book: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
Poetry-Read XIX – “System” from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Science-Read “From Cacao Pod to Chocolate,” On-line interactive site, and Sensory Worksheet

Tuesday
Science-Field Trip to the Dentist
Brownie Patch-Dentist answered questions for Brownie Patch
Unit Study (Chocolate)-Field Trip to the Chocolate Cafe
Social Studies-Field Trip to County Courthouse
Art-Color Worksheet done while at the Homeschool Group

Wednesday
Art-Assemble “Computer Smarts” Lapbook; Assemble “Healthy Habits” Lapbook
Health/Brownies-”Smoking, a Bad Habit” Worksheet; “Calcium Counts” Worksheet
Life Skills-Field Trip to the Recycling Center
History-Read “The Story of William Tell” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold.
Literature-Read “The Wolf and the Watchdog” from Aesop’s Fables.
Language Arts-Copy Work from “The Wolf and the Watchdog” from Aesop’s Fables; “Chocolate Candy Bar” Worksheet; “Capitals Quiz” Worksheet
Poetry-Read XX – “A Good Boy” from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Science-Create Your Own Candy Bar Worksheet

Thursday
Art-Decorate Clothes for “Through the Years” Project and completed the Cacao Picture
History-Read “Be My Valentine” from A Treasury of Amazing Knowledge
Language Arts-”Valentine’s Day” Worksheet and “A History of Valentine’s Day” Worksheet
Life Skills-Follow the Directions Worksheet
Science-On-Line Website “Learn About Your Heart” (Received a Certificate of Completion)

Friday
History-Field Trip to the Heritage Center, Museum of Industrial Telephony, C.W. Parker Carousel, Eisenhower Center
Unit Study-Toured Russel Stover Candy Outlet

These are Pics from the first part of the week…….

 

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These are from the Friday Field Trip and the Weekend at Oma and Opa’s House…..

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Last week I used a different format for our weekly AAR – – I think I like it much better. This week we played catch-up, finished a project and started a new Unit Study. Whew…..it was a busy week.

Monday

Art Appreciation – Information sheet, print and the quiz for Paul Cezanne from the Garden of Praise website.

Geography – Sent a postcard to Haapajarvi, Finland. Used Google Maps to locate the city and reviewed the location of Finland on the Globe.

History – Read “Cornilia’s Jewels” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold.

Literature – Listened to “The Crab that Played with the Sea” from Just so Stories at Wired for Books.

Language Arts – Postcard Copy Work

Math – Miquon Math Pgs. C-35 and C-36

Poetry – Read “Singing” from A Child’s Garden of Verses.

Science – Two informational pages: “Tides” and “Crabs” and a Quiz Worksheet on “Crabs”

Life Skills – Boo made dinner (all of it): Crab Alfredo with Lettuce Salad and Biscuits. (REALLY, REALLY GOOD!!! – There were NO leftovers!)

Tuesday

Today was Kansas Day” – – instead of our “regular schedule,” we opted to study Kansas.

Art – Made a Kansas Flag (the only thing wrong with it was the letters were black instead of yellow – – Had NO yellow letters).

Geography – Map Work. Needed to look up the capital, the four largest cities and the Geographical Center of the US and provide the coordinates – – then, she had to use the coordinates to find them on the map.

History – We read about the Kansas Seal and what all of the items on it meant. We also read some “Quick Facts”

Literature – Read “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” from Aesop’s Fable’s.

Language Arts – Copy work: “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” from Aesop’s Fable’s.

Math – Miquin Math pg. D-17.

Reading – Quizzed Junie B. Jones: First Grader: Boss of Lunch

Poetry – “Looking Forward” from A Child’s Garden of Verses.

Science – Worksheets on Kansas Animals: Meadowlark, Bison and Honey Bee.

Wednesday

Art – Decorate and Assemble the Brownie Lapbook (“Around the World”)

Geography – Locate on Globe and Worksheets for: Sweden, Chile and Italy.

History – Read “Horatius at the Bridge” from Fifty Famous Stories Retold and researched two facts from Sweden, Chile and Italy.

Literature – Read “The Cock and the Jewel” from Aesop’s Fable’s.

Language Arts – Copy Work for “The Cock and the Jewel” from Aesop’s Fable’s.

Poetry – Read “A Good Play” from A Child’s Garden of Verses.

Speech – Presented all requirements for Badge to the Brownie and Girl Scout Troop

 

Thursday

Literature – Read “The Serpent and the Man” from Aesop’s Fable’s.

Language Arts – Copy Work for “The Serpent and the Man” from Aesop’s Fable’s.

Reading – Quizzed Forever Amber Brown

Poetry – Read “Where Go the Boats?” from A Child’s Garden of Verses.

Science – Worksheet “Carolina Wren”

Chocolate Unit Study/Science – Watched the movie: “Tropical Rain Forest: IMAX”

Chocolate Unit Study/Geography – Tropical Rain Forests

Chocolate Unit Study/Science – Ecosystem Web Map

Chocolate Unit Study/Reading – Read the following books: At Home in the Rain Forest, Living on a Tropical Island, and Max’s Chocolate Chicken

 

Here is our week in pictures…..

 

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