We're back in business. Smile. Here's what we're doing this week, starting today.
Bible- reviewing our Doxology song, Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow on our My First Hymnal CD
Praise God from whom all bless-ings flow;
Praise Him all crea-tures here be-low;
Praise Him a-bove ye heav’n-ly host;
Praise Fa-ther, Son and Ho-ly Ghost.
Primary Language Lessons- 3 to 4 lessons this week.
Poetry- a thorough review of all poems memorized and possibly a new one
French- Unit 1 of Écoutez, Parlez review
TOG- Unit 3 of Year 2 read alouds
Science this week: lesson 1 of our invertebrates study, yes I'm very behind my original plan but still forging forward.
Week 1 Introduction to Invertebrates
A. Explain differences between vertebrates/invertebrates
Group of animals that have no backbone, jaws, or bony skeleton
B. Overview of invertebrate classification1. Hydrostatic skeleton, hard plates, spicule skeleton, shells
Hydrostatic: water-filled balloon
C. Define bilateral and radial symmetry
E. Herbivores and Carnivores
- In water invertebrates filter feed
- On land, invertebrates forage for food
DK Animal, pg. 524-527
Simple Animals by Stidworthy, pg. 6-9
Benny's Animals and How He Sorted Them by Selsam (Independent)
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker, pg. 38
Giant Science: Ocean Invertebrates, Sorting Cards, Land Invertebrates
The 100+ Series Life Science (Grades 5-8) by Daryl Vriesenga
- pg. 43, Backbone or No Backbone
- pg. 76 Metamorphosis
- pg. 36 Symmetrical Critters
Animals Around Us: Invertebrates, What Are They?
Animals Without Backbones: The Invertebrate Story
Piano practice daily for 15 minutes
Independent reading for 30 minutes: Camille is reading The Twits by Roald Dahl, I'm reading a book about John James Audubon, Danny will read whatever he wants
Craft time: We'll start our needlepoint projects this week and possibly a bread baking session later this week
TaeBo and Yoga alternated with Afternoon Tea with Fairy Tales
I will provide a review at the end of the week to report on what we have accomplish to give me added accountability. I also hope to take to the kids on a field trip this coming weekend to Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I will also be posting new pictures of our learning room, I need that accountability too. :)