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Monday, July 28, 2008

Our Studies This Week

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.

Math- Horizons 2 with math fact copywork, multiplication facts. Card games this week too.
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

Teaching Focus
A. Explain differences between vertebrates/invertebrates
Group of animals that have no backbone, jaws, or bony skeleton
1. Hydrostatic skeleton, hard plates, spicule skeleton, shells
Hydrostatic: water-filled balloon
B. Overview of invertebrate classification
C. Define bilateral and radial symmetry
D. Metamorphosis
E. Herbivores and Carnivores
  1. In water invertebrates filter feed
  2. 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

United Streaming
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. :)



Sharon said...

Oh the wonderful benefits of a break from everyday life. I hope everything goes well for you.
~ Sharon at Equip Academy

my5wolfcubs said...

Oh, I love the Doxology. I did not grow up in a church that sang it. The very first time I heard it was when listening to The Secret Garden on tape with my girls when they were little. :)