- Math: Thermometers and Numbers Lines
- Grammar: Word Order
- Reading: Short /o/
- Spelling/Writing: Spelling words for the week and a writing prompt
- Science: Five senses ad scientific inquiry
- History: Still talking about where humans came from prior to America
- Art and Music
- Saxon Math 3 Intermediate: Lesson 4: Thermometers and Number Lines.
- Working with your child, go through all of the basic addition and subtraction facts from 0 to 10. If your child is not quite there yet, then start with the first half of them.
- Tools: My daughter used a tool such as blocks or army guys to learn basic addition. If your child is hands-on and visual, then this may prove very helpful for you as you teach your child the basic addition and subtraction facts.
If you are not using Saxon Math 3 Intermediate, then do the following:
Spelling, Writing, and Grammar
- Complete the spelling dictation and writing practice. At the end of the lesson, ask you child to spell each word aloud. Remember, you can buy the 36 Week Spelling Book from the sidebar, or print it out.
- Writing Prompt: Tell me about your favorite animal.
- Grammar: Finish the Word Order section in the grammar practice book from the sidebar.
- I also made flashcards using index cards and had my daughter rearrange jumbled sentences. She liked that because it wasn't just work...
- Watch this video (again videos are always optional. We don't watch them, but I understand that many parents need help explaining certain concepts...so go for it. Some kids learn better with mixed media).
Today we talked about scientific inquiry and did another experiment using the senses. The scientific method is important for young students to learn.
Scientific Inquiry/ The Scientific Method
The idea is to teach kids to form a question, make a guess, do the experiment, observe the reactions, and the conclude what happens. You can easily integrate this into all of the experiments. Starting next week, things will get more in-depth, so I suggest starting this simply.
- We did an experiment similar to this one.
- Read Chapter 4 of The History of US that I discussed in Day 1
- If you aren't reading from that book, read chapter 4 in the online book I provided in Day 1 too.
- Watch this video if you're interested in expanding the conversation on the beginning on mankind.
Art and Music
- 15 minutes of piano
- Color mixing (video below helps you see sort of what we did)