Sunday, January 20, 2008

Another fabulous week of school completed!

Joshua has completed through reading lesson 74 in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. This means that in the next month or so he'll be done with the book. I'm trying to think up something fun to celebrate this milestone.
Math - Joshua has started learning about addition sentences (1+2=3). He can add in his head, he just needs to learn what it looks like on paper.
Reading Comprehension - We did a unit on The Amazing Little Porrige Pot.
Phonics - Joshua studied the letters N, and B.
Vocabulary - Joshua is working with writing some sight words - this week it was I, like, my and see. He is also learning to verbally diagram sentences (pick out the noun and the verb).
Music - We listened to a lot of music this week. The public radio has a good mix of classical and jazz that we supplement with our Calvert Kids CD.
Science - Joshua finished his unit on taking care of the Earth. The next unit is on the four seasons, however, looking at the workbook, I can see that he'll be done with that rather quickly, so I'm not sure what we'll be working on next week.
Art - We looked at some Realist paintings this week. One in particular that we studied closely was The Banjo Lesson by Henry O. Tanner. We talked about the colors and the lighting and compared it to the Picasso paintings we looked at last week.
History/Geography - Our biography this week was George Washington. This kicks off our 6 week study of some of the presidents. We discussed why he is sometimes called the Father of Our Country and we read about the cherry tree story. Joshua also worked on his 50 states puzzle (see the picture above, he's in his bathrobe). We will be taking two states each week between now and the end of the school year to get familiar with. This week we only did one - Alabama.


Mrs. Darling said...

Wow what an awsome pciture in your header!

I love hearing what everyones doing for school. Looks like you guys are rolling right along! Thats the sort of blogs I like to read. They're motivating.


He is doing fantastic! I see you have been very busy. Keep up the great work!

Lisa said...

Hi from the Uk - looks like you had a great week. Love the picture! We have a 'pink girl' and one tomboy in our house. Nice to hear what you are all up to in Alaska - boy I bet its cold, and we're moaning.

Lisa (UK)