30 weeks already?!?!? Isn't the school year usually 36 weeks? Wow, I guess we are going to go over that amount because I am planning on ending the year May 1st. That is what I love about homeschool...we can have days off here and there and not miss a thing!
MATH: This week we finished up Life of Fred-Cats. Hoping to begin Life of Fred-Dogs next week and am patiently waiting for it to arrive in the mail. The kids also did a review on tally marks, read books about math and helped in the kitchen with meals (measuring ingredients).
COPY WORK: The kids finished up the lower-case exercises this week and have done extremely well with each lesson. Looking forward to the upper-case lessons.
SCIENCE: The kids started to learn about plants - stem, petal, roots, etc. We didn't get to the 2nd exercise this week, but made up for it with NASA. We watched a DVD about NASA, learned a bit about the space shuttle and discussed the Challenger disaster and Colombia disaster. Love it when these lessons sneak up on us...all from a 25 cent purchase from the thrift store.
LANGUAGE ARTS: I had the kids review compound words and had them do a noun scavenger hunt. They did awesome!
READING: The kids read several library books as well as books from our own personal library.
VOCABULARY: This week I introduced another activity to the kids...Vocabulary Cartoons. What an awesome book. We have learned 4 words already and the kids are grasping onto the words and meanings.