This past week in school was another fun one. We are continuing through some New Testament stories in Bible. Last week we covered the stories of Jesus Heals the Nobleman's Son, Jesus Goes to the Synagogue in Nazareth, and Blind Bartimaeus. We learned a new song "I Am The Door". Cruz is continuing to memorize Matthew 18: 1-6. One of his Bible worksheets had him write and draw what he imagined Blind Bartimaeus may have seen after Jesus healed his eyes. Cruz wrote the sky, the sun, a rainbow, and people.
Abeka Bible worksheet
In Language Cruz spent the week focusing on vocabulary words that contain the "sh" and "ch" sounds. He has a daily spelling test and this week began having to write homework sentences with his daily spelling list. His grammar lessons were reviewing suffixes and syllabication. His reading has really picked up in the last few weeks. It seems as though it has all started to click well for him. His confidence level has also improved. It makes me proud to see him excel at something that I have worked so hard to help him learn. Teaching someone to read is not an easy job. It requires a lot more patience than I ever thought I had. But, it has probably been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I think I will always be proud that I taught him that skill.
reading in Storybook #9
one of his workbook activities- adding er and est
a few of his spelling word sentences
my little super heroes on a recent school day
Ben's language lessons focused on the letter O. His memory verse for the week was Psalm 118:1 O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good. Below is a video of him saying it.
Letter O memory verse
practicing sight words
Last week Ben began learning a nursery rhyme a week. He will have a new one each week until the end of the school year. His first one was Hey Diddle Diddle.
In Math Ben continues to count from 0-60 and is focusing on numbers 0-16.
counting noodles in math class
counting on the apple tree
Cruz's math lesson was Subtraction -8. We also do a lot of reviewing of all the math facts he has learned so far.
In History we learned about traveling the Oregon Trail. The boys are really enjoying these pioneer stories. This has been a really fun curriculum and a great pick for History this year. They especially enjoyed the YouTube videos we watched showing what life was like for the children who traveled the Oregon Trail with their parents.
We learned all about the State of Kansas.
In Science we began a unit on plants. This weeks lesson taught us that plants grow towards the sun. We watched a few time lapse videos to demonstrate this idea and skipped the experiment that would have had us doing it ourselves. We learned about the parts of plants and that the roots grow down and the plant grows up. We made a mosaic plant using tissue paper. The boys cut the tissue paper into small squares and then rolled each square into a ball. We then glued the balls onto our plant picture. This was fun for them and their pictures turned out really pretty,
cutting tissue paper squares
making tissue paper balls
gluing to balls onto their picture
Cruz's mosaic plant
In Art they drew a baby raccoon-
Cruz's journal entries for the week-
In Health we are continuing our unit on Safety. This week we learned about being safe on the playground. I have really enjoyed our Abeka Health lessons this year.
That's another week all wrapped up and done. They are going by a little faster than I would prefer but on the other hand I am looking forward to the summer break. It will be here before we know it!