Cruz reviewing nursery rhymes with Ben before school one morning.
I have mentioned it before that we begin with Bible class. It is my favorite. This week in school we covered the stories of Jesus Stills the Storm and The Transfiguration. Cruz began learning a new set of memory verses. This month he will be memorizing the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: 3-5, 7-8, 12-17). We learned a few new songs "Little By Little", "Wide, Wide as the Ocean", and "A Little Missionary". We also began reviewing the hymn "Christ Arose" as we look towards the Easter season. I love the song "A Little Missionary". Below are the words-
I can be a little missionary, if the gospel story to the lost I carry. I can work for Jesus in the homeland "Lord, here am I , send me."
I don't have to cross the salty ocean, to the needy heathen to show my devotion; I can pray and give to send the others, "Who'll represent me there?"
I'll be faithful, studying and praying, if the Master calls me, home I'll not be staying; to the fields "already white to harvest," "send me, O Lord," I'll pray.
Don't you just love that!
In Language Cruz spent the week working on the sounds "ow" as in how, "ou" as in out, "ow" as in snow, and "ew" as in new. He took a daily spelling test and did a lot of reading.
doing noun and verb review
Ben's language lessons were on the letter R. His memory verse for the week was Exodus 20:8 "Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy".
His nursery rhyme for the week was Jack and Jill.
Reviewing the letters of the alphabet. He called this his alphabet train.
It was review week for Cruz in math. We spent the week reviewing the last six weeks of lessons and then on Friday he took a unit test. He only missed 4 out of 48 so I think he did pretty well.
Ben practiced counting 0-70 and writing numbers 0-18. This week we introduced the number 19.
It was gold week in History. Our lessons were titled The Gold Rush and Gold Fever.
Our activity for the week was panning for gold. I sent the boys out to collect small rocks and pebbles. We washed them and then painted them with our gold and glitter paints.
using their fingers to paint their rocks
some of our gold nuggets
We learned about the beautiful State of Colorado.
Our Science lesson was on leaves. We tried two experiments. One was called How Leaves Breath and the other was How Water Travels Through Leaves.
In Art we drew a baby monkey.
It was review week in Health as we finished up our unit on safety.
Here are Cruz's two journal entries for the week-
We began a chapter a day in this book in our read aloud time. Our read aloud books this year are recommendations from our history curriculum Adventures in America. It is a one year curriculum designed for kids in grades K- 2nd. It has been a perfect fit for us this year and so much fun.
We will be starting Sonlight next school year and I am so excited about all the wonderful books we will be reading together. It makes me a little anxious for August. Go ahead and call me crazy. That's okay. I'm just having fun!