Thursday, November 20, 2008

Homeschool Day 56 - Thursday, November 20, 2008

Journal: Last night we read about the pilgrim’s first town. Shayla drew what she pictured the first town to be like. I was surprised at how much she comprehended from If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. She drew First Street, the commonhouse, and a lake for water.

Activity: We read Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland. (reading) I am working with her on her copying skills and trying to build her hand muscles for fine motor. She wrote the title of the book.

Math: We’re doing pages from the Brighter Learning book Things That Grow. She did several pages showing easy subtraction problems. I was really impressed with the one. It had strips to cut out. Then each strip had garden things on it. There were dotted lines between the garden tools, you folded to visually show the subtraction fact. How fun is that! She picked right up on it!

Scouts-at-Home: Caring & Sharing: Differences. We talked about how people can be different, even moms and daughters, brothers & sisters, even twins. We listed ways people can be different (hair color, eye color, size, glasses or hearing disabilities, or other physical disabilities, etc). We read God Made Our Bodies and God Made You Special. We sang Jesus Loves the Little Children because it makes mention of the different skin colors. We were able to sing and sign this song, too. (social studies, reading, music, foreign language)

Reading: We re-read all the little books we’ve read since starting school this fall.

Computer: The public school had an early dismissal today, so it’s hard for Shayla to focus when Morgan is running around here and the phone is ringing all the time (Ah, teenagers!) So she played educational games on the computer. She hasn’t done this for months, so it was time deserved!

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