Thursday, September 16, 2010

Homeschool Highlights - Week of Sept. 5, 2010

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday:


Picked up right where we left off.  Shayla retained most of what she was taught last spring.  Woo-hoo!  Nothing exciting, just trying to get back into the swing of things.

  • Bible:  Read the story of  Joseph interpreting dreams.
  • Phonics/Language:  A Beka 1 lesson 34.  Introduced sw and str sounds.
  • Reading:  A Beka 1 Tiptoes:  Max and Tex
  • Spelling:  A Beka 1 Lesson 4:  ck and ke words.  Since spelling was a difficult subject last year, I wanted to spend more time on this.  She completed the workbook page, copied the words 1x, wrote them outside with sidewalk chalk, and used ASL fingerspelling and orally spelled words. 
  • Break time.  Outside playtime.  Time for running, swinging, and jumping on the trampoline.
  • Handwriting:  Badge 7.  Matthew 5: 1-16  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain:
  • Math:  Finished A Beka 1 Lesson 51 and completed lesson 52.
  • Social Studies:  A Beka 1 Chapter 2 - My Country's Freedoms
  • Science:  A Beka God's World - K - Chapter 1 - God's Plan for Me
  • Break Time
  • Read aloud:  Junie B. Jones Boss of Lunch.
  • Computer:  Played several Jump Start games. 


  • Bible:  Bible story Joseph Helps Pharoah.  Devotions Psalms 5:11-12
  • Phonics/Language:  Lesson 35.  Blends thr in three and ar in stars introduced.
  • Reading:  Tiptoes:  My Cat, Todd and His Dogs, What Is It?
  • Spelling:  Lesson 4.  Wkbk pt 2.  Gave verbal examples of words in sentences and verbally spelled words
  • Handwriting:  and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
  • Math:  Lesson 53
  • Science:  Abeka K Gods World - Chapter 2 - God's Plan for Weather
  • Social Studies:  Abeka 1 Chapter 3 - Symbols of My America
  • Phys Ed:  Trampoline, swinging, running
  • Read aloud:  Junie B First Grader, Boss of Lunch
  • Scouts at Home/Science and Health:  Healthy Habits.  Learned about proper handwashing and germs.


  • Bible:  Read Bible story Joseph Shows Kindness to His Brothers.
  • Phonics/Language:  Lesson 36
  • Reading:  Tiptoes:  Ants in the Rain, What Is It?
  • Handwriting:  Verbally review Badge 7.
  • Science:  A Beka God's World K - Chapter 3 - God's Plan for Seasons
  • Social Studies:  A Beka 1 Chapter 4 - Great People of America
  • Phys Ed:  trampoline, swinging, running
  • Scouts at Home/ Science and Health:  Healthy Habits.  Learned smoking is a bad habit.
  • Read aloud:  Junie B First Grader, Boss of Lunch

What a busy week!  Sorry the posts are so boring!  I am basically using this blog as a recordkeeping of Shayla's schoolwork for her new umbrella school.  So much more paperwork involved, but so far, it has been worth it!

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