Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week 4 of Kindergarten

Bible Verse: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love (Ephesians 4:2).

Saxon Math 1

 This week Jenni completed lessons 16-20. We reviewed and compared numbers, ordinal position, number of sides and angles of shapes, and counted by 5s and 10s to 100. Each morning in the Math Meeting Book (not pictured) Jenni reads the date, writes the full date (month, date, and year), graphs the weather (sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy), counts using the hundred number chart, and reviews right and left.

 Maybe the tastiest way to learn math! :) The first number of weeks of this year's math curriculum is a review of last year's material and both Jenni and I are bored going through it, yet I don't want to skip over it. So we made math a little more fun this week and tried some new recipes and Jenni worked with fractions!

All About Reading, Level 1

 We LOVE the All About Reading program! 
This week Jenni completed Lessons 12-19. We reviewed all the consonant letter sounds, the short vowel sounds, sight words the, a and of, and reviewed words learned previous lessons. New letter sounds included the constant team /th/ as in three and /th/ as in then and the consonant team /sh/ as in ship. Jenni blended sounds with our letter tiles, completed the activity sheets and games, practiced her new reading words and read from the fluency practice sheets. Also this week Jenni read many new stories from our AAR Level 1, Volume 1 book.

Explode the Code, Book 2

 Jenni loves writing. Many days she asks to do her writing work first.
Lesson 4: Initial consonant blends br, fr, pr, tr

Daily Science

 Big Idea 1, Week 4: Do fish drink water?
Jenni learned that all living things need water. Some fish live in fresh water (a lake or river) and some fish live in salt water (an ocean). All fish have gills and fish that live in fresh water use their gills to get water. Fish that live in salt water drink with their mouths and the salt comes out of their gills.

Beginning Geography

 Jenni learned that a border is a dividing line between two places on a map.
She also began learning that a map grid is a pattern of lines that form squares. Each square on a map grid has a letter and a number.

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