Week 21 in Oak Meadow took us two weeks to complete, as we took a few days off to recoup from Daylight Savings Time and recharge from the seasonal changes that make us feel so groggy this time of year.
We started on a little round loom this week. It was decided that this pink yarn would be perfect for a certain bear’s hat.
Working on the loom ended up being a great way to break up math and reading work. One of our word families this week was INE.
We spent one day working on drawing our home. We then talked about all the ways we stay safe in our home. Little kitty had to be a part of schooling this day.
Another day we drew a picture of our city from memory. We then talked about all the ways we stay safe while living in our city. (State and country drawings to come this week.)
As the weather warms up we will be spending more time outside preparing the garden and yard. I am looking forward to that change of pace.
This week we took advantage of some books from the library to start a unit study on Niagara Falls. We read a few pages a day while we drew out different scenes.
We also started a weather chart for the next week.
We also had our first ever unit test in math.
And here are a few shots of random quiet time activities.
We worked on EW, ICK, and IGHT this week.
We also had great temperatures in the high 60’s all week which means we spent lots of time outside.
We also studied constellations and drew our own Orion.
This finished up the last full week of February for us and it was a fun one.
On Sundays I do the school prep for the week ahead. Usually before that the only thing “school-wise” on the calendar are field trips or special workshops. I wait and go through the weekly lesson the Sunday before for both the OM week and the math unit. As of now this works out well since I do not have to “teach myself” any of the topics. I know my prep time with grow when more children are schooling and harder subjects are taught.
For a little more detail:
This week along with our usual word families and math practice, we studied the brown bear! We watched a video about brown bears as we drew our own. We also practiced tying our shoes this week.
The girls also decided to have a Not-on-Valentine’s day-Valentine’s day party. They set up the front school room for the occasion.
This week we worked on AIL, ANK, and AIN. We made snowflakes out of paper right on the day we got snow. We learned about our teeth in Health. I didn’t get any pictures of these activities, but here is one of a hospital made from Magna-Tiles. (Sometimes I just don’t think about the camera, sorry!)
Truly a beautiful thing to do math work from the couch.
Or on the floor with your sister
More Word Families… including “EN” this week.
And a little home made project during free time… A makeshift computer just like daddy’s (two screens) where she could play Minecraft while Skyping with grandma (who is also playing Minecraft).