January 7: What are We Learning This Week
This week, hubby and NDEW are studying:
Math: Factors and Greatest Common Factors
Spelling/Vocab: Definition, part of speech, spelling, and use of the word in a sentence: This week’s words are abundant, accommodate, allegiance, access, agony
Science: Introduction to the universe and the International Space Station
History: Introduction to the 13 colonies and colonial life in America
Geography: Review of map skills (latitude, longitude, hemispheres) and the world’s continents and oceans.
Reading: NDEW is reading Peter and the Starcatcher
Writing: Writing is a big struggle for NDEW-not the process of coming up with what to write but the actual physical process of handwriting. Because of this, he tends to balk against any handwriting-heavy activities. So, right now, our main goal is to just get NDEW writing. Each day he’ll write for a little while based on a writing journal prompt he chooses. Some days he will type these and some days they will be handwritten. A couple of times a month, hubby and NDEW will pick a couple of NDEW’s favorite writings and will proofread, edit, and put them into a more “polished” format.
1. NDEW chose to design and make a board game about the solar system.
2. NDEW and hubby will be conducting a mini “rock hound” tour of our yard to see what rocks and minerals they can find, dig up, describe, and identify.
Away from Home: Trip to the library, volunteering at the Humane Society, homeschool group music class, belated-Christmas visit with hubby’s mom. Homeschool group PE class at ASU doesn’t start for another couple of weeks.