Mei is my friend’s 5th grader.
Is it Friday again?!
We have finished week 16 and next week we will be taking time off from school to celebrate Thanksgiving. Hopefully, Duncan will not be sick, but this week both Mei and Duncan had a pretty good case of the sniffles.
Our poetry, science and history memory work.
The Tiger by William Blake
What does the cardiovascular system consist of?
The cardiovascular system consists of blood, the heart, and the blood vessels.
Tell me about Muhammad.
At age 40 Muhammad received his first revelation from God. Three years after this Muhammad started preaching these revelations and by the time he died most of the Arabian Peninsula had converted to Islam.
Duncan's memory work for math and LA.
Tell me the order of operations.
Please excuse (my dear) (Aunt Sally)
multiplication/division from left to right,
addition/subtraction from left to right
List the 5 uses of a noun within a sentence.
subject, direct object, indirect object, object of preposition, possessive
|Stuffy nose Duncan in front of the computer|
What is circumference?
The length of the smooth curve that makes a circle. Circumference is to a circle as perimeter is to a polygon.
Tell me about interjections.
An interjection is an emotion word.
|Mei and her weekly Chik-fil-A face painting. It was supposed to be a bouquet, but it looks like an ice cream cone!|
Together we continued with MCT’s The Music of the Hemispheres and Sentence Island. Duncan continued reading from Open Court titled From Sea to Shining Sea. He finished section one which wrapped up with a Thanksgiving story. At my house Mei began reading from Open Court’s Sound of the Sea. I like the stories, but I think that I would prefer to use something that has some guidance. I lean toward McGuffey, because I can get it online free. However, I would like to have a nice textbook like Glencoe or EMC Paradigm.
We reviewed nouns- definition, proper, plural, collective. They both began working on a parts of speech lapbook. We spent way more time than I had anticipated decorating the front of the lapbook.
|Duncan left. Mei right.|
|inside Duncan's lapbook|
|Inside Mei's minibook|
|Duncan green. Mei pink.|