Week 12: Honoring Our Veterans
TY SCORED HIS FIRST HOCKEY GOAL ON SATURDAY!!!!
Ty’s hockey skills just keep getting better and better. All of his hard work finally paid off on Saturday, when he scored his very first goal in a game. It is tradition (started by Cam) that when you score your first goal, you get a trophy with the date you scored on it. While we don’t generally believe in giving out ‘participation trophies’, we do believe in acknowledging goals achieved. And since they don’t allow you to keep the game puck from a rec game, we decided to get a small trophy instead. Ty’s has been ordered and will be here in a week or two. The next milestone is to score a Hat Trick during a game. Cam’s working on that one too.
Read about Sunday here.
With the time change, it seems like we’re getting done a little earlier. We’re really not, but it FEELS that way, and it puts everyone in a good mood.
Here is what we did today:
Ty: Heritage Studies: continues to learn about trading and commerce, Language Arts: continues to build on phonics and grammar skills. Had a Chapter test today- 100%! We are working on improving his handwriting (as it is less than neat), but I am seeing some improvement there. Math: started a new chapter today (addition facts to 12). Spelling: pretest today! Bible: new Bible verse today – Isaiah 26:3 (You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.).
Cam: Heritage Studies: learning about paying taxes, English: started a new chapter on poetry today. Reading: read a poem on ‘Mice’, Handwriting: learned about parks, and didn’t have a worktext today, Math: learning pre-algebra skills; Order Principles. We also made the ‘Puffer Cookies’ recipe leftover from Friday’s lesson. Spelling: pretest today, Bible: learned about Ruth.
Here are some pictures from our day:
Ty’s camel puppet:
Cam making ‘Puffer Cookies’:
Today flew by in a blur. Ty woke up early today (thanks time change!) and demanded we get up and start school. Who am I to hold him back? LOL
Ty: Heritage Studies: Learned about Robert La Salle, then wrote a few lines about himself. Language Arts: reviewed words that end in -ed, and double consonants. Reading: read a story called, “In God’s Waters”, and learned about various marine life. Math: learned about ‘Double Facts’. Spelling: reviewed this week’s spelling words with his worksheet, Bible: learned Psalm 51:10, and about ‘changing your heart’.
Cam: Heritage Studies: learning about timelines. English: continued his chapter of poetry. Reading: Read a story called, “Cheerful Chickadee”, then drove me and Ty crazy by repeating “Chickadee” over and over. Handwriting: is starting to learn about writing in cursive. Math: learning about adding 3-digit numbers. Spelling: reviewed this week’s words by doing a crossword puzzle. Bible: Made a little booklet about Hannah.
Cam continues to read, “Thanksgiving on Thursday” for his daily free-reading assignment. He and I are working on a lapbook project to go along with it. I’ll post photos of the finished product once we’re finished.
Ty is reading various ‘Charlie and Lola’ books that we picked up from the library last week. His reading skills are just getting better and better. I am truly amazed by how quickly they have taken off!
Here’s some “thread” Cam made out of a cotton ball:
Busy, busy day today.
Ty: Heritage Studies: Learned about King Louis, Language Arts: wrote a short composition on a pond he imagined from the story we read, continues to build on phonics and grammar lessons, Math: learning about adding 3-digit numbers, Spelling: practice test today!, Bible: made a booklet, in chronological order, about the miracles of Jesus.
Cam: Heritage Studies: started to learn about the British soldiers in colonial America, English: continued learning about poetry, Reading: we’re still on ‘Cheerful Chickadees’…and Ty and I still get the JOY of hearing the word ‘chickadee’ repeated over and over, Handwriting: This is Cam’s favorite class. He wrote about American symbols. Math: made a ‘fish flag’, Spelling: no practice test today, but we practiced the words anyway, Bible: learned about Richard Allen.
Whew. Looks like this week is going to be as busy as last week was!
Happy Veteran’s Day!
Today we went to a Veteran’s Day parade to honor those who have bravely stood up for this country. Thanks to all who have served! God bless you all.
Before the parade though, we had to finish our lessons.
Ty: Heritage Studies: “Mercy and truth preserve the king.” – Proverbs 20:28, Language Arts: wrote an animal riddle today: Has black and white stripes, has a lot of stripes. Who am I? Math: Learned to add with 5, Spelling: reviewed spelling words for test tomorrow, Bible: Reviewed his bible verse today: Psalm 56:3. He aced it.
Cam: Heritage Studies: He had to pretend to be a second grader living in colonial America, and he had to write a letter to the editor regarding the English soldiers. English: no English class today. Turns out, we’re a lesson ahead. Reading: Discussed ‘Roses on Baker Street’, one of the books we had to order for him earlier this year. Handwriting: Wrote the lyrics to “My Country Tis of Thee”. Math: Chapter test today! Spelling: Wrote in his Spelling journal, Bible: continues to learn how to look up verses using his Bible.
After our lessons, we headed to the Ninth Annual Veteran’s Day parade. This is our second year attending. The boys had a great time. They even made some new friends, as they begged for candy from the parade participants. All four of the children left the parade with their pockets full.
We had a lot of fun, but I have to admit, I got a little teary-eyed when the Veteran’s from the Korean War marched by. I recalled there being twice as many last year.
We have a short day today since we worked so hard throughout the week. For the most part, we only did our core subjects today. Cam did do a Heritage Studies lesson today (he learned about the Boston Tea Party). Both boys had their final spelling tests for the week too. They both did great on them.
Hockey practice tonight, then a game tomorrow. Both boys are shooting for a hat trick.
Have a great weekend everyone!