Week 23: Egypt is on Fire
As I watch the turmoil in Egypt, I am acutely aware of the history being made right in front of our eyes. I want the boys to understand it as well, but it seems we can only focus on the damage being done to history within the museums of Egypt. We have been studying the history of Egypt this year, and as a result, we’ve also grown very fond of the region. I felt it was important to mention this historical event on my blog so that we can look back on it one day and remember.
I’m not interested in hashing out the political ramifications of what will happen if the Egyptian citizens achieve their goal, so I will only pray for the preservation of life and the protection of the historical artifacts that reside there. I hope you will join me in this prayer.
Since we’re taking next Monday off for Cam’s birthday, I wanted to make sure we covered as much as possible in school this week. It’s been a blur, honestly. We start around 8:30am, and the next thing you know, it’s 2pm already!
Anyway, Cam has been learning about writing letters, and addressing envelopes in his English class. He tells me that this is currently his “favorite” lesson. He had an English chapter test this week, and scored 100:
In Math, he’s learning about adding 3-digit numbers. The past month or so, Cam has been struggling a bit with this. We’ve been doing some math drills to sharpen his addition/subtraction skills, and he’s been doing GREAT on those. For some reason though, he’s struggling with the “re-naming” (carrying over – for those of you who learned to name it that). He’ll get it though.
Ty is learning to add 2-digit numbers in Math:
Ty had an end-of-unit test in his Language Arts class. He continues to baffle me. During the day he seems like he’s not paying attention or just doesn’t care about the work, but when it’s time for the test, he takes his time and aces it. Maybe I need to push him harder…
Here is a picture of a scroll Ty made in his Composition class:
Both of the boys are enjoying their Science lessons. Ty is learning about Matter, and he wanted to make sure I got a picture of him doing his science experiment. In this experiment, he’s learning about gravity.
Earlier this week I took advantage of the Scholastic Dollar Deals and downloaded half a dozen eBooks for the boys. One of the books was about The Human Body, and has some really great craft/activities in it. Here’s a picture of Cam’s “Brain Hat”.
He was so proud of his hat that he took it to Awanas this week. Unfortunately, one of the other kids tried to wear it and it got torn. No biggie though…we’ll print out another copy.
Ty practiced his spelling words by spelling them with playdoh:
Random photo alert! This is a puppet Cam made LAST week in his math class, that I had forgotten to upload earlier:
Here is Ty’s Bible verse for this chapter:
And what would First Grade be without making “crazy crayons”?
We finished the week strong, with both boys getting a 100 on their Spelling tests!