October 6-10

Monday: We had bus safety right after assembly, so we were only able to pray as a class for Bible.  In language arts, we talked about the author’s purpose to entertain, thus completing the whole PIE (Persuade, Inform, Entertain)!  We practiced identifying author’s purpose through these task cards: task cards.  Our grammar mini for the day was to practice spelling for 20 minutes.  We practiced by playing a game of spelling battleship (click on the blue link: SpellingBattleship).  Our spelling words for the week are list 7 #1-10 and bonus word Colossians.  Afterwards, we took our first science exam!  In Heritage, we also drew a quick sketch of what we’d design if we wanted to fly, assuming we knew nothing of modern day planes.  Then we read pages 33-40 and completed workbook page 17.

Homework: Spelling homework is due Wednesday.

Tuesday: In Bible, we read page 6 of the student textbook “God’s Revelation.”  We had a discussion on how the Bible was inspired by God and written by men.  Then we reflected in writing on the following questions: What can you do in order to read the Bible more?  What three questions or concerns do you have about?  Whom specifically could you ask if you had questions about the Bible?  In language arts, we took a quiz on author’s purpose.  We also examined our mentor sentence and wrote down parts of speech.  This afternoon, we read pages 302-304 in our science textbooks and completed the survey on workbook pages 199-200.  We also viewed the following PowerPoint: The Wright Brothers and took notes on the four forces of flight.

Homework: Author’s Purpose worksheets, science survey (interview at least 2 more people), spelling homework are due tomorrow

Wednesday: Our chapel speaker talked to us about joy today and emphasized that happiness is based on circumstances while joy is based on God’s love.  For language arts, we viewed a PowerPoint.  For our grammar mini, we played a game on subject-verb agreement.  During Heritage, we viewed the following video and used NOVA’s lesson on wing warping.  Students will be graded on participation and answering the questions on their student form.

Thursday: For Bible we read page 7 in our textbooks and filled out a true and false worksheet to see what we already know and what we need to learn in this unit.  During language arts, we finished the lesson “Colorful Parts of Speech.”  We examined 5 sentences and found all 8 parts of speech (9 including articles).  In the afternoon, we spent 20 minutes of Spanish where we reviewed some flashcard vocabulary, sang songs with actions, and played a review game over the vocab.  Afterwards, we read pages 305-306 in our science textbook and made a model of DNA.  We also watched Bill Nye’s explanation of DNA below.

Homework: Spelling test tomorrow

Friday: During Bible, we read pages 7-8 of our textbooks and discussed the original language of the Bible.  We looked at verses in Hebrew and Ancient Greek.  For language arts, we read about prepositional phrases from The Giggly Guide to Grammar and found prepositional phrases in There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss.  Lastly, we played adjective and adverb taboo.  This afternoon, we watched the following video series on flight and the students created their own model paper airplanes that we will be testing in a homemade wind tunnel next week.  That left us with just enough time to finish our DNA model, noticing how A pairs with T and G pairs with C.  One way to remember base pairings is to think that AT is the only word that can be made by combining two letters.

 

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