October 20-24

Monday: This morning we heard about the new calendars and wreaths fundraiser and then completed a Bible worksheet on placing different Biblical events in categories.  We played a game of jeopardy in language arts reviewing parts of speech and other language arts trivia.  We also practiced spelling for 20 minutes.  Our list for this week is 7 #11-20.  This afternoon we watched the following videos, filled out a vocabulary organizer, and completed an activity with jack-o-lanterns and genetics/Punnet Squares.

Homework: Spelling homework is due Wednesday, page 2 of Sponge Bob Punnett Squares and jack-o-lantern genetics are also due Wed


Tuesday: We read pages 13-14 in our Bible textbooks and made a timeline of some of the main events of the Old Testament.  We included the reference with each event and made sure each event was in chronological order.  We created a parts of speech song in language arts.  This afternoon we did Vocab Rock and Roll on the new science vocabulary we learned yesterday.  We retested our airplanes in the wind tunnel and completed a map activity on Europe prior to WWI.  Lastly, we took notes on the MAIN causes of WWI (Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism).

Homework: Spelling homework is due Wednesday, page 2 of Sponge Bob Punnett Squares and jack-o-lantern genetics are also due Wed

Wednesday: The Gideons visited us at chapel this morning and gave each of the students a testament.  In language arts, we spent a bit of time organizing our materials and lockers.  Then we played a game of parts of speech charades.  We had lunch and recess and went to BSU for a concert that lasted the rest of the afternoon.

Thursday: Today we worked on creating a large timeline of Biblical events from 2100 BC to 100 AD.  Tomorrow we will plot different events on the timeline.  In language arts, we created the following pronoun rainbow (please note that the 3rd person plural should be “they” for the subjective, “their” for the possessive, and “them” for the objective) and completed the guided practice questions here.  We also wrote 5 sentences problems with subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns like the one in the practice for a partner to correct.  In Heritage, we watched the video below, read pages 46-47 in our textbooks.  The students also acted out a silent film and we read this article.  Finally, we read pages 314-315 and completed problems 1-9 on this worksheet.

Homework: Heritage Study Guides (transportation unit) are due tomorrow.  Students can receive extra credit in Heritage if they find an article either supporting or disclaiming that Gavrilo Princip was eating a sandwich before assassinating the archduke.

Friday: We continued to work on our Bible timeline this morning.  We have plotted 23 Biblical events on a timeline and dated them.  Most students finished this activity, but those who did not may have to complete it on their own.  In language arts, we took a spelling test and worked on pronouns again.  We watched the video below and went through the lessons and activities in the pronoun game. Subject and Object Pronoun Link to Game   Afterwards, we read through a children’s book.  Every time the students saw a subject pronoun, they stomped their feet.  When they saw an object pronoun they clapped, and pounded their desk for possessive pronouns.  By reading through that book, the students discovered how often pronouns are used!  Lastly, we took a quiz to show what we’ve learned.  In the afternoon, we completed the science workbook page on Pedigrees and corrected it together in class.  We also read Heritage 48-49 and watched the videos below.  We wrapped up Heritage by reviewing our silent film.


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