Saturday, April 18, 2015

What we did ( April 13th-17th)

This week I started something new with Monster.  We haven't done a whole lot of Social Studies and since we don't have much going on right now, I thought it would be a good time to introduce it. 

I got the idea from 1+1+1=1. She is a wonderful homeschool mom and blogger. 

Continent Box Challenge. I had a large box on hand, so I used that as the box. Then I Pinterest, Googled and search other blogs for printable. 

We started with Australia. First thing I need to do was to fill in the Continent Box Challenge worksheet. The above blogger made a editable one. You can find it here towards the end of her post. I downloaded it and added different challenges I wanted Monster to do. 

Here is our box and challenge sheet. 

Monster started off Monday reading about Australia.

He then moved on to a Australia word search

 These are the books we are using for our challenge. We picked them up from our library, except Dingoes at Dinnertime. That one is part of our Magic Treehouse collection.

 On Tuesday, we started the morning with Legos!

Which ended up resulting in 3 hours that was fun and tiring at the same time. We worked on this together and lets just say we made a HUGE mess.

Here was our final result. Australia out of Legos!

 He also watched the very first Wild Krattz. It talked about Koala bears.

On Wednesday, first thing he worked on matching up the Kangaroos body parts and their description. I had him glue them to a poster board. You can find the print outs here.

He also did a coloring sheet of the different animals in Australia that I found here.

On Thursday, he worked on coloring the territories which is another printable found here

He got a new lap desk and really liked being able to sit on the couch and work like this. 

A few other things that we did this week. 

Math- Continued working in GPALEARN. I am also printing off worksheets to make sure he is understanding each lesson he does. If I feel like he needs the extra practice. 

Science- He started a weather journal and learn about Aristotle. He also learned new weather vocabulary and learned how to look up the definition online. 

Reading- I have been allowing him this week to use his Australia books as his reading time. 

Writing- He is still working in his New American Cursive workbook 1.

Language Arts- Since we don't have his new curriculum for this yet, I am letting him do online activities or activities on his Ipad. I also find worksheets online to print off and let him review. 

We have also had some nice weather so we spent some time outdoors till week! 

Next week I will try and break up each day. We are still working on Australia in our box challenge and then the following week we will move to a new one. Have not decided which continent yet, but will share what we do with links to printable. Most everyone is a free printable. 

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