It was a busy week here for homeschooling.
Kennedy finished Explode the Code book 1 1/2 and moved to the Hooked On Phonics first grade box. She is very proud of herself and has already read the first book but I want to make sure she is understanding before letting her move to the next lesson so we are taking it page by page. She can read but my goal is for her to read well. So slow it is.
Aubrey has also finished her first Explode the Code book, Book A, and is now in Book B.
Kennedy has mastered place value and has moved on to skip counting in the Math-U-See primer. She was having a bit of trouble with counting out loud by 2s, just 12-18 for some reason, but has conquered it and is ready to go forward.
At the end of the week we had a field trip scheduled. The local aquarium came to our homeschool group to talk about insects. We built our library list off this theme and spent the week talking bugs. We'll study more in a few weeks
if when the weather warms up using our Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day book.
Here are the books we read:
One Hundred Hungry Ants Pinczes, Elinor J.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Carle, Eric
The Insect Book Zakowski, Connie
Play and Find Out About Bugs VanCleave, Janice
Gotta go Gotta Go Swope, Sam
Bugs Up Close Swanson, Diane
Monarch and Milkweed Frost, Helen
Fly, Monarch! Fly Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth
Hurry and the Monarch O Flatharta, Antoine
Ugh!: a bug Crowley, Ned
Bug Butts Cusick, Dawn
On Beyond Bugs Rabe, Tish
Monarchs and Other Butterflies
And we watched the Reading Rainbow DVD Bugs
The girls really enjoyed the insect field trip.
Kennedy was able to participate in the metamorphosis of a monarch butterfly. She was the monarch caterpillar.
The monarch caterpillar
forms a chrysalis around itself
and then a beautiful monarch butterfly emerges!
Aubrey let a hissing cockroach crawl on her!
Sorry about the pictures. I didn't even think to take my camera and I don't have a fancy phone and the phone has seen better days. In fact, it is being held together with a rubberband. Classy.
Anyways, for more science Sunday activities check out Adventures in Mommydom!