April 25-May 1
Drama Class ProductionWe had our first dress rehearsal for Once Upon a Time, a fractured-fairy tale story that the students in my drama class wrote.
Decimals and ProportionsThis week the boys worked on decimals and proportions. We mainly worked from our Learn Math Fast System books, but we did do a few hands-on projects. We completed an activity graphing colors from a bag of Skittles and then writing them in decimals, fractions and percents. We also worked on figuring out the proportions of sugar in soda, candy and various other things around the house. I had also planned to do an activity on the proportions of a Barbie doll and what she would look like if she was as tall as a fourth grader, but we didn't get to that one.
We reviewed our grammar work this week and also worked on writing directions and the elements of a story. Here are our review questions.
- Explain how each noun is used in the following sentences (Sentences taken from their history and science texts.)
- Punctuate the following possessives correctly (taken from their texts).
- Use the following noun (supplied from text) in six separate sentences, as a...
- direct object
- indirect object
- predicate noun
Ancient Rome: Early Rome and the Monarchy
We studied so many things this week. We have done narrations, copywork, worked on timelines and maps about early Roman history. We also made an olive oil lamp.
This week we learned sonus, which means sound, video and visum which mean see, verbum, which means word and nomen and nominis which mean name. We looked at English words that come from these Latin roots.