Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9/28/16

Bible:

Memory Verse- 2 Peter 1:4
We played a Bible game to day to help us learn our Old Testament Bible books

Language Arts: Writing

We are working on drafting our Persuasive Essays

Math:

Our first test today,  kids did really well, although some need to practice reviewing their work.

Language Arts: Reading

I  read a chapter out of Little Britches for them today.  The lesson was that you can often use your head to save your hands.  By thinking about a situation, we can often save ourselves time and difficulty.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

9/27/16

Bible:

Memory Verse - 2 Peter 1:4 - We are learning about God's promises
We are working through a study on how the Bible teaches us to study itself.


Language Arts: Writing

Students began drafting their introductions for their persuasive essays today.
They had a quiz on identifying linking verbs today.

Science:

We learned the differences between a plant and animal cell, as well as ways which monocellular organisms move.

We filled in our vocabulary to  and our questions to number 4

Language Arts:Reading

We participated in discussion groups today. We are to read again tonight.

Math:

Lesson 25, all letters and numbers
8 times tables.
We have our first math test tomorrow!!!

Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Spelling -  We did the Lesson 4 Worksheet today

Handwriting -  Lesson 2 Days 2 & 3

Music: 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9/22/16

Bible:

Memory Verse - Philippians 2:3

We took a bit of our Bible time today to work on our Iowa Assessment testing.

Language Arts: Writing

We finished one of our Identifying Linking Verb worksheets.  While working on this, we are also identifying the nouns in each sentence to reinforce what we have already learned  

Science:

We worked on #3 on our objectives, identifying and learning the job of different cellular organelles

Langauge Arts:Reading

I read a chapter out of Little Britches to the students

Students journaled about their thoughts from last night's reading.

Math:

7 times table

Lesson 23: All problems

Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Spelling - No spelling this week due to Iowa Assessments

Handwriting - Students were to finish lesson 23

Music

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

9/21/16

Bible:

Memory Verse:  Philippians 2:3
We are talking about God's perspective that we are to be more focused on others than ourselves.

We played a Biible game today to help us learn our Bible books

Language Arts: Writing

Iowa Assessments - Science

We worked on identifying Linking verbs and action verbs, as well as nouns.

We also spent time crafting our Persuasive Essays to be discussions that use facts instead of just opinions.


Science:

We are learning about animal cells by drawing and labeling pictures of the organelles.

Language Arts: Reading

Each student has a book to read daily, and one day over the weekend.  Please see previous blog posts for each book and the amount of reading each student has to do in a day.

I am reading to the students out of a book entitled Little Britches, and today we were introduced to a Blackfoot Indian named Two Dog.

Math:

Lesson 22:  All numbers and letters

7 times table review.

Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Spelling - None this week due to Iowa Testing

Handwriting - Lesson 1 Day 2 & 3

Monday, September 19, 2016

9/20/16

Denali Science School Update: The cost for Denali Science School was significantly less than what was sent me in the email.  If you have already paid for your student, please stop by the office and let Mrs. Sandvik know what you would like her to do with your money.  I have had parents ask for a check, while others have requested that the money be applied to their students hot lunch accounts.  If you haven't paid, then you will be billed the proper amount.

Also, please note that I have receipts for any parent who would like to turn them in to Mat Su Central School for reimbursement.  

Bible:

Memory Verse:  Philippians 2:3

We started our study of How to Study Your Bible.  Today we talked about preparing for study time.

Language Arts: Writing

Iowa Testing, Written Expression at this time.  We also did a worksheet on identifying linking verbs and nouns.

Social Studies:

We began to plan, in our groups how to create out Revolutionary War publication.

Language Arts: Reading

We practiced our discussion groups today.

Students have another day of reading to complete before tomorrow.  Some got a good start on it when they were done with their Iowa Tests.

Please see yesterday's blog entry for reading assignments.

Math:

Lesson 21:  All letters and numbers.

Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Spelling - No Spelling this week due to Iowa Testing
Handwriting -

Music:

9/19/16

Bible:

We are beginning a new section in our Bible class.  We are going to learn how to study our Bibles, and how the Bible teaches us to study itself.

Language Arts: Writing

We used this period to set up our Iowa Assessment (IA) answer booklets

Science:

Half of this period was used for IA testing, the rest we began to go over what makes up a cell.

Language Arts: Reading

The students each got a book to read.  They are broken up into small reading groups, and every night they will have a bit of reading to do.  They will also be asked to respond to their reading by using one of the methods of effective reading we have studied.

Here are the books and the reading per night:

Call It Courage:  9 pages a day

On My Honor:  1 chapter a day, except for the weekend, where they will read two chapters

Owls in the Family:  1 chapter a day.

Shiloh:  13 pages per night

Math:

Investigation 2 - all problems.


Language Arts: Spelling / Handwriting

Handwriting Lesson 1 Day 1
Spelling - No spelling this week due to the Iowa testing.


PE:

Ball tag activity to help us get some energy out after our testing.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

9/15/16

Denali Science School Update!! - When I got to Denali to pay the cost for our class, I discovered the price they charged and what they had listed in the email packet they sent to me were not the same.  This is good news!  It was actually quite a bit cheaper, which means you will be getting a refund!  When Mrs. Sandvik gets back, we will work on getting a refund of $23 to each of you.

Secondly, Alaska Geographic was able to get me receipts for those who wish to submit for reimbursement from Mat Su Central School.  Please note that I couch the charge for the parent chaperones into the student fees, so the amount you can actually be reimbursed for is just the student fees.  This is the cost that is reflected on each receipt. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask me.

Bible:

No Memory Verse this week
We talked about Romans 12, and how to deal with people who disagree with us.

Language Arts: Writing

We began our brainstorming for our Persuasive Essays.  Each student was to choose a topic and then begin to brainstorm arguments in support of their topic.  Only two students did not get a topic chosen.

Social Studies:

Today and tomorrow are the last in class days for doing research on our Revolutionary War topics for our groups.  Students are still allowed and encouraged to do research at home if need be.  Monday, we will be starting

Language Arts: Reading

We read a chapter and a half out of Little Britches.  I alternate having the students practice their reading skills and listening for enjoyment, and today we listened for the pure enjoyment of the story.

Math:

Lesson 20:  All letters and numbers.

7 times tables today