In math we continued to review as well as began to introduce some new ideas like basic algebraic equations. (n+15=42) Shawn also taught Michael the Associative Property of Addition and explained to him that he already knew the Communicative and Identity Properties but just didn't know that that's what they were called.
In LA we learned about adjectives and adverbs, started a new list of spelling and vocabulary words, practiced our reading comprehension, and worked on our writing skills by summarizing short stories.
Shawn has almost finished reading them The Magician's Nephew and will start on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe sometime next week.
In history we continued our study of Ancient Egypt, learning about the Pyramids and the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. We built our own pyramids out of sugar cubes and made scented oil like the egyptians used in the mummy making process. We were also very excited to see grass beginning to grow on the banks of our Nile river!!
In science we learned about Newton's first and second laws of motion and conducted experiments to prove them.
At Shawn's suggestion we also started Home Ec lessons. Our task this week was learning how to make a cake from scratch. (this was a first for me too!)
One very important thing that my amazingly brilliant husband pointed out to me this week is that we don't have to do everything for every subject everyday. While I realize that this is just basic common sense for some reason it was eluding me and I was stressing about not getting enough done. I can't tell you what a relief this realization has been to me. I am now able to be happy with the things we did accomplish rather than worrying about the ones we didn't.
Finally I wanted to show off my new words of wisdom that came in the mail this week. :) This is one of my favorite sayings and I love having it by our bookshelf.
We are taking a much needed day off tomorrow to enjoy the start of the holiday weekend. It is my last Friday to work and then we are headed to MamMom & Granddaddy's for an afternoon of relaxing and swimming before the weather turns cool. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
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