2012-13 School Year–Week Twenty-Seven

Back to work after a two-week vacation!

It’s always a little difficult to get back into a routine after a break, but this week’s transition went surprisingly well. On Monday, since Moose had the day off, we did things a little differently. We did our final Jesus tree reading in the morning, and had our regular math and spelling. Instead of our regular history and read-alouds, though, we read a few of our favorite Easter books. We also had an Easter Monday tea party…very fun!


The rest of the week was business as usual. We learned about the church year in religion (specifically the Time of Easter), and then spent a few days learning about the prophet Elijah. Next week, we’ll be finishing up the Old Testament, and then I can pretend it’s Christmas for a few happy days!

We continued our study of WWII in history, and started a new read-aloud which takes place following the war–Miracles on Maple Hill. This is another new book for me, and so far, it’s pretty good! In math, Turkey and Bunny continued to work on fractions and decimals, while Ladybug kept practicing skip counting, as well as counting by 5s and 10s. She also got started on the letter “U,” and read a new story to go along with it, which she really enjoyed.

In science, we started the second-to-last chapter of our textbook, a unit on the lymphatic system. We’ll be spending two weeks on this lesson, to try to stretch out science a little bit closer to the end of the year. We also found a Magic School Bus episode to complement our studies, which is always fun!

Next week we’ll be finishing up the war, and continuing the rest of our subjects. This is the home stretch…we only have about six or seven weeks of this school year left!

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