Well, I guess vacation is basically over… Between a restful 2 weeks, a new washing machine, a nice Legoland trip, this weekend's FB Hop, and the massive giveaway from yesterday, I pulled out my plan book to see what I'm doing this next week because I couldn't remember... I did prep stuff before vacation, just need to remember what exactly is ready to go! Linking up my plans with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings!
We are still working on our OCR Medicine Unit. This story is called The Bridge Dancers. It's about two girls who live with their mom in a backcountry area - their mom is the Medicine Woman of the area and while she goes off to help someone, the two girls get into some trouble. The story introduces using natural remedies as medicine, so I like to bring in an aloe plant and some of my aloe gel as realia.
We are starting a new read aloud this week - Stone Fox! Love this story about determination. It's a short one, so it should only take a week to really tackle it.
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For Mentor Sentences we are reading The Three Snow Bears and focusing on complex sentences. For those of you that aren't familiar with Mentor Sentences, Jivey explains it over on her blog (and I use her products).
On Monday we are having a review day using my Mid Year Review Task Cards. We will be playing scoot to review the concepts.
The rest of the week we are finishing up Factors and Multiples. Over break I found some great free resources that I'm excited to use that aren't winter/Christmas specific.
In Science we have reached our Earthquakes and Volcanoes unit. A couple of years ago I found these things over on Pinterest that worked well.
We will need to make a lap book - This one is from imanshomeschool. I really do love this unit!
As for writing, this week we are using Blair Turner's New Year's Freebie to make goals, etc. With coming back after vacation we review so much - rules, math skills, reading skills, making goals, etc… that I want them to write about it!
I hope you have a great week!