Today is the second to last day of Spring Break for the kids and we have gotten a BUNCH accomplished.
When we started the "Take a Guess" trivia they were only able to answer a few correctly and now they are correct most of the time.
They've learned lots of new vocabulary words....
They've learned to identify the parts of a plant and a plant's life cycle. We have also talked about where the oxygen that we breathe comes from and how things are recycled.
Their lapbooks are coming along nicely, I can't WAIT to show off the finished products tomorrow.
I have also been lucky enough to have a helper for a few days this week. My niece, Rhiannon, has been staying with us and giving me a hand with the kids.
On the Math front, the older kids have been working on regrouping/borrowing with 4 digit numbers and multiplication. They were struggling a bit but fortunately yesterday things started to click. Eric came home early and each one of us (Rhiannon, Eric and myself) were able to give each one of the kids individual help for as long as they needed. I also had them watch the video on Khan Academy about regrouping.
|Watching regrouping tutorial.|
Remember our celery experiment and our attempts to germinate seeds in a bag???
|Final results....Bryce's hypothesis was correct, the celery died and much faster than its clean water counterpart.|
|Our seeds germinated so quickly that we had to move them.|
|Their temporary home on Bryce's desk. They will stay here until it is time to put them outside.|
The weather yesterday was simply beautiful and we spent lots of time enjoying it. Eric took some time out from helping with regrouping/borrowing to play catch with Noah...