Friday, July 19, 2013

All in a day's work...

We are still easing into our schedule....hence, why I am up at 4am working on lesson plans.

 metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole; sound devices such as alliteration, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme; and rhetorical devices such as anaphora and epistrophe.

Defining and writing an example sentence of each.

Found a website called Share My Lesson . com .... browsing through there a little to get some ideas on spicing up the things that we are learning this year.


Timeline of the Holocaust powerpoint.  Writing notes, background study on WWII.  Getting ready to lead up to Reading Chapter one of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" for English.

6th grade:
Jesse can probably value from learning the same literary terms as Jacob and Emily.


4th grade:
Reading chapter 5 of Charlotte's web.
Beginnings of making a lapbook for Charlotte's Web.

Beginnings of multiplication.  Using manipulatives.  And a few videos to watch.

Fridays are our catch up or easy days.  If we can get a full week in from Monday through Thursday then I will use Friday as a creative day to wrap the week up.  But since Emily was in Atlanta on Monday and slept Tuesday and in the hospital on Wednesday afternoon....we have much to catch up on.  Jacob had a lazy week as well.  Jesse and Elizabeth stayed on schedule for the most part.  Elizabeth read in her Charlotte's Web book and worked on her tan by the poolside.  Her swim lessons are at 1 and they usually swim for 3-4 hours each day...its been a swimming summer for the both of them. She has really enjoyed learning to swim this summer and came home with her "I passed Level 3" card!  Good thing....because I just paid for her Level 4 classes to start on Monday!!

Happy Weekend everyone!  My Monday starts today at work!!