We then moved on to reading about black-tailed prairie dogs in the Ultimate Guide to wildlife in North America.
and the very next sentence I read said that they barked and that’s why they are called prairie dogs. Interesting that. 🙂 I like having an observant boy child.
Then we read from our world history book. We are learning about pirates.
This sticker book has it’s focus more on the life of a pirate, what the ship was like. The lad wanted to do two pages again today, but we were at the library, the weather was looking very grey and I had bunnies on the lawn and was feeling nervous about that. So ended up only doing one.
We have started to go through this book called “the big book of questions and answers about Jesus.”
I expect we’ll do one page at a time.
Each question is laid out over two pages. It starts with reading material and introduces the topic and then has activities for the child to do. Today’s lesson was on where Jesus lived.
While at the library we did some bookwork.
But first we returned some books. it was a bit nerve-wracking because I knew we had 27 books out, but I counted 26 and simply couldn’t find the last one. It was like ACK!!! I don’t want to pay for this book!!! but somehow between home and the library it showed up in the library bag.
1961- ditto on this.
Bobbie, 1947- ditto
1974- NOT accurate. Daddy longlegs are NOT spiders, though they are somewhat related.
Ethelberg, Jan. factual, interesting
1964- this one intrigued the lad
book about spiders West, Tracey, 1965- a hit this one
Bachelet, Gilles. What a HOOT! Get this book, laugh with your child.
John Bemelmans. Enjoyed this book.
1923- Caused smiles to appear on the face of one six year old boy. Surprised me as I thought it more a girl book, but he liked it.
1968- Liked it the first two times we read it, but didn’t ask for it again.
First grade fundamentals: we focused on reading stories and answering questions.
Numbers and counting: Practiced greater than and less than.
Daily Smart: he continued to practice putting word puzzles into equation form. Learned today that sometimes you can’t just write the numbers in as you see them. That was tricky!
We have learned that we thoroughly enjoy going to the library to do our book work.
it means we have to focus. We have to be quiet. We can’t argue about what we get to work on. AND if if a certain young lad is good and smart he can earn extra stickers for thinking of new things he can work on with his mommy. 🙂 Always a good thing that!