Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Week #1, Day #2

  • 9:00
  • 10:45
    • Lunch Break.
  • 12:20
    • Second Class: Mathematics.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.
  • 1:20
    • Afternoon Break.
  • 2:20
    • Third Class: Science.
      • Food coloring in water. 1. What happens when a drop of food coloring is added to a jar of water? What happens when more drops of the same color are added? What happens when strips of coffee filters are placed to connect different jars? What happens when a black permanent marker line is drawn in the middle of one of the coffee filter strips? What happens when a black washable marker line is drawn in the middle of one of the coffee filter strips? 2. What happens when different amounts of different colors are added to the same jar? What happens when the jar is not stirred? What happens when the jar is stirred? Colors used: Red, yellow, green, and blue.
  • 3:00
    • Fourth Class: Social Studies.
      • Reading The Story of Canada, Chapter 2: Strangers on the Coast. Leif Ericsson, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Jacques Cartier, Sir Humphrey Gilbert.
      • Drawing, coloring, stickers.
      • Free play: Lego.
  • 3:20
    • Free time.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Week #1, Day #1

  • 8:45
  • 10:45
    • Lunch Break.
  • 12:20
    • Second Class: Mathematics.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.
  • 1:20
    • Afternoon Break.
  • 2:00
    • Third Class: Science.
      • What dissolves in water? How does the temperature of the water (hot or  cold) affect the experiment? How does stirring the water affect the experiment? Solids used: dishwasher detergent tablets (special request by H), green sprinkles, kosher salt, brown sugar, corn meal, oatmeal, lentils, and rice.
  • 3:00
    • Fourth Class: Social Studies.
      • Reading The Story of Canada, Chapter 1: A Hundred Centuries.
      • Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
      • Free play: Lego.
  • 3:20
    • Free time.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Beginning of Grade 4 and Preschool, Term #3

Monday February 20th marks the first day of our 3rd term for grade 4 and preschool. Every term, we review where we’re at in our learning standards and curriculum books, and what we need to accomplish during the rest of the year. I’ve updated our daily home routine, and K-3 and 4-5 schedule to reflect the new routines and abilities of our students – H, age 9; T, age 4; L, age 4, and C, age 2. We are at a really nice point in our homeschool journey, since everyone can participate, help out, follow a routine, and enjoy what’s going on. In about a month we will have a new baby, so it will be interesting to see how much our general schedule helps maintain order for the older kids, or how long we take a baby vacation!