Friday, January 04, 2008

3rd Grade Activities: Week 17

RELIGION: daily prayer; attend Mass; Bible readings; read about St. Victoria from 60 Saints for Girls.

MATH: Developmental Math addition review; solve real life math problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Read Fraction Action, Loreen Leedy. Time4Learning online activities.

PHONICS: Explode the Code 5 activities; time4learning phonics activities.

SPELLING/HANDWRITING: practice upper and lowercase letters; spelling and writing in comic books; copy summary writing exercise.

LANGUAGE ARTS: read Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!, Lynne Truss and Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective, Brian P. Cleary.

WRITING: comic book series.

READING: Chester's Way, Kevin Henkes;
nursery rhymes from The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose;
There Is a Bull on My Balcony, and Other Useful Phrases in Spanish and English, Sesyle Joslin;
The Eye Book, Theo. LeSieg;
The Tooth Book, Theo. LeSieg;
What's It Like to Be a Fish?, Wendy Pfeffer;
Sunday funnies and Garfield comic books.

HISTORY: listen to readings from All Ye Lands: World Cultures and Geography: from Jesus to Constantine, and Roman Emperor Constantine to Byzantine Emperor Justinian.

SCIENCE/NATURE: care of fish; observation of squirrels, birds, cats, dogs.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: attend Mandarin class: listen to CD for pronunciation; practice reading and speaking Chinese words and phrases.

READ ALOUD: tales from The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series: Cinderella, Judy Sierra.

ART: attend drawing class; make modeling clay animals and robots: draw cartoon characters for comic books; make Anniversary cards.

MUSIC: listen to classical, and contemporary music; sing; listen to choir rehearsals for Christmas; listen to live harp music and Christmas carols.

P.E.: park time; play with dogs at dog park.