Here are some ideas of what you can be working on at home:
- Complete the grammar exercises in folder.
- On the back side of the grammar exercises, there are ideas for writing or presenting a fairy tale. Come prepared to share something with the class.
- Practice parts for the radio show. This could be fun to read through as a family.
- Complete one field journal entry.
- Encourage your son to write something for the blog and e-mail it to me.
- Update your son’s memorization chart. Work on memorizing the following (the flashcards at quizlet.com and the CD can help):
- Name the 8 parts of speech
- NOUN, PRONOUN, ADJECTIVE, and VERB definitions
- Psalm 100
- Celery, The Vulture
- Jabberwocky (whole poem)
- Definitions of incredulous (not believing), melancholy (sadness), singular (unique), venerate (to respect)
We will do a review game each week in which any of the grammar or vocabulary terms I’ve introduced will be fair game.
I gave each family an audio CD which contains all of the grammar definitions as well as the Psalms, poems, and songs that we hope to practice and learn. Try having your son play the CD at least one time through each day as he’s in the car or playing quietly. I’ve been amazed at what kids can memorize with lots of repetition!