What I'm Teaching Today
"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" Micah 6:8
This is going to be a little series where I just let you know what I have planned to teach today. My goal is to give you ideas and inspiration to teach your best at home. I am not going to add links to any paid products here. If you want links to any of the products here, message me down below. If it is something people are interested in, I'll start adding them in future posts.
Let's get started.
I homeschool my 2 children. My daughter is learning at a grade 2/3 level, my son is learning at a grade 4/5 level. Both are stronger in math than writing.
The first thing I do every morning is put out their morning work. Both my kids write out the date, their spelling words for the week and do a short math problem that is part of the morning work. My son's spelling words are based on things we are learning in other subjects. This week they are: citation, source, label, proper, reference. With my daughter we are focusing on 'oi' words, such as; boy, noise, annoy, avoid, and coin. I made and printed off this puzzle for her to practice her spelling words with and focus on the letter combinations that made the 'oi' sound. Why is the seal orange, I don't have an answer, but it is supposed to remind her of the 'oi' sound that a seal makes.
Next, we do math. With my daughter we are learning the beginnings of division and fractions with a cool lesson on equal sharing. There is a lot of cutting and divvying up of things like toys and food.
After our break, we did some reading response. My son is reading 'The Jungle Book' and I found a good question package online that we use as we are reading. It covers ideas like what makes a good protagonist as well as looking at some of the harder vocabulary in the book. He can work on that independently while I read one-on-one with my daughter.