Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: Third Grade #5

This week in our homeschool we continued working in the Heart of Dakota book, Bigger Hearts for His Glory.  We finished up Unit 3 ~ Explorers and Adventurers and started on Unit 4 ~ Captain John Smith and Pocahontas.

In History we learned about Henry Hudson, who was trying to find a northern route to China, first around the top of England, and then around the northern side of America.  Although he didn't find what he was looking for, the Hudson River and Hudson Bay were named after him.  

Did you know that Captain John Smith knew Henry Hudson?  He was the one who convinced Hudson to come his direction in search for a new route.  After Jamestown, John Smith had actually wanted to return to New England to start another colony.  He didn't of course, but we can guess who did!

In Science we continued with One Small Square: Seashore.  Below is a notebooking page she completed on the different animals that can be seen down by the sea vs on the shore.

She also performed an experiment to determine the effects of weather on the seashore.  In case you can't tell, that is a plate full of oatmeal being blown around by wind and rain.

The last subject I want to highlight this week is Math.  We have our good days and bad days so today I decided to take a step back and play a game.  We played a game called Corners.  The object of this round was to match numbers of the same color that added up to either 5, 10, 15, or 20.  Each turn you add your sum mentally to your score from the previous turn.  I lost.  :(

How was your week?  Thanks for joining Our Homeschool Reviews and for more Weekly Wrap-Up, this week I am linked up with Kris over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.




I love the One Small Square books. It looks like it was fun week :)

Our Side of the Mountain

I too love the One Small Square books! Where did you get the Corners game? It looks interesting!


She did a great job with those worksheets! Looks like a good week.


Looks like you had a good week. I'd like to know where you got the corners game as well. I'm always on the look out for good math games :).


looks like a lot of summer fun !!


The Corners game looks like a lot of fun. I haven't heard of it before.

The Adventurer

I need to look for the corners game that sounds like a lot of fun and what my youngest needs to work on:) Have a great weekend


I have never heard of One Small Square books. Your daughter did some great drawings! My son loves the Corners Game. Do you use Right Start Math as we have the Corners Game from this program and I use Right Start with him? Clicked a vote for you today !

Our Homeschool Reviews

Tracy, we do use Rightstart and the Corners game came from that. For anyone interested, here is the link to the book and the card games.

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