Benny's 4th Grade
Benny started Singapore 4A this week learning about place value to the ten thousands place, rounding numbers, and estimating answers. In challenging word problems, he began working on the review problems at the end of the third book.
He's been describing shapes in Building Thinking Skills 2, completed his first MindBenders puzzles from the A3 book, and played a couple of Rush Hour games as well for logic.
Benny started R&S 4 with a review of sentences and practice identifying simple predicates. He completed the 31st lesson in SWO D and began the next lesson on Friday. For copywork, he wrote the first 3 verses of Genesis, and I made up random sentences for dictation. In CW, we analyzed the fable "The Goose with the Golden Egg".
For Bible, this year he is reading Vos' The Child's Story Bible and narrating the selection orally. I'm having him read aloud to me twice a week. This week, he read his CW fable and a poem that was in his grammar book. Independently, he read Henry Huggins by Cleary and narrated orally. We also began our first read aloud, The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Complete and Unabridged (Puffin Classics) by Nesbit.
Benny began his first year of Latin using Latin for Children level A. He learned 10 words and the present tense conjugation of amo.
Benny and I read the introductory chapter of The Story of the World Volume 1 Revised Edition this week covering history and archaeology. We filled out the family tree on the first page of his history notebook and placed his narrations in the booklets on the top of the second page. The booklet on the bottom right comes from a free online lapbook that I found and contains pictures of different items that a historian or archaeologist might study.
We also did a couple of Kumon cutting pages.
Next week we'll add some other Kumon books and some art as well as a little more variety to our picture books.