Friday, October 18, 2019

3rd Week of 1st Grade Pics

Z learned about Cuneiform and Hieroglyphics this week and practiced writing his name and doing stamps in these early forms of writing:

Last week he did a cave "painting" drawing - my daughter and I also contributed to show him what to do, his are the middle bottom people:

He really likes using the Counting Bears in Saxon Math to help with addition:

Thursday, October 3, 2019

1st Grade Human Body Projects

Z is following my free 1st Grade Human Body Study.  The links aren't all working anymore because it has been so many years but we are finding enough to do to supplement.  We did a cut out skeleton project, it was in various bones and he had to put them together in the right order and glue them down.  Then, we bought the Magic School Bus Human Body kit and we have done 3 projects so far and he likes it but he LOVES the poster and stickers that we put on as we learn!

Z's 1st Grade History Read-Aloud Reading List

We are following almost the exact same path in history that we did with our daughter many years ago when she was in 1st grade.  You can see her list here.  This list below is going to be updated as we go on the books relating to history that we read-aloud to Z.  Z has a very hard time paying attention, so I try and get books that I think work for him and his attention span and comprehension level, which is both less than K's was at this age.  These books go along with the recommendations in the Story of the World Ancient Times Activity Book.

  1. Archaeologists Dig for Clues - Duke
  2. The First Dog - Brett
  3. Little Grunt and the Big Egg - DePaola
  4. Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile - DePaola
  5. We're Sailing Down the Nile - Krebs
  6. The Nile River - Fowler
  7. Abu Ali: Three Tales of the Middle East - Van Woerkom
  8. Mummy Riddles - Hall
  9. The Story About Ping - Flack
  10. Look What Came From Egypt - Harvey
  11. Anansi the Spider - McDermott
  12. Zomo the Rabbit - McDermott
  13. Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper - Mollel
  14. Anansi and the Magic Stick - Kimmel
  15. The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories - Badoe