Punk Rock Parents: Homeschool Week 28: Almost done with Despereaux, Plane Shapes, Using Money, and Separating Mixtures

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Homeschool Week 28: Almost done with Despereaux, Plane Shapes, Using Money, and Separating Mixtures

This week was a bit light because standardized testing starts today! We still had some fun things we studied. 

We are so close to being finished with the Despereaux book. This week we read chapters 43-49 and worked on a few worksheets. The story is getting exciting and we are anxious to see if sweet little Despereaux will be able to save the Princess Pea!


For math we continued working on geometry. We worked on different types of quadrilateral and naming
different shapes. We also learned how to find the mode of a set of data. I have to admit I had to look up how to do that. I had completely forgot!

For social studies we talked about using money. We looked at different money from different countries and talked a little but about how values are different. We also talked about the difference between using money and bartering. The main idea I tried to get across is that when bartering the other person had to want or need the item you are bartering. We used the example of sitting at the lunch table and wanting to barter a bag of carrot sticks for a cupcake. You would need to find someone who wants carrot sticks in order to barter. 

Science was all about mixtures and solutions. We talked about different ways to separate a mixture. Then we talked about the difference between a mixture and a solution. We used alphabet soup as an example of a mixture and we used salt in water as an example of a solution. We also talked a little bit about how there are ways to separate a solution. You can leave a solution of salt water out in the sun and eventually the water will evaporate and only the salt will be left behind! 

We have testing the next 2 weeks so I assume that assignments will be on hold. Once we get back we will be counting down to summer! 

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