This week in EEL:
Interjection: An interjection is a word or phrase used as a strong expression of feeling or emotion.
Interjections are exclamatory words whose sole responsibility is to declare an emotion. They are usually one word, but sometimes they can be a group of words. If the emotion is not quite as strong, they might be followed by a comma as they begin the sentence. Otherwise, they will be followed by a period or an exclamation point. Examples:
Eek! My hair is on fire!
Sweet, my team got picked to go first.
Drat. I wanted to go first.
For fun we watched this funny video about interjections.
This week in IEW:
We also introduced the writing decoration...ALLITERATION (P 59 in MHBW).
What should we do at home for the next 2 weeks??
EEL Suggested homework:
Review charts A-F. No new charts this week... (Yay!) Take this time to allow them to copy the charts we've already earned. If they've already mastered Chart A--have them focus on mastering Chart B next.
Have them do the Analytical Tasks 1-4 for sentences 1-3 on pgs 86-88 in the EEL. Feel free to make up your own simple sentences once you have completed these ones. Ideally you want to spend about 5-10 min/day on doing these Analytical tasks. One sentence a day should be fine. For a reminder on how to do this- see pgs 51-63 in your EEL Guide (Special Section: Analytical Tasks in Detail)
IEW Suggested Homework:
Finish Part 1 and 2 of the Story Sequence Chart for The Sword in the Stone (p 66-67 in MHBW)
Write the rough draft for just the first two parts.
Since we have 2 weeks to fill...utilizing the Brainstorming Elements of Style p.69-71 in MHBW would be a great resource for helping the kids to practice the dress ups and decorations that we have learned so far.
Heading back to Ohio...
Grandpa by the Farmhouse
He was born in this house and has lived there ever since.
Grandma and Me
She made my favorite pineapple cookies.
Elena and David at the pond.
My grandparent's farm has a pond on the property. This is the same row boat I used to row in as a kid. So fun for me to see my own children experience it now. I'm pretty sure those are the same life vests too... ;)