January 13, 2023, Lower South

We are at our midyear point and we are moving along quickly with new units and lessons.  This week we have introduced new work to word study, geography, and math.  Our new word study unit is on homonyms.  Homonyms are words that sound the same but may be spelled differently and have different meanings. For example the words flour and flower in this sentence:  I used flour to make a cookie that looked like a flower.

We added our continent wooden biome maps to our biome unit on the geography shelf. These beautiful maps outline the biomes of a continent by color. Students will be able to trace the puzzle pieces and color each biome accordingly. 
Finally, in math, we are learning how to tell time on an analog clock.  Using manipulative clocks, younger students will learn the hour, and  half hour on the clock.  Older students will review these concepts to master and will learn reading a clock to the minute.  In a digital world, this can be a challenge but fun with the work offered.