A Day of Fifth Grade Homeschooling

By Barbara Christensen - 8:46 AM

Homeschooling... I loved it, then I hated it, then I loved it some more. When she was younger it was so much easier, but now, not so much. Fifth grade has been complicated over the summer. However, I have finally gotten my groove back. So I thought I would share a day of Fifth Grade Homeschooling from last week with you to help give you ideas.

We have struggled with finding a math program that works for my daughter. If your child has ADHD, you understand. If your child also has Dyscalculia (Math Blind) then you are reading with wonder. What will work? We have found that Teaching Textbooks is a fantastic opportunity to keep reinforcing what she's learning to drill it home. We've done Singapore, We've tried Saxon, we've done just about every math program you can imagine. So sharing this is hopefully going to help you, the way it is helping us.

Every day we log into the computer (it's on a disc) and we start by going over the problems she missed the day before. Then she moves onto the next lesson which starts with a TT Lecture and then the practice. We're several days behind in the Math Workbook so that she can yet again, reinforce those lessons we just went through.

Also last year we started using Oak Meadow for some of our curriculum. It's been amazing. I love the English/History combination as well as the science. We've completely failed at embroidery so far. Thankfully I have a homeschooling community to turn to.

Monday Homeschooling Lessons:

Math - Online Computer Math + Workbook Math (Pg 17, 18, 19) Practice 4 and Problem Set 4

Science - Watch video http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-four-spheres-of-earth-geosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere-and-atmosphere.html (The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere video) Can't use Study.com... go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOnXg1CXaII

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/spheres.html Go through the Spheres pages and then make sure you learn and remember this Sphere Vocabulary

The Lithosphere ("rock sphere") is the ground you are standing on and the whole inside of Earth.
The Hydrosphere ("water sphere") includes all of the rivers, lakes and oceans of Earth.
The Cryosphere ("icy cold sphere") is the frozen part of Earth: the glaciers, icebergs at sea, and the huge icecaps in Greenland and Antarctica.
The Biosphere ("Life sphere") includes all living things: the trees in the park, the birds in the air, the fly on your wall, the viruses that make you sick, your pets, and even you and all your friends!
The Atmosphere ("Air Sphere") is the envelope of air that surrounds the whole Earth.
The Exo- or Celestial Sphere ("Outside or heavenly sphere") includes the whole universe beyond the top of the atmosphere--the Sun, Moon, and stars, as well as the asteroids and the little bits of dust that make meteors when they hit the atmosphere.

English - Parts of Speech (Main site https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech )
START HERE: Go through these Noun Videos and quizzes:

Come to mom for spelling pre-test

Oak Meadows English: Read page 105 - 109 do Assignments:

2. Practice writing sentences for common nouns and proper nouns. Write at least five sentences with an example of each form (singular, plural, singular possessive and plural possessive)

3. On page 110 do assignment 3 and circle all of the nouns in the sentences a - j and identify what kind of noun each one is.

Read 20 minutes
Write 5 minutes

Social Studies:

Landforms in North America: Describe the absolute and relative location of major landforms, bodies of water, and natural resources in the US and other countries of North America.

United States’ Landforms: http://study.com/academy/lesson/major-landforms-in-the-united-states.html

Physical Education:

Modified Cross Crawl sitting - 25 each side (video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFh7B6H3QGk )

Push ups - 10 push ups (video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwZq0J-1_a0 ) You can do the modified push ups on your knees


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