Week 4 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

Language Arts

  • Parts of Speech. Discuss that words can either be nouns or verbs.
    Have child write 2 different sentences using: bat, watch, felt, mind, hit, answer, wash, pinch, drop, border, bark, laps. (can change end or tense if needed)
  • Distinguish subject pronouns from object pronouns.
  • Recognize possessive pronouns.
  • Proper nouns. (always capitalize)
    Grammar worksheet

Spelling

List of 18 words
(arrow, buffalo, burro, chose, chrome, cloak, compose, cove, foam, gopher, grown, knowing, loan, loaves, roast, rows, soak, solo)
Spelling Worksheets
Spelling activities
Spelling Test

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Reading

  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Chapter Summaries (each day for reading)
    Discuss concept of reading for details.

Math

  • Worksheets everyday
    Addition and Subtraction
  • Adding Inches & Feet, Ounces & Pounds, Minutes & Hours

Science

  • Discuss echinoderms, take notes, have child draw three favorite echinoderms for science log.
  • Make identification cards for different echinoderms (use index cards) Include picture, description, habitat and usefulness to humans.
  • Glossary Terms: radial symmetry, endoskeleton, regeneration, vascular system, tube feet, rays and detritus.
  • Research Sponges, their habitat, take notes, have child draw detailed illustration for science log.

Social Studies

  • Read about the responsibilities and daily lives of Puritan children.
  • Read about crafts and toys from the colonial period (have child design their own simple toy for that era through drawing or crafting)
  • Read about the meals that were prepared in colonial period.
  • Read about the relationship between the early settlers and the Indians.

 

Week 4 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

Week 3 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

Language Arts

Descriptive, Expository, Narrative, and Persuasive Paragraphs.
Demonstrative and Interrogative Pronouns
Correct uses of Who and Whom
Have child write a narrative paragraph.

Spelling

List of 18 words
(arrive, childhood, chime, climate, delight, digest, fighting, grind, ideal, prize, sight, silence, spying, style, thigh, timing, title, violin)
Spelling Worksheets
Spelling activities
Spelling Test

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Reading

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Plot Profiles
Read 2-3 chapters at a time and write a plot profile for a problem in the story.

Math

Worksheets
Commutative property of addition
Introduce basics of Alegebra

Science

Create an animal population space outside by laying down a piece of cardboard on the ground.
Arthropods
Research Butterflies and Moths
Discuss types of insects that live inside homes
At the end of the week look under the cardboard and record the insects found underneath.

 

Social Studies

Classify the American colonies by region
Create a chart – New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, Southern Colonies
Research and collect photos and graphs
Write a summary about each colony
Bind all the information together in a book

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Week 3 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

Week 2 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

Language Arts

Figurative Writing
Idioms and Hyperboles
Anagrams and Palindromes
Alliterations
Concept of Analogy

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Spelling

List of 18 words
(breathe, breeze, crease, delight, donkey, eager, hockey, kidney, lease, plead, queen, recent, respond, screech, sleeve, squeak, steam, zebra)
Spelling Worksheets
Spelling activities
Spelling Test

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Reading

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Character webs
Discuss the story being read

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Math

Worksheets
Place Value & Addition
Rounding

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Science

Invertebrates
Worksheets
Research on Flatworms and Roundworms and where they live.
How earthworms benefit gardeners.
Create a mealworm habitat and add mealworms to it to observe.
Glossary Terms & Definitions
(parasite, scavenger)
Coelenterates project

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Social Studies

Colonial America
Read about the Jamestown Colony
What were some of the hardships of early settlers? How did they dress? Where did they live? What did they eat? (We went to Jamestown over the summer, so this was a great topic for a refresher course)
Virginia Company of London
Read: The Serpent Never Sleeps by Scott O’Dell

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Week 2 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

Week 1 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

This is my first year homeschooling my daughter for 5th grade. I’ll be updating weekly with our Lesson Plans during the whole “school year” including anything extra and field trips.

 

Language Arts

Reasons for Writing
Reviewing & Worksheets
Homophones
Synonyms and Antonyms
Similes, Metaphors, Personifications

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Spelling

List of 18 words
(amaze, anyway, basic, brace, braid, daisy, daydream, delay, dismay, essay, faint, hasten, matriarch, nature, place, raisin, rate, wage)
Spelling Worksheets
Spelling activities
Spelling Test

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Reading

Story elements and quotations
Reading from a dialogue of 2 characters in a conversation as if we were in a play.

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Math

Place values
Billions, Millions, Thousands, Ones
Practice reading large numbers
Learning check writing

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Science

Learning about the Animal Kingdoms
Watching “Hidden Kingdoms” on Netflix and creating a quiz for her.
Learning about Phyla
Glossary Terms & Definitions
(phylum, ecosystem, habitat, population, endangered, characteristics, survival, adaptation, vertebrates, invertebrates, flatworm, segmented worm, coelenterate, cnidarian, mollusk, echinoderm, chordate, endoskeleton, exoskeleton, arthropod)
Venn Diagrams to compare animals
Classify animals

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Social Studies

European Settlers Subject
Interview Family & Summarize “What it means to be an American”
Research (Google) European Explorers
John Cabot, de La Salle, Columbus, Magellan, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Coronado, Vespucci
Create a timeline of their voyages

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Week 1 – 5th Grade Homeschool Lesson Plan

July Weekend RV Trip & Expenses

CAMPING TRIP  & EXPENSES FOR OUR FIRST TRIP IN THE RV

2 ADULTS & 5 CHILDREN

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DESTINATION
Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Holly Point Campground
July 29th-July 31st
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DISTANCE TRAVELED
From DANVILLE, VA to WAKE FOREST, NC (1 hour and 29 min)
77.4 miles (154.8 miles round trip)

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MISC PURCHASES BEFORE OUR TRIP
$50.00

GAS
$110.00 to fill tank on RV and only used 1/4 for whole trip
TOTAL USED  est. $28.00

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FOOD
We packed groceries that cost us $20
Then we spent $25 on ordering pizza
Spent $9 on some snacks on the drive back
TOTAL = $54.00

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CAMPGROUND
2 nights with all hookups (Friday & Saturday night)
TOTAL $48 + $6 reservation fee = $54.00

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ENTIRE WEEKEND TRIP COST    $186.00
Kids had a good time = PRICELESS!

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July Weekend RV Trip & Expenses