Should I stay or should I go?

I wonder, after seeing my post’s title, how many people are singing The Clash’s popular tune. I sure am. 😀

The reason for today’s post is for me to see how many people are utilizing the information on the site — if I should keep this site up. 

If this site is used by folks, it’ll stay. If it’s not, well, I think it’s time to go. 

So…

No stay comments = this site will be gone in November. 

 

Language Arts — Tips and Tricks!

Affect and effect are easy to mix up. Here’s the short version of how to use affect vs. effect. Affect is usually a verb, and it means to impact or change. Effect is usually a noun, an effect is the result of a change. Watch out! There are certain situations and fixed phrases that break the general usage rules for these words.



 
 


 

 

The Trick to Never Confuse Maybe and May Be Again

Again, the easiest way to make sure you’re using these correctly is to replay “maybe” with “potentially” and “may be” with “might be.” If the sentence is still correct, you’re good. If it’s not, then you know you need to change it.

Extinction (Art and Science Posterboard Project)

Have your child select ANY EXTINCT animal in history. If they’d rather explore an extinct insect or flower, let them. This project allows them to explore history and hopefully learn a thing or two. 🙂

After they gather their information, have them display their new-found knowledge on a poster board. If they’d rather ake a slideshow, that’s okay, let them. 

 

Possible questions for project

  1. scientific name
  2. common name (often used) 
  3. color
  4. size
  5. weight
  6. name 3 charactetistics
  7. located
  8. diet
  9. extinction date
  10. closest relative
  11. name 3 interesting facts 
  12. lifespan

 

 Ask your child to draw a picture of their animal, insect, or flower. 
And as always, don’t forget your name! 🙂

 

Time to edit! (Language Arts)

Please familiarize yourself with the editing symbols before beginning the worksheets. If you don’t have a printer, you can have your child list the errors on a sheet of paper. Yes, there’s an answer sheet. 🙂

 

 

ANSWER KEY

 

If you want more editing pages in future posts, please tell me in a comment below. THANKS! 

Book utilized

 

Predict: Earth 50 million years in the future. (Art, Science, and Language Arts)

Unit: Earth and Space

There are NO wrong answers for this project! If you want to incorporate language arts, you can have your child explain their picture in written form. Then, they can present the image and the paper to you. 🙂

Option A: Print this worksheet and create the new Earth. 

Option B: Decorate a paper plate. 

Option C: Decorate a styrofoam ball

Option D: Trace a paper plate onto a sheet of paper and then decorate it. 

 

Week Three: Spelling

I’m not sure if anyone is using the spelling lessons or not. If you are, please comment on the post. If no one is using them, I’ll exchange the spelling lessons for another item. Thanks! 

 

Day One

Spelling list – words with the short and long “a” vowel sounds

**First day, go over each spelling word with your child. Make sure they can pronounce and understand the meaning of each one. For in-class work, have them copy each word correctly. **

 

Day Two

 

Day Three

 

Day Four

 

Day Five: Spelling Test! 

 

Book utilized in this week’s lesson: 
Evan-Moor, Building Spelling Skills: Amazon Link

 

Answer Key:

D2:
(long o) although, poem, moment, goalie, ceremony, approach, poetry, stowaway, envelope, antelope
(short o) molecule, obstacle, trolley, proverb, oxygen, obstinate
1. 3
2. 2
3. 3
4. 2
5. 2
6. 3
7. 4
8. 3
9. 3
10. 3
11. 2
12. 2

D3:
1. officer, obstacle, stowaway
2. poem or proverb, ceremony, envelope
3. Although, goalie, moment
4. often, proverb or poem
5. trolley
6. obstinate, antelope

D4: