This Week…Riddles & Giant Fish

Making the Most of Science

Ocean Box


Little Man moved into learning about Samuel in his study of Judges this week. He was fascinated with these two riddles that Samson told to the Philistines.

Judges 15:14&18

“Out of the eater, something to eat;
out of the strong, something sweet.”
“What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?”


Tirzah. It seems that the story is turning toward romance. Tirzah has an admirer, her brother Ram seems to have a liking for the Egyptian girl Merrie. There is a lot of talk about the arrival of Moses’ wife Zipporah. Seems that many in the camp are not thrilled that she is a Midianite.


Our struggle continues. Seems Khan Academy keeps pushing him toward Trig, but there seems some missing foundational skills. Not being a math person, I’m trying to maneuver my way through figuring out where to back him up to so he can learn those foundational skills. I’m also not sure what the program is seeing in his work, skills that is prompting the program to push him ahead to this level. So Math this week has been focused on mastery challenges. When in doubt, review. In the meantime if anyone out there is a math expert and can look over my son’s KA, as a coach message me, I’d love to chat.


In the study of whales LIttle man made a Whale Mobile this week and worked on his Ocean box. Both of which are hands on and fun. I also made an impromptu lesson from a news story that was being passed around the web this week. Seems a scientist discovered a giant 18 foot oar-fish this week. You can see the story here:

Whale Mobile

Language Arts/Grammar:

This week he practiced identifying prepositions, guided writing of a short exciting story which he wrote about his gym class this week, and he did a copy edit page.


Conintuing in Simple Start in Chalk Pastels

Chalk 4


Field Trip Friday to a local 1880’s working farm.

 Slate Run

Signature 2

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16 Replies to “This Week…Riddles & Giant Fish

    1. Thanks Mary,
      My son is very artistic, but his passion is for drawing, Tricisa’s book on chalking has helped him to see that other forms of art can be beautiful too.
      Thanks for Hosting Collage Friday. 🙂

    1. Isn’t the chalk pastels great! Thanks. I love how Jeannie Fulbright in Apologia leads my son in some great discovery such as that.Thanks for stopping in Raventhreads.

    1. Heather,
      Your ranch trip looked like so much fun! I love that barn, but i totally fell in love with that horse, they have 4 horses but this one, Marcus, is gorgeous!

      Thanks for Linking up.

  1. I hope you get some help with math. I am not a math person and as quickly moving out of my math range but I am not telling my son that and am trying to learn along with him. I like the pastels.

    1. Beth,
      I am so not a math person either. He bypassed me a long time ago which is why I’m struggling to figure out what foundations we missed!
      Thanks for linking up “This Week…”

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