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Friday, August 27, 2010

School Starting Soon

DJ will be starting back to school the day after Labor Day. His first week of school his writing assignment will be to write about his summer vacation. On the 10th he will participate in Fun Friday at my Blogging For Fun group, and the topic will be caterpillars. Beyond that I haven't decided yet what his actual assignment for writing will be. Last year he did two writing assignments a week. This year I think I will give him the topic on Monday, and then he will have until Friday to come up with the finished product. If he participates in Fun Friday, which he really enjoys, he will be posting his over the weekend.

DJ has to write two original poems this year. The first semester, due by the Christmas break, he has to write a poem about bees. The second semester, due by Memorial Day, he has to do a poem on the seasons. While this is a long time to accomplish these poems, he still has all his other school work, and will give him plenty of time to get them just how he wants them. I look forward to what he comes up with.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Learning The Main Idea

This is DJ's mom again. I was going to post how to make an outline for an essay, but a child can not learn that until you are sure they know how to choose the main idea for their essay. Learning the main idea of other paragraphs is where you should start, and then move on from there.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Writing Process

This is DJ's mom, and I am working on preparing his blog for the fifth grade. DJ will be expanding his writing skills this year beginning with learning the writing process some more. We started this last year but will definitely be expanded on this year. Over the next few days I will be adding some videos for him to watch as supplemental information that he learns. He likes these because they help to reinforce what he learned in a less boring way than me just talking about it. Fifth grade starts in just a few weeks, so be ready for another year of fun homeschool writing posts.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tweety Tuesday Mountain Bluebird

Today for yesterdays Tweety Tuesday I'm going to tell you about the Mountain Bluebird.

The Mountain Bluebird is a medium sized song bird living in the Western United States Arizona,California,Nevada, and even Mexico and Canada.There different from there cousin the Western Bluebird because of a few certain features.The Western Bluebird has a reddish brown chest and a darker blue.The male Mountain Bluebird is electric blue on the top and wings with a white belly.The female is grayish brown and slightly smaller.The female builds the nest while the male just pretends to help.He drops the material or doesn't help at all.It can be found in prairies,short grass,and trees by prairie edges.Its main diet is insects but it will also eat small fruits.The nest is made of grass,feathers,hair, and bark.The nests can be found in nest boxes.

That's my report on the Mountain Bluebird.I got the info from,the video form You-Tube, and the picture from Google Images.The End.