It’s time for another week in review! I am slowly learning my lesson in that I need to start recording the things that we’re doing AS we’re doing them – otherwise I completely forget where in the world we found certain resources and how exactly we did them! So this week will hopefully be a little more organized and have some more info in it…hopefully. Not promising anything :D
Two key passages of Scripture we have been memorizing are Proverbs 2:6 “For the LORD gives wisdom; out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding” and Psalm 91:14-15 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honour him.”
The Boy also finished memorizing (for Awana) the 23rd Psalm and earned another jewel on his badge! Yeah!
BFIAR – Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
We did a bunch of the activities for Jesse Bear ((all printables from Homeschool Creations) – I actually planned a focus for each day instead of winging it, and we managed to get in a LOT and JJ and Keeker had some great fun!
We moved on through letters D and P – we are only doing this about 3 days a week. Both The Boy and JJ are way ahead of this stuff, but it is good to solidify the correct formation of their letters. And my hubby mentioned today that he has noticed a marked improvement in The Boy’s printing already!
Science – Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day
We finished up chapter 2 on carnivorous mammals – it was a little on the rushed side as I had planned to finish last week, but it didn’t happen. We also had a mid-week visitor to our homeschool :D
We moved The Boy back to level B, and praise the Lord, it has been going so well! We are going through 2-3 lessons a day, to review and solidify, helping him to feel more confident.
JJ continued on with learning more about even and odd numbers, adding in the 10 triangle and counting by 10s.
Phonics – Christ Centered Curriculum Level B2 (SK) and C3 with First Language Lessons Level 2(Grade 2)
All About Spelling has been ordered! Woot! I can’t wait to get started on it. For now, we are whipping through the lessons in CCC Level C3 for The Boy, as well as doing one FLL a day (with the exception of Thursdays, which we take to complete any remaining French homework The Boy might have from co-op).
JJ – Level B2 in the CCC – We learned “tch” and “ng” – he really loves to write words out and is getting good at reading random things around him! He’s read through the first Early Readers Level 1 from Alpha & Omega and is working on the second one now.
Reading – Anything and Everything!
Danny Meadow Mouse – (continuing to finish this book, almost there!)
Here’s where we went a bit nuts. We’ve been to the library twice in the last two weeks, and I always come out with a bajillion books! We’ve started to “officially” read and report on the Frog and Toad books, so I researched a bunch of good activities and resources for comprehension. The good ones I found are below, would love to know if you have any other recommendations!
Frog and Toad are Friends activities http://www.sdcoe.net/score/frog/frogtg.html
Other activities http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1364
Frog and Toad are Friends lesson plan for ages 3-7 http://ilayouthforum.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/frog-toad-2.pdf
Frog and Toad activities http://thevirtualvine.com/frogs.html with printables and lapbook
Frog and Toad Activity Kit http://oceansoffirstgradefun.blogspot.com/2011/01/frog-and-toad-activity-kit.html
Days with Frog and Toad Lessons http://www.wearablelessons.com/dayswithfrogandtoad.html
Frog and Toad are Friends, Frog and Toad All Year, Frog and Toad Together, Mouse Tales and Owl at Homecomprehensions questions
One of the stories is about Frog writing a letter to Toad. So we had the kids draw pictures and write letters to our sponsored children. It was a great way to get them involved in communicating with our kids and practicing writing letters.
We went on a hike Monday with a bunch of people from our homeschool group.
It was the most gorgeous day of the week, I couldn’t believe the weather! It took us about an hour and a half to walk one way, so we parked vehicles at one end and shuttled back to the other to get the remaining vehicles. I had a fantastic nature hike scavenger hunt printed out for the kids to do, but they were so busy running up ahead with their friends, the idea quickly got lost on them. We did see some beautiful foliage, landscape and creatures – our God is an awesome God!
We also made sugar cookies for a baby shower this weekend.
Lots of fun and learning happened this week, and the new schedule (reading and writing and warming up before tackling math!) seems to be working well. Thank you Lord!
Linking up with Elementary Round-Up, Weekly Wrap-Up and Footprints in the Butter