Friday, January 10, 2014

Beginning of the New Year: Review Week, Intoroducing Number 4

We got a visit from the boy's aunt and uncle this week!  They came down the week after Christmas so they brought the boys some nice gifts and got to hang out with us for a bit!

We introduced them to the Nerf spitball rockets we got at a Homeschool Convention and had to quickly put them back into the garage because Daddy was getting his brother with them!  It was so great to getting to see them and have them spend some time with us!

The boys love Legos so when they got them Jake and the Neverland Pirate Legos and a game the boys were beyond happy!

This is a model of the house we are thinking about purchasing.  We are so very grateful for our home we have now but we are realizing we are quickly outgrowing it.  We would love to have an extra garage so we could have storage and also be able to park the car in the garage and it would be wonderful to have a yard for the boys to play in!  It is four bedrooms also so that front window to the right would be designated for the classroom giving the boys their own bedrooms one day when they want them, instead of sharing a room!  I know all of this will happen in God's timing.  This week has proven to be full of frustration and just testing our faith in Him and patience.  Two verses that have kept me going:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6
"For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37

Back to homeschool started this week!  It was nice to take 2 weeks off just to catch up on some much needed work in the house.

B's three's!

Writing number 4!

Daddy at home helping with homeschool and some Playdoh fun

We got such an awesome gift from Grandpa and Grandma for Christmas; an annual pass to the zoo!  We were able to go last week and we caught this snake shedding his skin.  I dislike snakes but even I was impressed by this!  We just kept watching him pass through the branches to try to have his skins catch on it so it would shed! 

poisonous tree frog.  He was literally posing on this leaf for us!

The mighty, majestic eagle! 

B working on his reading lesson on the Reading Street Speedway we created.

B writing out numbers 1-4 so we could play "Four Corners," where you put a number in each corner and have a person count with their eyes closed while the others pick a corner.  Once the person is done counting, you keep your eyes closed and guess a number to see if you can "catch" a person and then that person becomes the counter.  The boys had a blast and couldn't keep quiet during the game lol but it was a lot of fun!
Reading and Bible studies this week:
Read Chapter 29 in "The Story" about "God uses Paul, " Acts 16:16-40.  Paul was Saul but was blinded and didn't believe in Christ.  He came to know Jesus and followed him and was locked in prison with Siras, but they both prayed and were able to break free from jail.  The jailor was so impressed that he asked how to be saved.
Read Chapter 30 in the "The Story" about "God's Servant," Acts 27. Paul prayed to save all the people in the boat that was at sea in a storm and they were saved.
Read Chapter 31 in "The Story" about "Jesus' Return," and this was the last chapter so we read the whole book together!  John told people about Jesus and was sentenced to an island by himself but he was there with God.  God showed him what heaven was so he could tell others and foretell Jesus' return.
We did Lesson 21 in "100 Easy Lessons" that had us work on sick, the letter o, and meet. 
We also did Lesson 22 where we covered rock, sock, cat, and rat.  We also stopped to have a character day on discipline.  B did not pay attention during his lesson so TV, Tablet and cell phone were all taken away for the day.  When Daddy got home from work he was able to finish his lesson and got to watch his shows.  It is good to have days like this and I don't think he will not pay attention again to go through a day without his videos or games.
No Awans this week because they both fell asleep early.
Read Llama Llama books by: Anna Dewdney:
"Llama Llama Wakey-Wake"
"Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop"
"Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom"
"Llama Llama Nighty-Night"
Read our new Bible books by: Kelly Pulley:
"David and the Giant"
"Daniel and the Lion's Den"
"Noah and the Ark"
"Jonah and the Big Fish"
"Adam and Eve in the Garden"
"Baby Moses and the Princess"

ABCmouse lessons included going over all the letter in the alphabet with G and doing some letter matching to pictures and B went over letters k-p.

ABCmouse lessons with the "Alphabet song" and "I'm a Little Teapot."
Primary and secondary color review on ABCmouse with games and puzzles.
Motor and Social Skills:
Playdoh fun, puzzles and playing with our Reading Street Speedway to go over some of our Reading lessons.
B is doing awesome with his writing!  He wrote k,3, three, 4, four, I, I, I, T, t, 1,2,3, N, n, and 5 this week! 
B worked on the number 3 and 4 this week in his Mr. Potato Head math booklet.  He had to write out the number and the word and had to circle the correct groups that contained the right number group and we had him write the numbers of the other groups that were not correct.  Shapes on ABCmouse this week included circles and squares.  We also played "Four Corners" where he had to write out the numbers 1-4 and then we got to play!
Other: (Science, Social Studies, Computer skills)
We went to the zoo this week and saw all kinds of animals like snakes, frogs, eagles, manatees, monkeys, fish, turtles, birds, flamingos, panthers, and a cheetah.  We also read the Zoo magazine and learned about baby penguins and how they can't go into the water until their feathers mature and we learned about the new white rhino baby.
Make it a great week :)

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