Friday, January 24, 2014

Week of January 20: Numbers 7 and 8

This week many students had off for a few days to observe MLK Jr. Day and some students where it is cold, have been snowed in and have had "snow days."  Living in Florida, my sons are not going to have snow days but I am amazed that while this week we were trying to be carefree and have some Florida "non-snow" days" off, we actually got a lot of work done!

* Things to work on: Spending more fun time playing with the boys and relaxing.  Ideas for blog - having music start when you open the page (Matt Maher "Lord, How I Need You") *

Playdoh number fun

We reviewed numbers 1-6 (B molded all the numbers above!)

B's math writing of #8 where he connected the dots to make his hat and he numbered each dot from 1-8.

Number review using Counting Fish Mats. G's saying "Hi Mom!" to the camera!

Last weekend we went back for more yummy tangelos at the farm.

The boys helping Daddy find the best ones!

You can see the green unripe tangelos and how they start to change to yellow and then eventually orange when they are ripe!

They almost look like limes at this stage!

Fully mature tangelo tree.

Reading and Bible Studies:

Monday -  Lesson 24 in "100 Easy Lessons" (new words: not and in)
                 "Llama Llama Holiday Drama" by: Anna Dewdney
                 "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear" by: Don & Audrey Wood
                  "The Ugly Duckling" by: Rachel Isadora - an online book from We Give Books (We Give Books, WWE, and YALSA have put together a program to help promote reading and have made many books available online and kids get a chance to win prizes.
                 "Allie's Yellow Jacket" by: Claudia Brehse (Kindle edition available on

Tuesday -   "Skippyjon Jones" by: Judy Schachner

Wednesday - no readings or lessons

Thursday -  "Baby Penguins Everywhere!" by: Melissa Guion (
                     Introduction to the sound "qu" for Booba and "a" for Googs (on

Friday -    "Cain and Abel, Two Brothers" from Genesis 4 in "Jesus Calling" by: Sarah Young.  We talked about having trust and faith in God like Abel did and how that pleases God and that He is ready to help us when we need Him.  We also talked about being nice brothers to one another.

Genesis 4:7 "If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”  How important this verse is!  I'm so glad Sarah Young includes scripture like this even in a child's devotional.  It's easy to understand and such a reminder to us that yes, we must rule over sin in our life.

                  Lesson 25 in 100 Easy Lessons (new words/sounds: f, man, ant, sit, on, near, in)
                 "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Too Cool for Rules" by: J.E. Bright
                "Toot and Puddle: Get With the Beat" by: Laura F. Walsh
                  "The Hat" by: Jan Brett (

Art/Music/Physical Education:

There are some weeks we don't hit every single subject area so this week was a little weak in this department but we always end up equaling it out.  On Monday, G colored some pictures in his David and Goliath coloring book and on Tuesday the boys mixed red and blue Playdoh together to make purple!

Motor and Social Skills:

B did Lessons 24 and 25 this week in "100 Easy Lessons" and he is doing amazing!  He is reading and can actually recognize many of his words he is learning on signs, magazines, and TV ads and he is hungry for the knowledge to know more!  He did the reading comprehension questions in his lessons and is showing an understanding for the reading like knowing about the rat is in the sack when we ask him and why does the rat look happy or not happy? (Lesson 24).  Lesson 25 was about  cat in a sock on a Christmas tree and a man and he understood the story and was insightful of what was occurring.

We did lots of Playdoh projects this week with cutting and molding Playdoh into creatures and numbers.  We also took a break and just played.  I feel like there are so many days that go by and I beat myself up to get everything done and am exhausted at the end of the day.  I am trying to relax and enjoy just taking a break here and there to sit down and play with the boys and their toys.

We also went to the Farmer's Market this week with Daddy and got some milkshakes so we went over colors and names of fruits and vegetables and I had B count how many of each item we were getting.


The boys learned about Abraham this week in Awanas and colored stars and the moon and circled the right number group to match the number to how many stars were in each.  B is doing really well at memorizing his verses and his teacher made it a point to tell me how well he is doing!  G is doing well at sitting still and listening and just getting to socialize with other children in a faith setting.


Monday -  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,D,d,N,n

Friday - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,eight, n, o


Monday - B followed the number 7 in a maze to get to the finish line and circled and wrote numbers 1 -7 in Mr. Potato Head Math booklet

Tuesday - Both boys worked with Playdoh number set and we did a review of numbers 1-7.

Wednesday - B counted 6 limes at the market for us and how many items we had in the basket and he worked on his numbers worksheet at Awanas.

Thursday - Learning about more vs. less on

Friday - Circling groups of 8 in Mr. Potato Head math booklet and connecting the dots and counting each dot from 1 to 8.  We also did a numbers review using our Counting Mats with Fish and also the Playdoh numbers set.

Other (computer, Science, Social Studies):

Thursday - G finished his Toddler section in and moved onto first level preschool!  It was a big accomplishment and we are very proud of him!  It's taken him a year to finish but he doesn't get on it as much as his brother does but he's ready now!  He's starting to get ready to learn his alphabet!

Make it a great week!

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