Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Week 11: David and Goliath, Nutrition and Halloween Books (Kindergarten and Preschool Homeschool Learning)

The irony of teaching Nutrition the week of Halloween, but we had a fun and full week!

Reading log:
David and Goliath, Nutrition, and Halloween Books

If you would like to follow along with us and what curriculum we are using, please click here.

Bible and Reading:
Monday - We read "Stone Soup" today.

Tuesday - The boys and I read "The Girl Who Played With the Stars" from the "The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book.  We also did a Clifford magazine and learned some opposite words describing pumpkins such as short and tall, big and small, smooth and bumpy, and happy and grumpy.

Wednesday - Daddy did some lessons with the boys in the early morning before the library.  He printed out some Veggie Tales coloring sheets of David and Goliath, and the boys had to color them.

We had Story Time at the library today and the boys are enjoying this so much!  The librarian read, "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes," "Waiting for Wings," and "Room on the Broom."  The theme of the week was letter W and of course Halloween!  They also played a video of the book "Where the Wild Things Are" by: Maurice Sendak, which is G's absolute favorite book!

Later on in the afternoon, we went to visit with Grandma and Grandpa, and Grandma read the books these books: "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything," "Froggy's Halloween," "Skeleton Hiccups," "Pumpkin Town!," and "Clifford's Halloween Howl."

The boys did their Awanas homework at their house also but they soon fell asleep after all of Grandma's wonderful reading!  B had to memorize John 20:31 and G had to learn Revelation 4:11. 

Thursday - The boys had to organize the scripture rocks to form the verse.  I hid the rocks around the house and played "Warmer and Colder" with them.  If they were near the rocks hidden, I said 'You are warm," but if they were further from the hidden rocks, then I said, "Colder." They love this game!

Friday -  PBS aired "Room on the Broom" and the boys enjoyed that so much because they just were read the book this week at the library.  It's also by: Julia Donaldson, who also wrote "The Gruffalo," which is becoming their new favorite book.

My oldest (who is five) and I went to the vet today.  While in the waiting area, my son started a conversation with a lady and all of a sudden, he asks her, "So what do you know about Noah?"  I was so very proud of him and his evangelistic spirit wanting to talk to someone about the Bible.  She was delighted and very impressed that he spoke so confidently. 

Art, Mucis, and Physical Education:
Tuesday - We learned the song, "Only a Boy Named David" by: Soni817 on YouTube.  The boys also drew a Gruffalo that we learned about from Playdough to Plato: Roll a Gruffalo Game.  This was such a fun game and creative idea!  

Wednesday - The boys sang and danced to Hap Palmer's Sally the Swinging Snake at the library.  The librarian gives each child a green string (which is supposed to be Sally the Snake) and they follow the instructions to the music such as swinging the snake, making letters with the snake or putting it into their pocket!

Thursday - Today, we colored a worksheet with small to large pumpkins, and then drew spots on the fire dog worksheet for their math lesson.  B also drew a picture of David.

Friday - We decided to give Trick-or-Treating a try this year, so we walked around Grandma and Grandpa's neighborhood and got lots of exercise!

Motor and Social Skills, and Critical Thinking:
Monday - The boys and I played Jake and the Neverland Pirates Memory Match Game today.  We also made a pretend "Stone Soup" out of invisible ingredients and some of their Melissa and Doug play food.  G also helped me clean the windows today.

Tuesday - We did more of the Clifford magazine (October 2009 and October 2010 versions) and had to do a seek and find for the letter p words in the picture.  They played an animal matching game based on The Wild Kratts TV show on  The boys also had to answer reading comprehension questions from  ABCmouse on what animal was being described.

Wednesday - God has such a way of making things happen!  Today at the library, we discovered that another family that has been going to story time is not only a homeschool family, but they are going to be our neighbors in our new house!  What a small world and how awesome God is!  We had a playdate at their house and then went to the book fair.  After this we went to Grandma and Grandpa's and they were so tuckered out, that we never made it to Awanas tonight.

Thursday - I took five gray Pom Poms and placed them in a pouch and we all took turns being David, Goliath and King Saul in a pretend play game.  They enjoyed Mommy being Goliath most of all!  They got to throw the stones at me and then I fell, and they laughed!  We also made letters r for rock and p for pumpkin with a building blocks set my stepsister gave me.  They also got to stack these blocks to see how tall (like Goliath) they could make them.  They also were taught how to play "Rock, Paper, Scissors" today.

Friday - The boys got a playdate with their cousin today and had some fun doing Lego builds.  They also had a blast handing out candy at Grandma and Grandpa's house after they were done Trick-or-Treating.

Wednesday - B's Awanas homework asked for him to write a note to a friend describing the Bible and he wrote, "God loves us."  Both of my boys make their Momma so proud!

Thursday - B had to write numbers 1-8 for his math lesson.

Monday - The boys counted to eight for each set of cards that were dealt for 3 players (Sound like multiplication?!) and then also to 12 for a 2 player game.  We used cards that were given to me by Grandma from an issue of The Mailbox magazine.  

Tuesday - We counted the number of items that were more than one in the Clifford seek and find such as 7 pears in a basket and 3 paintbrushes.  We worked on some pumpkin patterns and the boys also learned how to count on a dice from the Gruffalo game mentioned above.

Thursday - The boys learned number sequencing with the Clifford fire dog worksheet and had to arrange the dogs from 1 to 4.  They also had to count to eight showing smallest to largest on our pumpkin sheet, with 8 being the biggest pumpkin.

Science and Social Studies:
Monday - We learned about Nutrition today and what is healthy to eat and the different food groups.  There is an amazing printable from True Aim that we used to play "Slap It" with the picture cards.  The boys learned about the food pyramid and also had to match the food cards to the proper food group.

Tuesday - The boys learned that pumpkins grow in patches and a small pumpkin can have up to 100 seeds in it from the Clifford magazine.  They also learned that pumpkins are not only orange, but also tan, red, yellow, white and blue!

Thursday - We watched a PBS documentary together as family tonight on Penguins.  The boys got to see the Mommy and Daddy Penguins take turn caring for the egg and all the work that goes into making sure they stay alive.  

Friday - B went to the vet with me today and helped hold our kitty up while the vet took out her stitches from her spay.  he got to see what a vet's office looks like and what they do.  He told the doctor he wants to be a vet someday!  He absolutely loves animals so this could be a possibility!

Did you and your kids dress up for Halloween or what fun lessons did your kids get to learn this week?

The boys in their Wild Kratts Halloween costumes!

Thanks again for joining us this week.  Hope you are enjoying our stories and lessons, and please feel free to leave me a comment if you had a question or just to say hi!



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  1. LOL it blows my mind how much you can accomplish in a WEEK! :O I probably don't get as much done in a month, and I don't even have kids yet ;0 Your little ones are so blessed to have a mom who is educating them so well. Blesssings to you!

    1. Thank you, Stefanie! I appreciate your kind comments! There are some weeks I don't feel like I get anything done but I am grateful and just as amazed when we wrap up the week. Little ones inspire their Momma's to make them be the best they can be and the Lord carries us there after that! Thank you for commenting and blessings to you as well :)

  2. Wow, you sure had a full week. Looks like lots of fun.
    My children got a kick out of the Kratt brothers costumes as they love that show right now. They choose it every day for their show time.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing with Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. So glad you can join in. Have a great week

    1. How cool! They still love the Wild Kratts show. I appreciate your Throwback Thursday party so much! It makes me smile to look back to what we did a year ago. Hope you have a great week also and thanks for commenting :)