Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week 12: Animal Alphabet Books, Kings, and Scotland

Are you all as amazed as I am that it is November already?  Even though the time goes by fast, I love the end of the year and the holidays.  Everyone becomes so thankful in the month of November and then December is so centered on love of family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  I hope you all take a minute to slow down and relish these moments as they go by so quickly!

We had a great week and I wanted to share some new books we learned about at the library.  They are amazing stories on learning the alphabet in a fun and silly way that really sticks with children.  We also learned about Scotland and King David this week.  Thanks for joining us!

Reading Log:

Animal Alphabet Books, Kings and Scotland

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

Bible and Reading:
Monday - Today, G learned about Moses on the Bible App.  B did Lesson 58 in "100 Easy Lessons" and learned these new words and sounds: long i, getting, bit, leaf, eating and how.  B and I also played an Animal Alphabet game in the car while G slept.  We had to name as many animals as we could that started with the letter from A to Z and we made it Z, right before getting to their friend's house for a playdate.

Tuesday - The boys and I learned more about Joshua and the spies he sent and how Rahab helped them.  We learned that Rahab actually is a great, great, great grandmother of King David and how because she saved the spies, they returned the favor to her, and her and her family were saved when they attacked Jericho.  We used both "Jesus Calling" and Brave Girls Bible Stories. 

Wednesday - We made it to the last Library Time until January and the boys were the only ones there so they had a very special time.  The librarian read, "Xander's Panda Party," "Yo! Yes?" and "Z is for Moose."  The theme this week was XYZ and story time wrapped up with a video of "Good Night, Gorilla."

We also borrowed some books and movies, and the boys watched The Gruffalo movie when we got home.

Thursday - The theme this week in "God's Little Explorers" was K is for King so we learned the nursery rhyme of "Old King Cole."  We went over what rhymes with Cole (bowl, soul).  I also asked what kind of kingdom they would have if they were king.  They were in a silly mood and B said a stuffed animal kingdom and G said a diaper kingdom!

We read "The Story of David" in "Jesus Calling" and applied that Jesus is the King of our lives and we talked about King David and King Saul.  We also read "Wild About Books," "Wild About You," and "The Gruffalo's Child."

Friday - The boys and I read, "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" today and loved how the animals took care of this beloved zookeeper!  Great book!

Art, Music and Physical Education:
Monday - G colored letter k for their Alphabet book and also drew his version of Joke and Batman.  I love how he is starting to express himself in drawing!  The boys also colored a map and flag of Scotland today.

Tuesday - The boys learned the song "This Old Man" on ABCmouse today and we sang "Only a Boy Named David."

Wednesday - We had to say goodbye to "Sally the Swinging Snake" today as it was the last day of library time until next year.  They also learned some finger plays of "Five Little Monkeys" and "Two Monkeys."

Thursday - Today, we listened to the song "The Three Little Kittens" and sang "Rejoice in the Lord Always."

Friday - We went to meet with the contractor at our house that is being built and the boys got to play in the playground that is right behind the house.  They did leg exercises according to the sign posted, played on the monkey bars (with Momma's help), went on the swings and down the slide.  I'm going to be so excited once we can actually be in our house after a fun day at the park!  G also drew a picture of the Wild Kratts.

Motor and Social Skills, and Critical Thinking:
Monday - The boys answered reading comprehension questions from the Bible app and reading lesson.  They also had two playdates today; one with my friend's daughter and the other at church during Momma's bible study meeting.

Wednesday - They had a playdate with their cousin today and were tuckered out, so we didn't make it to Awanas.

Thursday - We cut and pasted some shapes into a castle today and pasted letter k into the Alphabet book.

Friday - We had some Play-doh phonics fun today as we made different animals and then went over what the sound of the beginning letter starts with.  We did G is for Gruffalo and giraffe, K is for k and kitten, and d is for dolphin.  The boys also had a blast playing Don't Break the Ice.

Monday - B wrote letters d and b.

Wednesday - B amazed me by typing out the words Gruffalo, owl and fox without asking for help on how to spell the words!

Thursday - B wrote knight, kitten, king, and the numbers 4, 6, 7, and 8.

Monday - B worked on wrapping up his math sheet on ten frames.

Tuesday - Both the boys went over numbers 6-10 on ABCmouse.

Thursday - The boys had a shapes and color review while we built a castle.  B finished his ten frame worksheet.

Friday - We counted as they did different reps for leg exercises. 

Science and Social Studies:
Monday - We learned about Scotalnd in a Harcourt Brace Social Studies 3rd grade book I bought at a Used Homeschool Sale at the library.  The boys got excited when I told them this is what country Merida is from in the Disney movie "Brave." We learned that it is near England, which is one of the country's the boys learned about this year.  Scotland has many games like in the movie where they do tug-of-war, play bag pipes, dance and sheep heard.

Tuesday - The boys went to vote with Mommy and Daddy today and were tickled when they got the "I Voted" sticker!  We wanted to show them how important it is to vote. 



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  1. It looks like you got a lot done this week! I like November and December, too, because of the thankfulness and love for family and friends.

    1. Thank you, Susan. I am thankful we got a lot done this week because of the holidays fast approaching. It is truly a special part of the year to share with family and friends! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)