We are officially on homeschool break until about January 5, 2015 so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! I am going to be taking some time to relax with my sons and enjoy the holiday, and then next week we will be moving! Our new house is built and I can't wait to show you some pictures next year!
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I would like to give God glory in all of this. Never in my wildest of dreams, would I have imagined where my life would be today and I am so incredibly grateful for everything and everyone. I know I could not be here without the Lord, and His grace and love.
Here is our last week of homeschool. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I will be posting amazing giveaways in January and February, so don't forget to stop by! Blessings to you all :)
Living for Him,
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My husband is so talented! Here is one of the days with our elf, Chippey made out of Legos.
Bible and Reading:
Monday - We covered Day 15 of the Advent calendar, which was the Donkey and we watched "Disney's A Christmas Carol."
Tuesday - Day 16 of Advent calendar was the Innkeeper and we watched "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "The Polar Express." B also did Lesson 62 out of "100 Easy Lessons" and his new sounds and words were er, into, led, waves, hunting, stopping, year, yes and boy.
Thursday - I reviewed a Peekapak and we did some of the lesson included in that today. There was a story and poem, and also a lesson plan. Check them out; it was so fun and easy to assemble! We also did Day 17 (Sheep) and Day 18 (Angel) in Advent. The boys also reviewed phonics for letter J for Jesus.
Saturday - My husband and I were sick all of last week so we completely lost Wednesday and Friday but we made up for it this weekend. We watched "Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
Sunday - We read "Harry the Dirty Dog" by: Gene Zion.
Art, Music and Physical Education:
Thursday - We sang "Away in a Manger" and the boys made candy cane poems from the God's Explorers curriculum.
Saturday - I got an email from our local library about a family event today so the boys and I went. It turned out that there were some children there but mostly older women for an art project! Each person got to paint a picture while the song, "We are the World" played. When the music stopped, you had to pass your canvas to the right and then it would go all the way around and come back to you! We had a blast!
Sunday - The boys made ornaments out of burlap and felt today in Sunday school.
Motor and Social:
Monday - B helped me make some grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch! He is getting to be quite the helper in the kitchen!
Tuesday - B had to answer reading comprehension questions in his reading lesson.
Thursday - The boys had reading comprehension questions and story sequencing to answer in the Peekapak lesson. They also helped me make a pizza lunch out of biscuits, pasta sauce, cheese, and sausage! G also worked on some floor puzzles.
Saturday - The boys and I had fun while at the library getting to know more people where we live.
Sunday - They had a Happy Birthday, Jesus party at children's church today, and G got home to work on the Fresh Pick game on pbskids.
Tuesday - B wrote y and w for reading lesson.
Saturday - B spelled Santa, more and days.
Monday - We made red Jello today and the boys helped me with the measurements.
Thursday - We had some Advent math and the boys had to count how many days we had done, and how many more days were left until Christmas.
Sunday - We made a game to have the boys help us pack for moving. We had a box at the bottom of the stairs and the boys had to throw down their teddy bears into the box (like basketball!) and count how many they threw in!
Science and Social Studies:
Monday - We watched Modern Marvels on TV with the boys and it was all about breakfast foods. They showed how toasters changed through the years and how bacon and eggs became such a popular breakfast. It showed how the chickens lay the eggs and then get transported from farm to warehouse to grocery store. It talked about how oranges were considered a wealthy item to people and then a major breakfast juice and how it is grown everywhere now. They spoke about a high fiber breakfast called granula to help the obesity from eating so much bacon and eggs, and how a Dr. Kellogg came along and made it better tasting and easier to eat. It spoke about how cereal was developed to be healthy and then in the 1950's how so much sugar was added to it and then became healthy again in the 1980's. It also spoke about McMuffin's as the first fast food breakfast sandwich. The boys were really interested in all of this!
Saturday - The lady running the event at the library spoke about how with all of the incidents going on lately, that we are all equal and a part of the world. It was a beautiful message and there were many people there young and old and of all different backgrounds, that came together to paint.
Well, that's it! Hope to see you all back again in January! If I happen to catch amazing deals, I will post them but I am going to try to relax! Blessings!
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