Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 20: Bears and Paddington Party (Homeschool Learning)

Reading log:

Bears and Paddington Party

To follow along with what curriculum and resources we are using, please click here.

Week of January 12-16, 2015

Bible and Reading:
Monday - Daddy and the boys did their devotional in the morning and then B did Reading Lesson #63 out of "100 Easy Lessons."  His new words were other, mother, love, card, they and her.

Tuesday - The boys watched the Veggie Tales movie, "God Made You Special" and then tried to create words with the Leap Frog Interactive Talking Words Factory Flash Cards.

Wednesday - Today was a Library Day and the librairan read "Corduroy," "Beady Bear," and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt."  The boys got to watch a few episodes of "Paddington Bear" and and then came home and watched "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything."

Thursday - B did Lesson 53 in ABCmouse called "Reading the Alphabet with Words."  We listened to the audio CD of "Ask Mr. Bear" and I read "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears" and "The Tortoise and the Hare" to them.

Friday - We had a second day at the Library because they had a Paddington Bear party!  We got there early so we were able to read "Once Upon a Potty," "The Teddy Bear's Picnic," and "The Five Chinese Brothers" to the boys before the party started.  The librarian read some chapters in "A Bear Called Paddington" and watched a few episodes of "Paddington Bear."  

Art, Music and Physical Education:
Tuesday - The boys played outside and practiced on the monkey bars as I held them and they used their upper body to move across the bards.

Wednesday - The boys danced to "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear" jump rope song and to "Sally the Swinging Snake."

Thursday - B completed Lesson 54: "Art Now - Add Gray" in ABCmouse.

Friday - The boys made a Paddington Bear at the library out od supplies provided: glue, tape, markers, toilet paper roll, and construction paper.

Motor and Social Skills, and Critical Thinking:
Monday - B had to answer reading comprehension questions after his reading lesson, and both boys played games and puzzles on ABCmouse.

Tuesday - G played with some floor puzzles today and they both worked on tangram puzzles.

Wednesday - The boys had a Lego Build Day and B built a house for "Peter Pumpkin Eater's Wife."  We also went out to dinner at Grandpa's new restaurant and B and Daddy worked on B's first Wordsearch puzzle on the kids menu.  

Thursday - The boys love the game Fizzy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick, which is a free app.  They have to listen to the directions and guide a boy on a bicycle to his friend and it uses directional and arrows to get him there.

Friday - There was no school in our county today, so there were many friends for the boys to get to know at the library.

It was awesome how the library and librarian put all the things together for the party!  There was a bear with a suitcase, orange marmalade, and a note to take care of the bear just like in the book.  Each child was given a name tag and had to guess how many teddy graham cookies were in a jar to win it.  They were served orange marmalade snadwiches, milk, and teddy graham cookies and each child got to take home a Paddington Bear packet from Words for Life and a flag of England.  

This packet proved to be very useful because we had to go to the DMV afterward and get our driver's license updated with our new address!

Monday - B wrote Y, y, B, and B for reading lesson.

Friday - B had to fill in the blank in the Paddingotn Packet and use phonics to sound out what letter was missing,  He also wrote dab, cat, bat, mat, fat, and run.

Tuesday - The boys had fun playing with Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards (tangram puzzles) and we had a shapes, color, and number review with how many of each shape was on the puzzle.

Thursday - B did Lesson 55 "Math More 1-10 Practice" on ABCmouse and G played Fiizy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick as I showed him how many of each item to get to the requested product amount.  

Science and Social Studies:
Friday - The boys learned where Peru is on the map where Paddington sailed from, all the way to England.  They also learned some fun facts about Spectacled Bears.

Yay!  I am finally caught up on documenting our homeschool lessons!  Hope you are enjoying this journey with us!



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  1. Homeschool looks rather fun, does it?

    1. It is definitely fun for the age group my sons are in for now, but I am wondering if it is going to be as fun when they are in high school! I am enjoying re-learning everything with them! Thanks for commenting SuperLux and have a blessed week :)

  2. I love your creative & how you weave things together :) Lovely unit studies..

    Thanks so much for sharing this on this week's Mom 2 Mom Encouragement Party! Hope you come back & join us again next week :)

    Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

    1. Hi Rachael and thanks for hosting at Mom 2 Mom Encouragement Party! I like to find out what my boys are interested in for that week and then just go from there. They help make this Momma creative! Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful weekend :)