Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Week 21: Caring About Others (Homeschool Kindergarten & Preschool Learning)

Hey everyone!  It has been busy on the blog this week with a huge giveaway and some book reviews if you are looking for a good book to read or one for your child.  We had an awesome homeschool week last week.  Thanks for joining us in our adventures!

Learning About Caring About Others

Reading Log:

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by: Judith Viorst
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by: Latisha J. Greaves-Barker - This is a free coloring book story that is perfect for children ages 4-9 years old about explaining who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was and what he stood for.
  • Harry and the Lady Next Door by: Gene Zion
  • No Roses for Harry! by: Gene Zion
  • Harry by the Sea by: Gene Zion
  • Max's Words by: Kate Banks
  • Pierre by: Maurice Sendak
  • Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months by: Maurice Sendak
  • Strega Nona by: Tomie dePaola
  • Bill and Pete by: Tomie dePaola
  • Let There Be Light by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu 
  • Bible Favorites One Sentence Storybooks by: Nancy I. Sanders

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

    Bible and Reading:
    Monday - We read "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day;" "Happy Birthday Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.," and "Harry and the Lady Next Door."

    Tuesday - Today, we read "No Roses for Harry!," "Harry by the Sea," "Max's Words," "Let There Be Light," and the boys watched a LeapFrog "Talking Words Factory" video on Netflix.

    Wednesday - We had a Library Day today and the librarian read "Strega Nona," and "Bill and Pete."  We also got to watch a video of "Charlie Needs a New Cloak."  We borrowed "Pierre" and "Chicken Soup with Rice,' so we read those books when we got home.

    Thursday - The boys watched "The Brave and Beautiful Queen" on the free Bible for Kids app and learned about Queen Esther.

    Friday - We read "Bible Favorites" and "The Peekapak Pals and the Value of Friendship."  B also did Reading Lesson 64 out of "100 Easy Lessons" and learned how to read bring, brother, getting, sent, her, love, find, give, gave, up, boy, tail and they.

    Art, Music, and Physical Education:
    Monday - The boys colored some of the pictures in the "Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." coloring storybook, and also a sheet from The Mailbox on "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."  The boys also played outside on the playground.

    Tuesday - B worked on a "Harry the Dirty Dog" worksheet from The Mailbox Read-Aloud Roundup.   This book is amazing and has ideas, activities, and worksheets for 50 stories at Kindergarten to 1st grade level!

    Wednesday - The boys did "Two Monkeys" finger play at the library, and then we came home and played outside.  We borrowed the video The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and watched it also.

    Thursday - Boys went outside and played with their friends.

    Friday - If you have ever wondered what a Peekapak is and what is included, check out my review here.  The birdhouse came assembled already and the boys put stickers and letter stickers (all included in the pack!) on the birdhouse, photo frame, and the blank wooden dice that became their own personal stamper!  I highly recommend this if you are looking for something fun to do with your child!

     Peekapak Review

    Motor and Social Skills, and Critical Thinking:
    Monday - We used the same "Alexander" worksheet for the boys to cut and paste the events of the story in order.  The boys also met two new friends today while playing outside.

    Tuesday - The boys played ABCmouse puzzles and games today and answered reading comprehension questions.

    Wednesday - After watching the video, the boys played with Excellerations There Was an Old Lady Felt Story Pieces from their Grandma, and they had to match the words with the different animals the lady swallowed.

    Thursday - The boys answered reading comprehension questions on Bible for Kids app.

    Friday - There was more reading comprehension during each of the stories read today.

    Monday - B wrote the word, donate.

    Friday - B wrote bat, rat, sat, cat, hat, pat, tad, er, and w.

    Monday - Today, I taught the boys on how to save their money, donate and spending it.  Our new church has a children's media offering and the boys wanted to know what they could do to donate so I think they are getting ready for chores!  I taught them that the first 10% of our money goes back to church and that it is being a good steward of our money and having faith in God.  I told them 20% goes into savings and the rest is theirs to spend.

    It may have been a bit over their heads but we dumped out their piggy bank and divided up their pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters into separate piggy banks we received at a local credit union.  They counted different ways how to make a dollar.  

    Wednesday - The boys did "Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree" finger play and counted from 5 to 0 backwards.  This is a great finger play for teaching early subtraction.

    Friday - B worked on a free worksheet by Miss Kindergarten Love on at Word Families.  He rolled the dice and then circled the outline of the shape of the word.

    Science and Social Studies:
    Monday - The boys learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and how it's not nice to make fun of others.  I reminded them that God created us all and that He loves us all and that we need to love all people also.  They also found Australia on the map from reading "Alexander."

    Thursday - We all got to see how they laid the sod down for our lawn from a house that is about to be complete a few houses down.  The boys loved watching the rolling tractor as it flattened the sod.



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