Thursday, February 12, 2015

Groundhog's Day and 100th Day of School

Reading Log:
Groundhog's Day and 100th Day of School

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Week of February 2-6, 2015

Bible and Reading:
Monday - We read about Adam and Eve, Jonah, and Samson in "Jesus Calling."  B also did Lesson 66 in "100 Easy Lessons" and his new words and sounds were must, side, walk, wet and car.

Tuesday - Today, we read "How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A." and "Circle, Square, Moose."

Wednesday - We had a Library Day today and the librarian read "The Little Brute Family" and "Bedtime for Frances," and then got to watch the video "Bear Snores On."

Thursday - We read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" after our fun exercise for Math and Physical Education!

Friday - Daddy and G started to work on his phonics by playing with Learning Resources Alphabet Puzzle Cards and A+ Learn the Alphabet Flash Cards.  The boys then watched the videos "Make Way for Ducklings" and "Leap Frog Letter Factory."

Art, Music, and Physical Education:
Monday - Here are amazing places where I found free Groundhog's Day Printables!  The boys colored all of the printables from below.:

Wednesday - At the library, the boys learned "In the Garden" finger play and danced to "Sally the Swinging Snake."  Afterwards, we went to this amazing park that is not too far from our house.

Silly boys at the library!

Thursday - I downloaded the numbers from Create a Wall Chart: Skip Counting by 5's and 10's to 100 on Liz's Early Learning Spot and set up a hopscotch game for the boys like I saw on 100th Day of School Ideas for Kindergarten on Kinder Craze.  The boys also had a fun idea to set up the numbers to make it look like a caterpillar, and then they skipped and jumped on the number caterpillar!

They colored the 5's black and blue, and then colored the 10's green.

Friday - B did Lesson 63 Art: Pink on ABCmouse and then the boys played outside.

Motor and Social Skills, and Critical Thinking:
Monday - The boys played puzzles and games on ABCmouse and then also played Battleship and Sorry! Spiderman 3 Version.  (I found both of these games at Goodwill!  I heard Goodwill is a good place for inexpensive books and some homeschool curriculum, but was so excited when I found these and they were in perfect condition!)

Tuesday - The boys played with friends outside and G worked on some games on

Wednesday - We have started to make friends with some of the parents and children who go to the Library Time and all of us decided to go to the park near the library afterward.  It's been so nice to make friends for both me and the boys in our new town!

Thursday - B cut out the numbers from the Create a Wall Chart printable.

Friday - They had a play date with some of their friends in the neighborhood.

Monday - B wrote sh, y, grass, ground, under and nuts.

Tuesday - My husband taught the boys how to write me a note so B wrote "Dear Mom, We Love You, and then signed his name, his brother's name and Dad!  I'm glad my husband teaches them these things :)

Monday - Playing the game "Sorry" helped teach them how many spaces to go and listen to directions of the game.  They also played "Groundhog Roll and Color" from the Almost February printables where they had to roll the dice, and then color what the description of that number was.

G also did Lesson 59 Math: Rectangles, Diamonds and Stars on ABCmouse.

Tuesday - We made Banana Bread and made our first loaf of regular bread!  The boys love helping me bake and cook and don't realize they are learning measurements at the same time!

Wednesday - The librarian taught the boys "Five Little Bees" finger play and they had to count from 1-5. 

Thursday - For our hopscotch game, I made the boys put the numbers in order to 100 by 10's.

Science and Social Studies:
Monday - We learned many vocabulary words from the Groundhog's Day booklet, inlcuding mammal and rodent, and what they like to eat, they live underground in burrows, and they are similar to squirrels.  G also worked on Lesson 60 The World Around Us: Happy Birthday of ABCmouse and finished at 80% for his year path.

Tuesday - The boys were fascinated to see the yeast rise in our bread making.

Wednesday - We learned about badgers during Library Time and that they look like a skunk with their stripe, they are mean underground animals with sharp claws, they sit low to the ground, are fat, and they go to sleep (called hibernating) in the winter.

Thursday - We went to a vintage warehouse today to look for a desk and a breakfast nook set, and the boys got to see a 1950's refrigerator and an old wood burning stove.  They couldn't get over how tiny they were to what we have in kitchens now.

Friday - We had a windy day today so it was the perfect time to fly a kite.  Grandpa got the boys an eagle kite a while ago, and it was funny to see how the eagle kite looked like it was flapping it's wings!

That's our week!  Thanks for stopping by and joining us.  Hope you all are doing well :)



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  1. Yum! Love the bread. I'm visiting from Weekly Wrap Up.

    1. Hi, Nita and thanks for visiting from Weekly Wrap Up. The bread was edible and my husband amazed at our homeschool math and science :) Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. It looks like you've had a productive week of homeschooling and beyond!

    1. Thanks, Susan! It was a fun week! I like to try out things I am excited about and then the boys get excited too like the bread making. Thanks for commenting and hope you have an awesome weekend :)

  3. What a fun week! You make me miss homeschooling littles! Well, I still have a little (she's 6), but she likes to try to keep up with her big sister ;)

    1. Thank you, Leslie. It is sweet that the little one always is wanting to catch up with the bigger one. My boys are like that also! Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week!

  4. Your husband sounds like he really enjoys being part of the homeschool process. I know it's such a blessing to me when my husband jumps in and helps out. Just visiting from Weekly Wrap Up.

    1. Hi J Mama Bee and thanks for visiting from Weekly Wrap Up! It makes it so much easier on us Moms when the Dads can jump in and offer a different viewpoint. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week!