- How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. by: Marjorie Priceman
- Circle, Square, Moose by: Kelly Bingham
- The Little Brute Family by: Russell Hoban
- Bedtime for Frances by: Russell Hoban
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by: Eric Carle
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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.:
- Groundhog's Day on Kafy's Books
- Story Booklet Groundhog's Day on Ms. Lane's SLP Materials
- Almost February on Rowdy in First Grade
Tuesday - The boys played outside on the playground.
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 NickJr.com.
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.
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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