Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Train Ride Field Trip (Homeschool Week 32)

Hey all and hope you all are doing well.  Thanks for stopping by!  We are in the process of getting ready to drive out of state to go visit my brother and his family, and celebrate my niece's birthday and meet my baby nephew!  Here is last week's lessons and a field trip we took:

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Reading Log:

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Bible and Reading:
Monday - We watched the "Where the Wild Things Are" video today.

Tuesday - B did Lesson 79 in "100 Easy Lessons" and also Lesson 82 - Reading: More A to Z on ABCmouse.  G worked on Lesson 5 - Reading: The Letter C on ABCmouse.

Wednesday - We had a Library Day today and the librarian read "The Biggest House in the World," "An Extraordinary Egg," and "Inch by Inch."  We then got to watch the "Swimmy" video.

Thursday - The boys were excited that the book "Chrysanthemum" was finally available to borrow from the library.  They ran around the house quoting her!

Friday - Today, we read "The Diary of a Spider" and "Attack of the Dragon."  B also worked on Lesson 86 - Reading: Names and More on ABCmouse.

Art, Music and Physical Education:
Monday - B made a Captain America costume today out of construction paper.  I love their imaginations!

Tuesday - G worked on Lesson 4 - Art: Primary Colors on ABCmouse and then we went outside to play.

Wednesday - The librarian taught the boys "Two Little Blackbirds" finger play and they also danced to "Sally the Swinging Snake."

Thursday - We had a field trip today to a train station that has been used in many films.  Right outside the train station was an incredible playground so the boys got to play for a bit before we boarded the train!  We also got some exercise by walking around the cute town where the train took us.

Motor and Social Skills, Critical Thinking:
Monday - The boys used construction paper to cut, paste and tape together costumes today.

Tuesday - B answered reading comprehension questions from his reading lesson.

Thursday - The train station today was a surprise celebration for our pastor's birthday.  We went with some of the church members and had a fun lunch together.

Friday - The boys played Fizzy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick, a free app from PBS.  They played matching games and had to figure out mazes.

Monday - B wrote his favorite characters today: Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man.

Tuesday - B wrote Z, z, S, and s.  G figured out how to spell his name this week!

Monday - The boys cut out different shapes to make their costumes today.  They also played the Reading Eggs app Subtraction 1 to 20.

Tuesday - B worked on Lesson 81 - Math: Counting 15 and 16, Lesson 83 - Math: Numbers 11-15 Review, and Lesson 85 - Math: Counting 17 and 18 on ABCmouse. 

Wednesday - They sang "Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree" at the library and had to subtract from 5 to 0.

Friday - B worked on Lesson 87 - Math: Numbers to 20 on ABCmouse.  They also played Fizzy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick where they learned to put the items on the counter for the correct amount of money.  The boys also played the Reading Eggs app Subtraction 1 to 20.

Science and Social Studies:
Tuesday - B worked on Lesson 84 - Reading: Family and Friends on ABCmouse.

Thursday - When we got off the train ride, there was a cute town with a dock.  Right by the shore, was a baby alligator sunning!  We saw birds and fish, got to ride an old train car with no air conditioning, and we saw this amazing store that had books etched in stone.


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  1. This looks like an amazing fun and busy week! I really have been wanting to take my kids on a train ride as well. I rode one when I was about 10 but that has been a few years!

    1. Hi unschoolingmommaandpoppy! It was a fun week and the boys loved the train ride. I hope you and your kids are able to take one soon. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thanks, Patrick! It was an awesome field trip. Thanks for commenting and have a fantastic week :)

  3. Trains remind me of Sheldon Cooper, and my brother too. :P
    Enjoy the weekend!

    1. Hey, Lux! Very cool. Trains seem like such a guy thing but it was so much fun! Thanks for commenting and hope you are doing well :)

  4. That field trip looks like it was FUN! My daughter would love that. Found you over at the Laugh and Learn link up. It's great to get a glimpse into what other homeschoolers out there are doing! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Nicole and thanks for visiting from Laugh and Learn link up! It was such a fun field trip. I hope you and your daughter get a chance to do a similar trip together soon! Thanks for commenting and have wonderful week :)