Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter Learning & Activities (Homeschool Week 31)

Hey, thanks for stopping by and hope you and your families had a nice Easter!  We had many of our friends and family on Spring Break last week so we started out our week backwards, and had fun first and then did homeschool work.  That did not go so well for this Homeschool Momma, and by Friday I had lies fill my head that I was not doing my sons justice by homeschooling them, and had a much needed homeschool meltdown.

It is when we fall, that we look up.  I knew these were lies but they felt so real and convincing, that I knew I needed rest and to pray.  It hit me this week that this all happened on Good Friday.  A day we call Good because that is the day that God's only Son, Jesus took all of the sin of the world so that we could be saved.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
 
Photo credit for Easter Egg & Cross photo to Lightstock.com
 
I encourage you if you are having a hard time with anything to stop the lies immediately, and pray to God.  He knows us better than we know ourselves and He has placed a calling on our hearts, that He knows we can handle.  He loves us unconditionally but also knows we are human, and we need rest and the know to call on Him.

I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.
Philippians 4:13

Thank you for stopping by to view our homeschool week and hope this was able to help someone!

Blessings,
 
Kelly

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Reading Log:
To see what curriculum and resources we are using this year, please click here.

Bible and Reading:
Monday - Today, we read "Moses and the King."

Tuesday - The boys watched "The Donkey and the King" in the FREE Bible App for Kids and we also read "God Gave Us Easter."  G did Lesson 1 - Reading the Letter A in his new pre-k ABCmouse lessons and B did Lesson 77 - Reading Words on the Farm, Part 1.

Thursday - B did Lesson 77 in "100 Easy Lessons" and G did Lesson 3 - Reading: The Letter B on ABCmouse.

Friday - We talked about why today is called Good Friday and the importance behind it.  We also read "The Fairest Town in the West" and "Batman Reptile Rampage."

Saturday - We watched "A Good Sunday" on Bible App for Kids and B did Lesson 78 in "100 Easy Lessons."

Art, Music and Physical Education:
Monday - We went to the Springs and the boys ran around, swam, walked, played football and also played on the playground.



Tuesday - The boys played at our playground today and B did Lesson 79 - World Around Us: Spanish Secondary Colors in ABCmouse.

Friday - We went to visit my Mom down by the beach and had a wonderful time walking and swimming.

Saturday - We played games today at church including a game where all the kids stood in a circle holding hands and they had to have each person step through the hula hoop without breaking apart the circle.  The boys also made an Easter craft magnet.

Motor and Social Skills, and Critical Thinking:
Monday - The boys built sand castles and moats with their friends who were with us.  We had a picnic lunch together and the kids had a blast playing the game "Colors" in the water.

Tuesday - The boys had their cousin and aunt over for a playdate, and later played with one of their friends outside.

Thursday - B answered reading comprehension questions.

Friday - We built sand castles at the beach :)



Saturday - We had an amazing time at church and the boys had an Easter Egg Hunt.  One of the boys' friends won the magical Golden Egg and B got upset because he didn't win it.  I explained to him it is good to be happy for our friends when they get something good, just like they will be happy for us when something good happens to us.  B also had to answer reading comprehension questions.

Writing:
Thursday - B wrote had, the, then, went, near, come, u and b.



Saturday - B wrote x and er.

Math:
Monday - The boys played "Marco Polo" in the water and had to count before trying to find their friends.

Tuesday - B did Lesson 78 - Math: Counting 13 and 14 on ABCmouse and G did Lesson 2 - Math: Number 1.

Thursday - B finished 92% of his lesson plan on ABCmouse today with Lesson 81 - Math: Counting 15 and 16.

Saturday - We played Connect 4 today and had the boys count the amounts of red counters to yellow counters.

Science and Social Studies:
Monday - We learned about what a spring is today, which is created by an aqua fifer in the ground and also from water runoff and rain.  We saw some fish in the water with us and also birds flying overhead.

Tuesday - B did Lesson 80 - World Around Us: My Body in ABCmouse today.  We also went to the library for a free petting zoo they had with a goat, snake, baby piglet, pony, and the boys got to ride horses!



Saturday - We dyed Easter eggs today and the boys loved seeing them change color before their eyes.  They learned the longer the eggs sat in the color, the darker the color became.



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10 comments:

  1. Building castles and painting eggs sound so much fun. I'd love to learn that too. :)

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  2. Thanks, Lux! I love being able to have fun and get some learning in also! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an awesome weekend as well :)

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  3. not only are you learning/teaching and such with homeschooling, but I love the memories you are making!

    @spreadingJOY

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    1. Hey Marie! I am absolutely learning. Didn't know I would be by teaching my boys but they teach me something everyday and I love that I get to be a part of that and make memories with them. Thanks for commenting and hope you are doing well :)

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  4. Homeschooling is not for the faint at heart and not only are you homeschooling but you take the time to blog your lessons! We all need times of refreshing and I'm glad you were given one. The route may not have been fun, but your rest was needed, and we thank God for it. #bloggercaregroup

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    1. Hi, Clarissa and thanks for visiting from #bloggercaregroup! Thank you for your wonderful comment and it was definitely a much needed rest! Hope you are doing well and have a fantastic week :)

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  5. looks like great variety of activities. Thanks for sharing it :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment, Rudi! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  6. What great activities and lessons you are teaching your kids! Nice to co-host with you at #OMHGWW.

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    1. Hi, Donna! Thank you for the wonderful comment! I am excited to be a co-host this month at #OMHGWW :)

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