Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Learning About the Meadow (Homeschool Week 35)

We are back from vacation and had a light week transitioning back into being at home!  Hope you all are doing well and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Learning About the Meadow

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Reading Log:
Bible and Reading:
Monday - Today we read The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Snow by: Joanna Cole.

Tuesday - B did Lesson 83 in "100 Easy Lessons."

Wednesday - We read stories today in Ranger Rick Jr. magazine.

Thursday - The boys did the lesson "Into the Clouds: Jesus Returns to Heaven" on the free Bible for Kids app.

Friday - We read The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus by: Kelly Pulley and B also did Lesson 84 in  "100 Easy Lessons."  Only 16 more lessons to go!

Art, Music and Physical Education:
Tuesday - B drew pictures on the art easel.

Crayola Art Easel

Wednesday - B drew a gorilla from the Ranger Rick Jr. magazine.



Thursday - The boys played outside with their friends in the neighborhood, running around and playing on the playground.

Friday - The weather's been really nice and we enjoyed another day outside playing on the playground.

Motor and Social Skills, and Critical Thinking:
Tuesday - B had to answer reading comprehension questions.

Wednesday - Ranger Rick Jr. magazine is an awesome magazine the boys' Grandma gets for them because she knows how much they love animals.  We had fun today doing I Spy games and Look and Finds in the magazine.

Thursday - We went to the library today and the boys had a chance to interact with other children.

Friday - We had a playdate today with cousin and B had to answer reading comprehension questions.  The boys also had a blast at a store where the cashier let them ring up some of the items and print the receipt.  They thought that was awesome and it was very kind of her to offer.

Writing:
Tuesday - B wrote: The, Three, Bears, Problem, and Giant.

Math:
Monday - B did Lesson 14 - Math: Shapes Practice in ABCmouse.

Tuesday - B watched Peg + Cat on Netflix and it was the episode of "The Three Bears Problem/The Giant Problem."  He learned to count to 100 by 10 and I showed him the trick of writing out numbers 1-10, and then adding a zero at the end to show him writing 10-100. 

We also had some counting pelicans in the Ranger Rick Jr. magazine and had to decipher which birds were pelicans, and which were not.

Wednesday - We read Me Counting Time by: Joan Sweeney today which is a cute and colorful story on learning about time from seconds to millenniums!

Science and Social Studies:
Monday - B did Lesson 13 - Reading: All About Impalas in ABCmouse.  We also learned about water freezing to make snowflakes in the Magic School Bus book.

Tuesday - Ranger Rick Jr. magazine for May 2015 is all about animals who live in a meadow so we learned about spiny ord weaver spiders, pelicans, frogs, javelinas and a gerenuk.

Thursday - At the library today, the boys learned more about butterflies and got to touch and feel them, and the plants that they eat from.  They were able to use a magnifying glass and microscopes, and they absolutely loved that!  We saw butterfly eggs, a pupa, and a caterpillar growing on a plant and we were allowed to take some plants home to make our own butterfly garden.


Pupa


Caterpillar

At National Wildlife Foundation, you can learn more about how to make a butterfly garden and even take a pledge to start your own garden to save the butterflies.  They will send you some free seeds and info on how to do this, and also enter to win a trip for 4 to Walt Disney World! But hurry, because the offer ends May 15, 2015.



B also completed Lesson 15 - World Around Us: Earth in ABCmouse.

That's our week!  Thanks for stopping by and feel free to check out the awesome family freebies and deal below!

Blessings,
 
Kelly

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    2 comments:

    1. It looks like you had a lovely week. I love how you broke your wek down into subjects!

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      1. Hi, Erin! It makes it a lot easier on me when I break it up into subjects so I can make sure we are covering everything, but it was definitely a fun week. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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