Saturday, October 17, 2015

Homeschool Week 8: Christopher Columbus & Oceans

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Wednesday - The boys did Bible time today with Daddy and read Chapter 6, Lesson 2 in Believe Storybook called the Holy Spirit comes to Establish the Church.  What a blessing this was as the boys had many questions, and my oldest who is 6 prayed to accept Christ into his heart with his Daddy.  It was a very emotional moment for all of us.  God is good!

The boys also had a Missions Friends meeting at church where they decorated some toys for Operation Christmas Child.

Friday - Today, we read the first lesson in Chapter 7 in Believe Storybook on Cain and Abel.  We read about the anger and jealousy, which makes God sad to see in the human beings he created.  Despite our failures though, He still loves us and still found a way to save us from our sins.

Monday - B did a worksheet on number line equations and G did Lesson 59 in ABCmouse called Math: Rectangles.  G also did a worksheet for the number 3.

Friday - B did an addition worksheet today and G did number 4 in his math book.  We used counting bears to have the boys do one to one ratios.

Social Studies:
Monday - Our lesson today came from the book, What Your 1st Grader Needs to Know for Columbus Day (pages 116-118).  We learned Columbus sailed from Spain in search of spices and pepper from Asia to help keep their meat fresh, since there were no refrigerators back then.  He discovered America instead and called the natives, Indians as he thought he had arrived in what they called the Indies.  We also learned about the unfairness of the European invasion of guns versus the Indians arrows.  I thought this gave a good explanation for this age level and we also looked at maps to see what route Columbus thought he took, versus where he ended up. 

Tuesday - Today, we went over the major oceans and what the Equator is.

Monday - B did Lesson 19 in ABCmouse today on Visit the Tropical Rainforest.

Tuesday - We did a The Mailbox activity today called Deep, Deep, Deeper.  We went over some of the animals that live in the ocean such as crabs, seals, whales, fish and sharks.

Thursday - Today's lesson was in Ranger Rick Jr. magazine, the September 2015 edition.  We learned about animals with noses and how they use their noses for other things.  The boys had to match animals to their noses and we also learned about proboscis monkeys, chipmunks and rattlesnakes.

Monday - B did Lesson 20 in ABCmouse called Words! Words! Words!  He also did Lesson 4 in First Language Lessons on Proper nouns and names, and that they have capital letters.  G did Lesson 60 in ABCmouse on Reading the Letter R.  We also listedned to an audio and followed the story of Robin Hood and the Pirates in the book, The Barefoot Book of Pirates. 

Tuesday - B read Hop on Pop  all by himself today!  We also read Magelica's Voyage,  and What a Scare, Jesse Bear.  G did Lesson 2 in 100 Easy Lessons and reviewed phonics of m and s. 

Wednesday - At the library today, we read many books by Bill Martin Jr. such as: Brown Bear, Brwon Bear What Do You See?; Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Are You Waking Up?; Ten Little Caterpillars; Barn Dance!; and watched a video based on his popular book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

We also borrowed many books by Laura Numeroff  such as: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Take a Mouse to School, If You Give a Pig a Pancake and If You Give a Moose a Muffin.

Thursday - We did some fun stories in Ranger Rick Jr. magazine and also read the book, Night of the Moonjellies.

Friday - G did a story sequencing sheet today.

Monday - B wrote Europe, The World, from and North America today.  G also wrote the word, World and the number 3.

Tuesday - B wrote Indian Ocean and G wrote letters m and s.

Friday - G wrote the number 4 today and B wrote numbers 1-13 for his math equations.

Monday - We walked our dog today in the nice, cool weather and the boys drew pictures of Skylanders and drew on the maps of the world worksheets we used for Social Studies. 

Tuesday - B is drawing and coloring non-stop it seems these days. I am excited how much he loves to do this!

Wednesday - The boys had fun at the library and at church today with their friends.  They sang and danced at the library and did finger plays, and then made crafts at church. 

Thursday - Today, the boys had a playdate with their cousins and got to splash around in a baby pool and spray water guns.

Friday - G practiced his motor skills this week as he cut and pasted his story sequencing sheet.

That's our week!  We're getting ready to go head to a pumpkin patch soon. What are your plans for the weekend?



  1. Awesome week! I like how you chose an age appropriate version of Columbus. I love the picture of your boys on the couch reading together! So cute.

    1. Thanks, Erin! It was the perfect explanation for their age level and something they could understand. They are loving their books and now that my oldest is starting to read, I love that they snuggle together and want to just read. Thanks for commenting and hope you are having a wonderful week :)