Hey, all! It was a busy week for us. We had some field trips, and also opted to do homeschool on Saturday instead of Friday. I am excited to be getting much of our work done, as my Mom will be flying in soon and we want to be able to have fun while she is here. Here is our week. Thanks for stopping by to share it with us :)
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Monday - Today, we read Genesis 12-13 and 15-16. We learned about Abraham and Sarah, Ishmael and Hagar, and discussed the importance of patriarchs in the Bible. This was our second week using Tapestry of Grace: Primer.
Thursday - We read Genesis 15-22 and learned what the name Issac means (He brings joy), because Sarah laughed when God told Abraham she would have a child in her old age. We also learned of Abraham's faith, and that he was willing to give up his son, Issac as a sacrifice. God did not have this happen, but it showed the strong faith of Abraham, and we learned that he would be the father of many nations. We also read about Issac meeting Rebekah at the well.
Saturday - The boys and I read Genesis 25-33 about Jacob stealing his brother's blessing, and then running away to escape his brother hurting him. He began work and fell in love with a girl named Rachel. He was tricked by her father into marrying both Rachel, and her older sister, Leah, and having to work 14 years for him. They later returned to his home, and his brother welcomed him and his family. We watched all the stories on video from The Beginner's Bible for all the Bible stories we have read so far.
Monday - B's lessons on ABCmouse today included fill in the number sentences, counting to 100 by 5's dot to dot, and also learning more on number families.
Tuesday - G learned about more and less in his math workbook today, and B worked on adding with 4 and 5 math equations in his workbook.
Wednesday - The boys did the finger play, This is My Bee Hive at the library today.
Thursday - B worked on review equations from 1-5 today, and then started on adding with 6 equations. G was introduced to time telling in his workbook.
Monday - We learned more about Mesopotamia again today, and also looked on a map at all the places Abraham's journey took him in the Bible.
Tuesday - We learned about the sphinx, and how this may have been something Abraham and Sarah saw on their journey. This was awesome because this also coincided with our Little Passports learning about the Sphinx at Giza. The boys placed their souvenirs from their subscription package on the map, matching landmark to country.
Wednesday - Daddy was off of work today, so we finally made it to the local history museum. The boys saw what an old television, radio and phone looked like. They saw soldier and nurse uniforms from WWI through Vietnam. Our town was established in the late 1800's and it's wonderful the amount of pride this museum boasted. We got to see an old courtroom, women's clothing and household items from the 1900s to 1930s, men's sporting gear from the early 1900's, and also learned about the first tourists to our area. People traveled and camped in tents, which were later replaced with airbuses, and then resorts.
Saturday - We studied the journey of Jacob in the Bible.
Wednesday - We went to another field trip today, and visited Florida's Natural Visitor Center. We were disappointed in this because we thought it would include a tour, but the center had televisions throughout that described the processes they use. We did learn how they conserve water and only use 10% of the energy by doing this. We also learned about the energy efficient light bulbs they use, and they had a comparison to a regular light bulb versus an energy efficient one. It did smell of oranges as you got out of your car though, and there were many various forms of orange trees on the property.
At the history musuem, we saw a skull of a 31 foot crocodile, and also the bones of a mastodon. The boys thought these were really cool!
Thursday - We did our Magic School Bus Science Club today, and did Experiments 5 and 6. We learned how our muscles help make our bodies move, and we also did a blind taste test to learn about the taste buds on our tongue. The boys named seasons of the year for the taste instead of saying sweet or salty, which I thought was funny!
Saturday - We finished up Magic School Bus Science Club for this month, with experiment 7. We learned about why we feel dizzy after spinning around and then stopping. We also learned about the importance of the lentil and lentil plant in Near East dishes for our Bible study.
Monday - B did Lesson 56 in ABCmouse and learned about letter blends. His blends today were th (moth, bath, that, the, thorn, thief, thermometer, thin, think, thing, and thank), ch (cheese, chips, and cheetah), and sh (sheep, ship, and shelf.) B read David and the Giant all by himself, and then we read In the Night Kitchen as a family. G did Lesson 11 in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. His words were am, eat, ram, see, rat, at and sat.
Tuesday - Today, B did some listening and writing for initial consonant sounds. We also did Lessons 13 and 14 in First Language Lessons. We went over the names and middle names of family members, and discussed how they begin with capital letters because they are proper nouns. We also read chapters 7-10 in The Knight at Dawn.
Wednesday - The librarian read Ruby and Where's My Teddy?, and then we watched a video on Corduroy.
Saturday - B worked on more initial consonant sounds, and also final consonant sounds. G did Lesson 12 in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and his words were seed, same, rat, me, eat, seat and phonics of letter d.
Monday - B wrote the word tent, and G wrote letters e and t.
Tuesday - B wrote landmark, and then the first and last names of the people in our family.
Saturday - B wrote well, flock, sacrifice, Abraham, Sarah, Issac, Rebekah, Jacob, Esau, and son. G wrote letters d and a.
Monday - The boys colored, cut and pasted a coloring sheet on Abraham and Sarah. They also went outside to play with their friends.
Tuesday - We did some mazes and puzzles in Little Passports, and then the boys went outside to play with friends.
Wednesday - We were blessed with a gift card for Christmas from my husband's aunt and uncle, and we ordered a bread maker. It came in 3 huge boxes, and the boys absolutely went crazy...for the boxes that is! They had a blast making a house and coloring it. We also did some music and dancing at the library today, and then they had choir practice later at night. They also made a flag of Ghana out of construction paper, as one of our church members is going there for a missions trip.
Thursday - The boys colored a picture of Issac and Rebekah, while they listened to Daddy read the Bible.
Saturday - The boys colored pictures of Jacob and Esau, and then did a matching sheet on the patriarchs learned so far.
Thanks for stopping by to share our homeschool week! What are some fun studies that you did this week?