Monday, January 11, 2016

Week 18: Intro to World History

Hi, friends! Hope everyone had an awesome first week back to school and homeschool after the holidays!  We took a much needed week and a half off of homeschool, but we were ready to jump back into our routine this week.  Here is our week :)


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Bible:
Monday - My family and I have been blessed to be able to review Tapestry of Grace: Primer, so before my review comes out I wanted to show you some examples of what this curriculum looks like and the fun we had while learning!  Today, we studied Creation in Genesis 1.

Tuesday - We read Genesis 2 and 3 today about Adam and Eve, and then Genesis 6-9 about Noah, his sons and the meaning behind the rainbow.

Thursday - Today, we read Genesis 11 on the Tower of Babel.  I'm really enjoying this curriculum, because it gets us all in the Word together as a family.



Math:
Monday - The boys had to use a ruler today to measure something for their science experiment, as part of the Magic School Bus Science Club.

Tuesday - G practiced counting today in his math workbook, as he recognized which group of items had a greater number in it, and also counted pennies.  He also did Lesson 12 in ABCmouse and learned about stars.  B worked on fact families for 2 and 3 in his math workbook.

Let's Grow Smart Workbook Addition Grade 1

Thursday - We made banana bread today, and the boys helped me to measure the ingredients.



Friday - B did Lesson 53 in ABCmouse and learned more about fact families.

Social Studies:
Monday - We looked at a map of Mesopotamia today, and the boys had to identify the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers as part of their Tapestry of Grace: Primer lesson.

Wednesday - The boys did their Little Passports kit today on World Landmarks.  They learned about the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Great Sphinx of Giza, and the Great Wall of China.  They had to match the landmarks to their respective continent.  This worked out wonderfully with our Tapestry of Grace: Primer lesson also, because we learned about the continents and oceans, and the boys located these on a map in the curriculum workbook.

Tapestry of Grace Primer

Friday - G did Lesson 14 in ABCmouse on learning about many professions such as a nurse, gardener, farmer, astronaut, police or fire fighter, scientist, athlete, performer, and musician.

Science:
Monday - Today, we did two experiments out of the Magic School Bus Science Club.  We learned how the lungs work, from a balloon inside of a soda bottle, and also how joints help us move our limbs.

Magic School Bus Science Club

Tuesday - Our Tapestry of Grace: Primer lesson today prompted a science question from the boys: "Where our are ribs located?" (from learning about God taking Adam's rib to make Eve) From the lesson, we also told the boys how big Noah's Ark was, which is described in the lesson plan as bigger than a football field, and also 3 stories high.

Friday - B did Lesson 55 in ABCmouse and learned about The Four Seasons.  The boys do both of their lessons together on the computer, so they both learn something from each others lessons.



Language Arts:
Monday - We discussed what an author and illustrator are today as part of their Tapestry of Grace: Primer lesson.  The boys also finished reading Dinosaurs Before Dark today with Daddy.

Tuesday - B did Lessons 9 and 10 in First Language Lessons today, and learned more about proper and common nouns.  He also read a poem and had to answer comprehension questions by looking at a photo.  He also had to do phonics of words with a,i, and o sounds in his workbook.  G did Lesson 11 in ABCmouse and learned about the phonics of letters g and h.  We also read the first two chapters of The Knight at Dawn, and Mama Don't Allow.

Thursday - G did Lesson 10 in 100 Easy Lessons today, and his words were am, me, see and sat.  B did Lessons 11 and 12 in First Language Lessons and we read the Aesop's Fable of The Lion and the Mouse, and he had to answer some reading comprehension questions. B also worked on phonics of e, o, and u in his workbook.  We also read chapters 3 and 4 in The Knight at Dawn.

Friday - B did Lesson 54 in ABCmouse called Tongue Twisters, and his sight word of the day was after and he worked on words with ch and sh letter blends.  G did Lesson 13 on the phonics of i and j.  Daddy read the boys chapters 5 and 6 in The Knight at Dawn.

Writing:
Monday - B wrote down the definitions of author and illustrator, and Heaven, Earth and Creation as part of the Tapestry of Grace: Primer lesson.

Tapestry of Grace Primer

Thursday - B wrote down Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, Noah, Shem, Ham, Japheth, rainbow and ziggurat as part of the Tapestry of Grace: Primer lesson.  G wrote the letters r and a.



Electives:
Monday - Friday: It has been nice outside where we live, so the boys played outside everyday this week with their friends in the neighborhood!

Monday - The boys drew pictures of Creation as part of the Tapestry of Grace: Primer lesson, and then cut and pasted them onto a piece of construction paper.

Tapestry of Grace Primer

Wednesday - Today, the boys worked on some matching puzzles and coloring in Little Passports and Tapestry of Grace: Primer.

 

Thursday - G worked on a worksheet for letter r today, and B cut and pasted bricks for the Tower of Babel in  Tapestry of Grace: Primer.

Tapestry of Grace Primer

Friday - The boys worked on some memory match in ABCmouse and also listened to the song, I'm a Little Teapot.

Thanks for stopping by to share our week! How was your first week of the new year? 


Blessings,

Kelly

#homeschool  #tapestryofgrace

 








25 comments:

  1. Really DIG this post, Kelly! Not enough posts on World History that I have run across. In fact if I recall correctly, this may be the first for this age level! STOKED you linked this post up with Blogging Homeschoolers on FB!!!

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    1. Hi, Cs Calkins and thanks for visiting from Blogging Homeschoolers on FB! This curriculum is absolutely phenomenal! It is the first curriculum I have heard of teaching World History this young also, but my sons are absolutely loving it! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your week! I love seeing how other homeschoolers fill up and schedule their days and subjects! I love all the hands on learning and life skills you incorporate. We also learned about Mesopotamia and that area this week in our history.

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    1. Hi, Rebekah! Homeschooling is so incredible because of all the unique ways we get to teach our children. Very cool! Mesopotamia was a fun unit, and it's amazing because I didn't learn many of this until high school. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  3. We loved the Magic Tree House books last year. Our son devoured all of them. That banana bread sound fantastic too. I'm so glad you all had a great week! 😊

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    1. Hi, Erin! My sons absolutely love those books! We finished book 2 today, and they wanted to dive right into book 3! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an awesome week :)

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  4. Homeschooling looks like such hard but rewarding work! Your awesome!

    Thank you for linking up with my No Rules Weekend Blog Party this past weekend. I have just added your Sunday party to my list so that I can link up with you as well :)

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    1. Hi, Paula and thanks for adding me to your Sunday list! Homeschooling does have its hard days, but it is amazing to see my sons learn. It makes it all worth it! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  5. I love that you include cooking in your homeschool... it is SUCH a great learning activity! We do reading eggs and math seeds online for our homeschool and love that there are great options available!

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    1. Oh and PS - feel free to come link up with us for the #ParentTeacherMeetUp! :) http://www.myreflectionofsomething.com/2016/01/lessons-learned-and-future-goals-for.html

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    2. Hi, Branson! Thank you for sharing the linkup and for leaving a comment. It's cool that my boys like cooking and baking with me. Reading eggs and math seeds are so much fun! I think I plan to use that once my sons grow out of ABCmouse. Hope you have an awesome week :)

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  6. Looks like a fun week! I would have totally gotten side tracked on the Landmarks. I'd have showed the kids all my pictures from both my trips to the Great Wall, and talked about all the other cool places I really want to go see! :)

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    1. Thanks, Shecki! That sounds so cool. I would love the opportunity to go show them some of these landmarks. Thanks for commenting, and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  7. What an awesome oportunity to get into the Word together as a family. Thank you for being a friend at Sitting Among Friends. Glad you're here.

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    1. Thanks for hosting Sitting Among Friends, Jaime! We are really enjoying this new curriculum for that very reason! Thanks so much for commenting, and hope you have an awesome weekend :)

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  8. Always enjoy your recap of the week, Kelly. Such innovative ways to teach about world culture and math among other things. My favorite is that baking activity. Very few make connections with baking and math! Kudos for you for that tactic. If only my math teachers at school made that same connection with me...

    Thanks for sharing on #SHINEbloghop this week! Always lovely to see you join us.

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    1. Hi, Maria and thanks for stopping by from #SHINEbloghop! It is an amazing opportunity to get to be home and watch my sons learn. They love baking and cooking, so it is really easy to throw in some math! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  9. I love looking at world history curriculum! It is one of our favorite subjects! We are in the Middle Ages right now :) Thank you for sharing your homeschool week with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  10. Hi, JES and thanks for stopping by from the Art of Home-Making Mondays! History is so amazing, and I love how excited my sons get to learn about new things. I can't wait to get to the Middle Ages! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  11. We made banana bread this week too!

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    1. Too cool, Mother of 3! Isn't that the best thing for breakfast? I think we have the bananas go bad on purpose sometimes, lol! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  12. I love all the activities you always share from your week and think it's really cool that you discovered something to introduce World History to your little guys! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frivolity this week and hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Hi, Lisa and thanks for stopping by from Friday Frivolity! This curriculum is absolutely amazing, and it's so fun that my boys are enjoying it! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  13. Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! As more and more children are being home schooled, your blog is sure to be a wonderful resource! Pinning to share!

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    1. Hi, Laurie and thanks for stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday! I appreciate you pinning this, and thank you for your wonderful comment. Homeschooling does seem to be growing. Hope you have an amazing week :)

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