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Hi, friends! It always amazes me to see that some weeks we get really into one subject or two, and then the following week we get into those subjects we missed or didn't do too much in the previous week. Does this happen in your homeschool as well?
Wednesday - We read in Joshua today about Jacob's 10 sons and the 2 sons of Joseph, which equaled the 12 tribes. They divided the land up in lots and they believed these lots were designated by God.
Thursday - Today's lesson was in Judges 6-7 about Gideon becoming a warrior, and how he and 300 men defeated the Midianites.
Monday - The boys counted to 100 today by 10's, there was a review on shapes, and also learning some math fact families. (Lesson 59 in ABCmouse)
Tuesday - Tonight, we had a family game night and played Catan. The boys are getting really good at this game, and it's become one of our favorites to play.
My Mom with the boys the night before she flew out for a new adventure in teaching.
Friday - B's lessons today in ABCmouse were on telling time and learning more about fact families.
Wednesday - Today, we looked at the bodies of water and the 12 tribes of Israel. We learned about the formation of the camps in the desert, where the tabernacle was at the center. It was then surrounded by the tents of Moses, Aaron, Levi, and then the outer perimeter was the tents of the 12 tribes. It wasn't until reaching the Promised Land, that homes were set up instead of tents, and these homes were made of mud and stone in a headers and stretchers pattern. This made the walls strong and effective against weather. They also had no electricity or bathrooms, so they used oil lamps for light and had water heat in a jar all day if they wanted a warm bath. Olive oil was important because it softened skin and was used as an insect repellent. They went to the bathroom outside or in a bucket, which was then thrown into the street. (The boys thought this was really gross!)
Monday - G's lesson in ABCmouse was on the four seasons today, and B's lesson was on spiders. We learned that spiders have eight legs and 2 body parts, and insects have 6 legs with 3 body parts. Both have exoskeletons but spiders make silk inside their bodies to make webs for food, protection of egg sacs, and for flying. (called ballooning) We saw pictures of spiders such as cobalt blue tarantula, star spider, seller spider, golden orb, wolf spider, and jumping spider. Spiders are good because they eat insects, that eat crops.
Tuesday - We visited a new library, which had a beautiful entrance with an aquarium! The boys spent much time trying to identify all the fish. We also went over Lesson 1 in Christian Kids Explore Space & Earth. I am in love with this curriculum because Science can sometimes be a hard subject, especially for homeschool. I like that because it is from a Christian viewpoint, I can actually read the material and not have to skim over things I don't agree with. We covered Creation today for our first lesson. How awesome is that!
Monday - G did Lesson 18 in ABCmouse and covered a review of the letters A through L. B's lesson covered the sight words water and them.
Tuesday - We finished half of the second audio CD of The Dragon and the Raven. This has been a tremendous story of Vikings, battles, and morals taught with scripture. The boys have enjoyed this story so much, that they are pretending to be some of the characters from the story when they play!
Wednesday - B did Lesson 25 in First Language Lessons and we discussed all the aunts and uncles the boys have, and how they all proper nouns because they are specific aunts and uncles and their names are capitalized. It was also his first oral lesson on not using ain't. (This is hard when you live in the south!) Instead we are to use am not, are not, is not, has not, or have not. G also did Lessons 16 and 17 in 100 Easy Lessons. He is flying through these lessons to try to catch up with brother and learn to read also!
Thursday - We read chapters 1 and 2 in Afternoon on the Amazon.
Friday - B's lessons in ABCmouse covered the sight word, time and words with the long a sound (ai, ay, train, tray, way, day, hay, rain). We also did words with long e such as ea, ee, sheep, bee, beak, knee, leaf, cheese, beam, read, been, feel, beach and peach.
Wednesday - B wrote the words aunt, uncle, up,us, but, cut, fun, and run. G wrote the letters d, s, e and i.
Thursday - B's vocabulary words from Tapestry of Grace Primer were flax, trumpet, torch, fleece, Rahab, Ruth, Boaz, and Gideon.
Monday - B's lessons in ABCmouse covered the song, Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Tuesday - B colored a picture of astronauts for his lesson in Christian Kids Explore Space & Earth.
They also played with some other kids at the library.
Wednesday - The boys colored pictures of the 12 tribes, and B also drew a picture of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Thursday - B drew a picture of The Little Mermaid, and he also lost his second tooth today! He was a happy camper in the morning :)
That's our week! Thanks for stopping by to share it with us :)
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