Friday, March 4, 2016

Homeschool Week 24

Hi, friends! It has been an interesting few weeks for me and my family.  We had many events going on last week from doctors visits to oil changes, so we opted to have that be our spring break and took the week off of homeschool. It was also the week of my husband's birthday, and he took some vacation days to spend some time with us at home. These lessons are actually from Feb. 15- Feb. 20, and soon I am hoping to catch up and be up to date with our homeschool weekly lessons. Hope you all are doing well and thanks for stopping by to share our week :)

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Bible:
Monday - Today, we read about Ruth 1-4, and how Ruth took care of her mother-in-law, Naomi.  She gleaned on the field of Boaz, thanked him for his kindess in letting her do so, and then per the advice of Naomi, went to lay at his feet.  He married after the other closest relative to her denied marrying her, and Naomi ended up with a grand child.  
Tuesday - Our memory verse from Here to Help Learning, was Colossians 3:17:

Wednesday - We read in 1 Samuel 1-3 today on the inspiration behind my blog name, about Hannah and Samuel.   Hannah desperately wanted a baby and prayed that if she were given a son, she would give him back to the Lord.  I very much relate to this story, because I almost lost both of my sons at delivery after two difficult pregnancies.  I too also prayed to the Lord to save them, and in return I would raise them to be godly men.  This is one of the main reasons why I homeschool, and also why I am unashamed of my faith. God is so good! We also read about how God spoke to Samuel and how he listened.

Thursday - Today's lessons came from Grapevine Studies, on John the Baptist.  We used the Beginner and Traceable  for Lesson 1.  We learned about Zachariah and Elizabeth, who were the godly parents of John the Baptist.  An angel came to Zachariah, who told him Elizabeth would have a child and they were to name him John. Zachariah questioned the angel because Elizabeth was beyond child bearing years, and because he did so, the angel muted him.  He would only be allowed to speak after John was born.  The amazing thing was the boys were able to repeat this full  story back to me after doing these lessons of drawing stick figures, and even again after a few days!

Math:
Monday - We counted items and reviewed shapes while we did our arts and crafts project today.

Thursday - B started using Math-U-See (Alpha version).  I will be reviewing this in a few weeks, but it was a great lesson.  We used the digital pack we received, and he was able to watch the lesson on video on the computer.  He learned about place value with hundreds, tens and ones and used manipulatives to follow along with the lesson.

Social Studies:
Monday - It was President's day today, so we discussed facts about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  We also reviewed concepts such as Mesoptamia and Ur (where Abraham in the Bible was from), early towns in the Fertile Crescent, the direction of the Nile River that flows north, Upper and Lower Egypt, the first early farmers, Giza, and early writing of resources and laws.

Science:
Monday - B finished Lesson 1 in Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space, and had to point out the 7 continents, oceans and equator.

Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space (Bright Ideas Press)

Thursday - I had the pleasure of looking over a book that was given to me by author, Janis Cox called Tadeo Turtle.  The boys learned what a carapace is (and actually identified one by name at our local library!), and that there is a turtle that weighs over 2,000 pounds! 

Saturday - Today was my husband's birthday and we went to his favorite restaurant, which is right by a lake.  We saw all kinds of wild life from ducks, birds, fish and turtles!







Language Arts:
Monday - We read As An Oak Tree Grows and chapters 4-8 in Afternoon on the Amazon.

Tuesday - We finished Afternoon on the Amazon, and started the next book in the series, Sunset of the Sabertooth.  We also played a game called A Sentence/No Sentence in Here to Help Learning 
where B had to put a thumbs up or down to declare which line was actually a sentence, went over definition of a verb and noun, and covered hand gestures of the Writing Process.

Wednesday - Today we read chapters 3 and 4 in Sunset of the Sabertooth. 

Thursday - We read the book, Tadeo Turtle today.

Writing:
Tuesday - B did Lesson 1 in Here to Help Learning  today and put words in a word box to describe a picture. He wrote "The penguin with the Pom Poms is on top of the orca whale. I think they live in the water in the Antarctica."


Electives:
Monday - I found a cute idea for a President's Day craft on The Mailbox, so we made a craft of George Washington today.  B colored a picture of a map for his science lesson, and the boys also had some Play doh fun.

The Mailbox


Wednesday - The boys played outside on the swings and slide, B drew some pictures, we had a nice dinner out as a family, and then went to the drive in to see Kung Fu Panda 3 and the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movies.  We also tried to get B to learn how to ride his bike without his training wheels, and we are still working on it :)

 
 
Thursday - The boys wanted to paint today, so I had them paint the paperwork for their Bible lesson today.

GrapevineStudies

GrapevineStudies

Saturday - We live in an awesome town that is proud of its history and community, so there is always something fun going on.  It was Syfy Day today, and our library had a meet and greet with Star Wars Storm Troopers and we walked downtown to see all of the other characters and vendors.  We signed up the boys for soccer at our church and we also had a free Lego build day at Toys R' Us.  The boys also ended up having a playdate with one of their friends in the neighborhood.


 
That's our week! Thanks for stopping by to share it with us :)

Blessings,
Kelly
#brightideaspress #sponsored #homeschool 

 
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12 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful where you live. SO sunny! Thanks for linking up again this week at Family Joy Link Up

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    1. Hi, Charlene and thanks for hosting Family Joy Link Up! We've been blessed with really nice weather lately, so it was awesome to get outside. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. Sounds like you've been very busy and fun with all these activities. Happy late birthday to your husband, too :) Thanks for linking up at Together on Tuesdays :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Spring is just around the corner and its been fun to have so many outside activities! Thanks for hosting Together on Tuesdays and for commenting! Hope you are having an amazing week :)

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  3. What fun! Whenever I read your updates I feel nostalgic about my own homeschooling days with little boys.

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    1. Hi, Michele! I didn't know you homeschooled! That is awesome! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  4. Always love reading through your productive and fun week. It looks like your library has some great activities! Our library also had Sci-fi day a few weeks ago and there were storm troopers there as well! Thanks so much for joining us this week on #SHINEbloghop. Happy to have you back again this week :)

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    1. Hi, Maria and thanks for stopping by from #SHINEbloghop! How cool you all had a Sci-fi day also with Storm Troopers! My boys were so scared of them at first! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing at Faith Filled Parenting! We hope you'll join us again Monday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by from Faith Filled Parenting, Holly! Hope you have an amazing weekend and thanks for commenting :)

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  6. I love how the flexibility of homeschooling allows me to take off the weeks I need! Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

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    1. Hi, The Forever Joyful Homeschool and thanks for stopping by from #LMMLinkup! This is so true. I was so thankful to have the ability to take the week off of studies because there was just so much going on. Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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