Thursday, March 10, 2016

Homeschool Week 25

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Hi, friends! These are last week's lessons and I am so close to catching up to post this week's!  It has been a busy time for me and my family, as we found out last week my husband is going to need shoulder surgery.  We have been blessed to be able to get all his appointments and documents done to get him scheduled, as well as continue our homeschool studies and my blog.  Hope you all have an amazing weekend:)

  
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Bible:
Wednesday - This was our only Bible lesson this week, but it took us about an hour to complete.  We used Grapevine Studies New Testament Levels 1, Level 1 Traceable and Level 2. (See my review on this amazing company here.)  We did a timeline for Adam, Noah, Abraham, David, and Jesus.  We also talked about Babylonian Captivity, John the Baptist preaching and how baptized his cousin, Jesus.  We also discussed Jesus being tempted, the 12 apostles, and how Jesus prayed.  Daddy even got to be one of the students!

Grapevine Studies

Grapevine Studies

Math:
Tuesday - B did Lesson 63 on ABCmouse and was introduced to bar graphs.  G did Lesson 19 called Math: Number 9 and More.

Wednesday - Today we did lessons 1A and 1B in Math-U-See and learned about place value for hundreds, tens and ones.  B was to taught their "Build, Write, Say" Method.  G worked in his workbook on writing numbers 1-9 and doing dot-to-dot sheets.

Math-U-See

Social Studies:
Monday - We were blessed with a copy of the movie, Woodlawn from a company called Fish Flix.
I will be reviewing this soon so I don't want to go into too much detail about the movie, but the beginning shows footage of segregation.  There is no sound or profanity as this is a Christian movie, but my sons asked what was going on and why were people being hurt.  Today marked the end of February and Black History Month, so we explained to our sons that people who were African American used to get treated differently.  We told them how wrong this was and that God created all of us equally, and we need to treat everyone fairly.

We have friends at church and in the neighborhood who are African American, and I love the boys innocence in all of this.  They don't see color, because they were taught not to.  It shouldn't matter what a persons skin color is, but how they behave and act towards others and show the love of Christ.  Ultimately, this is what this movie represented and they did a beautiful job!

Wednesday - B's lesson in ABCmouse today covered the history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We learned that he grew up in Atlanta and went to seminary.  He moved to Alabama when he married Coretta Scott and he became a pastor.  It talked about how things were segregated, which means separated.  African American people were not allowed to eat at many restaurants, go to white schools, pools or even bathrooms.  It talked about Rosa Parks and how she refused to give up her seat on a bus.  This led to many African Americans boycotting goods and it took a year for the message to get across.  Laws were changed, and MLK Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Science:
Monday - The boys and I worked on Magic School Bus Science Club today, and learned about magnets.  We learned that they have a north and a south pole on each end, and how they need to be opposite to connect (or attract).  They also learned that cows have magnets placed in one of their stomachs when they are young to attract any nails, wire, or metal they may eat while eating grass.  We also learned that iron gives red blood cells oxygen and when there is not enough, you are considered anemic.

Magic School Bus Science Club

It was interesting to learn about the poles on a magnet because we also learned about the poles on Earth, and how it revolves on its axis in Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space.  Earth revolves around the Sun and the moon revolves around the Earth.  We learned the structure of Earth (check out our Electives section below on what we did!) and completed the Unit 1 Wrap Up.   B had to name the 7 continents, at least 2 oceans, and define revolve and rotate.

Tuesday - B's lessons in ABCmouse today were on the digestive system and how food is broken down.  We read in Midnight on the Moon about how there is no dust, rain or wind on the moon so if you leave a footprint, it will literally be there forever.  There were discussions about the low gravity and lack of air on the moon, and how you weigh less on the moon.

Thursday - Today, we read the February 2016 issue of Ranger Rick Jr.  We learned about mountain hares, margay, caracal, fishing cat, sand cat, Bobcat, crowded leopards, servals, groundhogs, red winged blackbirds, and that a leap year happens once every 4 years.

Friday - I had seen this idea on Pinterest, and I couldn't resist once we started talking about the moon this week.  We did the project with the Oreo cookies as the moon phases.  We learned what waxing, waning, gibbous, and crescent meant. It was a delicious lesson :)


Oreo moon phases
Language Arts:
Monday - We read chapters 1-2 in Midnight on the Moon today.

Tuesday - Today's chapters in Midnight on the Moon were 3-6.  B also learned the Aesop's Fable of The Fox and the Stork today in ABCmouse, and G did Lesson 20 called Reading Mm-Nn.

Wednesday - G did Lesson 18 in 100 Easy Lessons and he had to do some reading comprehension questions, as well as read the sentence, "Sam is mad at me."  B worked on Lesson 26 in First Language Lessons where we discussed the proper and common nouns of cousins and their relationships to us.  Lesson 27 had him read a poem called, "Hearts are Like Doors."  We also read chapters 7-8 in Midnight on the Moon.

Thursday - We did some readings and stories in Ranger Rick Jr and then finished Midnight on the Moon.

Friday - B did lessons 28 and 29 in First Language Lessons, where we reviewed family relationships as common and proper nouns, our address and zip code.  G worked on lesson 19 in 100 Easy Lessons and his words were at, that, ear, the, mitt, rid, ram, and the phonics of letter c.  He had to answer some reading comprehension questions also.  We ended the day by reading the book, Last Stop on Market Street.

Writing:
Wednesday - B wrote sun, spun, bun, hut, nut, shut, are, all, one, and his math numbers today.  G wrote the letters m and a, and also numbers 1-9.


Friday -  B had to write the sentence, "My brother's name is" and our zip code; he also wrote he, go, me, so, we and no for his Spelling and Vocabulary words.

Electives:
Monday - The boys played outside with their friends today and had some Nerf battles.  We also made a Play doh model of the structure of the Earth from the inner core, outer core, lower mantle, upper mantle and crest.  We also had the boys pretend to be the Earth and the moon as they rotated and revolved around each other and my sunflower plant (representing the Sun) in the middle.  All ideas from our science book, Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space. 

Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space


Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space

Tuesday - The boys listened to the song, "This Land is Your Land" on ABCmouse today, and they also played outside at Grandma's house.


Wednesday - G did Lesson 21 on Art: Colors All Around in ABCmouse and the boys both had choir practice and Wednesday night children's group at church tonight.  B also drew some pictures.


Friday - G worked on some color matching his workbook today and learning how to spell the words and recognizing the colors of items.


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

Blessings,

Kelly 

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26 comments:

  1. Looks like a really fun week! I love all your hands on activities for learning.We will be learning about the moon soon so I might have to pull out some oreos as well!

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    1. Thanks, Janelle! Very cool, make sure to have extra Oreo's! Ours kept disappearing lol! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  2. We did a play-doh model of the earth last week too after watching a Bill Nye the Science guy on Earths Crust. I love reading about your homeschool weeks!

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    1. Very cool, Erin! I love reading about your homeschool weeks as well! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  3. What a great week! Looks like you are able to cover a lot! We have also loved learning about the phases of the moon. We need to try it with oreos though;) I never knew that cows had magnets in their stomachs. Ha! So sorry your husband has to go through surgery. Praying all goes well and that you have a great week. xoxo

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    1. Hi, Rebekah! Thank you so much for your kind comment! We had such a fun time with the moon phases and thankfully enough Oreo's to go around for extra, lol! I didn't know that about cows either; the Magic School Bus Club is even teaching me! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a great week as well :)

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  4. We did the Oreo/ moon phases activity too; it was so yummy! I like the idea of teaching about the layers of the Earth using play-doh; it would tie in so nicely with the class we just took on tectonic plates. I'm not entirely sure my boys know all the layers of the Earth.

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! Very cool, I am glad to hear you all enjoyed doing the yummy Oreo experiment also! Yea, the boys had a blast not knowing we were going to cut the Play doh ball in half to see all the layers once we were done. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  5. Loved both the phases of the moon & layers of the Earth ideas!

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    1. Hi, Swapna! Thank you! We had such fun this week. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  6. Love the play dough model of the earths layers. It came out looking really neat. Thank you for joining us at the Family Joy link up! :)

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    1. Hi, Samantha and thanks for stopping by from Family Joy Link Up! My sons had such a blast with the Play doh! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  7. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Link Party! Loved so many of your ideas!!

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    1. Hi, Laura and thanks for stopping by from Family Joy Link Party! So glad to hear that you enjoyed some of these ideas! We had a lot of fun this week. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  8. Hey Kelly I admire you for homeschooling your son, it is an amazing challenge that you have taken on to provide your son with education!!!

    Thank you for sharing in our #OMHGWW this week and for Co-Hosting with us this month!!

    I have pinned and Tweeted your post today!!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Karren

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    1. Thanks, Karren! I love being able to homeschool my sons. There are hard days, but that doesn't compare to seeing the light bulb go off when they learn something. It's been so fun to be a part of #OMHGWW this month! I appreciate you pinning and tweeting! Hope you have a great week also and thanks for commenting :)

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  9. Looks like a great week of learning and having fun. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Link Up this week.

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    1. Hi, Charlene and thanks for hosting Family Joy Link Up! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  10. Busy week!! My favorite is the earth models out of playdough... clever!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! They had so much fun! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  11. What a fun Unit Study! Thanks for sharing your post at Together on Tuesdays :)

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    1. Hi, Lisa and thanks for hosting Together on Tuesdays! Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  12. I love that daddy is one of the students! :) Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. Hi, JES and thanks for stopping by from the Art of Home-Making Mondays! He has such a blast when he has the chance to do homeschool with us. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  13. I've heard about ABC Mouse but never used it. It's great hearing about your experience with it! Thanks for sharing with our readers at the #LMMLinkup!

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    1. Hi, The Forever Joyful Homeschool and thanks for stopping by from #LMMLinkup! We have used it for about 3 years now and it does amazing filling in the gaps I may miss in for our homeschool year. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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