Thursday, March 24, 2016

Homeschool Week 26


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Hi, friends!  I am busy as usual playing catch up!  These lessons are from March 7-11.  My husband was scheduled for surgery this week and right before they were ready to operate, his breathing tube became dislodged.  Thankfully, the doctors aired on the side of caution and decided to reschedule for another day.  It's been a crazy month of doctor appointments, X-rays, MRI's and follow up appointments but I am thankful my husband is safe, and we can just plan the surgery for another day.  I know God was there with him and there was a reason he didn't have the surgery that day, and we are praising Him for that.  Thanks for stopping by! Here are our lessons:
 
Bible:

Tuesday - We watched Owlegories: The Ant, The Fruit, The Butterfly DVD today and learned about the fruits of the spirit, how we change when we accept Jesus into our hearts, and how important it is to work together as a team.

Wednesday - We read 1 Samuel 4-6 today and how the Israelites brought the Ark of the Covenant into battle, but the Philistines stole it and killed them.  Upon hearing this, Eli died from falling from a chair and the Ark brought tumors and despair to the Philistines.  After 7 months, they returned the Ark to the Israelites with a cart filled with gold and pulled by cows.

Friday - Today's lessons were in 1 Samuel 8-10 and we learn that Samuel appoints his sons as judges, but they were corrupt.  He then appoints Saul as King, but warns the people they are rejecting God by asking for a King.  When Saul was announced as King, he hid because he was scared.

I love this picture of G listening to Daddy for Bible studies.

Math:
Monday - B worked on Lesson 66 in ABCmouse and learned about number sentences, + means to add, - means to subtract or remove, and = means the same.  He also learned about some fact families.

Wednesday - We finished Lessons 1 and 2 in Math-U-See.  The boys built numbers with the manipulatives and we reviewed numbers 1-20.

Math-U-See

Social Studies:
Tuesday - We learned about the chief god of the Philistines was named Dagon, who was a half man/half fish and how his statute was broken twice.  They had ox, who we found out are castrated bulls to pull the carts and how this is still in practice in some countries today.  It was noted that cows probably moved the Ark of the Covenant since they are more docile.  We started to read about Ancient Greece and Alexander the Great. (Our history lesson plans are from Tapestry of Grace: Primer)

Wednesday - Today's lessons were about Sea Peoples and the Philistines, and how they were war like and a threat to the Israelites.  This is why the people wanted a King.  They had weapons made from iron, the 5 cities of Philistia were called Palestine, and they used only certain animals for sacrifices.  Male animals were preferred, such as goats, bullock, sheep or doves.

Friday - We learned some of the kings of Israel such as Saul, David and Solomon.  We also learned the importance of olive oil for cooking, fuel for the lamps, lotion, ointment, and also for anointing.  The anointing oil was made of cassia, cinnamon, myrrh, and cane.  They also used a horn made from a ram, goat, or a wild ox (but not a cow) for anointing.

Science:
Tuesday - The boys had fun watching Owlegories: The Ant, The Fruit, The Butterfly DVD and learning about how hard working the ant is and seeing pictures of ants, and also the metamorphosis of caterpillar to a butterfly.

The boys also did a lesson in  ABCmouse on Benjamin Franklin.  He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and had 16 brothers and sisters.  He left school at age 10 to help work in the family candle making shop as an apprentice, then became an apprentice for his brother at a newspaper called the New England Courant.  From here he went onto Philadelphia at age 17 and bought his own paper called the Pennsylvania Gazette, and also the Poor Richard's Almanac.  Not only was he a writer, but also inventor of a new stove, bifocals, swimming fins and a kite and key experiment with a lightening rod that led to the invention of electricity.  He also opened the first library and hospital in his community, and helped write the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. 

Wednesday - The boys did Lesson 1 in Rainforest Journey and learned about the top to bottom layers of rain forest (emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor.  They also learned about macaws, monkeys, and fog.  Their vocabulary words were shady, predator, and producer.

Thursday - G did his lesson in ABCmouse on the four seasons and his vocabulary words were March, warm and windy.

Language Arts:
Monday - G did Lesson 27 in ABCmouse on letters o and p.  We also started the book, Dolphins at Daybreak.

Tuesday - We read chapters 3 and 4 in Dolphins at Daybreak, and also finished listening to The Dragon and the Raven.

Wednesday - Today, we read chapters 5 and 6 in Dolphins at Daybreak.

Thursday - B worked on Lesson 67 in ABCmouse and learned how to make things plural by adding s or es.  The boys did some phonics learning and typing in Read, Write, Type and did letters f and a.  We also read chapters 7 and 8 in Dolphins at Daybreak. 

Read, Write, Type

Friday - G worked on Lessons 19 and 20 in 100 Easy Lessons.  He read "See the ram sit" and "the ram is sad."  He also had to answer some reading comprehension questions.  B did Lesson 30 (naming commons nouns in the room and proper nouns of grandparents) and Lesson 31 (oral review of using was and were - were is always used with you) in First Language Lessons.

Writing:
Monday - I set a timer for 2 minutes, and had B brainstorm and write ideas down, then circle 3 of his favorites and narrow it down to 1 idea from Here to Help Learning.  His writing was on learning a skill when he was a young baby.

spelling and vocabulary houghton mifflin grade 1
 
Ernie Colors Book

Friday - G wrote the letters c, d, and r.  B wrote there, his, as, tomato, radio, piano, armor, sling and harp.

Electives:
Monday - The key verse in Here to Help Learning was Colossians 3:17, and B had to color a border around the verse.  We also had a wonderful visit from my aunt and uncle, and my the boys had soccer practice.


Tuesday - I've been reading the book, Having a Martha Home the Mary Way (review to come soon!) and I got really inspired to do some spring cleaning.  We are very clean and are clutter freaks, so there reaches a certain point and we de-clutter.  The boys have become very good at this and know that their toys that aren't getting played with anymore would make another child happy, so they enjoy donating. 

Wednesday - The boys had choir practice and Wednesday night children's service tonight at church.

Thursday - We found an amazing park in a different town today where Daddy had a doctor's appointment.  B did some drawings in the car on the way, and they listened to the song, My Bonnie in their ABCmouse lessons.


 

 
Friday - B did more of his drawings.


Thanks for stopping by to share our week! Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter :)

Blessings,
 
Kelly

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22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful week and that park looks amazing!

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! It was such a fun discovery for us! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  2. My kids would love to play at that beautiful park. Have a great weekend..

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    1. Hi, Treat and Trick! It was such an awesome park! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a great weekend as well :)

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  3. Sounds like an awesomely productive week! I hope your husband is feeling better soon too; you are all in my thoughts.

    Thanks so much for sharing at #FridayFrivolity! x

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    1. Hi, Jessica and thanks for stopping by from #FridayFrivolity! I really appreciate your kind comment! Hope you have an amazing week :)

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  4. Looks as though your week went well. Prayers for your husbands speedy recovery. I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Peggy! So glad you stopped by and left such a wonderful comment. Hope you have an amazing week :)

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  5. I just learned that ABC mouse is available free at our local library. I plan to go check it out with my grand-daughter glad to see you use the program
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    1. Hi, Angie! That sounds wonderful! My sons have enjoyed ABCmouse for a few years now, and I hope your grand daughter will enjoy it also! I am heading over to your site. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  6. That park looks very cool - its seems like all the parks around here have the same exact equipment, which is really frustrating sometimes!

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    1. Hi, Lisa! I hear you. We have our neighborhood park right beyond our back yard, but it is nothing compared to the park we visited! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  7. Sounds like you guys had a very productive week. I am going to have to look in to ABC mouse! You have some lucky kiddos:) Thanks for Linking up at Family Joy Link UP.

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    1. Hi, Laura! Thanks for stopping by from Family Joy Link Up and leaving such an awesome comment! ABCmouse is amazing! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  8. ABC mouse is a great resource. Thank you for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi, Charlene and thanks for hosting Family Joy Blog Link Up! ABCmouse has been amazing to help supplement our homeschool learning. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  9. Sounds like a great week! I feel like our homeschooling always gets off when there's something unexpected like a surgery planned. Thanks for sharing with the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup!

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    1. Hi, Beth and thanks for stopping by from Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup! It has been hard to keep up with homeschooling during all of this. Some weeks, we have just taken a day off just to take relax. Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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  10. You always make homeschooling look fun (which it usually is, of course). That looks like an amazing playground!

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    1. Hi, The Forever Joyful Homeschool and thanks for visiting from #LMMLinkup! Thank you for the wonderful compliment! I try to make it as fun as possible and still have the boys learn! We were so excited about that playground! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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  11. Love these posts and the introduction to many neat resources! Thank you for sharing each week 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! I am so glad you are enjoying these posts. I like that I can share what works and hasn't worked for us in homeschooling. Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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