Monday, April 11, 2016

Homeschool Week 28


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Hi, friends! These lessons are from the week of March 21-25.  We've been very busy with things going on for my husband (check out our science section below to read more on this), so I am busy playing catch up on posting about our homeschool lessons.  We appreciate you stopping by to share our week :) 

I was able to snap a quick picture of the boys before they took off their Easter outfits when we got home!  My youngest is upset because he left a windmill given to him by his Sunday School teacher.

Bible:
Wednesday - Today, we read 1 Samuel 18-24 about how Saul became jealous of David, and 2 Samuel 2-5 where David becomes king.

Thursday - We read 1 Kings 1, 3, 5-8 today and learned that Solomon tells Adonijah (his brother) that he wants to live in peace with him because they are brothers.  Solomon asks God for wisdom to lead the people.  Two women show up to his court and both had babies within days of each other. The one woman rolled over onto her child and killed the baby, then stole the other woman's child.  They go before Solomon to have him pick out the correct mother so he tells them to saw the baby in half.  One of the woman said no and this is how Solomon knew this was the child's real mother.

Friday - Today was Good Friday, so we read today how Peter denied Jesus in Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, and John 13 & 18.  We also read how Pilate judges Jesus in Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, and John 18 and 19.  In Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, and John 19 we read how Jesus is nailed to the cross.  All of these situations make me sad but ultimately was part of God's plan to have Jesus sent for us to be saved from our sins.

Math:
Tuesday - The boys had ABCmouse lessons today and learned about 2D and 3D shapes including 4 triangles make a square, 4 small triangles make 1 big triangle, 2 half circles make 1 whole circle, a cylinder is 2 circles and 1 rectangle, cones, rectangular prisms, and pyramids (4 triangles and 1 square).  They also learned about bar graphs and finding the most and least items on the graphs.  G also did Lesson 30 where he had to color by number, and also covered more and less.

Wednesday - B did some addition and subtraction equations today.

Friday - The boys did Times Tales today (check out my review on this product here)  The boys watched the first video covering multiplication of the upper 3's and 4's and they actually got the correct answers!

Times Tales

Social Studies:
Tuesday - B did Lesson 73 in ABCmouse on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but it taught him about safety and being polite.  The lesson was not to eat another person's food or touch their belongings without asking them first.  It was also about not talking to strangers or going into someone's house you don't know.  The boys also leaned about community helpers such as fire fighters, police officers, and doctors. They learned their job responsibilities and some of the tools they use.

Science:
Monday - Today was the day my husband was scheduled for surgery on his shoulder. I got a phone call from the surgery center a few hours later saying that right before they were getting ready to do the procedure, the breathing tube dislodged.  Thankfully, the doctors aired on the side of caution and decided to reschedule the surgery. It's been a crazy journey from the start of my husband injuring his shoulder, but I'm glad he is safe and they decided that it wasn't the right day to operate.

When the boys and I went to pick him up, the nurses and doctors were tickled to hear we homeschool.  The boys had a hands on science lesson where things were explained to them and they were able to touch some of the tools used.  The anesthesiologist brought over a clean breathing tube and was able to show us how they insert it into the throat by putting it between his fingers.  Air is then pumped through the tube that inflates a balloon looking object at the end of the tube that helps it stay in place.  The nurse came over to take out the IV, and she then explained to the boys what it does and how it works.  They were able to touch the piece that goes into your hand, which is actually made of plastic and not a needle. (Even Mommy learned something!)  The staff was amazing with our family, and even gave the boys animal crackers for being so good.

Wednesday - The boys learned about the deciduous environment and the plants and animals that live in it from ABCmouse.

Thursday - We had great fun with Experiment 4 in The Magic School Bus Science Club today.  The boys ran around the house trying to find objects that were magnetic.  They found out of the items they brought, that a hanger and the bottom of one of their toy cars was magnetic.  Experiment 5 had us make a compass out of bowl, magnet, tape, water and a plastic dish.  We then pretended to go on a trip in the forest using our homemade compass.  Experiment 6 had us use iron fillings and we got to observe what happened when it was place on paper, and then the paper was tapped, while having a magnet underneath the paper. It made a fireworks and horseshoe looking design.  When it was directly on top of the magnet, it was actually able to stand up or pile up on top of the magnet.  Experiment 7 had us create a homemade Etch-a-Sketch, with a plastic bag, magnet and iron filings.

Magic School Bus Science Club

Magic School Bus Science Club 



 Magic School Bus Science Club

Magic School Bus Science Club
Language Arts:
Tuesday - Today, B did Lesson 74 in ABCmouse on learning about comma placement before or after the word and.  His sight word of the day was made.  G did Lesson 29 on reading letters s and t.

Wednesday - B did Lesson 77 on an Aesop Fable called The Grasshopper and the Ant, and also on the story of The Ugly Duckling.  His sight word of the day was when, and he also learned about what the setting, problem, and solution are in a story. G worked on letters u and v.

Friday - Times Tales has stories that your child learns to answer the multiplication questions. The boys enjoyed the stories and the characters, and B was able to read every word of the stories on the screen!

Electives:
Tuesday - G did Lesson 28 in ABCmouse on Colors in the City, and we took a walk around the neighborhood.

Wednesday - We listened and danced to the song, The Ants Go Marching.

That's our week! Hopefully, I will have the rest of our lessons caught up on here soon. Thanks for stopping by :)

Blessings,
Kelly

#homeschool

  

 


16 comments:

  1. I'm so glad the doctors aired on the side of caution with your husbands surgery. But, how cool that your kids got to learn about anesthesia and iv's!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! It was a crazy day that day, but it was really cool how they got to see science hands on. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. It seems that every time I read your blog, you guys are doing so many interesting hands on activities!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachael! I try to make it as fun as possible for my boys, while still having them learn lol! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  3. Looks like fun. Who is that handsome gentlemen sitting with the kids? Love you babe!

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    1. Lol! Love you too! It's fun seeing a comment from you on here. See you soon :)

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  4. Sounds like a fun week! Thanks for sharing with #LMMLinkup!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by from #LMMLinkup, Beth and for commenting! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  5. I am always impressed with how much you guys get covered in a week! It sounds like a busy one! I love the magic school bus experiments! We will be trying the magnet one this week! THanks for sharing at family joy blog link up!

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    1. Hi, Laura and thanks for stopping by from Family Joy Link Up! I have to write everything we do in a week down and take pictures because I would forget half of what we do. It also makes me feel better because I always feel like we don't do enough. Hope you all have fun with the magnet experiments! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  6. I love when people are so open to homeschooling and willing to teach more about what they are doing. We had a veterinarian that was like that; started pulling things out of her cabinets to show the boys. It's so fun when they get added "bonus" lessons from people in the know.

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! It is wonderful that people in these professions are willing to have children learn about what they do! Very cool to get hands on learning! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  7. Wow! What a week you've had! (And I'm behind on our weekly "what we studied" posts on desperatehomeschoolers.com too! Thanks for making me feel a little better about that!) :) Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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    1. Hi, Tina and thanks for hosting Booknificent Thursday! There is so much going on sometimes, and I have felt so bad about being behind on my homeschool weekly posts! Thanks for making me feel better about that also! Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  8. Wow, busy busy... love the hands-on learning at the doctor's office! And your boys are cuties in their Easter photo. :) I hope your husband's surgery has been successfully rescheduled and moves forward smoothly from here! Thanks for sharing at #FridayFrivolity, pinning and tweeting!!

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    1. Hi, Sarah and thanks for hosting #FridayFrivolity! I appreciate your kind comment! His surgery is scheduled for next week, and we are eager to have him start recovery and put this behind us! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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