Monday, April 18, 2016

Homeschool Week 29


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Hi, friends!  These lessons are from the week of March 28 - April 2.  I think I am going to be giving myself and the boys the first week in May off so I can get caught up posting our lessons, and also getting my oldest son ready for his portfolio review.  That is also when they have my husband's surgery rescheduled so hopefully I will be caught up on homeschool posts soon. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have an amazing week :)

Bible:
Monday - Today, we read in 1 Kings 5-8 and 10 about King Solomon building the Great Temple out of the cedar trees from Lebanon.  We also learned how the Queen of Sheba found out how wise Solomon was and brought gifts to the king.  The memory verse of the day was Genesis 1:1.

Tuesday - We read about the good and bad figs in Jeremiah 24 today, and how figs are associated with prosperity.  It was correalting to people who have good hearts and are obedient to God are good figs, and the people whose hearts will not change and be obedient to God are bad figs.  We also read about King Nebuchadnezzar bringing Israelites to Babylon. (We use Tapestry of Grace Primer for most of our Bible and Social Studies activities related to Biblical stories)

Math:
Tuesday - The boys did tally marks for the number of ducks in Ping's family from The Story About Ping.

Thursday - Today, we did lesson 1.2 in Naming, Comparing and Arranging Numbers from A+ Interactive Math.   The boys learned about counting numbers past 100, up to 1,000.  They were asked what number is this, what number is missing and how would they write the number to identify it.

Friday - We taught the boys how to play Uno today.  

Saturday - We played Monopoly today and also had the boys practice with more tally marks for a chart my husband and sons made for WrestleMania.

Social Studies:
Tuesday - The boys learned about the Assyrian and Babylonian Empire todayThe Assyrians ruled the Babylonians and then the Babylonians defeated them.  We learned that this went along the timelines of David and Solomon to Daniel and also Jonah and Gideon.  We also learned some fun facts about China from the language they speak and the capital, from a unit in Memoria Press More StoryTime Treasures.  We thought it would be fun to introduce the boys to Siri on the iPad to confirm their answers, and they thought it was great!

Science:
Monday - Today, we did Experiment 1 in Magic School Bus Science Club and we had to prepare petri dishesWe learned about how different bacteria and fungus (fungi for plural) can be both good and bad for your body.  Bacteria are 1 cell big, and too small to see with the eye.

Magic School Bus Science Club

Magic School Bus Science Club

Tuesday - We did Experiment 2 today in  Magic School Bus Science Club after the petri dishes were prepared from yesterday.  The boys had to put their fingers on one side of the dish and then go wash their hand with soap, and put their finger smudge on the other side of the petri dish.  Experiment 3 had them take a swab of their tongue, between their toes, their hair and arm to test on the other petri dish.

Wednesday - No documented change on either petri dish.

Thursday - We started to see a difference today in the tongue segment of the petri dish. 

Friday - We read the book, Wonderfully Made today.  I am going to be reviewing this book soon, but if you are looking for an excellent children's book on how to explain the birth of a baby from a Creation Science view, this is it.

Language Arts:
Monday - G did a lesson in ABCmouse today on letters w and x, and B did a lesson on the long vowel sounds of i and o. (Lesson 78)

Tuesday - We finished the last two chapters of Dolphins at Daybreak.

Thursday - The boys did some lessons in Read, Write & Type today (check out my review on this fun software here).  They learned how to type and spell the words hit, hat, sit, sass, fast, fist, cat, bat, rat, and had the emphasis on the phonetic sound of letter s. They also worked on the phonetic sound of letter k with the words king, kiss, keyboard, kit, kite, kick and sick.  They had to match a picture to the correct sentence and also had to read 2 storybooks, that were similar to beginner readers. (This software is great because it also helps with spelling and vocabulary, and fulfilled B's writing for the day)

Friday - B worked on Lesson 79 in ABCmouse and learned words with ue and ew.  We also started the first two chapters of Ghost Town at Sundown.

Electives:
Tuesday - The boys colored a picture of Ping and a map of China as part of their unit in Memoria Press More StoryTime Treasures.

Memoria Press StoryTime Treasures

Memoria Press More StoryTime Treasures

Wednesday - We went to Senior Night for one of our close friends daughter.  She is a senior this year in high school and it was their last home game.


Friday - B had fun making pizza for lunch out of biscuit dough, tomato sauce, sausage and cheese.  The boys also got a chance to play outside with their friends later in the afternoon.

 
Saturday - The boys had an early soccer game today, so afterwards we decided to walk the farmers market and downtown area in the next town over.  The boys got a chance to look at the different vendors with fresh produce and flowers, art, food, and crafts.  Later on that night, the boys made a chart using Kwik Stix for WrestleMania.

We found a cool bench and the boys wanted a picture with them sitting on it.

  
 An artist painted a giraffe on the tree and it's so cool because it looks like the giraffe is eating the leaves!

 
 On the other side of the tree, the artist painted an ostrich.

 
 My oldest son and I absolutely fell in love with this old building from 1929.

 

 
 One of those rare photos of me and the boys!

Hope you all are doing well and thanks for stopping by to share our week :)

Blessings,

Kelly  
 

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28 comments:

  1. Love your week in reviews. So glad that you share them with us here at Sitting Among Friends! Wow, a picture that you can actually be in. My oldest started taking pictures when he was about that little. I had a camera that he could manage. It was great to see his perspective and he could capture pictures that I couldn't and I was in them. One day however, he deleted three years worth of photos. Now, I have a disk that can be recovered.Live and learn. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Jaime and thanks for hosting Sitting Among Friends! I love how you encourage and inspire each week. I always snap pictures of what the boys or my husband are doing, and my husband said you need a picture with you and the boys lol! Kids are so smart with all these gadgets and technology today. What a great idea to have a recovery disk! Thanks so much for commenting my friend and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  2. My younger children just finished The Story About Ping last week with their Five in a Row series. It's such a cute book! Thanks for sharing your week!

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    1. Hi, Shelly! Five in a Row is awesome and what an amazing story about Ping! Glad to hear you all enjoyed it as well. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  3. Love the photo of you and the boys! Donna

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  4. Cool Tree Art! Amongst other stuff:)

    Thanks for sharing at Practical mondays

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    1. Hi, Swapna and thanks for hosting Practical Mondays! It was so awesome to see! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  5. I wish I would have connected with you sooner! I wanted to homeschool my boys but could never figure out how to do it! What a wonderful post!!

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    1. Thank you, Emily! It's taken me a bit to figure out homeschooling, but I enjoy sharing what has worked in hopes to help others. Let me know if you ever have questions! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  6. They're learning so much and having a great time, too. I love all the family time and adventures outdoors. Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I try to give them a good balance of school work, but it's also awesome to get outside and explore! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  7. What a great week of learning! My kids are obsessed with Uno! They also love monopoly but it takes forever to play! We have playing a lot of war for math. I have my daughter add up the numbers and the big boys multiply them. That tree is so cool. My kids would want to do that in our yard. Glad you got in a pic with your boys. I know how it is! I want to read that book, it sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Rebekah! I know what you mean about Monopoly. My sons are the same way, and we never get through half a game! The war games sound fun. I loved the talent of someone thinking to paint something like on a tree! It's so funny how we take photos of our families, but we sometimes forget to include ourselves. The book is amazing; I hope you get a chance to read it! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that tree art!

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    1. Isn't that awesome, Mother of 3? What a talent to think to paint something like that! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  9. Awe, I love the picture of you and your boys! The giraffe tree is super cool and that pizza look delicious!!!

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    1. Thank you, Erin! It was so cool to see that, and my oldest son is getting quite good at cooking! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  10. Actually, people in China speak many languages! Generally, most people learn Mandarin in school, but in the South, Cantonese is far more prevalent. 2 of my daughters are Chinese. One spoke both Mandarin and a local dialect when we met her. The other spoke Cantonese.

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    1. Hi, Shecki! That is awesome your daughters spoke different languages and dialects. We resorted to Siri because we wanted to make sure we gave the boys the right answer! Thank you for telling me all these other languages spoken in China! I will be informing my sons! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  11. I want to eat that pizza! I remember fondly studying assembly lines in my fifth grade class by making pizzas. One person rolled the biscuit dough, the next spread the sauce, and so on. Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

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    1. Hi, The Forever Joyful Homeschool and thanks for stopping by from #LMMLinkup! That sounds like a fun time! I love how much my son is enjoying cooking. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  12. What a wonderful week of learning!

    We rowed the book, the Story of Ping and my children loved the activities we did which were associated with it.

    I love making (and eating) pizza! YUM!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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    1. Hi, Jennifer and thanks for hosting #SHINEbloghop! What an awesome book! So glad to hear you all enjoyed it as well! Pizza is amazing! I am loving that my son is enjoying cooking so much! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  13. Sounds like a good week! I'll be praying for all of you next week and especially for your husband's surgery. My husband will be taking our girls on an out-of-country adventure so I'll have just two toddlers for the first time in a long while! I'm so glad you shared this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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    1. Hi, Tina and thanks for hosting Booknificent Thursday! I appreciate your kind comment and prayers! I will be praying for you all as well for safe travels and fun times! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  14. That Magic School Bus science Petri Dish experiment sounds SO FUN! I'm going to need an update on that one... I LOVE petri dishes, ahahaha. Did them with my kindergartners a few time and it was always a blast, and also very gross haha. Thank you for sharing at #FridayFrivolity!!

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    1. Hi, Sarah and thanks for hosting #FridayFrivolity! Very cool! Yes, ours got so gross we had to throw them out! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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