Monday, April 25, 2016

Homeschool Week 30

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Hi, friends! These lessons are from April 4th through April 9th.  I am working hard on catching up on our weekly homeschool lessons.  I had a really tough week last week.  There has been a lot of work to reschedule my husband's surgery and since he has been back to work, I am having to call the doctors and insurance company to handle everything.  It has been nothing short of a battle.  It wasn't until Wednesday night of last week, when I was at church service and listening to the message did I finally get it.  I was trying to handle everything.  I wasn't releasing it to God and letting Him handle it.  I woke up on Thursday morning with such a peace, knowing nothing was going to effect me, no matter what would go on that day.  I encourage you, if you are stressing about something or worrying, release it to God.  He handles it so much better than we do!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have an amazing week :)

Bible:
Tuesday - We read in Daniel 1-2 about how the Babylonians captured Jerusalem and that they selected some Israelites to back to Babylon with them.  One of these Israelites was Daniel.  He and his friends ate a diet of vegetables, and God gave him knowledge. He was able to explain King Nebuchadnezzar's dream, and was appointed ruler of the province of Babylon. (Our Bible and history lessons come from Tapestry of Grace Primer, unless stated otherwise)

Thursday - The boys watched a video about Jonah today in the free Bible for Kids app.

Math:
Tuesday - The boys worked on video 2 on Times Tales today.  The multiplication aspect is still above their learning level, but they love the stories and the characters.

Thursday - B's lesson on ABCmouse at him counting ten blocks and 1 blocks, and adding with tens and ones.  He also went over fact families, and we worked on these in the car together while running errands today.

Social Studies:
Tuesday - During the Babylonian period, people used charcoal fires for cooking, and food was boiled in a pot of water over the fire.  We also learned that they would put rocks into the fire and then remove them still hot, so the bread could bake on them.  Cumin was a seasoning they used like pepper to season food, and they also used garlic.  The Babylonians kept records on stones and clay tablets and it was the height of the Babylonian empire from the book of Daniel we read in the Bible.

Thursday - Today's lessons in ABCmouse was on things that float. The boys learned the history of canoes, rafts, rowboats, sailboats, sailing ships (they learned about Christopher Columbus and the Mayflower), and riverboats.

Science:
Monday - We had to take our kitty to the veto today, and our local vet knows we are homeschoolers.  One of the nurses there is so excited every time she sees us, and she shows the boys the latest things that are going on that day.  She showed the boys worms that had been extracted from a dog, and then she taught them the importance of keeping their hands clean and how it can effect our pets.  She even gave them lollipops and coloring books as a parting gift!  We also took notes for Day 6 of The Magic School Bus Science Club, that ironically enough was on bacteria!


The Magic School Bus Science Club

Tuesday - We set up our experiment on bread mold today in The Magic School Bus Science Club.  We also learned about the meaning of Biology in Christian Kids Explore Biology, which is the study of life and living organisms.  We learned that evolutionists believe in the Big Bang Theory and that creationists believe in the Bible.  I showed the boys the petri dish growing bacteria on it, and asked them if they ever though that could become a person.  That looked at me like I was crazy!  Thus, proving we are creationists.

Christian Kids Explore Biology

Wednesday - We had a guest speaker tonight in adult church and do you know what the man talked about.  Creation vs. Evolution! My jaw hit the ground and I had this big smile on my face.  We were learning what my four year old and six year old learned just yesterday!  We also went to the library in the morning, and learned some fun vocabulary words like metamorphosis, camouflage, and chrysalis.

Thursday - G's lessons in ABCmouse were on the four seasons and fall.  His vocabulary words were cloudy and rainy.

Language Arts:
Monday - The boys learned many spelling words today in ABCmouse. Their words and sounds today were lap, flap,st, sp, sk, blank, stool, desk, spear, star, stick, spoon, scarf, skull, skunk, and spider.  They also learned describing words, know, knowledge, knight, gnome, gnu, wren, gnash, gnawing and wrist. (silent sounds in words)  The boys also did crossword puzzles from the coloring pages from the vet.

Kwik Stix

Kwik Stix

Tuesday - We read a poem in Christian Kids Explore Biology called The Creation by: Cecil Frances Alexander.  B read the stories in Times Tales, and the boys did phonics of th and d in Read, Write & Type.

Wednesday - The librarian read Ten Little CaterpillarsThe Caterpillar and the PolliwogHouidini The Amazing Caterpillar and then they watched a video based on the book, Waiting for Wings.

Thursday - B's sight words in ABCmouse today were most and take.  He also worked on ch, th and sh words such as fifth, pitch, thick, chest, shoe, shapes, cash, dash, bench, and thumb.  He also learned about using a pronoun in place of a noun like changing I, me, my and mine into we, you, his, your and they.  G also did Lesson 35 on a review of reading the alphabet, letters r to w.

Saturday - We read chapters 3-5 in Ghost Town at Sundown today.

Electives:
Monday - The boys asked about the songs in the Minions movie.  We listened to the actual songs on YouTube, like They Call Me Mellow Yellow and Hey Hey We're The Monkees theme song.  They thought it was cool to hear the original music, and a few months ago when my Dad came to visit the three of them really enjoyed the movie together because of the music.  G sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and the boys had soccer practice.

Tuesday - We did some artwork today using Kwik Stix, and the boys painted on some model dough they were given at church on Sunday.  We had some fun throwing cards in the air as an illustration in  Christian Kids Explore Biology.  I then asked the boys if it made anything and they said no.  I then had them make something out of the cards, and they made an E.  This shows that God is the ultimate creator and He plans and creates everything.  

Kwik Stix

Kwik Stix

Christian Kids Explore Biology

Wednesday - The boys did some finger plays and listened to a song at the library for Story Time.  I realized today that they have outgrown Story Time, and it made me me sad.  I'm happy to see them get bigger, it just seems to happen over night on some days more than others.  They also had choir practice tonight, and then got to play on the playground at church with their friends.

Thursday - B did color by word in ABCmouse today, where he learned more about pronouns.

Saturday - The boys had a soccer game today, and they had fun playing at the playground with their friends afterward.  They also played baseball with their friend when they got home.

 Thanks for stopping by to share our week!

Blessings,
Kelly

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28 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you've had a rough week! I hope everything gets a bit easier for you *hugs* Loving those petri dishes!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Thankfully, it got better by the end of the week! The petri dishes got so gross; we had to throw them out lol! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a great week :)

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  2. I love that you used Kwik Stix for the word search! I'll have to remember that one!

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    1. Hi, Shecki! What a great invention that Kwik Stik is! We have been using it for all of our arts and crafts projects! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  3. I love that you all listened to an original Monkees song. My grown son recently bought be a Monkees cd so my little just got introduced to them, too. Now we have to watch the Minions movie again. Lol

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    1. Hi, KT Brison! I had a friend growing up who loved the Monkees, so I knew the song lol! I started singing it, and my sons thought that was so cool! How fun to get a CD you enjoy from your son! Hope you all enjoy the Minions movie again! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  4. despite a rough week you managed to teach your children. good job momma. :)

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    1. Thank you, Annette! I appreciate your comment so much. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  5. I hope you had a great rest of the week! I always love your science lessons! What an awesome vet you have! THanks again for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link Up!

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    1. Hi, Laura and thanks for visiting from Family Joy Blog Link Up! Thankfully, the rest of the week got better. Thank you for enjoying our science lessons! My sons love anything and everything to do with science, so those are always fun lessons. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  6. I just love your petri dish experiment; I know my boys would be equal parts grossed out and awed.

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! Have to love boys for that! Mine were definitely a mixture of both as well lol! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  7. Hoping you are having a better week this week. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Charlene! This week has definitely been a better week. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  8. I always love your roundup of the week! It's so lovely to see the varied activities you do with your kids. Loving the fact that you listened to the original songs from the Minion soundtracks. Such a great idea :) Hope all is well now and you're having a better week this week! Thanks for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week :)

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    1. Thank you, Maria! We had such a fun day listening to the music! I try to be flexible and do things that interest my sons, and try to find a way where they can learn from it also. Thanks so much for stopping by from #shinebloghop and for leaving such a kind comment! Hope you have wonderful weekend :)

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  9. I really appreciate you linking to the Times Tales site. I had heard of them before, but until I looked there just now, I didn't know they offer a digital download of their video, which is perfect for me, not living in the US. Thank you for sharing about your week :-)

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    1. Very cool, Gwen! I love the fact that many companies are offering the digital downloads so the products can be enjoyed anywhere! We are thinking about becoming missionaries in a few years, so this will greatly benefit us also. Hope you and your family get a chance to enjoy Times Tales, and thanks so much for commenting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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    2. Thank you! I ended up downloading Times Tales this weekend, so I am looking forward to showing it to our girls. Bless you :-)

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    3. Very cool, Gwen! You will have to leave me a comment on how your girls enjoy the Times Tales! Blessings to you as well :)

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  10. Love that you are raising creationists! :) Thank you for sharing this week at the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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    1. Hi, JES and thanks for hosting Art of Home-Making Mondays! I love being to be at home with my sons and know what they are learning! It was so funny when I talked to them about evolution; they looked at me like I was crazy! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  11. I'm so glad that you got some peace with what all you've had going on lately, but geez, how frustrating to have to do all that rescheduling! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week, Kelly!

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    1. Hi, Lisa and thanks for hosting #FridayFrivolity! He is all set for this Thursday, and we are so excited to have it be over and done with! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  12. You are such a great homeschool mama. Way to go. The petri dish experiment looks fun. I bet your boys love it.

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    1. Thank you, Charlene! They loved it until it even grossed them out lol! Thanks so much for your kind comment and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  13. Your question about the petri dish growing into a human has me cracking up! My kids look at me like I'm completely insane when I explain things like evolution, atheism, and, worst of all, abortion! If only our world was full of people who have the faith and understanding of little children!

    Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week!
    Tina

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    1. Hi, Tina and thanks for hosting Booknificent Thursday! I love how the Lord works in our homeschool lessons. The petri dish was sitting there, and it just seemed to tie in so perfectly with what we were learning! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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