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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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Caterpillars, The Caterpillar and the Polliwog, Houidini 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.
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.
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!