Monday, May 9, 2016

Homeschool Week 32

Raising Samuels Homeschool
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The boys being silly :)

Hi, friends! These lessons are from April 18-22. I am so thankful we decided to take last week off of homeschool. Many of you who follow my blog, have heard about how my husband went for surgery and they ended up having to reschedule him. Thankfully, he had the surgery last week and it was a success! Thank you to all who have prayed for him and my family; it is much appreciated. He is home recovering, and he is eager to be part of our homeschool studies again for the next 6-8 weeks as he recovers. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have an amazing week :)

Bible:
Monday - We read about Daniel and the lion's den today in our Bible studies. (Our Bible and history lesson come from Tapestry of Grace: Primer unless stated otherwise.)

Thursday - We read about Esther the Queen today (Esther 1-9), and how she was married to the Persian, King Xerxes. She was brave enough to ask the king to save her people, the Jews from Haman who was the Prime Minister at the time. We also read in Ezra 1-6 about rebuilding the temple. We also played a fun memory match card game the boys got from Sunday School.

Friday - We read "The Walls Made Strong Again" in Nehemiah 2-7.

Math:
Monday - The boys did a bit of subtraction problem solving in ABCmouse today. They had to find out the missing number of books that were located on two bookshelves. They also worked on addition by dragging the correct numbers into a blank space and completing the number sentences.


Wednesday - We played the card game, War today and the boys had a chance to work on grater than, less than and equal to.  We also made a carrot cake and they helped me measure the ingredients!

 This was G's favorite shirt this week! He is so funny as he mostly runs around the house with just his shorts and no shirt on!

Thursday - It was National Coin Week during this week (Be sure to stop by the blog in a few days to win a new set called World Coin Collection available from Little Passports!) The boys worked on more ABCmouse and learned about number lines.

Social Studies:
Monday - We learned about what a library is in ABCmouse today. We are a library loving family, but it was fun for them to learn about how people can borrow books, how to obtain a library card, checking books out, and how you can use the computers there to find more information.

We have been blessed to be a part of a soccer group called Upwards at our church. It is a missions led organization where kids not only learn about a specific sport, but also learn about Christ and how to disciple to others. There is an Indian family who joined the team who just moved here from India, and they have been coming to our church. It's been amazing to learn about a new culture. The oldest daughter is a senior in high school, and she was talking to us about what a strange subject History is. India has not been involved in any wars, so they don't make it a priority to study the history of their country. She has been working hard on understanding American history, but I thought it was interesting they didn't study their own history.

Wednesday - We learned about Brazil today from Little Passport's World Edition. The boys had to find flags of other countries hidden in a picture, and we went over different animals from different continents. The souvenir this month was a piece of amethyst from a mine in Maraba, which I thought was pretty cool. They also learned about Panama at church tonight and about those doing missions work over there.

Thursday - We read about how Persian coins had owls on them. This was an interesting fact as it was National Coin Week. The coins had the heads of whoever was king during that time. The wealthy countries had coins made out of gold and silver. The countries who weren't so wealthy had coins made of copper or bronze. We also looked at a map of the Persian empire.

Friday - The boys and I went over the size of the Persian empire and located the Royal Road. We looked at the different structures and cities that were within the empire.
Science:
Tuesday - We were on our way home from a walk, and ran into our neighbors. The kids were really excited about their guinea  pig named, Ginger and brought her outside for the boys to see. They shared with the boys that she likes to eat broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots. They got to play with her and pick her up. They were so excited to learn from their friends, and they told Daddy all about at dinner that night!

Wednesday - The boys learned about the Uakari monkey of Brazil in Little Passport's World Edition. They loved hearing that these monkeys like to east fruit and caterpillars.

Thursday - We read Ranger Rick Jr. magazine, the May 2016 edition today. The boys learned about loons, frogfish, butterflies, a belted kingfisher, and baby animals.

Language Arts:
Monday -B learned in ABCmouse about words that end in y, you have to add ies to the end of the word to make plural. Some examples were strawberries, cherries, trophies, and canaries. G's lessons were on Reading Letters Y-Z in Lesson 37.

Tuesday - The boys worked in Read, Write and Type and learned to type and spell the words cane, desk, snake, three, Rick, rat, ran, pass, has, vans, his, cans, end, and ten. B read the beginner reader called Fantastic Men all by himself! They also worked on these additional words: hi, inside, hide, kite, fire, nine, fine, sh, she, fish, tent, dish and finish.

Read, Write and Type

Wednesday - We did some more Read, Write and Type today and they worked on letter sounds and words: ch, chess, chicken, chin, rich, and desk.

Thursday - B read the short story in Ranger Rick Jr. to me and G today, all by himself! I read the longer story in the magazine about a cute story of an eagle and its nest.  B also worked on the words these, those, donate, keep, toys, this and that in ABCmouse.

Friday - We did a recap of all the Bible characters and vocabulary words for our Bible unit this week. They had to tell me about Daniel and Darius, Queen Esther, Mordecai, Haman, Ezra, Nehemiah, lions den and gate.  The boys and I finished the book, Ghost Town at Sundown and also read the book, Billy and Blaze.

Writing:
Monday - The boys love watching WWE wrestling, and today B wrote down all of his favorite wrestlers names.


Electives:
Monday - The boys had soccer practice tonight, and also listened to the songs, Five Little Monkeys and The Ants Go Marching.

Tuesday - We went to the other neighborhood park today to swing and slide. We ran into our neighbors on the way home, and the boys got a chance to run some real baseball drills with my neighbor (who is a softball coach at one of the colleges in the area) and her son. She also awarded the boys with a brand new blue softball for doing so well. Good neighbors are such a blessing, and we really treasure the friendships we have with them!




 


Wednesday - The boys had choir practice and kids church tonight.

That's our week! Thanks for stopping by to share it with us :)

Blessings,
Kelly

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26 comments:

  1. I'm so glad your husbands surgery went well! Sometimes taking a week off is just what the family needs. We took several week's off when we moved and it was such a blessing.

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    1. Thanks, Erin! It really was a blessing to be able to take some time off. Glad to hear taking time off was a blessing for your family also, during your move. I am loving the pictures of your kids on the farm! What a fun adventure! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. I am glad to hear that your husband's surgery went well. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. The boys are getting big. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Jaime! We are excited to finally be on the road to recovery for him! I can't believe how big my boys are getting either! Time goes by way too fast. Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  3. What a nice looking play structure! :) The year that we did My Father's World, Exploring Countries and Cultures, we had a great time with Little Passports as enrichment.

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    1. Very cool, Shecki! I think the Little Passports subscription is such a fun way for kids to understand about different countries! There are 2 different play structures in our neighborhood, and they are one of the many reasons we moved into this neighborhood! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  4. I'm glad to read that your husband's surgery went well (and that he finally got it!) Looks like a fun homeschooling week, too.

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    1. Thanks, Erin! It has been an on-going battle since January, so we are thrilled to finally be where we are now! Thanks so much for your kind comment, and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  5. I am so jealous of the shorts and t-shirts; looks like a fun, sunny, week.

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! It's been beautiful here, but it's almost to the point in the year where you can't even go outside without dripping from head to toe with sweat lol! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  6. Looks like a lot of fun!!! How old is your younger son? My daughter just turned 3 and I love seeing what other kids her age are working on :)

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    1. Hi, Michelle! He just turned five. Very cool! I try to give the boys a good balance between their age levels. I always like seeing what others their age are doing also. Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  7. I love this!! I def plan on homeschooling my children :)

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    1. Thanks, Heather! It is amazing being able to homeschool. Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  8. Sounds like a great week of homeschooling. Your boys look like they're having fun! Thanks for sharing at #LMMLinkup!

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    1. Hi, Gayl and thanks for stopping by from #LMMLinkup! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for commenting :)

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  9. Fun activities as always. How many weeks does your homeschool year contain? Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

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    1. Hi, The Forever Joyful Homeschool! Usually we end up having about 35 weeks of homeschool, but because of my husband's surgery we may go into the summer this year. My oldest has his end of year evaluation tomorrow, so I am waiting to see how that goes! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  10. One of your little guys likes taking pictures. He always has a big smile on his face. Enjoy your husband being home.

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    1. Thank you, Nita! The both of them love the camera and being silly! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  11. You sound like you are doing a great job giving your boys a week rounded education! Thanks for adding your link to the Family Joy Linky Party!

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    1. Hi, rlo and thanks for stopping by from Family Joy Linky Party! Hope you have an amazing week and thanks so much for your kind comment :)

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  12. Sounds like it's been a fab week! The Little Passports looks like a great resource too - and the packages are so cute.

    Thanks so much for sharing at #FridayFrivolity :)

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    1. Hi, Jessica and thanks for hosting #FridayFrivolity! Little Passports is amazing! It has definitely been worth the subscription. My boys love getting their own packages in the mail! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  13. I'm so thankful to hear that your husband's surgery was a success! Praise the Lord! I've been praying for all of you. I'm sure you'll be happy for life to get back to normal! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week!
    Tina

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    1. Hi, Tina and thanks for hosting Booknificent Thursday! Thank you so much for your prayers; they are greatly appreciated. I'm glad he is home and getting ready for physical therapy soon, so hopefully life will get back to normal soon! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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