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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Homeschool Recap, Week 26...

This week we did a lot of Saint Patrick activities, having to do with the real story of the famed saint,  the holiday and the familiar symbols of Ireland (shamrocks, leprechauns, green, etc).

- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait "Teachable."
- I found a whole host of adorable St. Patrick's Day worksheets and activities at various sites.  I only kept track of a few places I got 'em from, mostly here and here.  We did a fun little Leprechaun worksheet, where Preston cut out the parts and put 'em together to make his Leprechaun.  Then he created a story about him, including coming up with a name "Luopy," describing where he found him ("He was in the forest on a rock") and then describing him. My Leprechaun's coat is as "green as a tree." His hair is as "red as a leaf." His hat is as "square as a box." His voice sounds just like a "elefint with a toy duck."  That one was completely out of left field, and I love it!
Everyone, meet Luopy!
- He did a traceable lines worksheet to help the leprechaun get to his pot of gold.
- Then we did a "Lucky Patterns" worksheet.
Gluing on the next piece of the pattern.
- And a "Color Code" math sheet, where he had to solve the addition problems, and color the shamrocks according to the answer.
- We continued the Time4Learning lessons of his choice.  He learned about amphibians!

I had to take Callen in for his one-year check up so my mom came over to hang out with Preston for about an hour.  She got to do school with him!
- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait: Obedience (oh boy, do we need to learn that one!).
- See, Trace, Make words: Gold and Rainbow
- Scissor Skills worksheet
- Shamrock math worksheet
We also went over to the library to return our stack of books and get a new one.  They were having story time while we were there, so Preston got to hear four St. Patrick's Day/Irish stories, read some poems and he brought home a Leprechaun Craft to do as well.
Meet Luopy #2!
 - He worked on Time4Learning for about half an hour.

- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait: Respectful.  Boy was this a doozy.  Preston has a habit of talking back and always responding in a very smart-alecky way.  It's something we've been working on, and I was hoping going over the word "respect" again would help.  Not.So.Much.
- We did a cute St. Patrick's Day 'secret code message' worksheet from Musings of Me.
- Shamrock math.
- See, Trace & Make worksheet with the words: Leprechaun and Shamrock

- Started with reading St. Patrick's Day.
- Created a rainbow out of stickers and counted the dots, a worksheet found here.
Counting dots in the rainbow!
Michael is working 2nd shift today and tomorrow, so he was up and took Preston to run an errand.  They came back and had lunch, and we resumed work...
- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait: Honesty.
- Fill in the blank number worksheet, discussed odd & even numbers.
Coloring evens and odds.
- Then we created a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity, an idea and printout from here.
Three-leaf clover!

- We read Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland.

- Daily Devo and notebook illustration.  He drew a picture of a web with himself stuck in it, a "worry web" from one of our daily devotionals.
- Finished the Odd & Even worksheet.
- He also spent some time playing some Charlie Church Mouse games while I took Callen shopping this morning (Daddy was home, but taking a nap).

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