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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Homeschool Recap, Week 27...

This week's activities were centered around Spring since Sunday was the first day of Spring!  And, boy, has it felt just like Spring around here!  I'm already wishing for Fall.  Is that bad or what?  We also decided on taking a vacation with my parents towards the end of April, so we've been pretty excited about making plans for that.  Can't wait for our Spring Break!

- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait: "Forgiving"
- Read A New Beginning, a book about the ways Spring is celebrated all over the world (old traditions and new).
- Winds of March poem and illustration
The Spring sun is melting Winter's snow
- A few leaf mazes.  The tree in our front yard doesn't lose it's leaves in Fall, it waits until the Spring buds PUSH the old leaves off.
He's really good at mazes!

- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait: "Peacemaker"
- Read In The Spring, which is about animals on a farm having their babies in the Spring.
- We talked about different kinds of animals, wild and tame, how to take care of pets and how wild animals take care of their babies.  Information from What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know.
- Went over to say some animals in Spanish from our Spanish workbook.
- Read a poem called "Little Blue Bird."

- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait: "Courageous"
- Read about Plants and Flowers in WYKNTK
- Flower Observations worksheet.  He picked the rose out of the Anniversary Basket my in-laws sent us.
Observations using the 5 senses.
It doesn't make a sound.
It smells good!
It feels soft.
No, he didn't really taste it... he's pretending!
Callen wants to smell!
- Shape Flower worksheet (from the same unit as above)
Using shapes to build a flower.
- Daily devo and Godly Character Trait: "Discerning"
- Today we discussed flower parts: roots, stem, leaves, flower and did two more worksheets from the Flower Unit from 2 Teaching Mommies.  I can't tell you how much I love that blog.  A lot of it is geared towards pre-schoolers but not all... they have fun ideas, crafts, printables and more!  Definitely worth checking out even if your kids are beyond PreK or K. We also sang a "Flower parts" song to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus."  Haha!
Naming the parts of a flower.
- I read some information on plants that we eat from the WYKNTK book.  Preston was surprised to learn that we eat seeds (like corn, peas, etc), the stems (celery), the leaves (lettuce) and flowers (fruit) of so many different plants!

- Daily devo and illustration of something he learned (Preston drew me with Jesus in my heart and a caption saying "Be Joyful.:  Today's Godly Character Trait was "Content."
- We read a poem about Seasons and Preston illustrated "Spring."  He drew a picture of himself riding his 4-wheeler in the sunshine.
- I had Preston work on writing some letters in flour because he was really struggling with backwards letters today, even writing words in the wrong direction (ie. wrote the word "be" as eb - but both letters were backwards too).  I think he mostly wasn't focusing, but writing in the flour was fun for a few minutes and we worked on b's, d's, j's, q's and a few others.

Books we borrowed from the library for this week...


Jill said...

Awesome! Looks like fun learning. :)

Meryl said...

This is a really cool post and it looks like you're doing a fantastic homeschooling job. Good luck!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

My youngest really enjoyed Splish Splash Spring since the boy with glasses looks like him. Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up!


Michelle said...

This is so great! I am a new follower and I would love if you would link this up to my Made by Little Hands Monday linky party!
Have a great day!

Madonna said...

Love your flower observation pictures! Would you mind if I shared your post on 2 Teaching Mommies Facebook Page?

Jade =) said...

I would love that, Madonna!