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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Homeschool Recap, April 6th (Week 27)...

In my life this week...
Um. Yeah.  What?  I dunno where this week went.  Crazy how that happens.  Let's see...  I can tell you that yesterday I watched a friends kids... 6 yr old girl and 4 yr old boy.  They all had a blast together, playing and doing stuff.  For the most part.  I watched them for about 10 hours, and by the end of the it, the kids were pretty much done with each other.  Hehe.  It made for an interesting day, for sure! 
Preston & Natalie working on Easter sticker scenes.
The kids did some drawing & stamping.
Other than that, we did get our insurance check for the van so now we look for a new (to us) family vehicle!  Praying for God's guidance in finding the right van for us.  Again.  Today (Saturday), we got up early, went out to the Grand Prairie Farmers Market for the Easter fun.  The boys got some candy, got their faces painted and we bought some random treats: blueberries, white chocolate chip & cranberry cookies, beef jerky and honey lip balm (mmm!).
Callen was not excited about Easter Bunny!
Callen got a baseball on his cheek!
Preston got Mickey!
In our Homeschool this week...
Tot School: Callen's vocabulary is exploding.  He is copying nearly everything we say.  He is also ALWAYS hungry so I imagine he'll be having a good growth spurt here soon.

Bible: Preston and I worked on memorizing and understanding Proverbs 10:8, "The wise in heart accept command, but the chattering fool comes to ruin."  He read and illustrated Jesus as a boy, Jesus being baptized and Jesus helping the fishermen.

Reading/Writing: Preston didn't read on his own as much as last week.  We're still reading Hank The Cowdog #12 at bedtime.

Math: Worked on time some more.  Did a refresher and added in to the 5's (he had previously done whole hours, half hours and a little bit of quarter hours).  Doing pretty well with this!

Science:  This week's science started the book Science with Plants.  We talked about seeds and how plants start to grow.  We are doing the bean plant thing, with the beans in a clear container against moist paper towels.  A few of them sprouted after just a few days.  We also planted some flowers in a little VeggieTales greenhouse thingee I bought from Mardel last week.  We'll see how those work out.
Beans!
Tiny flower pots on the window sill.

Music/Art: Our hymn this week was "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past."  And we talked about the piano, and listened to our Peter & The Wolf CD.

Spanish: This week we worked on el, la, los, las, un, una, unos and unas.  It's a bit confusing, but after working on it a while he was doing pretty well with it.  Just gotta keep practicing, keep it fresh on his mind and he'll figure it out!

We are using My Father's World First Grade. See our curriculum here.

Blog Hoppin' with:
The Homeschool Mother's Journal Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers 

1 comment:

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Aw! Look at those little flower pots! Cute! We're anxiously awaiting our seeds and seedlings! We did plant one of those Topsy Turvy Tomato plants and some wildflowers in pots though.

What a GREAT Easter bunny! Looks like the kids had fun! I brought 2 extra kids with us to do our community Easter Egg hunt and see the Easter bunny. It was exciting to see the 4-year-old giddy! My kids are older now and don't have that "giddiness" anymore! LOL