Friday, October 24, 2008
The kids are really enjoying the Treasure Box Books by the Maryknoll Sisters. Included in each book are various craft activities. The activity we did this particular day is the paper flowers. We collected branches from the yard, glued the tissue paper on them, and displayed them in a vase.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Religion we focused on the Trinity. A great go-along is 3 in 1 by Joanne Marxhausen. It discusses the Trinity and compares the Trinity to an apple. The three parts of an apple (peel, flesh, and core) are all still part of one apple. It was a concrete way of explaining that the trinity has three parts (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), yet is still only one God.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Spring has sprung finally! It's been a long winter for most about everyone and the signs of spring are very evidents. We are doing a mini unit on flowers. A couple of the basic things covered include:
- Flower Identification (Daffodils, Tulips, Roses, Iris, Lily, Morining Glories, Pansies, Poppies Sunflowers, Zinnias)
- How flowers grow (Seeds, Water, Sunlight, etc.)
- Parts of the flower (Roots, Stem, Leaves, Flower)
Books we're reading to help supplement include:
- Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
- Fluffy Grows a Garden by Kate McMullan
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
- Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by G. Brian Karas
- How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? G. Brian Karas
- Holly Bloom's Garden by Sarah Ashman
- Flowers and Showers A Spring Counting Book by Rebecca Davis
- Lucy's Secret by Mireille Levert
- Allison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
- The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker
- Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me? by Anne Rockwell
We will include several arts and crafts as well as science projects, too. I will post each as we complete them.
This unit will also compliment Mother's Day as well.
Attatched is a picture of the kiddos from this morning enjoying the tulips.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
- Prince and Princesses
- Human Body
- Farm Animals
Currently I am working on a counting lapbook from homeschoolshare.com. It is for number recognition from 1-100. I am thinking of reading the Usborne book "How Big is a Million." The two would compliment each other nicely.
I would like to include days of the week calendar as well. I bought blank paper calenders that J can place a sticker on each day. At that time we review the day of the week, yesterday and today. The calender is also helping J recognize numbers higher than 20.
We are also started growing seeds. Plants include lots of pumpkins, sunflowers, and gourds. They actually seem to be growing (yippee!!!) We'll see how they grow in the garden outside.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
J is learning really fast how to hold a crayon the proper way and is very interested in writing letters. While she's not perfect by any means, she can draw circles freehand.
She also wants to read. She is sounding out words and wanting to know how to read.