Thursday, September 18, 2008

Days of the Week

This week we focused on the days of the week. We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I created a lapbook from various things I found on the internet. On a side note, I love lapbooks. Not only are they educationally challenging for the kids, but they have the ability to revisit the information whenever they feel like it.

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

Summer's Official End

As this Labor day weekend is coming to a close, it's time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. [Truth be told, today is not the first day I've thought about it] For the school year I purchased Catholic Heritage Curriculum Kindergarten. We will do this in combination with several other fun things over the course of the next two years. It looks to be fun and dd is looking forward to learning how to read, write, and in her words, "doing a project." She's been asking me to go over all the things she will learn this year and is in love with learning. As for ds, I will use letter of the week prep program. He's the monkey see monkey do type of kid and wants to do everything his big sissy does. This picture was taken of our great pumpkin that just keeps growing. We actually have 8 others like this growing on other plants. Who knows how large they'll be by Halloween.