Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bb Week

Bb is for Bible, Saint Bernadette, Birds, Blueberries, Backyard Habitat, and Baseball

For a gentle introduction to the bible we read this explanation of the Holy Father's intentions for the month of September. We created a bible notebook to be used for our annual Jesse Tree and Jesus Tree Bible Study. The Bible bookmarks can be found here as part of a massive lap book.
Big Boy read Blueberries for Sal and did his "copywork" from Do-A-Dot ABC's and Numbers. Below is a him working on his file folder activity.
Bird Book Basket
Make Way for Ducklings
The Birdwatchers
Bird House
Owl Moon
About Birds: A Guide for Children
Soaring with the Wind: The Bald Eagle

Backyard Habitats, Bears, and Beaks

Backyard HabitatsGreat introductory book to get us ready for nature studies in our own big backyard.

ZoobooksWe were gifted a years worth of issues from a kind neighbor. Thank you!

Your Big Backyard
We were gifted a subscription by Uncle Mike. Thank you!

Bb is for Birdhouses

Be a Blessing
Bb is for Baseball

We had a great time despite the 14 to 0 loss! And, no, Baby Bear is not the one taking the picture. Grandma watched her while we were at the game.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Triumph of the Holy Cross

We adore thee, O Christ, we bless thee,
for by thy cross thou hast redeeemed the world.

After reading The Tale of Three Trees we made our hand Cross for the schoolroom.

Aa Week

Aa is For Angels, Saint Anne, and Apples

Big Boy's work.
Do-A-Dot ABC's Book

Princess' copywork.

The Children's Book of Heroes

This book is filled with wonderful stories that lend themselves naturally to narrations. I will be using stories from this book to supplement our journey down the alphabet path this year. For Aa week we read and narrated Angels and How the Animals Got Sunshine.

The Apple Doll
With apple dolls of our own. Directions are provided in the back of the book.

We also studied the life cycle of an apple tree using montessori for everyone's 3 part cards.
Angel in the Waters
3 in 1: A Picture of God
Pascual and the Kitchen Angels
After reading Pascual and the Kitchen Angels the kids decided to raid our pantry to donate food to the poor. Gotta love how quality literature inspires.
If the weather improves, we will try to head out to the Apple Orchard today for a field trip. One of the perks I love about homeschooling!