Elementary Round Up
Our school days have been accompanied by copious amounts of tea. But the reason why is for another post (a weight loss post).
What have we done?
Legos. When my mom bought the boys’ Christmas presents at the Lego store they handed her two empty boxes. We took those boxes to the Lego store this week, and the boys happily filled the boxes creatively so as acquire as many parts as possible. There inspiration came from The Lego Ideas Book.
Little Passports: Japan
I will be posting about our trip to Japan in February, but here is a sneak peak at what we ate.
Handwriting Without Tears
We tackled one of the suggestions in the extension activities and Gabe made letters in a salt box.
And while I am on the subject of Gabe, he also did a lot of Grapevine Studies Old Testament Bible Timeline lessons with us. (Giveaway coming soon! Use code JANFS to receive Free Shipping! ) He is very proud to be a big boy.
Play Time: not a spectator sport (in Gabe’s eyes)
And now for Sir Honey Ezra . . . haven’t heard that name in quite some time. Sigh. My boy is growing up.
Abeka Math K
We encountered our first road block. After four days of diligent work, sticker rewards, and snuggles on the couch . . . we finished the reading page.
My inclination was to try and push him through his lesson the day that we initially began this page. Maybe I should have. But I didn’t want to risk damaging his love for All About Reading.
So we stepped back. We broke the lesson down into stages.
And we conquered.
History: The Story of the World
We saw how Biblical History easily fit into World History . . .
. . . which tied in quite nicely with that new Bible Wall Timeline we are creating.
Let’s pass the ball to Asher.
Bible: This young man is adoring our timeline study of the Old Testament.
It is really helping to organize all the stories that float around in his head.
We have been plowing through All About Spelling.
We started at the beginning of the program, so that we were familiar with the program and to make sure that we hadn’t missed any fundamentals. It isn’t uncommon that we do three lessons in a sitting. I imagine once we move to book two that this will change.
Teaching Textbooks 3
Of course . . . there were some fun moments. Lots of tweeting moments while we studied birds with Apologia’s Flying Creatures of the 5th Day. But you would have to follow me on twitter to hear what bird calls we were checking out!
This little girl is moving!
Gabe has figured out that Naomi likes to push him.
What a patient basketball fan this girl is!
A busy day is ended with a nice nap in a fort before Awana.
What did you learn last week?