Sunday, October 26, 2014

MFW CtG/K Week 10: U-Us, Joseph


4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Ten Commandments:

I am the LORD your God...you shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy
Honor your father and your mother

Bible/History

  • Discussed and memorized the 5th commandment, read some bible verses about it
  • We learnt about Joseph's story, in fact we read it in one day because the children could not get enough of it!
  • We also talked about what it was like in the Pharoah's court, the clothing, their food etc.


This video was a good wrap

4th grader's story



2nd Grader's story


Math/Science


  • Water and Air: Water Cycle




Look!! Precipitation! The kids were really excited to see this. (I kept thinking I need not do this experiment since they have seen boiling water and condensation all the time! I was wrong. They were surprised)




Water and Air: Solute and solvents
Epsom salt after water (from last week) was evaporated



Language


  • We continued to work on nouns and verbs for Big Sis and we started on topic sentences and paragrahing for Big Bro.
  • We stopped Writing Strands because it was getting a lot of work for me, but I think Rod and Staff is also doing the writing work, which is good.
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • We also learnt the Greek word "syn" and did our English from the Roots Up notebook page. We also revised the past words. 
  • We lost the Treasures of the Snow book!!!! (from our vacation last week) BOO HOO HOO !!!! I don't know if I should keep searching or get a new one...=( But we sometimes read from this book and it's real fun.




I drowned in Enid Blyton (old English author) when I was a girl. I loved to introduce the books to my kids now.





Foreign Language

We were on Lesson 3 on 康軒一上.




Art/Music






Mural drawing



Drawing the eye. Got the girl real interested she has been drawing self portraits. =)



Have you wondered?
  • Why should we honor our parents? After reading several bible verses, we learnt that honoring your parents is not to make them happy or not make them mad, it is pleasing to God!
Kindergarten: U-u Us

We did a lot of fun things for U-u Us and will do more next week!


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Friday, October 10, 2014

MFW CtG/K Week 9:T-t Turtle/Jacob leaving Laban, Descendants, Joseph


4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Ten Commandments:

I am the LORD your God...you shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy

Bible/History

  • Discussed and memorized the 4th commandment and revised the past memory verses. 
  • We learnt about Jacob's family, and Joseph's story
  • We also talked about cloaks, Ancient Egyptian's homes and Abraham's descendants



Math/Science


  • Water and Air: Destroying water


This experiments requires dissolving different amounts of epsom salt in water and see how water molecule is destroyed.
 This experiment also teaches me about reading the instructions carefully. At first we put 1/4 CUP (instead of teaspooon) of salt in one and 3/4 CUP in another. NO WAY this will dissolve. We'll be making crystals.

Now this is better


No salt, no reaction.

1/4 tsp salt, little bubbles

3/4 tsp salt, a lot of bubbles




Language


  • We continued to work on nouns.
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • We also learnt the Greek word "phobos" and did our English from the Roots Up notebook page. We also revised the past words. 
  • We continued Treasures of the Snow (Another great book!)






Foreign Language

We finished Lesson 2 on 康軒一上. The kids are retaining a lot of words!





Art/Music





This is mommy's painting


Quite a number of things were happening this week and we slacked on art and Science. But we did do the Vivaldi's Autumn painting (I asked them to paint this time)

Have you wondered?
  • Laban was angry Jacob stole his idols. In the end Rachel was the one to steal them. WHAT's UP with God's people having idols!!?? Big Bro thinks Rachel stole them so that her father will not worship them anymore
Kindergarten: T-t Turtle
Read Little Engine that Could and did activities from here

We started blended ladder! She took a little while but I think we are getting there!

Hey! Sam and Ann our favorite!


She had enough of finger paint printing. =)

Blended ladder.
T Book


We also listened to Al Gore read Brave Irene (love that book) and we watched Tortoise and the Hare (our video playlist is here)
These are such fun books to read!


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MFW CtG/K Week 8: N-n Nest/Isaac, Jacob, Esau


4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Ten Commandments:

I am the LORD your God...you shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain

Bible/History

  • Discussed and memorized the 3rd commandment and revised the past memory verses. 
  • We learnt about Isaac taking a wife and the strife between Jacob and Esau
  • We also talked about the customs of wife-taking and birthrights
  • We learnt about seals and Egyptian tomb paintings
Showing them lentils






Using wax and seals


Math/Science


  • Water and Air: What floats?




Of all the items, the kids were surprised that the clip sank and the apple floated. I wished we had the coke and diet coke (we might get them some day and do this experiment again)

  • Water and Air:Skating water



This experiment to teach about cohesiveness and adhesiveness of water was really fun! And the kids learnt that this is a good way to know if the pan is hot enough (when water dances on the pan)




Language


  • Both of them learnt more about nouns this week
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • We also learnt the Greek word "philia" and did our English from the Roots Up notebook page. We also revised the past words. 
  • We continued Treasures of the Snow (Another great book!)






Foreign Language

We started on 康軒一上


We also started to use flashcards for vocabulary practice. I did them myself.


Art/Music



Crosshatching

Drawing an Egyptian by grids. Big Sis had more patience to copy than Big Bro





    Have you wondered?
    • Why the Egyptians take the brains out when they mummify dead bodies? They think brains are useless.
    • Did you know lentils are so available they were almost worthless in Jacob's times? Esau wasted his birthrights for something worthless!
    • Did you know that bowling balls that are weighed 12 pounds below will float in water because the equal volume of water would have weighed 12 pounds?
    Kindergarten: N-n Nest




    Birds matching game




    Tactile N



    We read these books for Nest
    N Book

    We watched George Muller's Veggie Tale video to remind us God takes care of us

    The Sesame Street Podcast for N was especially fun



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