Saturday, April 4, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 30: F-f Frog, Judah-Daniel

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Isaiah 40:21-26

Do you not know? Do you not hear?
    Has it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
    and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
    and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
23 who brings princes to nothing,
    and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
    scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows on them, and they wither,
    and the tempest carries them off like stubble.
25 To whom then will you compare me,
    that I should be like him? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:
    who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
    calling them all by name,
by the greatness of his might,
    and because he is strong in power
    not one is missing.

Bible/History

  • We read about Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar's dream and the fiery furnace
  • The kids used fighter verse app and they finished Is 40:21-25
  • We also learnt more about the Greeks and Sparta
  • We started on Aesop's Fables

The statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream
Greek Coins (kids not impressed)



We did the Lion and The Mouse this week and also the Quack Frog (to coincide with K)

We found the fun lapbook pages here.




Math/Science



  • We did some fun experiments to learn about the lift and thrust in flight. Since we're going on a airplane very very soon, this concept came in real timely!
  • It was very cool for the kids to see that when you blow between two balloons, they come together instead of away! All to do with air pressure!


This one shows how when you blow away the air on top of the paper, the air pressure below the paper lifts it up. Very cool too!
  • Big Bro did his test for 4A and he didn't do as well. We realized he was very careless in his calculations, so we'll be doing more practice on that before going to 4B


Language



  • Rod and Staff 
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro (Big Bro finished Level H and is going to Level I next)
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis

Foreign Language


We started 康軒一下!!We finished Lesson 1, did some revision and did the test.




Art/Music




Learning about the Greek vases


Have you ever wondered?
How far does a frog jump? (30 times its size)
How long is a frog's tongue? (1/3 its body length)

Kindergarten:F-g Frog


We tried to use different ways to use 5 rods to complete F



Life cycle of a frog

Girl is reading well, but needs to sound out the words

This is a REALLY fun pop up to make!!


We love the books!! Especially Frog and Toad, of course. We watched almost all the Frog and Toad Claymation videos we can find. They are SOOO good!


Lil Sis decided to make this on her own.



Big Sis was SOOO hilarious. She made this worksheet for Lil Sis. =)


And we made these fun frog sandwich (avocado, bacon, cheese). They look REAL cute, but funny how the LOOK of food does affect its taste. We still can't get over they look like frogs and may taste like them! =)


And after this, we are going on a HOLIDAY!!!! 
Can you feel our excitement??!?! 2 1/2 weeks in Singapore. It is going to be SO. MUCH. FUN!!!! Can't wait at all.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 29: B-b Butterfly, Hezekiah-Jeremiah

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Isaiah 40:21-26

Do you not know? Do you not hear?
    Has it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
    and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
    and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
23 who brings princes to nothing,
    and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
    scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows on them, and they wither,
    and the tempest carries them off like stubble.
25 To whom then will you compare me,
    that I should be like him? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:
    who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
    calling them all by name,
by the greatness of his might,
    and because he is strong in power
    not one is missing.

Bible/History


  • We read about Hezekiah and how God rescued him (and Judah) from the Assyrians
  • We also read about Josiah and the kids were very impressed that once Josiah read the Law of God from the scrolls, he followed the rules!
  • And we read about Jeremiah who has a difficult job of pronouncing judgement on Judah
  • We finished Children's Homer!
  • The kids used fighter verse app and they finished Is 40:21-23
I wish the children can understand and appreciate the language more.  I LOVE THE LANGUAGE!! Such poetic gallantry! I had to retell the story many times while I read, but the children got the story. They dreaded the book from last year when they saw the book (because of the Cyclopes) but now they realized the story is quite interesting! They are just disappointed that the account of the wooden horse was so short. =)

We learnt about the Assyrian Empire and King Sennacherib


We learnt about the Babylonian Empire, City of Babylon and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

We looked up on pictures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the kids were very impressed by it.
And while we were reading on the City of Babylon, the Kindergartner made this model of the Hanging Gardens! =)


Math/Science



We took a break from Science this week due to illnesses. But Big Bro is finishing up Singapore Math 4A and doing his revision for the test before going to 4B.

Language


  • Rod and Staff (Big Sis had her Unit 4 test and she scored 100%!)
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro (we skipped this week)
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • Cursive for Big Sis. She practices her cursive while doing her Rod and Staff work.
Also Big Bro pitied me for never having read Charlotte's Web, he read aloud to me these past few days (a few chapters a day) He did the same for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last year. It is REALLY fun to hear my boy read to me. And my! Charlotte's Web is such a funny book!!!

Foreign Language


We started 康軒一下!!We are finishing up Lesson 1.



Art/Music


We talked a little about Narcissus and did some mirror drawing. It was fun!






We drew some designs on vases too





Kindergarten:B-b Butterfly
Lil Sis is getting so much better in her reading and writing. These are "stories" written by her.


"Butterflies for Kiri" is so fun! Mommy pulled out the origami papers and Big Sis taught Lil Sis how to fold the butterflies

It got onto her painting

And we sewed up them.

Caterpillar...

into...Butterfly!!

OR! Butterfly!

and Lil Sis thinks the Butterfly needs some flowers.

SUCH fun painting art!


Glue with black ink. Got the idea here



It's SOOO beautiful!


Fun Butterfly Fans


Butterfly suncatcher idea from here Didn't work well for us. The contact paper didn't stick well.

The books we read. SO fun! Velma Gratch story was very very funny.

And we watched these fun videos for butterfly!






B Book!

We had such fun with Butterfly! When Spring REALLY comes, we will send in for our caterpillars and see them change into butterflies!!! Can't wait!!





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