Saturday, February 28, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 25: Z-z Zebra, Solomon/Elijah

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Psalms 1

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.


Bible/History



Timeline of the split of kingdoms.


This coffee stain had a very funny story. I woke up from the nap with the Baby Sis and was presented with this note:
I love my girl. =)


  • We read about King Solomon (how he turned from God when he was older). The kids were quite shocked by this. But he was wise!! They argued. Well...Mama had a serious talk to them about marrying the right person. =)
  • We finished Children's Homer Part I and went on to Part II.
  • The kids wrote summaries of Solomon's life and also Elijah's.


Math/Science


  • Day 4 of Creation (Sun and Moon)
  • We did an experiment to talk about light pollution and the stars


  • The kids enjoyed it even though I did it wrong kind of...the holes should be larger

  • We also started on Day 5 Creation (Swimmers and Flyers) and learnt about classification


Language

  • Rod and Staff (Big Bro had another test on the chapter. I do like the tests in Rod and Staff)
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • Cursive for Big Sis. Now that she finished her lower case letters, I used this website to create worksheets for her to practice upper case letters and words. She is doing so well!

Foreign Language


We finished Lesson 8 on 康軒一上.

And now we are doing some revision tests before we go on to 一下

Words they can read now

Art/Music





Painting the Stag Beetle. This is a BIG step for Big Bro (who does not like different media of art other than pens and markers). This is also a big step for mom, to tolerate some messiness.


Have you wondered?
These are questions the kids had this week

  • Why did Solomon turn from GOD?!!?!? Yes. They kept asking that.

For fun, here is how our school table/dining table looks like

Over the years we have tried boards, folders and all and to put some pertinent information under the plastic sheet on the dining table is still our best way of getting the children to remember important things, like memory verses, maps...
Books of the Bible, Ps 23

Ps 1, Cursive for Big Sis


The World Map. Just because we need to refer to them every so now and then.

For Lil Sis

Everyone has a bag behind their chair for their supplies. This is actually their church bag.

Kindergarten:Z-z Zebra

I LOVE "On Beyond Zebra". It is SOOO hilarious.

Fun pages for Put me in the Zoo. I used the sheet protector and these dry-erase crayons.

Lil Sis wanted a "movable" tail


And Lil Sis decided NOT to make a mural (how dull!) but a stand up safari. =)




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Friday, February 27, 2015

100th Day of School 2015

Can't believe this is the 5th time we are celebrating 100th Day of School.

And I seldom do much decorating. This year it feels like I'm going ALL OUT. (just kidding)



I happily went to the dollar store and picked out streamers and balloons, thinking "might as well do primary colors". After I put it up, I realized, it looked very Cinco De Mayo-ish. After posting the photos on facebook, realization hit. BLUE. It is BLUE. NOT GREEN. *SLAP FOREHEAD*. Brains seriously not working after 7pm




This morning Lil Sistold daddy "Did you see the cool car wash?"
And Baby Sis said "媽媽, 外面美美"

And at the breakfast table, this dialogue made me laugh so hard.

Lil Sis: Mom, if you change the green to blue, it will be primary colors!!
Hubby (being nice, but we both were stifling a laugh): Yes, Emma. Mommy was trying to do primary colors and she sort of forgot.
Colleen (totally incredulously): But...green is a secondary color.

Alright. Aside from the color saga, here are what we did on the 100th Day!









This is monkey bars


And that...is the airplane interior, with luggage area and windows.

Printables here


And we have one hundred pieces of snacks!!! (10 of each)


The kids counting hard.


That's how much one hundred pieces of snacks look like


Their FAVORITE part of 100th Day




Lil Sis completed her 100 chart and also the Daily Math Book.

It took her a while to get the groove of it, but she was doing the Daily Math Book so well and so independently I am really proud of her.

These are some of the examples.

















Finally, Lil Sis asked "So, are we done with school?!?" (yeah, it feels like, with such celebration, it is apt) But...no...
I said "Sorry, school as usual on Monday."
=D
And we read these books. The 100th Day Worries is very fun!! We still have other 100th Day books that have not yet arrived at our library.

Oh, we tried one of those Aging App (makes you look like 100 years old?) and the kids thoroughly freaked out. They looked monstrous. And I DO NOT recommend any mom to try on yourself. I tried it and I COMPLETELY regret it. =) It WILL haunt you.


Friday, February 20, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 24: K-k Kangaroo, David/Solomon

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Psalms 1

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;


Bible/History





  • We read about King David, the sad story about his sin with Bethsheba, Absalom, and also King Solomon
  • We continued on Children's Homer (and found a surprise! They talked about the brightest star, Orion's Dog and we learnt about the "dog star" (Sirious) this week! wow!
  • The kids wrote summaries of David's life.
  • And we talked about the Arabians, Queen Sheba and the countries that pay tribute to King Solomon.
  • We also watched a simulation of Solomon's Temple.


Math/Science



  • Day 4 of Creation (Sun and Moon)
  • We learnt about the eclipses, had a failed experiment (these experiments in the dim room and space doesn't work for us as well)
  • We also learnt about the stars, apparent brightness and absolute brightness.



Language


  • Rod and Staff 
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • We learnt "Astro" for English from the Roots Up.
  • Cursive for Big Sis. Now that she finished her lower case letters, I used this website to create worksheets for her to practice upper case letters and words. She is doing so well!





Foreign Language


We were finishing up on Lesson 8 on 康軒一上.

And we celebrated the lunar New Year! So fun!



Art/Music



We drew objects around the house. 


And we colored Durer's Stag Beetle. I showed them a picture online to copy the coloring




Have you wondered?
These are questions the kids had this week

  • What did God do before he created the world?
  • What is life like in heaven?
  • Do the astronauts see stars when they were in space?
  • How are glass jars made?
  • For this last question, we watched a video on it. =)

And while we were there we watched several other "How it's made" videos. I am sure this is not the sole privilege of homeschoolers (any family can do this) but I think if I didn't homeschool, I might not be so attuned to getting curious and interested with the kids in learning about things.

Kindergarten:K-k Kangaroo

Katy No-Pocket is always a fun watch! We got the lapbook component here

This is fun for the girl! =)



We also started reading on Hooked on Phonics, an app we got free sometime back. She is doing so well now!

And we read "McGiddycuddy Could". We also read the Penguin books which we missed last week.

And we watched Katy No-Pocket on youtube. Also the Sesame Podcast K.




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