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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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 28: B-b Butterfly, Jonah-Hezekiah

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Isaiah 40:21-22

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?
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;

Bible/History


  • We read about Jonah, Isaiah and Hezekiah (The kids were confused by the jump around and I had to remind them the chronology...pull in English from the Roots Up!)
  • We also continued on Homer
  • And we learnt about the superpower during that time - the Assyrians.
  • We are quite behind on memorizing Isaiah. It is not an easy passage to remember. I am going to let the kids use fighter verse app to memorize it verse by verse.
  • The kids also started to get sick, so we kind of skipped some parts of school.

We used the accordion time line this year and it has worked out. Today we pulled it out and revised the timeline that we already put up.
Math/Science


Bubbles

Optical Illusion room (This is not the right perspective)

Hall of Mirrors

Defying gravity!


Science show
  • Day 5 of Creation (Swimmers and Flyers)
  • We learnt about the fins of fish. We did not do the experiment, but we saw a fish at Hall of Science the previous Friday and it's good to examine it.
  • The Hall of Science at NYC is free on Fridays 2-5pm from Sep to Jun. WONDERFUL for homeschoolers! It is quite empty and we had fun exploring.

Language


  • Rod and Staff 
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • Cursive for Big Sis. She practices her cursive while doing her Rod and Staff work.


Foreign Language


We started 康軒一下!!

This is the hardest word so far, but we had a good learning about what "listening is all about"



Art/Music

Art was skipped this week due to sickness.



Have you wondered?


Kindergarten:B-b Butterfly

A lot of fun stuff for Butterfly, put up next week!!




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Monday, March 16, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 27: J-j Jewel, Elisha

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Isaiah 40:21-22

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?
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;

Bible/History


  • We read on Elisha's miracles and especially the story of Naaman
  • We also continued on Homer and we're so happy Odysseus came home.

Math/Science



  • Day 5 of Creation (Swimmers and Flyers)
  • We learnt about vertebrates and invertebrates


Must have not smeared enough butter, the jello should be in ONE piece and not lumpy lumps. Anyway, the one with toothpicks is the vertebrate and the one without are invertebrates


no covering, no backbones (like the jelly fish) easy to crush


No backbones, but has covering (like crab) not as easy to crush


backbones (vertebrates) not as easy to crush

And we watched how the clam and octopus move





Language


  • Rod and Staff 
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • Cursive for Big Sis. She practices her cursive while doing her Rod and Staff work.


Foreign Language


We started 康軒一下!!


We are on the topic of Spring and I'm glad to find some extra materials!




This story ties in well with "Jewel"




I realized they need to learn more about usage. They are so good with new words (reading and writing) but they are not good at using the words, so we're going to read more!





Art/Music



Drawing human beings

And we looked at the sculpture of Caligula



Have you wondered?


Kindergarten:J-j Jewel

Daddy got Lil Sis this from his business trip. Never a better timing!



I love that she used these stickers to make the page.


We actually started making the rock candy (Mom gave in to food coloring...yikes). But they took a long time and there is not enough crystals! I hope it works.



End product, not like the ones we saw on the web, and they are WAYYYYYY too sweet!!!!
But it was a good experiment, I suppose.




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