Monday, January 9, 2017

MFW Exploration to 1850 WEEK 21: George Washington, Fish

Bible

This week we revised James 2, and went on to 3:1-3
We sang Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.


History
We learnt about the days after the Peace Treaty was signed. The "what's next?" part was actually interesting!
We also learnt about George Washington.





This is an interesting book for this section.


We also started the state study.







Language
We continued with Spelling power and Rod and Staff.


Science
This week we learnt about fish.
We did the archerfish activity which was quite fun.

Art
We are using Artistic Pursuits K-3 (Book 2) this year.

WE skipped art this week.



Books we read for leisure


Monday, January 2, 2017

Ticket to Ride: Boardgame Review


My mom bought the kids this boardgame for Christmas.
Just right for this year as we study the American History!

It. is. so. fun!!!!!!!

Really enjoyed it. Even our 7 year old played with much fun and strategy.

I don't think it was too hard to play. It is also not too un-challenging.

5 stars!

Preschool: Christmas

The favorite season of mine!!

FOODS of Christmas




Advent Calendar (with sunflower lecithin instead of soy for Lil Sis! Yay!)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this panettone from Trader Joe's
Strawberry santas. =) 

Christmas tree brownies

Gingerbread houses!

Meringue Mushrooms

Used on the Buche De Noel.



Tangrams

Drawing circles for patterns


Learning patterns and candycanes


Numbers

Playdough tree

File folder games. Very fun.

Memory Game!

We did some of these too.

Another filefolder game

Baby Jesus craft

Handprint Reindeer hat. So cute.

Counting snowflakes

And of course, why not...just draw around with whiteboard markers.
Baby Sis' name on Christmas lights!

Memory

Some worksheets

Great fun dot to dot worksheets!


OOH We love this paper plate wreath so much we put it on our door. =)





I told them the Christmas story, but I accidentally made the shepherd Joseph and the kids had such a great laugh.


Christmas tree! =)



MFW Exploration to 1850 WEEK 19-20: American Revolution, Birds, Fish

Bible

This week we finished revising and memorizing up to the whole of James 2
We sang Hark the Herald Angels Sing for Christmas.


History
We continued learning about the Revolution. These two weeks we had a lot of Christmas breaks.

We watched quite a few videos from this site about Washington. They were very interesting!



Language
We continued with Spelling power and Rod and Staff.


I also felt that Lil Sis needed more help in reading, so we started a reading log and she would read to me everyday for a few pages.


Science
This week we learnt about birds.

Birds' digestive system.

We started learning about fish and will continue in Week 21.

Art
We are using Artistic Pursuits K-3 (Book 2) this year.

We learnt about Anguissola, one of the few well-known women artists of the Renaissance.


We did a watercolor over oil pastel drawing. Didn't work THAT well for most of them. We needed tempera paints instead.



Books we read for leisure