Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 33: Q-q Quail, Nehemiah

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks


Bible/History

  • We read Nehemiah and were very impacted by the fact that Nehemiah had to work hard to rebuild the walls AS WELL as guard against the enemies at the same time!
  • We also learnt about the Olympics and watched many videos on the past Olympic games.
  • We read on the City of Athens and how the Greek lived.

Math/Science

We have stopped doing Science in the Beginning and will do some of the experiments for Day 6 (the human body ones) for next year.

Since we came back from Singapore and the kids did their Math and English work in the morning (jet lag), they have been loving that idea, so when they woke at 6am, they would do their own Math and English work. I still have to look through them and maybe go through some corrections with them in the afternoon, but it sure made our school time MUCH shorter! I was very impressed with their determination and initiative.


Language

  • Rod and Staff 
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis

Foreign Language

We started 康軒一下 

We are finishing up Lesson 2


Art/Music

More Greek Column drawing



Have you ever wondered?


Kindergarten:Q-q Quail

We read the Biggest House in the World
and we had some interesting conversations about contentment when the kids were wishing they have a bigger house with a room for everyone. (The four kids now sleep in the same room)

We talked about being content and not grumble. Yertle the Turtle would have been a great book in the topic, but we already read it some time back.







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Monday, May 11, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 32: V-v Vegetable, Esther

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

On some days, we relax like this. The gals who surely know how to enjoy life.


Bible/History
  • We read Esther, Big Bro's favorite book of the bible (yeah, beats me too).




Math/Science

I decided to let go of Archimedes. A little too much for our last weeks.Maybe we'll revisit this book the next around.
But we did learn a little about streamlined bodies and talked a little about our airplane trip again.


Language

  • Rod and Staff 
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis

Foreign Language

We started 康軒一下 

The kids have forgotten many words!!! We did a lot of revision this week.


Art/Music


We drew the Greek columns and we saw the Greek columns!! When we went to the Manhattan Library on Sunday. The library was SOOO beautiful.


Have you ever wondered?
Why did Queen Esther invite the king TWO times for the banquet?

Where did the name "Marathon" come from? (Apparently this is common knowledge but not to me): All from this man who died carrying the message from the Battle of Marathon to Athens. (The kids asked "Did he deliver the message before he die????" haha...
Kindergarten:V-v Vegetable

We named the vegetables we know of.
We read these books. Sylvia's Spinach, Little Pea and Peter Rabbit (not in picture) are especially entertaining. I REALLY like Little Pea. So funny.


We have catalogs of seeds and they gave us great pictures for the vegetables!




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Monday, May 4, 2015

MFW CtG/K Week 31: X-x Fox, Daniel

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

We came home from our two week's vacation to the other side of the earth. We entered into a week-long recuperation and the re-tuning of our circadian clocks. In laymen's terms, we fought jet lag.

Though the first few days were dreadful, we fought it rather bravely. God was so gracious to us in giving us a better weather (compared to when we left) and mommy brought everyone out almost everyday. It is fun to go to a playground that was "OURS" since we were the only inhabitants there. =)


Bible/History
  • We read about Nebuchadnezzar's pride, the writing on the wall, the lions' den and the fall of the Babylonians to the Persians
  • We also learnt how God used Cyrus as an instrument for the Jews to return to Israel even though he did not know God.
  • We read some Aesop's Fables along with the K week of "fox"









We found the fun lapbook pages here.


Math/Science


We read the Archimedes and the Door of Science (borrowed from the library) and looked up a little on the Archimedean Screw


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
  • The older kids started new series of reading

Foreign Language

We started 康軒一下 Lesson 2 very gently and slowly since we were fighting the jetlag





Art/Music


Skipped the art this week for a gentle reintroduction to school

Have you ever wondered?


Kindergarten:X-x Fox

Fun stamps!


Fox Origami


Gingerbread man (bear...)



And we watched the Richard Scarry's Gingerbread Man



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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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