Friday, February 12, 2016

1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 23: China/Japan, Mercury, Jonah, Jews to Babylon, Three men in furnace

BIBLE

We memorized Philippians 2:5-7 and reviewed the 1 Cor verses.

We continued to read on Luke and the life of Jesus.

We read on Peter Waldo and the Waldensian (with MUCH editing)

For Lil Sis, we read about Jonah, Jews to Babylon and the three men in furnace








HISTORY

We continued to learn about China (Sui, Tang and Sung Dynasty
I read them some poems from Tang Dynasty.

Then we talked about Japan, the Yamato Dynasty, Samurais and even ninjas.

That's our Japanese snack! We ate it while playing Bingo (Animal Zodiac game for Chinese New Year)


And we took out some fun stuff from Big Bro's Ninjago collection. This is a catana.

And we found a ninjago shinto shrine model in his book

We seldom color our student sheets. This is a special week.



LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis worked on her phonics, bible books and bible notebook


The older two continued on  Lesson 8 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "terra" and "bonus" this week. 
We did Spelling Power.


MATH
We continued to practice Math.
It helped Lil Sis to count with the abacus



SCIENCE
We learnt about the mercury and why there is no eclipse.


They did the summary pages

And Lil Sis did a worksheet page as revision.




ART

Mom's Haiku (we wrote our own haiku with drawings)

Big Bro

Lil Sis (mom helped with the writing)

Big Sis

They enjoyed the haiku writing.



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Monday, February 8, 2016

1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 22: China, Sun, Elijah and Elisha

BIBLE

We memorized Philippians 2:3-4


We continued to read on Luke and the life of Jesus.

For Lil Sis, we read about Elijah and Elisha




HISTORY

We learnt about China to Han Dynasty
And we looked on our timeline of what is happening at that time

Chinese New Year is coming and it fit our lessons! We made decorations. Baby Sis will have a whole month to learnt about Chinese New Year.


LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis worked on her phonics, bible books and bible notebook


The older two went on to Lesson 8 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "sol" and "vulcanus" this week. 
We did Spelling Power.


MATH
We continued to practice Math.


SCIENCE
We learnt about the sun and the kids had a lot of fun.

We did the experiment to show why sunset is orange. It worked better with a smaller cup and my iphone flash light.


I decided to ask the older ones to do a summary of what they learnt and they enjoyed doing it on powerpoint.

Lil Sis did this worksheet instead.

And we got information from here.



ART
We used Draw and Write Through History to draw the Great Wall of China. It took A LOT of work but the result was enjoyable.







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1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 21: castles, crusades, David and Solomon

BIBLE

We memorized Philippians 2:3-4


We continued to read on Luke and the life of Jesus.

We read about Elizabeth of Hungary.


For Lil Sis, we read about Saul, David and Goliath, and Solomon







HISTORY

We learnt about the Crusades, Magna Carta, Robin Hood and William Tell



We designed our coat of arms



And we continued to read Door in the Wall

WE LOVE this rendition of William Tell's Overture. So funny.



LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis worked on her phonics, bible books and bible notebook


The older two had their test for Lesson 7 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "jingo, junctum" and "ignis" this week. 
We did Spelling Power.


MATH
We continued good practice.


SCIENCE
We are on to Astronomy!! We used the Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy and I like it.

We did the mnemonics

We made models (did not do any 3D ones but it is good)

I like it that as I taught we did a lot of "tell me what you learnt". The kids had good questions and we had good discussions.



ART
Besides the Coat of Arms, we did castle drawing from here.







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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Preschool 2015/2016: Winter Unit

I started my littlest for "planned" school. Before that she was learning from everything she does, hears, touches, and interacts with in her life. She is 3 years old.

January 2015: WINTER UNIT



We used the whole month for the unit and I cannot believe how much fun we had. We did about 2 to 3 activities everyday.

Auntie S. wrote a great Chinese song 冬天來了and that was like our "anthem" for this month. We play/sing it often.




We read these books together. They were all so fun.


I got this idea from another post, but instead of printing out her copy, I made my own because I am able to color the scarfs and hats with the colors of the buttons I own.


She did some coloring (more not pictured)


I made snow play dough! =) I like this no-cook recipe now and I added sprinkles.
She made snow men. This play dough was WELL PLAYED in the month. I found out that if we cover the playdough with wet napkin in a container, it prevented some drying out.

And Lil Sis made angels.


Then we went on to bear pops.


LOVE this art. Idea taken from here.




I put some small objects in the ice cube and she melted them.


This snow flake art project was great fun too!




TRIED to make a melted snowman cookie (they look so pretty from the link!). I didn't have the large marshmallow.

Big Sis came up with a super creative game for her. She found many pictures to create snowmen with.I was so impressed by how creative and initiative Big Sis is.



These were some of the combinations.



Winter sorting




Cotton Ball Snow Man


Tissue and paper snow man

Hot chocolate with marshmallows. YUM.




The Frozen Heart fun. =) baking soda and water mixture frozen, added vinegar for frothing sizzling effect.
Ice skates, idea and template from here

Big sisters made Popsicle dolls and that was how we froze them.




Ice Skating Dolls!! Idea from here


Frozen Coloring pages


Painting and making a snow man. The older ones were so amused and said that Baby Sis will be SO sick of snowmen at the end of January. =)



Baby Sis had fun with this



Dot a Dot pictures

Hat!



We did lacing for a mitten





After that we went on to cutting yarns, of course.


Puffy Paint was very fun! It would stay puffy if the girls didn't poke it. But well...when we got to THIS snowman, we are SERIOUSLY tired of these rounded characters...

The big sisters helped me in making the mitten match game.

She loved it.

The last activity: we made yellow (ahem...no more white) snow flake. =)

Before the month ended, God blessed us with Hurricane Jonas. I am sure it made life REALLY REALLY tough for MANY and I felt sad about that. However, this is the first time Baby Sis ACTUALLY played with snow and she was DELIRIOUS. NOTHING can describe that joy.



Fun videos:









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