Thursday, September 26, 2013

MFW 1st Grade/Preschool: Wks 5-6

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Bible: Memorize Pr 16:24, 29:11, Cuba and Haiti
Math: Comparing, Shapes
Science: Desert Diorama(ECC), Rain and Thunder
Language: Lessons 4/5 () long vowels u, 
Arts: Tissue paper flower, God's eye, Mexican Paper Doll(ECC)
Rubber Boots Day
Rain and Hail
Flash, crash, rumble and roll

Fun with sizes

Fun with shapes
circus shapes
color zoo

Extra: Learnt about Mexico


Big sis is quite conscientious about the copywork
Memorized Pr 16:24. (The honey and garbage illustration went quite well)

We read a couple of devotions that tie in with the memory verse from this book

We did some worksheets on Complete Book of Math
did some worksheets on shapes

and read some fun books too
Realized I didn't do the bean sticks for the number of the day. Went back and did them, also to teach her place values.

We learnt about rain

And made a mini book on how to predict the weather by clouds
And we made a rain stick
1. Poke toothpicks into tube (I made a hole with a thumbtack first). Some people use nails. Some just twist a foil in the middle like here (I used the slanting lines as guidelines)

2. Cut off excess toothpicks.

3.Wrap one end with foil (or paper) then tie with rubber band.

4. Add beans (or rice or corn)

5. Decorate!

6. Done!

And it sounds like this! (I will keep this for the Brazil weeks for ECC)

We did the lightning experiment that seems OH SO FUN here, but it didn't work for us. =(

Finished the Animal Tales

Learnt about long vowel u, ay, the "oo" sounds and the "th" sound

And ar, or

Learnt Lessons 4/5 () and did some practice

If you use this materials to learn the phonetic sounds (which I highly recommend), you can use this download exercise for review


We did quite a few projects for ECC.

Little Sis did her usual calendar. But this week, she also enjoyed more crafts that ties in with alphabet or with ECC
Found some nice cutting downloads here, to occupy her time and to practice cutting

MFW ECC Wks 5-6: Mexico

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Bible:  Cuba, Haiti, Mt 4:4, Mt 4:19
Christian Heros: Cameron Townsend
Geography: Mexico, Vocab(Desert, dune, canyon, gulch)
Math: Multiplication tables, Division
Language: Lessons 4/5 (), Spelling Power, Spanish
Science: deserts, desert diorama
Art: Tissue paper flower, God's eye, Mexican Paper Doll, 
Books we read: 
Mexico A-Z
Deserts (Gail Gibbons)
Snakes are hunters
Count your way through Mexico
Nine days to Christmas

Our centerpiece (the tissue paper flower, Mexico colors and sombrero wannabes)


Learnt about Cuba and Haiti and prayed for them.

Ian has used the  Matthew Bookmark (with the reading plan) used the reading for his devotional time. I asked him to write down one thing he learnt and one question he has every time. He has AMAZING questions!!
Memory work: Mt 4:4 and 4:19

Did a dictation on the verse.

Christian Heroes
Read about Cameron Townsend. (I'm really glad I bought this set of books!)


We got the passports!!! =) (and the air tickets that we made from here)

yay! we're off!

At the "customs", I gave them a "stamp" on the passport. Downloadable and editable here!

And we had Make-Your-own Mexican meal. In our home, we use this taco seasoning A LOT. IT's REALLY good!!!

The girl played a game on the ipad (iphone) app that taught them to make tacos. =) Virtually. (Pocket Chef - FREE!)

Mapping Mexico

We listened to the Wee Sing Around the World Mexican music.

AND we watched some really upbeat Timbales music on Sesame Street!

Started North America Geography Game. Very fun for boy. One day I used skittles for him to play. The ones he got correct he get to eat them, the ones he didn't, the sisters did.

Mapping Mexico
Children Like Me (the kids really like this book)

Doing the Spanish dictionary book. (and research on own)

Dot to Dot Country sheet

He wrote a letter to his best friend.
We did the John 3:16 page

And the flag page
We did some Spanish color worksheets

 At the end of the journey, we did our memory book.

Starting to memorize the 2's timetable and 3's timetable. (and also division)
Printed the multiplication table off here


We learnt 
And I made some review worksheets for them, like this story.

If you use this materials to learn the phonetic sounds (which I highly recommend), you can use this download exercise for review

And we learnt some easy Spanish words.


Desert Diorama (and the Tundra on the opposite)

The preschooler did the paper doll...
and the big sis

Made God's eye...I really don't know if we got it right...anyhows...=)

We made tissue paper flowers "papel picado". It was fun though not THAT easy for the kids. Found some interesting information about this art form

Preschool with ECC

The M craft for Mexico (Mountains)
M craft for M (Mouse)

M coloring sheet
Deserts counting

D (for Deserts) worksheet
D - for Dragon

And today we departed Mexico

Buying "tickets" for the next destination, Canada!