Thursday, September 26, 2013

MFW ECC Wks 5-6: Mexico

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Overview

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)


Bible

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!)

Geography

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.





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

Language


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.

Science

Desert Diorama (and the Tundra on the opposite)



Art
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!

4 comments:

  1. Where did you find the desert diorama? Looks like fun!

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    1. I got them here
      http://teacherexpress.scholastic.com/instant-habitat-dioramas
      when it was free (or a $1) but now it's kind of expensive (in my view) but it is a very good ebook.

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