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:









Pinterest Board for the Winter Unit

Monday, January 25, 2016

1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 20: Castles, Chivalry, monks, Sam/Ruth/Samson

BIBLE

We memorized 1 Cor 12:1-8


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

We also read about St Francis of Assisi


And this is the song we listened to.
For Lil Sis, we read about Samuel, Ruth and Samson.



This is a sewing page. =)



HISTORY

We learnt about the castles, the knights and chivalry.
We made this pop up card. Very cool. But mom did much of the work.
The kids did enjoy using the "pen knife" (as Singaporeans would call it).

We had the monastery lunch. We bought canned split pea soup. It is mommy's favorite soup, but none of the kids enjoyed it. I gave them crusty bread instead of dark bread. So, that saved part of lunch.
We were absolutely silent for 5 minutes. The kids would not be able to take the silence for the entire lunch. After that, they said, it felt like we were mad at each other. =)

Then we had the medieval meal that we did not last week. I made "hand pies", thick corn chowder (they probably served stew instead) in bread bowl, and we served ginger ale. We should not have plates, but I didn't think I would be able to stand the mess.

And we ate in kind of darkness too.
No, white bread would not have been in the menu, but that's what we have.

It was fun doing the meals even though the kids were not fond of the food.

We continued to read the Door in the Wall.

We also listened to some Gregory chants.



LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

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


The older two finished up Lesson 7 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "cum" and "figo, fixum" this week. 
We did Spelling Power.


MATH
Lil Sis was enjoying Singapore Math 1B 


SCIENCE
We had fun talking about genes and hormones.

Then we did the activity to talk about boys and girls.




ART
We used sharpies and foil (Big Sis chose plastic) to make stained glass window project. It was really fun!




Pinterest Page for 1st Grade
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Booklog for RtR
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