Monday, March 28, 2016

1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 29: South American Tribes, Jupiter, last supper, the cross, resurrection and ascension

BIBLE

We memorized Philippians 2:5-11 and did some review of verses 


We continued reading the book of 1 John.

For Lil Sis, we read about the last supper, the cross, resurrection and ascension



This isn't the first time we coincide so beautifully with the passion week. This week we prepare for Good Friday and Easter and Lil Sis was reading all about it!







We were also reading about Leonardo Da Vinci, so this is a great time do the "Last Supper" craft.

And we made the resurrection cookies. Last time we made these was three years back!
These are the ingredients and this time all took turns to read (besides Baby Sis of course)

The last step was the "seal" the tomb. The kids said "But we could take off the tape!" So I told them "Just as we think as if the tape could stop us from opening the oven, as if the stone can stop Jesus from resurrecting!!"


The tomb is empty!!


HISTORY

We learnt about the South American tribes before the Spanish invaded the land.

We also made maps of Magellan and Verspucci.



When we talked about the gods of the tribes and how they need to "keep the god alive" by sacrificing human blood, we were reminded how wonderful God wants us as a living sacrifice and He is the one who keeps US alive.

We made Aztec pots.


LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis worked on her bible story reading  and bible notebook. 

The older two did a review for 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "facio" and "plico" this week. 
I used puzzlemaker to make the crossword puzzle for review. The kids really like this.


MATH
We continued to practice Math. 

SCIENCE
We learnt about Jupiter and there were so many interesting information about it.


Because we are cutting down screen time, we did the newspaper by writing instead of on the computer.
Mom's


Big Bro's

Lil Sis did a page from learningpage.


ART



We did replicas of the Mona Lisa


And we learnt to paint with soft edges.




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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 28: India/Columbus, Space rocks, Lost coin/son, Blind man, and Zacchaeus

BIBLE

We memorized Philippians 2:5-11 and did some review of verses 

We started reading the book of 1 John.

For Lil Sis, we read about Lost coin/son, Blind man, and Zacchaeus






It was interesting because I lost my keys this week and after a LONG search, I found the keys and I had to talk to Lil Sis about the story she read.



HISTORY

We learnt about India and Columbus.

We did the map of Columbus' journey and watched a fun video of it.







LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis worked on her bible story reading  and bible notebook. 

The older two did a review for 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "cursum" and "verto" this week. 

MATH
We continued to practice Math. 

SCIENCE
We learnt about the space rocks and it really was quite fascinating.


These summary pages from LearningPage was real helpful.


ART

We observed the Mona Lisa's drawing, read some books about Leonardo Da Vinci and talked about the drawing.



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1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 27: Africa, Mars, Storm, Bread and Fish, Good Samaritan

BIBLE

We memorized Philippians 2:511 

We finished reading on the book of Philippians

For Lil Sis, we read about Storm, Dead girl and sick woman, Bread and Fish, and the Good Samaritan





Some days it was harder for Lil Sis to do the notebook, so I didn't push her. I would ask her to do at least 2 a week though.



HISTORY

We learnt about Africa, the dark continent



LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis worked on her bible story reading  and bible notebook. 

The older two did a review for 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "artis" and "vivo" this week. 
We did a revision worksheet.

MATH
We continued to practice Math. Big Bro had difficulty with Singapore Math 5A, so instead of going on, we did the practice in the textbook all over again.


SCIENCE
We learnt about Mars this week and it was really fun.





ART

We observed the drawing "flight into Egypt" this week.


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1st Grade, Rome to Reformation Week 26: Ottoman, Spain, Man on Mat, apostles, farmer

BIBLE

We memorized Philippians 2:5-9


We started reading Philippians

For Lil Sis, we read about man on the mat, apostles, farmer and the seeds.








HISTORY

We learnt about the Ottoman Turks, Ferdinand and Isabella, and Henry the Navigator

Since there are no more read alouds for the year, I started reading "Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic" to the kids. They really like the books. I got the book for free on Amazon Kindle.





LANGUAGE
The older kids continued on Rod and Staff English.

Lil Sis worked on her bible story reading  and bible notebook. 

The older two did revisions on Lesson 5-8 康軒一下 for Mandarin Chinese and Lil Sis did practice on bopomofo


We learnt two more Latin words "luna" and "inter" this week. 
I found an interesting game for Lil Sis to practice her sight words. I typed in the words instead of using the Dolch List.

The older kids continued to read books of interest to them, like Boxcar Children, Winnie the Pooh, and such. I am introducing new books to them, like Pippi Longstocking, Sugar Creek Gang, Choose Your Own Adventure series. You can see what they are reading from the links below.


MATH
Big Sis did 98% on her test for 3A. Really amazing! Now she is going on to 3B.


SCIENCE
We learnt about the moon this week.
We talked about reflection of the light for the moon.

They did the summary pages.








ART

We drew human forms this week.






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