Saturday, December 30, 2017

MFWK: W-Water

Before we started the week, we did a "staycation" at a hotel just to swim. Will that count as part of "W-w Water"?

It is Christmas/New Year weeks. Rather hard to do school. After I finished this week, I realized I didn't even talk to her about the 3 states of water! =( And we had no books at all...

Will do better in 2018!!



MFW K: O-o Octopus

Handprint Octopus


How the Octopus uses its ink to hide


Jelly fish (cannot quite see)

Under the sea lunch!

We started Bingo


Rainbow Fish

Swimmy


We read some books on Octopus too, but I didn't take a picture.

MFW 1850-Mod Week 14-16: Spanish American War, Westward Expansion, Korean War, Boxer Rebellion


Bible

We memorized until Philippians 2:11 these two weeks.

History

We learnt about Ethiopia&Italy(Liberia), Alexander Bell, Brazil, Spanish-American War, Westward Expansion, Factories Stocks Carnegie, Sino-Jap War in Korea, Boxer Rebellion(China), Panama Canal, Czar Alexander (Russia), and Czar Nicholas II(Russia). 

We also learnt about President Theodore Roosevelt, which the children found his life very interesting.

Science

For Science, we learnt about sounds, and machines.

Language and Math
We continue with language arts and Math.

Read A-louds
This week we continued reading On the Banks of Plum Creek and Hudson Taylor (not as a read-aloud).



Art



This is to imitate Hokusai "The Great Wave". 



For O-o Octopus, we did a salt resistant painting, which we really enjoyed the results.




For W-w Water we drew Monet's Water Lilies.

I am really glad this year I kept at Art for this has been my weakest area for the years past.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

MFW K: D-d Dinosaur





D-D Dinosaur!

MFW 1850-Mod Week 13: Irish Potato Plague, Boers, Africa


Bible
We memorized Philippians 2:1-3 this week.

History

We learnt about the Irish potato plague, scrambling for Africa, and the Boers and British.
And we made Irish Boxty (potato pancakes). They are good!!


Science

For Science, we learnt about crystals and we will do the crystal experiment with Big Bro in the next few weeks.

We watched a video on the Giant's Courseway in Ireland, tying perfectly with Ireland AND crystals.

Language and Math
We continue with language arts and Math.

Read A-louds
This week we started reading On the Banks of Plum Creek and Hudson Taylor.



Art
Since Baby Sis is learning about dinosaurs, we did some dinosaurs drawing.



Also, this year, for Advent, we are reading Ann VosKamp's The Wonder of the Greatest Gift
We enjoy it a lot.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MFW K: U-u Us

Sight Game



We also played the feeling game and hearing game.


The girl LOVES the A-a Apple song


Blend Ladder 2!! We are getting there!

Pop-up book of U

We also read all the Ear book, Eye Book, Nose Book, Tooth Book etc. Baby Sis LOVES them all.

MFW K: T-t Turtle


We started blend ladder!


We did a handprint turtle craft which I forgot to take a picture of. And we read The Tortoise and the hare, Katy and the Big Snow and Brave Irene.

We talked some about not quitting and persevering.


MFW K: N-n Nest

Nest number line up


Birds Memory Match


N Pop up book

We read some fun books, again I didn't take a photo.