Friday, September 27, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up - Wright Brothers, Thinking Hats, and Baby Gibbons

Hard to believe another week has come and gone.  We just finished our 5th week of school and the kids are doing great.  Here's what we did this week.
MJ - 5th Grade
Bible: Mj is enjoying going through the book "Who is God? And Can I Really Know Him?"  He is still on the truth chapter and it's been great cause we've been talking a lot about what he's learning in Bible in his science lessons, too.  Mj learned a magic trick in Bible.  The lesson he learned from the magic trick is you can't always believe what you see.
Trying out his magic trick on Jadyn.
Her face is priceless!!!  She was amazed!
English: Mj reviewed nouns - common/proper nouns, singular/plural nouns, nouns as subjects, and nouns as objects of the prepositions
Making nouns plural.

Math: Mj did lots of multiplication this week - 2-digit and 3-digit multipliers and, of course, word problems.  He also learned about factors and multiples and prime factorization.
Reading: Mj read some stories about puppets.
Mj had to follow directions and make an origami frog that jumped.
Science: Mj has been enjoying this chapter on dinosaurs. We talked about dinosaur fossils and what paleontologists do.  We talked about the Flood, dinosaur extinction, and about dinosaurs we know about.  It was pretty cool!
Doing some grid drawing of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. 
History: We finished our chapter on the Wright brothers.  Mj was amazed by their determination.  When everyone said they couldn't do it; they did it!  It's really amazing - go check out some books about the Wright brothers.  Very interesting.
Mj made the Wright brothers Flyer out of Legos.
An up close look at the Flyer
Orville was even flying it.
Jadyn - Kindergarten
Bible: Jadyn has been learning along with Mj about truth this week.  She also has enjoyed What's in the Bible? volume 4 - Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
Coloring some What's in the Bible? coloring pages while they watch the DVD.
Beginnings: Jadyn learned about health care workers this week.
Jadyn loved this tooth paste and tooth brush puzzle to glue together. Thank you 1+1+1=1!
Enjoying a teeth snack - apples, peanut butter, and marshmallows.
We also talked about the importance of washing our hands well.  The glitter represented germs.
Scrub, scrub, scrub...
No more germs!
We also talked about healthy food.  She enjoyed drawing a picture of her favorite food - mac-n-cheese with hot dogs.  OK, maybe it's not the healthiest thing to eat, but she loves my homemade mac-n-cheese! ;)
Phonics: Jadyn works so hard!  I'm so proud of what she accomplished this week.  This is definitely her area of struggle, and I'm learning how to best help her.
The one day she was very frustrated, so I made her wear a thinking hat.  It's amazing how that hat helped her read so much better! ;)
A little game of clue - which of these words is a bird?
Matching uppercase and lowercase buddies.
Extra: Jadyn loves her calendar notebook time.  Her favorite part is the daily drawing.
She loves Angry Birds.

 Gabe - Totschool
Gabe was not really into school this week.  So we did what he wanted to do and he enjoyed a fun week of playing - which is the best part of being a 3 year old boy! =)
He did actually sit down and do his calendar notebook with us one day.

Coloring a letter E paper.
This is how my living room looked most days.  The castle out and all the bad guys driving around in dump trucks, trains, and Noah's ark!
Job - Teeny Tot
Well, this cutie loves to find where I hide my phone.
Job's new favorite activity - sitting in the bin to play with his toys.
Interruptions: On Wednesday, we woke up to a huge puddle in our front yard and water pouring from our sidewalk. The kids enjoyed watching the birds come and take baths in all the water.
Throughout the morning, the kids would take breaks and watch the trucks and excavators and men working on the water line.

Family Fun: Mark was able to take today off so we enjoyed some learning at the zoo!
The kids love having their dad along for field trips!
A little lesson on how to make plastic animal souvenirs. My dad used to make plastic molding parts for a living so I know lots about it from working for him.
Cooling off at the splash pad.
We got to see this mommy gibbon nursing her sweet new baby.  The kids were so excited to see the baby.

I enjoy blogging about my week to help me just see how God has helped us through the week and to see what we have actually accomplished!  It's a great way to encourage myself and let me know that I am doing alright! =)

1 comment:

Chrystal Bliske said...

I absolutely LOVE using the glitter to show germs!!! Going to use this with my Peanut for sure!

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