Friday, October 10, 2014

Long Overdue!

Weekly Wrap-Up
Wow! Has it really been a month since my last post!  Yikes!  Well, we have been busy..... extremely busy! So here's a quick wrap of what the past month has included.
Job is all about flashcards right now. He loves looking through them and they keep him entertained for awhile.
 Jadyn decided it was great fun to add the Leappad to our phonics time.  I love using technology to supplement our work.
 Mj learned about the mosaics of the Sumerians in Heritage Studies and made his own mosaic.
 We had a fun day at Deering Estate's free day.  Check out the golden orb weaver spider we found.  They were everywhere.  We came home and learned a lot of about them.  They look scary, but are not dangerous unless you're a fly or mosquito. =)
 Gabe loved the butterfly scavenger hunt at Deering Estate and he was so excited when he found one of the butterflies on his paper.
 Jadyn made a weaving pattern in art using water colors.
 Gabe has been working hard on his letters.
 Gabe had his first tween activity with our co-op.  It was at the Venetian Pool which is absolutely beautiful.
 Jadyn had her first elementary explorers activity with our co-op.  She loved the kickball game.
 We loved celebrating Native American Day with some free fun at Miccosukee.
 The kids loved this sign at Miccosukee.  Gabe had just said that he was going to feed the alligators cheeseburgers.  We walked past this sign a little later and it said no cheeseburgers.  They wanted a picture with the sign.=)
 Gabe working on big K and little k.
 Mj made a beautiful clown fish in art.
 Mj learned about nonrenewable and renewable resources in science.  We talked about advantages and disadvantages of both.  One of the disadvantages of petroleum is oil spills.  He did an experiment to find what was the best way to clean up an oil spill.
 Gabe is loving the geometric shape puzzles right now.
 Jadyn loved working on her math facts using the Velcro bean bags and frog.  I think this is a Melissa & Doug toy.
 Jadyn loved working on alphabetical order with the names of friends of family.
 Mj's most recent Heritage Studies chapter is on ancient Egypt.  He wasn't feeling well one day so I had him make a pyramid out of Legos.  It  turned out awesome.  He had all sorts of chambers inside and a sarcophagus with a skeleton inside.
 Jadyn wanted to use some leaves for her own art project.
 Jadyn sewed a pillow in her American Girl class at enrichment.
 This girl is becoming such a great reader!
 Job loves when I get the unifix cubes out for him.
 Jadyn made a timeline of her life in heritage studies. This was a fun project for us to work on together.
 Reading, spelling, & writing are not strong points for Jadyn.  It really is a struggle for her, but when I let her do spelling in fun tactile ways she amazes me at how well she does.  And she feels so great when she accomplishes the task. =)
 Mj has been using the Duolingo app for Spanish.  He loves it and is really learning the language well.
I'm hoping not to get so behind again.  No promises. =)  But that's a little of what we've been up to.
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