I'm finally posting about lessons we completed in January! This is another week FULL of activities. I think Mackenzie and I do better when we have a lot to do. We end up doing school more than just 3 times a week which makes for a better organized/scheduled week. The synopsis this week: story of the 12 Israelite spies, letter S, magnifying glasses, winter them and some gross motor skills.
Our bible story was about the 12 Israelite spies that spied on Canaan. I had her write the numbers on each spy in order to count to 12.
do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them." the Israelites did not listen to Caleb, Joshua, Moses or Aaron and grumbled against God, so God did not let them enter the promised land for another 40 years!
As part of the lesson, we did this little worksheet where she circled the picture of those who were listening to God.
cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them".
I chose the letter S for "spy", but S is also for squirrel and skunk in our Animal ABC's curriculum. We used our magnetic pom poms rather than dot markers. She thought it was pretty cool that she could hold the cookie sheet upside down and the paper wouldn't fall!
Since we were talking about spies, I thought we'd play with a magnifying glass and look at things outside.
Even though a south Texas January rarely includes snow (as in once every 10 years), it doesn't mean we can't do a winter theme! ;) I made these snowflake puzzles from 1+1+1=1 last year. Luckily I laminated them and put then in our winter folder, so it was great to pull them out and have them all ready to work on.
We also did some sheets out of 3 Dinosaurs winter pack. We did a snowflake pattern sheet...
1. Why can't you wear boots on your nose? Because they will fall off. Except for Pinocchio because he has a long nose and the boot will stay on.
4. Why can't you wear gloves on your ears? Because they fit your hands better. Except fr the monster with one eye on Monsters Inc. He wears gloves on his ears. (I didn't check that, but since her memory is crazy good, I'm assuming she's right!)
7. Why can't you shovel snow with a fork? Because forks are too small and they have holes.
We started a new You Can Read unit. Our words were: "I", "can", "me" and "you".
Mackenzie loved the tape on the floor activity we did with the letter F so much, that I brought out the tape again for some gross motor skills. It was a really, really, rainy day (flash flood rains) that day so it was good to get indoor exercise.
Confessions of a homeschooler. I recently downloaded the updated version of the sheets that includes writing the word, but we haven't used them yet.
Tot School post when we played with all of the balls? I decided to use the same balls for an activity with Mackenzie, but this time we tried to see which balls "bounced" and which ones did not. It seems like such simple silly game that is not worth doing, but my 4 year old sure did like throwing the ball down to see if it bounced or not. The other fun game was trying to keep Meredith out of the piles until we were finished sorting! ;)
Meredith couldn't resist trying to do school with us one day (as is on most days), so she was given markers, paper and some of our cut outs we were using.