Time to catch up! Unit 12 was back in early January, but here it is anyway. Below is the synopsis:
Bible: Battle of Jericho
Science: Butterflies (by special request)
Theme: Winter (continued from unit 11)
Sight Words: I, can, you, me (continued from unit 11)
And now for the juicy details! I know you all are super excited! ;)
Bible: Battle of Jericho
I looked on pinterest and found a lot of great ideas for teaching the Battle of Jericho. After reading the story, we did a different activity every day. We used dominoes to create the wall and gathered princesses and little people for the Israelites. We played harmonicas as our horns and then the walls fell down! ;)
J was our letter of the week. As in J is for Jericho and jelly fish! Mackenzie continues to love the animal ABC packs from 1+1+1=1, so we did those again. Here she is gluing jellyfish on her letter J.
We continued our winter theme from the previous week and did a couple of sheets from different packs of 3 Dinosaurs, 1+1+1=1 and I think 2 teaching mommies.
Mackenzie saw an activity on pinterest that she wanted to do, so we decided to talk about Butterflies this week. I'll start with the requested activity...breaking out of a cacoon. She loved this activity so much we had to show Granny and Papa when they came for a visit later in the week.
We used these same butterfly counting cards last year, but this time we used our glass gems as counters rather than clothespins.
2 teaching mommies.
We finished up unit 2 of You Can Read from 1+1+1=1.
She likes the word searches and is pretty excited when she finds the word all by herself! ;)
3 Dinosaurs had these awesome find the same sheets for the sight words we had done in the first two units. Each row had the right letters of the word she was matching but had some of them rearranged. Ex: to match "the", the row would have "het....the....eth.....teh....the", This was great for Mackenzie to concentrate on the actual spelling of the word and not just the general letters that are in the word. If Cassie doesn't make them for all of the units, I will definitely make them for us or do something similar on the easel for us to use.
We did several miscellaneous activities to improve our writing, counting, gross motor skills and general knowledge. Since the Israelites marched around Jericho 7 times on day 7, we traced the number 7!
Confessions of a homeschooler.
color sorting activity was still fun for her. Several of the cards we had to switch in the end, because it was hard to distinguish between red/pink and blue/purple. Either way, it was good to work on her vocabulary of the items as well.
So, that's unit 12! A lot of pinterest and a lot of crafts with PAINT! ;) I think unit 13 is the exact opposite! ;)