Welcome back to our week 18 Homeschool Highlights!
Is it just me or is this the time of year where the homeschool burnout begins? The dreary weather, the end of the holiday season and general creative fatigue starts to set in around February. But, we are staying the course and heading toward the finish line where warm weather and outside activities will bring the excitement back. Keep hanging on, Spring is right around the corner!
This weeks BIble story was entitled “Lost and Found”. Our Bible memory verse was Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature.” We learned about the time when Jesus, Mary and Joseph went to the annual Passover celebration. When they were ready to leave, Mary and Joseph could not find Jesus. They searched every where for him. Eventually, they found him in the temple teaching the priests. When Mary questioned Jesus as to why he left their side, Jesus said ” Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Fathers house?” Jesus had begun to understand who He was and His purpose here on earth. I encouraged the boys to remember that their main purpose is to share the love of Jesus to others, just like Jesus did as a child.
The letters of the week were “W” and “X”. We reviewed their sounds and practiced our handwriting.
We did a fine motor skills activity for the letter “W” using cheerios.
My two year old practiced spelling his name. We also reviewed the sounds that each letter in his name makes.
This week we practiced writing and counting the numbers four and six. My three year old was all smiles while practicing the number four.
My three year old practiced counting from 10-20 and 20-30 with paper strip puzzles.
My two year old requested his paint brush file folder activity. Color review and fine motor skills practice rolled into one activity.
For math this week, we learned about linear measurements and liquid equivalents. We learned that 2.54 centimeters is one inch, 12 inches equals one foot and 5,280 feet equals one mile. We practiced measuring some of our favorite toys by inches and centimeters. Then we placed them in size order.
Sometimes the simplest things could be so fun!
Then we did liquid equivalents. We learned that 8 ounces equal one cup, 2 cups equal one pint, 2 pints equal one quart and 4 quarts equal one gallon. We took out our plastic beakers and began mixing color tinted water to create pints, quarts and gallons.
At the end we were left with one gallon of brown water.
This week we played Spelling Jeopardy! I wrote all of my kindergartners spelling words on pieces of construction paper and taped them to the chalk board. I wrote numbers on the opposite side and had him call out a number. He had to spell the word that was on the opposite side of the paper. He received play money for each word he spelled correctly. My little game show contestant did a great job!
Science: The elements on Earth
For Science this week with Classical Conversations,we learned about elements and how every thing around us is made of one or more of the 92 elements.
While reading the book, my kindergartner became interested in the layers of the earth and the various layers of the earths atmosphere. We learned about the top ten elements found in the earth and its atmosphere.
Then we created a poster of the earth; its layers and the atmosphere.
For history, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by reading “Martins BIG Words, The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” By Doreen Rappaport.
Then we created this folding card which you can find here.
This concludes our Week 18 Homeschool Highlights. See you all next week!