Welcome back to our Week 28 Homeschool Highlights!
Our Bible memory verse for the week was “We are looking forward to a new heaven” 2 Peter 3:13. We discussed what heaven must be like and how God loves us so much, He created heaven as a place for us to live with Him. We learned what the Bible says about heaven and how we should life lives that make Jesus happy so that we can have the opportunity to enjoy heaven as our home someday. We talked about how we should treat others and how we should share Gods love to others so that they will learn about Him and also have the chance to exerpience heaven as well.
This week we learned all about outer space and the solar system! My rising first grader helped read books about astronauts and the solar system to his little brothers. We began the Bob book level 1 series with my three year old.We did lots of space themed learning activities and a Montessori card sort. We reviewed basic math and skip counting with Lead Frog’s Math Adventure to the Moon.
The letters of the week were M and P. M is for moon and P is for planets. We practiced writing both letters and finding the “m” and “p” sound in words.
Here is my three year old woking on his sight words. This weeks sight words were “up” and “away”.
Here is our montessori solar system learnng set up. I used a solar system place mat as a guide for the boys to sort the cards. You can find the printable here.
My rising first grader created sparkly foam paper planets to place in solar sytem order for more of a challenge.
My two year old had a blast with this outer space themed sensory bin. You can find the printable here.
Here, my two year old had fun sorting plants, rockets, UFO’s and the moon by size. My three year old reviewed greater than and less than with our alligator popsicle sticks. You can find these printables here.
For breakfast we had sun waffles! Whole grain waffles with almond butter, mandarin orange rays, grape slice eyes and and apple slice mouth
For lunch we had Saturn sandwiches! These are almond butter and jelly sandwiches cut into circles and garnished with apple slice rings, apple stars and grape asteroids.
Later in the week we read Big and Busy Space during circle time and learned details about astronauts, rocket ships and the earths atmosphere. My rising first grader really enjoyed this book.
Then I worked with my rising first grader to assemble this jumbo sized solar system floor puzzle.
They loved it!
For science, we created moon rocks with moon dough (baking soda, glitter, water and food coloring). After making moon rocks, we squired them with vinegar to create cosmic eruptions! A great way to review chemistry and chemical reactions (and get really messy)!
For history with Classical Conversations, my rising first grader began memorizing the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Then we aged paper with tea bags and created our own U.S. Constitution scroll.
It turned out great!
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