Welcome Back to our Week 32 and week 33 Homeschool Highlights!
We did a two week unit all about plants and seeds…take a look at what we learned!
This weeks Bible lesson was about Peter and Cornelius. Our Bible memory verse was ” God does not show favoritism, but accepts men from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.” Acts 10:34,35. We discussed the importance of treating everyone fairly regardless of who they are or where they come from. We talked about how Peter learned that lesson thought the vision God had given him. Peter learned the important lesson that He should not show favoritism to certain kinds of people and that he should share Gods word with everyone.
The letter of the week was S because S is for SEEDS! We did letter S tangram puzzles.
And we played with our wooden letter pieces from our Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. We built the letter S, practiced writing the letter S and identified the S sound in the books we read this week.
We did seed coloring by size.
Seed themed prewriting practice, counting by potting flowers, identifying which plant themed pictures are the same or different, and counting, skip counting and addition with seeds and pots.
We created a plant diagram and labeled the parts of the plant. We reviewed our sight words with a garden themed sightwords reader, we did letter S do- a -dot sheets, gardening sequencing cards and seed size sorting.
We did basic addition with flower petals, learned what plants need to live with montessori two part cards, seed themed patterns, more letter S do-a-dots and we took a trip to the plant center at the Home Depot.
We dissected pinto beans too! After learning the parts of a seed, we soaked pinto beans over night and disected them the next day.
I see an embyo!
It was so cool to look inside the seeds and see how the they look and identify all of the features.
The beans that didn’t get dissected were planted in glass jars with damp cotton balls so that we can watch them and make observations as they sprouted.
We read about food chains and the gardening process, then we did some planting of our own. We planted swiss chard, cayenne peppers and string beans.
We went shopping in our fridge and pantry to find various plants and seeds that we eat.
We sorted the foods by what part of the plant they are; either leaves, roots, fruit, stems or seeds.
After we sorted the vegetables, fruits and seeds, we enjoyed a healthy snack of baby carrots and ranch dressing.
My kindergartener reviewed units of measurement by reassuring plants with pennies.
He also practiced spelling seed and plants related words and learned the plant life cycle.
We did writing prompts about the different stages of the plant life cycle.
We created a seed sprouting log and observed and documented the changes of our sprouting seeds everyday!
We added a matching activity about the plant life cycle to our seed sprouting log. Through out the week we practiced multiplication by 3’s with flower pots and seedsWe did lots of observing and documenting the changes in our sprouting pinto beans and our seeds.
Here’s some of the fun plant themed food that we ate during this unit:
All of the seed themed printables in this post can be found at 3dinosaurs.com. The direct link to the pack is here. The flower petal math activity is from ateachingmommy.com can be found here.
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