Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011 82/175, 93 days to go!

Together JB6 and AN4

“Signing Time” (30 minutes)

“Inquisikids Discover and Do Science”
Science with air
21. Rising Paper
22. Counting Breaths
23. How Much Can…
24. Water in Air
25. Shaking Sound
26. How You Make Sound
27. Sound Catcher

Children’s Encyclopedia pages 16-17, storms and floods: floods from too much rain, from snow and ice melting, from undersea volcanoes and earthquakes, monsoons.
Science Activity 2, #4-5

Sewing project, made a coin purse using a needle and thread.

Reading and Phonics: Lesson 31
Consonant Digraph mb

Reviewed Sparkies Lessons

Reviewed Old Testament Books

AWANA tonight

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011, 81/ 175, 94 Days to go!

MOPPETS today: Music, Bible Lesson, Arts/Crafts

JB6 also preformed a "show," singing "I've Been Working on the Railroad" with her good friend Caleigh.  They made posters, and then they made tickets which they handed out to all of the moms and children.  They set up chairs to make a "theater" and performed their show.  They did a very nice job. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 25, 2011 80/175, 95 Days to go!

Together JB6 and AN4
ABC Devotions, Letter H, “Honor your father and mother.” Exodus 20:12

Reading and Phonics: Test #3, Lessons 21-30
Out loud Readers:
The Lamb who liked to Climb from Fox in the Box

Spelling: Lesson 21 (Long e words) and Lesson 22 (spelling spotlight)

Math: Lesson 44, Number Order- Before and after by 10
Addition Flash Cards
Addition Facts Drill #1, 1 minute, 15 sec

Get Set for the Code, pg 24
Drew shapes with a ruler
Math: Lesson 10

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011 79/175, 96 days to go!

Together AN4 and JB6
ABC Devotions: Letter G, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

Math: Lessons 42, Time, Quarter Hour and 43, Money, pennies and dimes

Reading: Lesson 30

Spelling: Write two sentences using spelling words.
Review spelling words, write the words out.

Outloud Readers:
Sir John, the Knight from Fox in the Box
The Box Car Children

The spring session of ballet and tap begin this afternoon for both girls.  Very exciting!

January 21, 2011 78/175, 97 days to go!

School at Meme’s today!

AN4 Math Lesson 9

Math: 41
Reading: Lesson 29:
digraphs gn, ch, tch
blends mp, lp
Outloud Reader: The Frosty Night from The Fox in the Box

AN4 and JB6 Together:
Went snowmobiling, sledding, and built snow forts

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011, 77/175-98 Days to go!

Together JB6 and AN4
ABC Devotions, Letter F. “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

Math: Test #4 and Lesson 40
Spelling: New words for the week, practiced spelling/writing new word
Reading and Phonics: Lesson 28, ck, gh, sk
Outloud Reader: Mark’s Scooter from The Fox in the Box
AWANA tonight: Sparkies Review

Math: Lesson 8
Get Set for the Code: Pg. 18-23
Girls are both having a sleepover at Meme and Brahaw’s Tonight!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Guess we took a "snow day" today.

Woke up with an agenda but opted to play in the snow instead!  We did however craft our very first "Mrs. Bunny!'

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18, 2011 76/175 Days to go: 99!

And so the snow begins again!
Our not-so-wild-turkeys were not the least bit deterred by the falling snow!
turkeys    turkey

Together JB6 and AN4
The children watched the snow and stayed in their pj’s all day long today! Was a kick-back, fun school day!

ABC Bible Verses: “Even a child is known by his deeds.” Proverbs 20:11

Artistic Pursuits:
“Artists Imagine: Make a picture in your mind.”  The girls took an “information-gathering trip” around the house and then drew the things that they saw.
“Look at Imagination in 20th Century France.” 
Studied Marc Chagall’s 1915 The Birthday
Using watercolor crayons, watercolor paper and a brush, the girls painted a picture of a time that they remembered and enjoyed. JB6 chose Christmas morning and AN4 chose JD1’s 1st birthday party. Works entitled: “The Dancing Christmas Tree” and “James’ Birthday.”
100_5181  100_5180

Craft Time:
Valentines for the Troops: Girls made Valentines cards for those in the military. Discussed the importance of showing appreciation to those who serve our country in the military.

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17, 20011 100 Days of School Countdown Begins!

Together JB6 and AN4

ABC Bible Verses
Philippians 2:14

Science with Air:
17. Paper Puzzle
18. Pyramid Pointer
19. make a parachute
20. Make a Glider

Signing Time (30 minutes)

Began The Boxcar Children, Surprise Island #2

Math: Lesson 39 Number Order, Before and After
Spelling: Spelling Test
Reading and Phonics: Lesson 27, Digraph gh and
Consonant Blends ng and nk
Math: Lesson 7
Get Set for the Code: pg. 13 to 17
Out loud Reader: Baking Cookies from The Fox in the Box

Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 15, 2011 74/175

Daddy did school with the girls today,
while I was at work! Seems to have
gone very well!

Together JB6 and AN4 

Bible ABC’s, Colossians 3:20

Math lesson: 38, Fractions- One Half
Reading and phonics: Lesson 26
Outloud Reader: Bill and Jeff
Spelling Test done

Get Set for the Code: pg. 7-10

Friday, January 14, 2011

January 13, 2011 73/175

Together JB6 and AN4

Signing Time (30 min)
Devotions: ABC Bible Verses, Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.”

Activity: Both JB6 and AN4 have dentist appt today.  AN4 rode in the chair.  JB6 had her first “real appointment.”  No Cavitites!
AWANA tonight

AWANA Sparkies Review
Math Lesson 36 and 37 (Double Digit Addition) 
Reading and Phonics: Lesson 25 Consonant Digraphs and Consonant Blends
Outloud Reader: Kim and Roses
Spelling Words Review

Math: Lesson 6
Get Set for the Code: p.5-

JB6 Quote of the week, “Mom, have you ever thought about this?  Why is it that an alphabet consisting of mostly consonants begins with a vowel?  Isn’t that weird?”

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011 72/175

Together JB6 and AN4

My ABC Bible Verses Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle word turns away wrath.”

Sign Language: Signing Time DVD (30 min)

Science: Children’s Encyclopedia p 14-15 “The Weather” Studied the Rain Cycle, cut and paste rain cycle on worksheet.
Vocab: Breeze, Gale, Hurricane. 
Studied Rainbows, colored ROYGBIV rainbow. 

Experiment: Created our own rainbows using a glass of water, sun from the window, and a piece of white paper

Inquisikids Discover and Do DVD
11. Rising Air
12. Wind
13. Make a Weather Vane
14. Rocket Balloon
15. Wind Winch

Do U Know? (Bible Trivia Game)

Reading and Phonics: Lesson 24
Consonant Diagraphs gm and mn
Consonant Blends gl and sp

Outloud Reading:
Love and Kisses & The Big Backyard from The Fox in the Box

Math: Lessons 34 and 35 Counting nickels and naming fractions

January 10, 2010 71/175

JB6 and AN4 Together
Carpentry Lessons, assisted in building an entertainment center out of oak
Spelling: Lesson 19, write a story
Reading and Phonics: Lesson 23 Digraph ph and bt
Math: Lessons 33 and 34
Get Ready for the Code: pg 1-4
Math: Lessons 4 and 5

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011 70/175

J6 and A4 Together
Devotions: Discussed Proverbs 6:27 “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?" Talked about consequences and results. Prayer Family for today: Dustin, Jerri, & Family

Today was a Big Reading Day:

Finished The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
Product Details

Read My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannet.  J6 informed me that this is her new favorite book.  She listened to all 86 pages without moving! So excited that there are sequels!
My Father's Dragon


J6 read Mike’s Kite from The Fox in the Box

Victory Drill Book: 1st grade level

Recent Activities
MOPPETS (Music, art, Bible story, free play), Bible Study, AWANA, ice fishing, baking with Meme, sleep-over at friend’s house, watched live basketball game, Monopoly, and so on…

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011 69/175

Reviewed Sparkies Book
Math Test #3 and Lessons 30-31
Phonics & Reading: Lesson 22 Vowel Pairs and Vowel Diagraphs
Reading practice: J6 read Silly Sidney out loud
Spelling: Lesson 18

Math Lessons 1-3
Phonics: Completed Get Ready for the Code Book B (pages 74-75)

J6 and A4 Together
Daily review (weather, months, days)
Bible Devotions John 10:7-9, Prayer Name: Paige Gilbert  
Sign Language study: introduced letters of the alphabet 

Artistic Pursuits:
-Artists Compose: “Artists place things together to create something new.” 
-Talked about the ways that we have been artists: music, dance, theater, and visual arts. 
-Studied and discussed Pieter De Hooch’s, The Courtyard of a House in Delft, 1658.  
-You Compose: Draw a picture of something you have seen today or saw yesterday in your home. 
-Learned about the Ebony pencil and used one for the first time. 

Our Art:
Love by A4
Neapolitan Ice Cream by A4
The Special by J6

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dec 31st

Hubby surprised us when he came home from work last night with the necessities for ice cream brownie sundays to ring in the new year with the children!  Neither of us expected that J6 would actually stay up till midnight but while the rest of the house slept, J6 and I watched the ball drop and counted down the seconds of the last minute of 2010 in our pj's! 

Also did a holiday craft with each child's individual pictures of 2010 and did some house-keeping, catch-up, school stuff.