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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Our School Week :: Week Thirteen :: October 29 - November 2

Books We Read This Week for School: 
Nature Study ::  Jamers Herriott's Treasury for Children - Blossom Comes Home
Science/Creation :: Day Four of Creation



Social Studies :: This Is New York
Geography :: Continent Identification & US State Map Puzzle


Literature :: Uncle Wiggly, The House At Pooh Corner, Make Way for Ducklings
Library Books :: see our Goodreads Page for what we've read!


Books We are Reading About the Faith:
Bible Reading :: Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook (This coordinates with the curriculum used in the girl's Sunday School class at church.)
Devotional Book :: Everything a Child Should Know About Prayer
New City Catechism



What's In Our "Beauty" Rotation:
Hymn :: This Is My Father's World
Art Study :: Blue Dancers by Degas
Music Study :: The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky


What Is On Katie's Shelves:
  1. Puzzle Wheel (this is the brand & style, different images)
  2. Head and Tails Puzzles
  3. Alphabet Puzzle (this is a similar puzzle)
  4. Haba Palette of Pegs
  5. Letter and Number Tiles
  6. Beginner Pattern Blocks
  7. Hape Toolbox (This is still too difficult for her, but she sure loves working on it!)

Katie Grace and I are working through Abeka Nursery Arts and Crafts together during homeschool this year! She and I also work on "homework" assigned to her as a part of her therapy.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Our School Week :: Term One Break Week :: October 22-26

We finished term one last week and took a week long break this week!

We used the time to catch up on some reading that we got a little bit behind on, we practiced memory work and read our spiritual books, and we read a TON of library books!

Here are some pictures from our break week:





Sunday, October 21, 2018

Our School Week :: Week Twelve :: October 15-19



Books We Read This Week for School: 
Nature Study ::  Jamers Herriott's Treasury for Children - Bonny's Big Day
Science/Creation :: Day Three of Creation


Native American Studies :: D'Aulaire Pocahontas
Geography :: Continent Identification & US State Map Puzzle

(I introduced her to Rush Hour Junior - and she LOVED it!)

Literature :: Uncle Wiggly & The House At Pooh Corner & Roxaboxen
Library Books :: see our Goodreads Page for what we've read!


Books We are Reading About the Faith:
Bible Reading :: The Biggest Story
Devotional Book :: Everything a Child Should Know About God & Church History ABC
New City Catechism


What's In Our "Beauty" Rotation:
October Hymn :: This Is My Father's World
Poetry Memorization :: The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Art Study :: Breakfast in Bed by Cassatt
Music Study :: Peter and the Wolf


What Is On Katie's Shelves:
  1. 2 Montessori Cylinder Puzzles 
  2. Haba Palette of Pegs
  3. Number Tiles 
  4. Stacking Cups
Katie Grace and I are working through Abeka Nursery Arts and Crafts together during homeschool this year! She and I also work on "homework" assigned to her as a part of her therapy.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Our School Week :: Week Eleven :: October 8-12

Books We Read This Week for School: 
Nature Study ::  Jamers Herriott's Treasury for Children - The Christmas Day Kitten
Science/Creation :: Day Three of Creation

Native American Studies :: D'Aulaire Pocahontas
Geography :: Continent Identification, US State Puzzle
Timeline :: Age of Ancient Empires


Literature :: Uncle Wiggly & The House at Pooh Corner & Miss Rumphius
Library Books :: see our Goodreads Page for what we've read!


Books We are Reading About the Faith:
Bible Reading :: The Biggest Story
Devotional Book :: Everything a Child Should Know About God & Church History ABC
New City Catechism

(They have been very busy with trains/cars/city building)

What's In Our "Beauty" Rotation:
October Hymn :: This Is My Father's World
Poetry Memorization :: The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Art Study :: Breakfast in Bed by Cassatt
Music Study :: Peter and the Wolf

("Mommy, I flying!" --- I have no idea what she was doing....)

Math Work: 
(Meghan knows her numbers to 100 and can add and subtract in daily life. We are now just working on fluency of these skills in preparation for further math studies when she is older.)
Manipulatives: popsicle sticks, number tiles, 100 board (homemade), abacus

(We made pumpkin muffins together - she LOVED them!)

Additional Skill Work :: Going on Eagerly



What Is On Katie's Shelves:
  1. 2 Montessori Cylinder Puzzles 
  2. Haba Palette of Pegs
  3. Pattern Blocks 
  4. Number Tiles 
  5. Stacking Cups
  6. Letter and Number Tiles 
  7. Abacus
(Doing speech therapy with Daddy.)

Katie has started watching the Meet the Sight Words DVDs. We are going to start playing flashcard games with the cards soon! She can learn nearly anything if it's set to music or in video/audio format. She is LOVING learning some words!

Katie Grace and I are working through Abeka Nursery Arts and Crafts together during homeschool this year! She and I also work on "homework" assigned to her as a part of her therapy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Homemade Floam


We experimented with making homemade Floam recently. It was a material that Katie was exposed to in therapy and really enjoyed - I figured it would be a fun activity for Meghan and I to do together as a fun "science" experiment.


I read a ton of recipes and we did some experimenting, and here's what we came up with:

Mix in a small bowl:
1/2 cup very warm water
9 t. borax

Mix in another small bowl:
1/4 cup white school glue
1/4 cup cold water

Add borax mixture to the glue mixture and mix well with a fork. At this point you have basically made a slime material.

Fold into the slime:
1 cup polystyrene beads

PLAY! The girls have been loving playing with this Floam!


Friday, October 5, 2018

Our School Week :: Week Ten :: October 1-5

Books We Read This Week for School: 
Nature Study ::  Jamers Herriott's Treasury for Children - Only One Woof
Science/Creation :: Day Three of Creation


Native American Studies :: D'Aulaire Pocahontas
Geography :: Continent Identification


Literature :: Uncle Wiggly & Winnie the Pooh & Chanticleer and the Fox
Library Books :: see our Goodreads Page for what we've read!

(It's blurry - but a fun picture from us building ramps with blocks!)

Books We are Reading About the Faith:
Bible Reading :: The Biggest Story
Devotional Book :: Everything a Child Should Know About God & Church History ABC
New City Catechism


What's In Our "Beauty" Rotation:
October Hymn :: This Is My Father's World
Poetry Memorization :: The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Art Study :: Woman and Child by Cassatt
Music Study :: Peter and the Wolf


What Is On Katie's Shelves:
  1. 2 Montessori Cylinder Puzzles 
  2. Haba Palette of Pegs
  3. Pattern Blocks 
  4. Garden Puzzle
  5. Number Tiles 
  6. Stacking Cups
Katie Grace and I are working through Abeka Nursery Arts and Crafts together during homeschool this year! She and I also work on "homework" assigned to her as a part of her therapy.


We made rainbow rice and floam this week for fun sensory play!



Friday, September 28, 2018

Our School Week :: Week Nine :: September 24-30

Books We Read This Week for School: 
Nature Study ::  Jamers Herriott's Treasury for Children - Moses the Kitten
Science/Creation :: Day Three of Creation

Native American Studies :: Little House Picture Book
Geography :: Continent Identification

Literature :: Uncle Wiggly & Winnie the Pooh
Library Books :: see our Goodreads Page for what we've read!

Books We are Reading About the Faith:
Bible Reading :: Jesus Storybook Bible
Devotional Book :: Everything a Child Should Know About God Church History ABC
New City Catechism

What's In Our "Beauty" Rotation:
September Hymn :: It Is Well With My Soul
Poetry Memorization :: The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Art Study :: Woman and Child by Cassatt
Music Study :: Peter and the Wolf


What Is On Katie's Shelves:
  1. Upper-Lower Case Letter Matching Puzzles 
  2. 2 Montessori Cylinder Puzzles 
  3. Haba Palette of Pegs
  4. Pattern Blocks 
  5. Alphabet Puzzle 
Katie Grace and I are working through Abeka Nursery Arts and Crafts together during homeschool this year! She and I also work on "homework" assigned to her as a part of her therapy.