Here he is doing copy work with short "a" words.
We finally got to the first readers that came with our curriculum. He had two to read last week.
Our math lesson for the week was Tally Marks.
writing tally marks
In Science we began a unit on Exploring Chemistry. Our first topic was Solutions. We also learned about the color wheel.
Our first activity had us mixing colored water to make new colors. The boys really loved this!
the colors of the rainbow
a little while later it looked like this
We ended the week by making a tasty solution- purple cows. You mix milk and grape juice.
Our Bible lessons were "The Pool of Bethesda" and "Jesus Cleanses the Temple". The way our Bible curriculum works is we do a cumulative review each Monday. We get a new story on Tuesday and review it on Wednesday. We get another new story on Thursday and review it on Friday. We have two new stories each week. I love the review because I think hearing the stories over and over helps to learn them better. Our new songs were "Little Feet Be Careful" and "Good News". Our memory verse was Psalm 147:1. Here is Cruz saying it-
In our read aloud time we began a book by a former IMB missionary to Honduras, Viola Palmer. We met Viola several years ago at one of our mission meetings and received a copy of her book. We read it then and loved it. I have been eager to read it to my boys. It is a wonderful story about children's lives and culture in Central America. It also teaches about missions through the work of "the man in the green Jeep" and his friends. It's a great book!
We've been decorating our schoolroom for Valentine's. I put our tree trunk on our door. Each day the boys tell me something they love. I write their answers on a heart and we add it to our tree. We have been doing this for several years now and I always enjoy hearing their responses. We do the same activity at Thanksgiving with leaves and they tell something they are thankful for.
our schoolroom door so far
We made tissue paper "stained glass" hearts.
our tissue paper hearts on our schoolroom window
Homeschooling takes a lot out of me but it's one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. It's hard, but it sure is fun!