Last week was a fun school week. Here is a look at what we did-
In language we focused on short vowel "o". We spent our days learning vocabulary with that sound, writing words, and reading.
Cruz copying vocabulary words
Our math lessons were on Subtraction: -1.
working math problems
reviewing "before and after" to help with our +1 and -1 math problems
Science was very fun! We began a unit called Exploring Motion. Our topic for the first week was motion. I used Hot Wheels to introduce the topic. Throughout the week we watched several YouTube videos about motion and did a few experiments. Our first experiment was called "Roller Derby". I sent the boys to collect items that roll. Here is what they brought back-
We built a ramp out of a cookie sheet and some stacked books. We rolled each item one at a time placing a piece of tape to mark where the items stopped. Our goal was to see what would roll the farthest.
the boys ready for our roller derby
the Clorox wipes went the shortest distance
Cruz testing an apple on our roller derby
here is his workbook entry about the experiment
Another experiment we did was called Painting With Marbles. We turned our workbook into a ramp by stacking books under it. We dipped a marble in paint and then let it roll down the paper. Both of the boys loved doing this! It got a little messy but it was fun.
painting with motion
Cruz's page when he was finished. It turned out to be very pretty.
Our Bible stories were on Lazarus and the Rich Man and The Rich Young Ruler. Both of these were a little hard to teach to a five and three year old but it opened the door for some good discussions on what happens when a person dies. It gave me a great chance to talk about eternity and whether or not you will spend it in heaven or in hell.
We spent a lot of time doing arts and crafts to decorate our room for the month of April. I love that my boys enjoy doing those things.
Cruz doing a kite craft from our Abeka art book
We painted watercolor flowers using this pattern.
our watercolor flowers on our schoolroom window
Cruz painting a basket to put on our schoolroom door
Flowers they colored to put in our basket.
We also made several of these handprint butterflies to put on our door. I love them!
Our schoolroom door for the month of April. I think it looks very cheery.
Color sheets we have added to the bottom of our door.