Here he is writing the number 3.
Ben with his color poster
We read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? and made a poster.
That book has always been one of our favorites.
A cut and paste circle craft he did
tracing, painting, and cutting more circles
My sweet boy who is really having a fun time in school.
In Health we studied the food groups and learned the importance of eating a healthy diet.
Cruz sorting pictures of foods into the different groups.
Of course Cruz would pick black beans and corn, ha.
We then took all of the food pics and made a poster.
learning about the food groups
I added in some "junk food" to talk about some of the foods we love but don't need to eat as often.
In Science we learned about density. Cruz says Science is his favorite thing about school. I think he likes the hands on activities we do most of all.
This was simple but fascinated my boys.
fun with Science
Another day we shaved colored chalk into a pan of water to make marbled paper.
the colors were really pretty in the pan
our marbled paper we made
I sent them on a nature walk to collect a few items to test as floaters and sinkers.
Grass and leaves float. Rocks sink.
In History we continued learning about Christopher Columbus and also about Ponce De Leon. We made a map of Christopher Columbus's travel from Spain to the New World using a brown paper bag, some watercolor paints, and a black magic marker.
Cruz painting his map
outlining the land
They have enjoyed learning about Christopher Columbus
We learned about Ponce De Leon discovering Florida and talked about how he thought it looked like a paradise. Cruz's assignment was to draw a picture of a paradise.
After a little further explanation he got another chance to get his assignment right. This time he did much better.
We learned about the State of New Jersey.
Our art lesson for the week was drawing this baby deer.
Cruz's baby deer
Ben's baby deer
(Bless his heart. He tried)
Each week we have so much fun and I wonder how it can get any better. It just always does. Most of the time I think the boys forget we are doing school and just think we are having fun together. I hope they continue to think of school that way for a long time.