We did a lot though and here is a look at some of the fun we had-
We begin our days with Bible class. We start by saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing a patriotic song. This week it was "My Country Tis of Thee". We read a Bible story, do some doctrinal drills, sing some songs, and work on our memory verses. This year in first grade Cruz will learn one long passage each month. This month he is learning John 3: 14-19. Ben will begin learning a verse each week when he starts the alphabet. This year I added the Pledge to the Christian Flag to our morning routine. I plan to add the Pledge to the Bible next school year.
Ben holding our Christian flag as we say the pledge to it.
In language Cruz is reviewing the alphabet. He has a letter each day and several worksheets that go with each letter. This week we covered A-E.
Cruz working an alphabet puzzle
ones, tens, and hundreds
This picture makes me smile. He was working hard on his math that day.
Science was fun. Our topic was solids and liquids. Our experiment for the week was making cookie crayons. I love doing hands on things with my boys! We peeled the paper off of old crayons, broke them into small pieces, placed them in a muffin tin, and baked them. The point was to see the crayons go from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid again. Once completed the boys got to use their new crayons to draw pictures.
peeling and breaking crayons
What boy doesn't like to tear something up, ha.
all ready to bake
our beautiful crayon cookies
even David got in on the fun and colored with the new crayons
In Health we started a series on growth and habits. This week focused on growing tall. We used some ruler tape and made a growth chart. I measured the boys and we'll do it again regularly throughout the school year.
Cruz is 46 inches tall. Ben is 41 inches tall.
Cruz did this drawing in his notebook for Health.
History was my favorite part of the week. We began learning about Native Americans. We learned about their dress, what they ate, how they hunted, and how they made their housing. We learned about Indian mounds and specifically studied about the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio. It was very interesting for all of us.
Our project for the week was making wampum beads. We spread it out over three days. The first day we made the beads. The second day we painted them. The third day we strung them on yarn and wore them. It was a lot of fun!
Our beads ready to be baked. We made several different sizes.
painting their beads
stringing their beads
Their Indian bead necklaces. They were so proud!
In our read aloud time we began this book by Clyde Robert Bulla.
The first State we learned about was Delaware.
our pretty noodles
Ben using the noodles in math one day. I gave him a number chart and he had to count out the correct amount of noodles for each number.
It was a busy week especially when you add in household things and ministry. My plate is full these days. Pray for me to keep it all well balanced.