Our Bible lessons for the week were "God Calls Abram" and "Lot Chooses the Best Land". We have talked a lot lately about following God, doing things God's way and not our own, and making choices that honor God. Our Doctrinal Drill was on the Bible. We began learning three new songs: "God Bless America", "Jesus Bids Us Shine", and "Rolled Away". Cruz began learning his new scripture passage Psalm 34: 8-14. I love starting our mornings with Bible. It sets a great tone for the rest of the school day.
In language Cruz finished up his first workbook of the year by completing letter Z in our review of the alphabet. It is always a celebration time when we complete a workbook.
Ben continued learning shapes. This week he studied triangles. I forgot to mention it in my last post but we recently began a study on Community Helpers. We learn about a new one each week. Last week we learned about pastors. This week we learned about firemen. There are twelve in all so we will continue this over the next several weeks.
In Math, Cruz's lessons were on counting to 100 and skip counting by 10.
Cruz writing to 100
Ben is counting to 10 and practicing writing numbers 1-6.
Ben doing math on our white board
number writing practice
counting noodles and sorting them into the right colored cup
another fun matching math game- count the objects and put the right number card on top
In History we studied the Mayflower.
here are the boys Mayflower boats they made
We began our second History read aloud book. We read a chapter each night at bedtime.
Our Science lessons were on gravity. The boys enjoy our science lessons most of all. We do History on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday we study the States. We end the week with Science on Thursday and Friday. I like doing it last because it ends the week on a fun note.
You can tell by their faces just how much they loved doing this!
Ben about to drop a ball and a marble
Before assembling them they wanted to add some stickers for decoration.
Cruz's parachute made from tissue paper, thread, a paper clip, and some tape. Simple and fun.
testing his parachute
Our art lesson was drawing a baby leopard.
I'll leave you with one of our wild moments of the week. Normally our school room is pretty quiet and orderly. One morning I called David in to do something for me and all of a sudden all chaos broke loose. The boys attacked him and it turned into full blown play mode.
They grabbed him by the legs and would not let him leave.