Proverbs 3: 5-6
Cruz reciting Romans 10:9
In language Cruz's lessons focused on words that end in "y" making the long vowel "e" sound. (ex: happy, silly, jelly) He also spent a few days on vocabulary words ending in "ed", "er", and "ing".
Ben's language lessons focused on the letter "M". He learned to write it, recognize it, and say it's sound.
playing a game matching upper and lower case letters
using those same cards to play Memory
In Math Ben is continuing to learn to recognize numbers 0-14. He is writing numbers 0-20 and counting to 100. We also practice skip counting by 2, 5, and 10.
Counting the dots and writing the correct number. Instead of starting at the top and working his way down he did it in the opposite order. I didn't say a word but it sure did bug me. ha
Cruz's math lesson was on subtraction -2. We are spending the second half of the year working our way through the subtraction facts.
In History we learned about Lewis and Clark.
Merriweather Lewis and William Clark
We made binoculars using paper towel rolls, construction paper, and yarn.
Just like Lewis and Clark I sent the boys off on an expedition to explore the West. They used my cellphone compass to determine what direction to go and set off with their wagon. While on their "expedition" they collected samples of things to bring back to show me what the "West" was like. They really enjoyed pretending to be explorers and were very expressive in showing me the things they had collected.
We began a new book in our read aloud time Little House on the Prairie. We are scheduled to read two in this series this school year. So far we are all enjoying this one.
Our Science lessons were on tornadoes (or as Ben calls them "tormados"). We looked at internet pictures of what a tornado looks like and also watched several YouTube videos about them. For our experiment we made a tornado in a bottle. We added water, a small drop of dish liquid, and some glitter to a 2-liter bottle and then spun it to watch how a tornado forms.
Science experiments are their favorite!
most weeks David joins in on the fun
"I see it! I see it! I see it!"
Ben used water color paints to paint a storm.
Cruz's tornado drawing
(I love how the corn crops are blown over)
In Health we learned about bicycle safety and hand signals.
For art we began making a few things to decorate our school room door.
Our school room door so far for February.
For the second year now we are doing a Valentine's themed countdown activity about God's love. Each morning I hide a heart somewhere in the kitchen that has a description of God's love and a scripture on it. The boys get up eager to "find God's love". During breakfast we read the verse and talk a little about the heart of the day. It is a fun memory maker and great discussion starter.
Visit Not Consumed to download your copy. My boys love it!
Each day we add our heart to our school room door tree.
What is something I love? homeschooling my boys! We really do have a lot of fun.