Our school year is officially underway.
The first week was a lot of fun.
I'm 100% happy I decided to pick my own curriculum this year.
It's awesome to pick things out,
and then see them come to life!
Before I give you a peek at our week,
you have to check our our "back to school" interviews!
And now you're ready for a peek at our week-
Hard at work:
We're continuing to learn about birds.
This week, we got to do a science experiment- fun stuff!
We made our very own suet, and our very own bird feeder.
We wanted to find out what type of food the birds that visit our backyard prefer.
Here we are, getting our science on in the dining room:
And here's our nifty homemade bird feeder:
Isn't it cool?!
The boys each made their hypothesis:
They decided the birds would like the homemade suet best.
Unfortunately, the week was rather rainy,
so we weren't able to observe the feeders very much.
(We had to bring them inside a few times)
We hope to have them out this week,
so we can write our little science report.
Do you think the birds will prefer the suet or the seed?
We're using Evan Moor's "Grammar and Punctuation."
When I saw it, I knew it would be a good fit.
This week we learned that a sentence has two parts.
Here's a photo of Mr. Sunshine with one of his worksheets:
I put a lot of thought into our spelling curriculum,
and was happy to see our first week go so well.
Here's a peek at our spelling week:
BW started his week off loving "Explode the Code."
His love for it may have lessened as the week went on,
but I'm convinced he'll love it again someday.
Here he is, working hard on his workbook:
Math has been going well, too.
We played a fun dice game this week.
(When I saw these fuzzy dice at a thrift store, I knew they'd come in handy!)
Mr. Sunshine rolled a die.
Then he decided whether he was going to put the # in the
"ones place" or "tens place."
Then he rolled the 2nd die and put that number in the remaining place.
Then it was my turn to roll.
After I rolled both of my dice, Mr. Sunshine compared our final numbers.
Whoever had the greater # was the winner.
It was fun and a great way to practice greater than and less than!
We're also really enjoying our "Draw to Learn the Psalms" book.
We get to "do art" every day...
I have artsy boys, so it's pretty perfect!
They beg me to do it every day, hehe.
I usually read the Psalm while we eat lunch.
Then we talk about it.
After we finish lunch, they do their drawing assignment.
Here's Mr. Sunshine, working on his page:
And, here's BW working on his:
We're using BJU for History.
It was pretty easy this week.
We learned a bit about creation.
We also learned about cause and effect.
I'm using a supplemental curriculum for map study.
Part of our map study is on the left, and BJU is on the right:
BW has been keeping busy with his reading lessons.
Here's a picture of Mr. Mustard Seed teaching him to read after work one night:
We found a few fun treats in our mailbox this week.
A sweet friend from New York sent us a scorpion sucker.
Yes! That's a REAL scorpion in there. (AHHH!)
And, some church friends sent a letter asking if we'd like to be penpals.
Can you tell how excited my boys are?! Heh.
Mr. Sunshine and Mr. Mustard Seed
did some fun geography with this Wisconsin puzzle:
For our "main" art project,
the boys drew self portraits.
Then, Mr. Mustard Seed and I added ourselves to their doodles,
using a different medium.
Two more things.
BW wants to show you his fancy play doh race car:
And I want to show you a tiny little rainbow:
It wasn't even a rainy evening, but I was so excited to find this in the sky!
And what made it even more exciting was the fact that we *just* read
about the rainbow in our Peregrina study the morning before.
Well, I hope you enjoyed your peek at our week!
We'll be back again next week with even more fun to share.