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!
Hard at work:
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:
The boys each made their hypothesis:
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:
and was happy to see our first week go so well.
Here's a peek at our spelling week:
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:
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 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:
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:
Here's a picture of Mr. Mustard Seed teaching him to read after work one night:
A sweet friend from New York sent us a scorpion sucker.
Yes! That's a REAL scorpion in there. (AHHH!)
Can you tell how excited my boys are?! Heh.
did some fun geography with this Wisconsin puzzle:
the boys drew self portraits.
using a different medium.
BW wants to show you his fancy play doh race car:
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.