In MFW this week we studied Abraham, Sarah & Isaac as well as Rainbows.
ABRAHAM to ISAAC
I’m loving that we’re finally getting into more of the Bible stories and history. Treyton is doing pretty well at recalling the overall story from day to day and realizes (I think) that we are following the story of the nation of Israel. (A picture of Abraham’s tent and the three men that came to see him.)
He has a hard time remembering the names of the Bible characters, particularly the women, but seems to be getting better every day that I have him retell me where we are in the story.
He uses his Bible Notebook to go back and retell the stories, so he’s also developing an appreciation of having his own book that he’s illustrated.
We use our timeline pieces on our wall timeline that we’ve had for a while. Treyton begs to put the pieces on it, this has been a highlight for him.
In addition, this week we learned about why people use camels in the desert. We learned that Camels have really big feet and that those big feet help them to stay on top of the sand, making it easier to walk.
To illustrate this point we went out to our sand box, took a pen and pushed it through the sand, we then attached a quarter to the pen and pressed down in the sand. When the quarter was on the end of the pen it was much more difficult to push it through the sand.
For science this week we learned about RAINBOWS.
We did a few simple art projects and read some cute rainbow books.
The favorite was a color by number coloring sheet, which I let the kids paint with water colors.
Treyton was very serious about getting all the exact colors in order without using the color by number. I was surprised by the fact that he already knew the order, he said he learned it from the Cat in the Hat (who knew?).
I also had Treyton fill out the ROY B. GIV printable from 1+1+1=1’s site. This was a little tricky because up until then he had been saying “blue, blue-purple and purple” (not indigo and violet). I’m not having him learn the ROY B GIV method because of this, but still had him do the worksheet.
READ ALOUDS THIS WEEK:
- All the Colors of the Rainbow by Allan Fowler
- What Makes a Rainbow by Betty Ann Schwartz
- A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
- Sammy and His Shepherd by Susan Hunt
- Andi’s Pony Troubles by Susan Marlow
- Quest for Good Manners by Karin Lefranc
- Meet Einstein by Mariela Kleiner
- Things Dad’s Can’t Do
RAINBOW WEB LINKS
R is for Rainbow – Confessions of a Homeschooler, great printables available.
Rainbow Lapbook by Carissa we used a few pieces of her lapbook though I actually think I used them more with Treyton I wanted to include them just in case :)
Rainbow Lapbooks linked to Little Laplinks
Rainbow Activities and Ideas by Making Learning Fun
Preschool Corner @ Homeschool Creations
Weekly Wrap-Up @ Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
MFW Homeschool Highlights @ A Heart Like Water