Thursday, October 28, 2010

Homeschool Highlights - Week of 10-10-2010

Weekend School:

  • Played Sight Word memory matching game.
  • Made paper princess crowns from kit. (art) Shayla decided to share one with her new friend, Emma. (character trait - sharing) 
  • Finished our current read aloud:  Junie B. Jones and that Meanie Jim's Birthday.
  • Worked on Space Explorer brownie try-it.


  • Read God Helps Joshua Win.
  • Devotions:  John 14: 15 - 17 To Tell the Truth
  • Attended Kings Kids.  Learned The Lord's Prayer.  Events in Exodus.  Names of the first five books of the Old and New Testament.

  • Stepping Stones.  Songs of Praise and Our Flag.
  • Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine
  • My Best Friend, Ghost
Phonics/Language:  Lesson 48 Test 100%!  Woo-hoo!

Spelling:  Copied list 7 1x each.

Math:  Lesson 64.  Done in record time!

Phys Ed:  Enjoyed some outside time!  Running, jumping on the trampoline, swinging. 

Handwriting:  Badge 7.  The Beatitudes.  Matthew 5:7  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Completed afternoon school outside.  How awesome is that?  Shayla is blessed and doesn't even realize it!  How many kids would love to be outside on a beautiful fall day?!?

Science:  My Eyes.  Discuss how you can take care of your eyes. 

Social Studies:  Australia


  • Color of the day:  Blue.  Name as many things as you see that are the color blue.  This was good for her to do at home AND in the car and away.  (verbal communication skills, language, color recognition, observation)
  • Made animal prints with rubber stampers.  Discussed what animals made the tracks and what those animals would be doing in the autumn/winter seasons. (science)


  •  Watched the Joshua Veggie Tale video.  I love using these videos to reinforce Bible lessons.  It's a fun visual.
  • Devotions:  John 8:31-36.  Discovering the Truth.  This was about Christopher Columbus.  (history)


  • Stepping Stones.  On the Farm and Spring Day.
  • Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine
  • Ghost and Pete
Creative Writing/Journaling: 

Several books we've read this week (My Best Friend, Ghost and Ghost and Pete) are cute stories with a common theme of friendship.  We looked up what the Bible says about friendship and found that it is a gift to be treasured from God.  The Bible mentions friendship ninety times! 

Shayla copied Proverbs 17:17.  A friend loves at all times.  She drew a picture of her new best friend, Emma and her and wrote a paragraph about things they like to do together. 

*I used to think I didn't have time for projects like these, but this made her happy!  I think thinking for herself is definately more important than curriculum and staying on the curriculum schedule!

Bible/Reading/Art/Science:  Fall Leaves.  Read these books about fall leaves.  Then went outside and found some leaves.  What does the Bible say about fall?  Shayla made rubbings of leaves, painted leaves and made prints, and made this fall collage.

Bible:  Gideon:  God's People Destroy
Devotions:  My Best Friend.  2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Reading:  Stepping Stones.  The Storm, Summer Play
Lang/phonics:  Lesson 50.
Spelling:  Completed wkbk #2.
Math:  Lesson 66. 

Bible:  Gideon.  God Makes a Promise.
Reading:  Stepping Stones.  The Church, Three Baby Robins
Lang/phonics:  Lesson 51

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