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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Homeschool First Grade: Who Owns the Sun!

We had another great week in homeschool first grade last week.
We talked about this book, Who Owns the Sun? by Stacy Chbosky. It is not our favorite book we have done this year, but there are aspects we like. We liked the artwork. We liked some of the poetic prose in the story. We liked the victorious ending. But it was a little long, and abstract for Bethany to understand. She made some beautiful paintings on Wednesday in art. We walked about the southern states, about slavery and the Civil War, characteristics of the strong father, learned new words, learned new colors (chartreuse and mauve), counted trees, fence posts, birds and more in the book. On Friday, we made a lever from this experiment.  It was cool how we could balance the load with effort! 

Bethany loved counting by tens, using dimes this week!
She is painting the sun and sky pictures...

The lever experiment with a ruler, cups, a pencil, rock and pennies. It was pretty interesting to see what happened!
Caleb and Mallory played a game matching the US states to the capitals with me, and I won! It was enjoyable to play with them. We need to play it more, it was good practice! Did you know that the capital of Kentucky is Frankfort?

Leviticus 27:28
“‘But nothing that a person owns and devotes to the Lord—whether a human being or an animal or family land—may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the Lord.

Psalm 50:1
The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sunto where it sets.

Matthew 18:12
“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?

Sunday, October 4, 2015

American Girl class: Rebecca week 3 (time #2)

Oops! I meant to post this on Thursday, and I never did! Well, here it is a few days late...

Our book for the week was Candlelight for Rebecca (book 3 in Rebecca series) We discussed the book in class. We discussed Chanukah or Hannukuh too.

For craft, we made dreidels and a menorah, out of paper, markers and popsicle sticks. I got the pattern of how to make the craft stick menorah here. I found the printable dreidel here. The girls liked making them both, but we ran out of time to make each one. A girl recommended that we only do one craft in class each week! ; - D It was a little hard to glue the dreidels, so we used tape on a few of them. We used a hole punch for the pencil, and it was a little small. The girls loved eating the rolos for gelt though! The page had directions on it of how to play the dreidel game.

Our snack this week was Candy for dreidels .  The candy/snack we used was: Hershey’s kisses, large marshmallows (not mini), stick pretzels and icing. They turned out really cute! The girls liked them, and they were delicious!

It was a very busy class, but lots of fun. I was disappointed that I forgot my camera! : - ( 

We are looking forward to reading Rebecca and the Movies (book 4) next week!

Leviticus 23:4-5
 “‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Numbers 9:12
They must not leave any of it till morning or break any of its bones. When they celebrate the Passover, they must follow all the regulations.

Deuteronomy 16:1
Observe the month of Aviv and celebrate the Passover of the Lord your God, because in the month of Aviv he brought you out of Egypt by night.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Homeschool First Grade: A Rag Coat

Last week we talked about the book, A Rag Coat by Lauren Mills. In the book, the poor girl Minna does not have a coat so the Quilting Mothers make one for her out of their scraps, and they tell stories about each of the scraps they give her. She goes to school and the kids tease her until she tells them the stories behind each of the rags, and they remember their things. We talked last week about quilting, shapes, played with tangrams, talked about Appalachia and where it is in the USA, talked about death & funerals, about coal and coal mining, and made a "coal helmet." We also made a paper quilt with triangles of two sizes and squares. I liked her design! She also decorated a rag coat with patterned paper (that old scrapbook paper comes in handy!)
Printable found here.
Printable found here.

It was another fun week in Five in A Row with my first grade girl! She is finally starting to get used to the writing she needs to do this year!
Here is she playing with our tangram shapes and cards. She liked making this caterpillar. She also sorted the shapes by shape and color.
Here is my silly girl with her "coal helmet" that we made on Friday. It is Dad's headlamp with her hat on top!

Have you ever read this lovely book to your children? You may have to look for it next time you go to the library!

This week we are talking about a neat book called Who Owns the Sun? We'll tell you all about it later!

1 Samuel 17:38
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head.

Luke 6:29
If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.

Acts 7:57-59
At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
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