Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Ll Leaf, Homeschool Highlights in MFW, week 4
This week we learned about the letter L and leaves. The bible words to remember were "I will live and grow in Jesus". In order to illustrate this concept, we plucked a leave off of the plant below to watch what happens when the leaf thinks it doesn't need to be with the plant. The plant is like God, and we are the leaves, when we stay connected to God, we will grow and flourish, but when we try to do things by ourselves, we will shrivel up and die (spiritually).
We made letter L's out of cereal.
We also drew a big tree. They were supposed to draw leaves on it, but decided to make apples instead, oh well.
Our favorite activity was going on a nature walk to collect leaves. Then we pressed them over the weekend using paper towels and books. We made leaf place mats using contact paper (which was really hard work with since we needed such a big piece). The leaves in our area have only just begun to change colors, so we had to settle for mostly green ones. We also used this site, What Tree is It?, to identify them. We discovered that the very large green ones were Planetree Maples.
Here are our lapbooks for the letter L, that is supposed to be a leopard L on the cover from DLTK's (we also found the "What begins with L?" book there too. We also made some leaf rubbings using the sides of crayons.
We actually did some Cuisenaire Rods without screaming this week! I'm hoping next week I'll even be able to discuss some of the math concept they are learning with them, this week they mostly just put the rods on the spaces.
Lastly, here are all the books we've read this week. We are fortunate to have a wonderful library here with great online services!
And that was our Ll week. Hop on over to Discover Their Gifts to see what other MFW users are doing this week.