Saturday, October 1, 2011

Aa Apple, Homeschool Highlights in MFW

This week we learned the letter Aa, and about apples.  Our bible words to remember were, "If I stay in Jesus, I will have much fruit".  We discussed the fruit of the spirit and made fruit baskets shown below.

This on is Caleb's.  He's really been loving copying letters, so he wrote "Fruit of the Spirit" himself by looking at what I wrote first on a different paper.  His recent love of writing letters started with making birthday cards and writing "Happy Birthday Grandpa" on about 8 cards!

Grandma and Grandpa have an apple tree, and gave us several bags of apples.  We made a lot of applesauce, click here for our recipes.

To review letter names we played a matching game outside.  I put all the upper case letters at the end of the driveway, and then gave them each a lower case card.  They had to run to the end of the driveway and find the match, and then run back to me.  They loved it, and it was good to get them outside exercising instead of fidgeting at the school table!

I bought a few different apples at the store and we looked for their similarities and differences.  We had Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and Granny Smith.  We also cut them different ways to see what they look like inside.  Caleb's favorite apple was McIntosh.

Cuisinaire Rods went much better this week, we were able to finish the page with no screaming and crying.  I've noticed that both of them have really improved during school time!

Daddy got in on the action too!  Caleb woke up from his nap and requested worksheets to practice his letters!  Your wish is my command!  Daddy helped him spell CAT, DOG, MOMMY, and DADDY.

Here are apple trees that we made.  They traced their hands for the branches, and then we used a real apple to make apple prints.  (Although my kids hate to get messy, so I ended up making their apples...)  The poem at the bottom was in our MFW teachers manual.

Here are all the books we read:

Then we read this book:

So we had to make an apple pie with our abundance of apples!

Now hop on over to Discover Their Gifts and see what other MFW users were doing this week.


  1. I love seeing kids get dirty in the kitchen. Your children are precious!

  2. Cute apple prints! Messy kids, messy kitchen.. and lots of fun!


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