Saturday, November 5, 2011

Uu - Us Homeschool Highlights in MFW

This week was Uu - Us.  Our bible words to remember was "God made us wonderful".  We learned about our different body parts, especially focusing on our 5 senses.  Here are the activities we did for each sense:

Touch:  In the picture above, they were feeling a bowl of warm water and a bowl of ice water, then they stuck both hands in room temperature water.  Both hands were in the same bowl, but they felt different!  We also used a paper bag to put items in and then reached in and tried to guess what the item was without looking.

Hearing:  We made instruments!  Our tambourines were paper plates filled with dry beans, and we also made a simple guitar by putting rubber bands over a plastic box.  (although I could only find 2 rubber bands, it was kind of a lame guitar!)

Sight:  I put several objects on the table, and then had them close their eyes while I took one away.  Then they had to guess which one I took away.  For more of a challenge, I then used crayons in different colors and just moved them instead of taking them away!

Smell:  I had them close their eyes while I put things in front of their noses and they tried to guess.  They really loved these guessing games!

Taste:  They closed their eyes while I put things on their tongues!  This was a little tricky, and very funny.  We tried salt, sugar, a chocolate chip, candy corn, and a teddy graham.  I considered pickle juice, but I thought that might be a little mean!

Here they are painting an umbrella picture.

We continued with the blend ladder exercises this week, but Caleb doesn't like doing it at all.  I try really hard to get him to focus for only 5 minutes, but he wants to play with the foam letters or bang his pencil, basically do anything but pay attention.  I think this is because it's the first thing we've come to that he doesn't understand right way.  It's difficult for him, so he just doesn't want to do it.  I'm thank full that last week our bible words were "I don't quit, I persevere!"  I've repeated them over and over!  I also have the difficulty of Rebekah, who can't do the blending at all (because she's 3), but still wants me to help her do the worksheets and gets mad when I only focus on Caleb.  But this was only the second week with the blending, I'm sure we'll figure it out.  I know once Caleb gets it, he'll be trying to read everything! 

The letter U (uncle) on our lap books came from DLTK.  I think the food group activity and the sense booklet came from Homeschool Share, but I don't remember...

Lastly, the books we read.

I am linking up with Homeschool Highlights in MFW.  Please go look and see what other homeschool families have been up to this past week.


  1. I love the u and food group work....also looks like some fun reading! Thanks for linking up and sharing your week.

  2. We did the Uu-Us last week as well! At first, mine had trouble getting the hang of it. But this week (with Dd) he flew thru it like it was no challenge at all! So I'm sure once your little one does it more often he will get the hang of it too!

    I love your painted umbrellas and tambourines!

    Thanks for linking up...I love to see what other MFW-K's are doing!

    Lisa M.
    Farm Fresh Adventures: Life, Family and Homeschooling


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