Thursday, February 21, 2013

Days 103-121, MFW First Grade

Wow, I didn't realize that it had been so long since I've posted about our homeschooling days!  We're cruising right along and are almost to the big 125th day!  That is where the phonics instruction stops and we just keep reading a lot to practice!  We'll also having our 100 party soon!

For our bible time, we have covered a lot of the big stories: Samson, David and Goliath, Solomon, Elijah and Elisha.  We made jewels when we talked about King Solomon because he was rich.  Above is a picture of Valentine card boxes that they made using their jewels.

Below are Caleb's bible notebook pages.  MFW is set up so that first I read them a bible story, then Caleb does a worksheet that includes some of the words that will be in his reader.  Then Caleb reads the same story in his bible reader.  Then we discuss how to summarize the story.  After thinking of a sentence or two, Caleb writes them in his bible notebook while I dictate them to him.  He does a really good job (if he's in a good mood).  He spells everything exactly as they sound, I still think it's cute.  We correct his mistakes before he draws his picture (the first picture is traced).

For math, Caleb has spent the last month focusing on addition and subtraction.  We still need to work on memorizing the math facts!  We also read a math book called The Case of the Backyard Treasure by Joanne Rocklin.  The kids loved the alphabet code in the book, so we had to write our names in code.  I think I'm going to write them each a letter this week using this code too, just for fun!

The last couple days, we moved onto measuring, so we read a book called Measuring Penny.  In the book, a girl measures her dog in lots of different ways.  I had them each pick out a toy and we measured it in several different ways.  Below is Caleb's paper about his toy boat.

This is our science book right now, we've really had fun doing all the simple experiments.  We made an awesome water wheel!  This was one of the coolest things we've done, the kids loved it!

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