Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Days 122-145, MFW First Grade Homeschool Highlights

Look who's getting in on the school action!  This was Joshua's first time coloring.  He's about 14 months now, and learning so fast.  He can say quite a few words, mostly animal sounds he learned from reading his favorite book!

As for 1st grade, we're still having lots of fun too.  We finished all the phonics instruction (day 125) and are now just finishing up the bible reader and bible notebook, as well as lots of practice reading!  Caleb has really gotten good at reading.  He still stumbles a bit, but I'm impressed with him.  I still can't believe I taught him to read!  Below is a sample from his bible notebook:

In math, we covered time and money, then fractions.  Now we are back to addition, trying to solidify all the math facts!  Below are some paper plate fractions we made after reading a library book.

In science, we finished up Science with Water and moved on to Science with Plants.  It was neat to plant some bean seeds in a jar and watch them grow.  They were planted between the jar and some wet paper towels, this way we can watch the roots grow too!  We also did a celery experiment to see how water travels up into plants leaves.  Next week we're going to take a look at flowers!

We also planted some ivy inside a plastic bottle.  It's been in there a week and it's still looking good.

Lastly, here is Rebekah and Caleb playing with Rebekah's jungle scene she made from her Rod and Staff Book H.  She has finished books A-H, and now she's just starting I.  She really wants to read and has already picked up a few sight words.  I can't wait to start Kindergarten with her!

That's it!  We only have 16 days left of 1st grade!  We will be done by the end of April, then we promised the kids they could go buy a toy with the money they've been saving from their chores all year!  Then it'll be time to order next years curriculum, MFW Adventures and MFWK!

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