Several weeks ago Hunter started saying he didn’t want to do school anymore. He is young so we will just back off for a while until he’s ready again. Since then there have been a few times he saw me working on an activity with Hailey and he wanted to do something too. Here are a few of the projects he has made:
Hailey did a unit about Johnny Appleseed and her project is on the left. Hunter wanted to make one too- his is on the right.
(from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom)
Hunter made a boat on Columbus Day.
(from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom)
Working on making a tree.
The finished tree with Hunter’s name.
Reading about pumpkins in his Scholastic magazine.
So there is a little glimpse into what Hunter has been up to. Hopefully he’ll be ready to do “school” again soon.
Here are some of things Hailey has been busy learning about over the last couple of weeks.
We used the Johnny Appleseed unit from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom to take a little break from our regular language arts curriculum. We read several books about Johnny Appleseed and learned about what a tall tale is. Hailey made this cute craftivity to show what she learned about him.
A little closer look
We also read “Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie” and then Hailey described the characters, setting, problem,
steps to solve the problem, the solution, and her opinion of the book.
We have been studying all about Egypt and made a representation of the Nile. This is what it looked like after 1 week. Hailey flooded the Nile again.
We took a break from our Egypt study to learn about Columbus Day. We used a unit from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom for this too- I just love her stuff!
This is the inside of the lapbook that we made.
We did this fun experiment as Hailey is learning about light and reflection- there is a clear plastic container with water in it on the edge of the counter. There is a fork on the bottom of the container. When you kneel down on the ground and look up at the surface of the water the fork looks like it is upside down the on the surface of the water.
We did this demonstration to see how a lunar eclipse works. The flashlight is the sun, the big ball is the earth, and the little ball is the moon. Hailey was able to see how the earth is the the path of the sunlight.
So there is a little look at a few things we have been working on in 3rd grade.
I am so far behind in my preschool posts that I see the calendar in my pictures with September 16th on it! But we are going to take a little break from preschool for now. Almost every day Hunter says that school is boring and he wants to just play. So, we are going to take a few weeks off from preschool and see if he changes his mind. Last year he loved doing school, but this year he wants to play with his trains all day. So, that is fine and I will wait until he wants to do school again.
But, for now- here are a few of things we did.
Our letter was A.
We read this book and listened to the CD that goes with it. The CD is really cute!
Hunter colored a letter A paper.
We are going to make an alphabet book full of crafts, with one for each letter. For A, we made A is for Apple.
We added the letter A to our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree. Then Hunter swatted the letter A.
Hunter has a little book that is the same as the big book of The Adventures of Abby Alligator. He colored his copy of the book.
Our Bible story was about Adam and Eve, so I used the printables I found here. I lamintated them and put magnets on the back so we can use them on our white board.
Math and Manipulatives:
Hunter doing his fishing puzzle.
Trying out a new manipulative- Wedgits.
We did math using Farmland math and Hunter really enjoys it!
Hopefully our preschool posts will be back soon. For now, be sure to stop back to see the crafts we are planning to do and see what Hailey is busy doing in 3rd grade.
It has been a while since I posted about what Hailey has been doing in school. I am having a hard time figuring out how to fit everything in that I want to do these days. Having a newborn in the house sure does make it harder to get everything done. She is a super good baby, there is just so much more to do. Anyway, here is a quick review of what we have been up to over the last several weeks.
Hailey has been learning how to diagram sentences in language arts. Actually, I have been learning it too because I never learned in school how to do it.
Working on her cursive handwriting.
Hailey finished reading Capyboppy and her assignment when she finished the book was to create what a DVD cover for a movie of Capyboppy would look like.
We also finished reading Mrs. Pigglewiggle. When she finished that book she had to write a friendly letter telling someone about the book.
She drew a picture of her favorite part of the book- which was the “fighter-quarrelers cure” where Mrs. Pigglewiggle told the parents to argue and act like their kids were acting to cure all the fighting the kids were doing. We really loved reading Mrs. Pigglewiggle, it is definitely a favorite!
We are still having a lot of fun with our science curriculum. We are using Science in the Beginning and it is working well for us.
Hailey was doing an experiment where she had to put a white piece of a plastic garbage bag and a black piece of a plastic garbage bag in the sunlight for 5 minutes and then check to see what happened.
Hailey has also been busy working in her science journal.
We are using Veritas Press and Story of the World for history and both are working great for us.
After Hailey learned about the Tower of Babel, she did a craft to create her own using the idea I found here.
We have moved on to learning about Egypt and there are so many fun activities to do with Egypt that it is very easy to get carried away!
Hailey made a model of the Nile. In the middle is the Nile and on the sides we put some grass seed. Hailey also added some large rocks to represent mountains. Each week will flood our Nile to represent how it flooded every year.
Then Hailey also used some clay and wrote her name using Cuneiform.
We took a field trip to learn how donuts and apple cider are made. Hailey and Hunter enjoyed trying a delicious donut and some yummy cider!
We saw donuts being made.
We watched how cider is made.
Hailey checking out a piece of apple pumice.
Hunter and Hailey checking out the pumpkins at the end of our field trip.