Archive for September, 2013

Apple Tree Activity

24
Sep

I love how these apple trees turned out!  Plus, they were easy and fun to make :-)

Apple Tree Craft

First, we glued the base of the tree onto the paper.

Apple Tree Craft

Next, we glued ripped up pieces of green paper to the top of the tree.

Apple Tree Craft

After that we stamped red, yellow and green paint onto the trees to represent apples.  We used the ends of markers to do it, they were the perfect size.

Hailey decided to rip up more paper to add some grass and a sunshine.

Apple Tree Craft

Our finished apple trees.

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Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 2

23
Sep

Our second week of homeschooling is complete and was a success :-)

Homeschool Calendar

Hailey practicing counting by 3s during calendar time.

Journal

Hailey read her journal to Hunter.

History/Geography:

This week we read about Sally and Richard, two kids who lived in Jamestown, and what it was like for them.  Hailey really enjoys the readings each day and doesn’t want me to stop reading.

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

One of the readings was about Richard getting lost and Sally searching for him.  Hailey drew a map to show where Richard went.

Language Arts:

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

Hailey’s illustration of her poem from this week.

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

Hailey is working through the Emerging Readers and started with The Beginner’s Bible.  She is enjoying reading it, although it is not challenging her.  I am hoping it is building confidence for when we move on to the more difficult books.

We are using Rod and Staff Preparing to Build English 2 for grammar and I am finding it to be boring.  I have been looking at Pinterest trying to find some ideas to make it a bit more fun.

Math:

Singapore Math

This week in math I introduced the concept of division.  Hailey picked some fairies and then had to give each of them an equal amount of Cheeze Its.  She loves the activities we do like that.  She’s not a fan of the work in her math book, but she loves our hands on activities.

Science:

Hailey is really enjoying science.  We only have it 2 times each week, but she is always so excited when I tell her we are doing science.  Even though the activities seem very simple she really enjoys them.

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

Hailey had to pick an animal from a different climate that she wanted to learn more about.  She decided she wanted to learn more about giraffes.  After we read about giraffes she picked a stuffed animal and narrated a play to show what she had learned.

We also studied tree squirrels and how they stretch out their legs and flatten their bodies and tales and then glide through the air.  We did the following experiment:

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

Hailey dropped a piece of paper that was crumpled up.

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

Then she dropped a flat piece of paper.  She immediately made the connection to the tree squirrels flattening out their bodies.

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

 This is Hailey’s notebooking page for the our tree squirrel experiment.

Music:

Heart of Dakota BLHFHG Unit 2

Hailey and Hunter really liked the song that went with our Bible verse this week and had a lot of fun dancing along with it.

Unit Study:

We are still learning all about apples.

Applesauce

Hailey made applesauce with the apples we picked last week.

Apple Crisp

We also made apple crisp.

Apple Crisp

Yummy!

Art:

Apple Tree Craft

We made this simple Apple Tree Craft.

Apple Poem Craft

We also made this Apple Life Cycle Craft.

Field Trips:

We went on 2 field trips and had lots of fun!

Field Trip

First Hailey and I went to see The Three Little Pigs opera.  It was so cute and she loved it!!

Field Trip

Hailey with the three pigs and the big bad wolf after the show.

Field Trip

We also went to see how donuts are made.

Field Trip

We got to see the process for making apple cider too.

Field Trip

After all of the juice has been squeezed out of the apple this is what is left.  It was pretty neat to see.

We are all ready for another fun week of homeschooling!!

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Tot School

22
Sep

Tot School

Hunter is 21 months old.

We had another fun week at Tot School!

Tot School

Hunter loves calendar time!  He counts along with us and loves adding the number each day.

Tot School

Hunter is still learning the letter A and using the printables from Royal Baloo.

Tot School

Our theme is still apples and Hunter has been working on some pieces that will eventually be a Tot Book, using printables from 2 Teaching Mommies.

Tot School

Pointing to the apple with the circle on it.

Apple Tree Craft

Hunter enjoyed making an Apple Tree.

Apple Poem Craft

This Apple Life Cycle Craft turned out really cute!

Field Trip

We took a field trip and saw how donuts are made.

Field Trip

We also watched apple cider being made.

Field Trip

Hailey and Hunter had to check out the pumpkins.

Tot School

We made some applesauce in the crockpot.  Hunter added some apples.

Tot School

He put in some cinnamon.

Tot School

He ate quite a few of the apples too :-)

Apple Crisp

Hunter also helped to make some apple crisp,

Apple Crisp

which turned out really yummy!

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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Apple Life Cycle Craft

20
Sep

Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back Look! We’re Learning and Monster’s Ed Homeschooling Academy.

We have been having lots of fun doing a unit study all about apples.  We made this super cute and easy apple life cycle craft.

Apple Poem Craft

 Hailey and Hunter each had a strip of paper.  First they glued an apple on.

Apple Poem Craft

Next I gave them a paper apple to rip and make it look like it had been eaten.

Apple Poem Craft

The 3rd step was to glue on some seeds.

Apple Poem Craft

Next they made a tree…

Apple Poem Craft

 and added some pom pom apples.

Apple Poem Craft

Finaly, we added this cute little poem:
Eat an apple,
save the core.
Plant the seeds,
and grow some more.

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Inspiration credit: Pinterest

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