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.
We had a fun filled week in preschool… although this post is a few weeks old because I am having a hard time fitting blogging into everything else that I have going on right now. Anyway, here are some of the things Hunter did in preschool:
We are using Little Hands to Heaven from Heart of Dakota and our letter for the week was A.
Hunter looking at the A page in Big Thoughts for Little People.
Gluing some Apple Jacks onto the letter A.
Woody took a little walk on the letter A that I put on the floor.
Our Bible Story was Adam and Eve:
We talked about how God made everything. We went into a dark room and I said “Let there be light” and then turned the light on.
We drew some pictures using white crayon.
Then Hunter painted over the white crayon with water colors.
His picture showed how things appeared from nothing.
We also talked about the serpent and how he deceived Eve. Hunter ran back and forth jumping over the snake.
We are making a counting book and for our first page we added 1 tree.
I drew three circles on a page and then Hunter colored in the circles with the matching color. Then he sorted some pegs onto the correct circles.
Hunter checking out some dinosaurs
His sensory bin for the week
Woody came to school one day
Here is a look at some of the things Hailey has been learning:
Hailey loves Grapevine for Bible and says it is one of her favorite subjects. She drew a picture of her favorite part of the lesson from the week on this page.
Hailey is reading Cappyboppy, which we are both enjoying.
She is also working on learning cursive, which she is not enjoying. I think this is the worst part of our day- she hates it
We did some dictionary review.
We are both loving our science curriculum! There is always a short and easy experiment and we both really liked the one from this day. We positioned a DVD behind a lit candle and we could see the rainbow. It was so neat and really taught the lesson of the day (about how white light is made up of all of the colors)!
Here is one of the pages in Hailey’s science journal as she learns about how light works and how we see colors.
We also had a lesson about how when you look at something like a red flower why you only see the color red, so Hailey drew a picture in her journal about that too. She drew all of the colors of the rainbow coming out of a light source and then the red light being reflected off to the person’s eye. The rest of the colors are absorbed, so we don’t see them.
Hailey learned about Connecticut and used her Little Passports magazine to do some activities.
She also used her USA Sticker book to learn more about Connecticut.
Just for fun:
One day Elsa and Snow White came to school
Last week we started our new school year and Hunter started preschool.
On our first day of school, we went to our homeschool co-op. Hunter was all ready with his book bag and lunchbox.
All ready- and very excited to go!
Since he won’t be 3 until December he is actually still in the nursery at co-op, but we are going to do preschool at home because he is very ready.
Harper went to co-op with us too- she wasn’t sure what to think.
The next day we had our first day of school at home.
We only had two days of school for our first week- here are some of things Hunter did during his first week of preschool:
I asked Hunter the questions on this All About Me Robot and then he drew a picture of himself and colored the paper.
I also asked Hunter to draw a self-portrait- so this is his drawing of himself.
I put Hunter’s name on his desk and then covered it with contact paper. Every day he uses a dry erase marker to practice writing his name.
This is what it looked like when Hunter wrote his name on the first day of school. I thought it would be fun to take a picture of how it looked on his first attempt so that I can compare it to what it looks like as the year goes on.
The rest of the time spent at preschool this week was just exploring some of the manipulatives that Hunter will be using throughout the year.
This is part of the math program that Hunter is going to use this year and he really loved playing with all of the pieces.
Hunter checked out the letters and the sounds that they make.
Working on a puzzle. It seems like all of Hunter’s puzzles are too easy for him, so I need to start finding some harder puzzles for him to do.
Hunter needed some help snapping these together and they were not his favorite toy of the week. I hope once he figures out that he can do it that he will like them more. I have always loved these
The math farm set is a definite favorite- Hunter asks to use this every day.
One day while I was working on something with Hailey, Hunter decided that Harper needed some company in her bouncy seat