Pre-School Homeschooling-WEEK 7

My Themes For The Week:

LETTER: A                          NUMBER: 5

CHARACTER: Caring

BIBLE STORY(S): Adam & Abraham

BIBLE VERSE: Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

 

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My Thoughts For The Week:

I have still been unpacking and organizing all of our stuff that finally arrived from Japan. To be honest, homeschooling has not been a priority the past couple of weeks. Until I get the house in order it probably won’t be. Also, I am considering purchasing an actual pre-school curriculum from Answers In Genesis. If I do, we will get it in time to start with the New Year. Although I originally said that I wanted to create my own curriculum so that we could be flexible, I am finding that I need more structure. I will keep you posted if we decide to do this.

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Pre-School Homeschooling-WEEK 5

My Themes For The Week:

LETTER: D                            NUMBER: 4

CHARACTER: Patience

BIBLE STORY(S): Daniel

BIBLE VERSE: Isaiah 43:5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”

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My Thoughts For The Week:

As you can see, we did not do as much this week. I think that trying to cram so much into a day was too stressful for both Kendal and I. Until we can get into a better routine (which might be awhile) I think that we will be doing less than what I tried to do at the beginning. Also, from now on I will include the weekly Bible verse that goes with the letter them. But, unless otherwise stated, we will not be doing different Bible verses every week. Kendal seems to need more time (and consistency on my end) with learning them.

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Pre-School Homeschooling-WEEK 4

My Themes For The Week:

LETTER: N                            NUMBER: 3

CHARACTER: Being Nice

BIBLE STORY(S): Noah

BIBLE VERSE: 1 Corinthians 13:13 “Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

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My Thoughts For The Week:

I am still struggling with motivation. I think Kendal is too. We really have not established a steady routine with homeschooling or anything else. I’m sure that is normal for just moving and still being without most of our belongings. I am also finding it hard to do school with Kendal with Audrey in the house. The only times we get anything (other than the movies) accomplished is when Audrey is sleeping or out of the house with Shane. This week we did not work on a Bible verse. Kendal doesn’t seem to be memorizing them at all. Although I know she is capable of memorizing; I’m thinking that with everything that I am doing she may need more than just one week per verse. I need to think that through a bit.

My Project For The Week:

Remember the rainbow using tapioca finger paint? 

1. I drew the outline of a rainbow on butcher paper (left over paper from unpacking our shipment).

2. I took store bought tapioca (in the individual snack cups) and mixed 2 drops of food coloring to 6 different cups.

3. I spooned one color at a time in the outline of the coordinating color spot. Kendal used her fingers to spread it around. I helped by making sure colors didn’t go into other spots. I also filled in any white areas she missed. Kendal continually ate the pudding (which was kind of the point of using tapioca!)

4. After letting the rainbow sit for a few minutes, I used my pampered chef scraper and carefully scraped off the excess tapioca. I scraped a few colors at a time which allowed them to blend slightly.

5. Then, I carefully cut out the rainbow (because it is wet it can tear easily) and hung it to dry. I recommend hanging so that air can get to both sides to dry quicker.

6. Finally, after it dried, I stapled it to the wall in our school room!

My Plans For Next Week:

Monday I am going out of town to have a dental procedure. The rest of the week will obviously depend on how I am feeling.

LETTER: D                           NUMBER: 4

CHARACTER: Patience

BIBLE STORY(S): Daniel

BIBLE VERSE: Isaiah 43:5

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Pre-School Homeschooling-WEEK 2

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My Themes For The Week:

LETTER: E                           NUMBER: 2

CHARACTER: Being Respectful

BIBLE STORY(S): Elijah & Elisha

BIBLE VERSE: Proverbs 20:11 “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.”

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My Thoughts For The Week:

This week did not at all go as planned. I pretty much had no motivation and really slacked off. We didn’t do any homeschooling on Monday (for this post Day 1 = Tuesday and so on). Day 5 is what I plan to do today (Sat) to make up for the rest of the week. I also didn’t start science yet. Please pray that God gives me the motivation. I really want to do this but I am just not in the routine yet. I also need prayer for time management. Between my business, blogging (if you noticed I didn’t blog at all this week), church ministries, etc. I will have a lot going on soon. I want to use my time wisely and be able to make sure that my priorities are in order. A big Thank You to those of you who have offered your encouragement!

My Plans For Next Week:

My mom, sister, & niece are coming to town so, I plan to do a review week. We will review everything from homeschooling weeks 1 & 2. Also, on Sunday-Monday we will be going to Montana to a friend’s farm. I will count that trip as Field Trip #1!

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Pre-School Homeschooling-WEEK 1

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My Themes For The Week:

LETTER: K                           NUMBER: 1

COLOR: Black                     CHARACTER: Kindness

BIBLE STORY(S): King David

BIBLE VERSE: Psalm 34:13 “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.”

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DAY 1:

  • Kendal already can recognize her name (usually); so now I am trying to teach her how the letters work together by sounding them out and spelling.
  • We read “My K Book” from the My First Steps to Learning series.
  • We read about David & Goliath in The Beginner’s Bible (pages 173-180).
  • She colored a picture of David & Goliath from the My Bible Coloring Book.
  • We watched Veggie Tales: Dave & the Giant Pickle.
  • We watched Your Baby Can Read: Volume 1
  • I showed her several flash cards that had 1 item on them and she counted them.
  • We counted links.
  • We read and worked on memorizing Psalm 34:13.

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My Thoughts For The Week:

Considering that we have never done a homeschooling routine before, I think that we did okay this week. Our schedule was thrown off because our shipment came on Thursday and I had to unpack it today. I did not do everything I planned to do this week (science activities, King Solomon, shapes, and a craft). But that is one of the reasons homeschooling is nice. It allows you to have some flexibility (especially for this age). I will plan to start science next week, do the craft on our review week, and will probably just skip King Solomon for now. Today when we did tracing, Kendal’s attention span was pretty much non-existent. So I plan to try to do tracing a little each day so that I don’t get frustrated with her by trying to do it all in one day.

My Project For The Week:

I made a bulletin board display for colors! Everyone loves ice cream–I found the templates here. I colored, laminated, & cut out each of the pieces. In the top left corner, you will see a pocket which holds each of the color words spelled out. I plan to use them for an activity in the near future.

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My Plans For Next Week:

LETTER: E   NUMBER: 2                              SCIENCE: Creation-Day 1

COLOR: Grey   CHARACTER: Respect   SHAPE: Circle

BIBLE STORY(S): Elijah & Elisha

BIBLE VERSE: Proverbs 20:11

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Top 20 Advantages to Homeschooling

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20. Your kids never tell you that you’re a lot dumber than their teacher.

19. If you can’t find matching socks for your child first thing in the morning, who cares?

18. Cleaning out the refrigerator can double as chemistry lab.

17. Your kids have good reason to think they might get spanked in school, but no reason to think they’ll get beat up by a gang.

16. If the principal gives the teacher a bad evaluation, she can stick her icy feet against his legs at night.

15. You can post the Ten Commandments on your school room wall and won’t get sued.

14. You never have to drive your child’s forgotten lunch to school.

13.Your child will never go to their 20th high school reunion, meet an old flame, and recklessly abandon their marriage.

12. You get to change more than diapers, you get to change their minds.

11. If you get caught talking to yourself, you can claim you’re having a PTA meeting.

10. It’s better to be slightly concerned about socialization than very concerned about socialism.

9. Your child will never suffer the embarrassment of group showers after PE.

8. The only debate about the school lunch program is whose turn it is to cook.

7. You never have to face the dilemma of whether to take your child’s side or the teacher’s side in a dispute at school.

6. If your child gets drugs at school, it’s probably Tylenol.

5. The teacher gets to kiss the principal in the faculty lounge and no one gossips.

4. Your kids recognize that this list is numerically in reverse order.

3. Your honor student can actually read the bumper sticker that you have on your car.

2. If your child claims that the dog ate his homework, you can ask the dog.

1. Some day your children will consider you to be a miracle working expert and will turn to you for advice.

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These lists were found on TheApplePeel.org