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.
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.
We read 1 Thessalonians 5:15 and talked about Kindness.
We read and worked on memorizing Psalm 34:13.
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.
In honor of Mother’s Day (for you guys: its this coming Sunday the 9th :)) I am going to have a couple of stories written by other people featured on my blog. If you have a story to share; I would still love to feature it (see my Projects page for more details)!
I have slowly been adding more Praying Scripture posts. Since there are 260 chapters in the New Testament; this project might take awhile. But I’m up for the challenge! Let me know if there is a specific book or chapter that you would like me to do early on in the project. Unless I hear from anyone with specific requests; for now I am just jumping around in no particular order.
As always, I would love to hear from you either in the comment sections of my posts or by personal e-mail. Any suggestions are also welcome!