Friday, August 12, 2011

Week 1- School

We went ahead and started school this week...I told you I would start early again this year. I just can't help myself!

Brighton: PreK (3) kicked off the year with Rod and Staff color, cutting, and counting.


All week long we read Alphabet books (and many others), but our main book was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. He cought on so fast, I was just so proud of him!

Taking it nice and easy, we did one project per day while I worked with Tristin on anything he needed help with. The first day he piled magnetic letter on his coconut tree. I was delighted to see how much he enjoyed this.


The next day, we took the same tree and stamped all of the letters on. I let him do this freely also.


On Wednesday, we took school outside and he made a Counting Coconut book by gluing brown coconuts on the tree.



He ended the day mowing the lawn for us:


Thursday, we talked about circles, and how coconuts are in the shape of a circle. He made a circle wheel of circles.




I'm excited that he has learned the Alphabet this week and about circles. He did a wonderful job!

His scripture memory verse was Psalm 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart.
He has learned it, so I will move it to our weekly review and add a new scripture next week!

Tristin- 1st

He started his new Explode the Code Book, and has not complained about it yet! HA. He does 3 pages a day, while I work with Brighton. Then he does his Math (Singapore 1B)


He then practices reading for about 20 min.


Once a week, after our main Bible Study we do Grapevine's Timeline. We both REALLY enjoy this, I think it's a wonderful way to learn.



Our geography lesson right now is on map skills and we read Me on the Map and are currently making our own Me on the Map Book. He took it outside to work on and it started raining on him! It's the 2nd time this year we have had rain!


Brighton had to go dance in it =]



His scripture has been Isaiah 40:31

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

He also knows it, so we will review it once a week and add a new one next week!

We learned about our Solar System (more on that next week) and will be starting the rest of our curriculum next week which includes Native Americans, Greek, and a gentle reading program I ordered today (more on that soon also).

We are now settling down to our family movie night with chocolate-chocolate chip cookies and whole wheat pizzas. YUM.

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