Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Turtle Time!

Today was BUSY, as the rest of the week looks to be.  We had Forest Friends this morning, where we enjoyed 'Turtle Time,' then had our annual check-up at the pediatrician's this afternoon, so any homeschooling  we completed was done between those two events.  What we did not finish will be covered over the course of the week.  Here are some photos:

Today's setup at Forest Friends ...
 Turtles, turtles, and more turtles!
 A baby!  
 Checking out a shell ...
 Feeding the baby turtle a worm ...
 And, making a turtle craft ...
 A rock was used for his shell, and his legs were two crossed popsicle sticks.  His head was made of green foam and he was given googly eyes!
 He turned out really cute!  (Thanks for another great idea, Libby!)
 Trying on the turtle costume ...
 'There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.' -- Elizabeth Lawrence
 Working on a pine cone bird feeder in honor of the fifth day of Creation, when God made the creatures of the land and air.
Hanging in a tree for a winged diner!

Today, we:
Daily (Calendar/Weather):
1.  We completed our calendar activities, putting today's date up on the calendar, and discussing the month, what day of the week it is, what date, what season, and what kind of weather we're having.
Bible Study:
1.  We completed the daily devotion out of our God and Me book, for today's date -- 'Like Dad,' about how Jesus is God's son.  Then, we read John 5:19-21 together.
2.  We reread page 12 out of our The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children Stories, about the fifth day of Creation.
3.  We reread pages 8-13 of The Story of the Creation by Jane Ray.
4.  We read pages 12-14 of our Animals of the Bible For Young Children book, by Marie-Helene Delval, about how God made the creatures of the water and the air.
5.  We made a bird feeder like that at http://www.icanteachmychild.com/2011/03/day-5-of-creation-birds-fish/, to illustrate what God created on the fifth day.
6.  We watched some of our Disney Nature: Oceans DVD.
Turn Off TV Week:
1.  We read Penny Lee and Her TV by Glenn McCoy.
2.  We read Shel Silverstein's 'Jimmy Jet and His TV Set' poem from his Where the Sidewalk Ends, pages 28-29.
3.  We vowed to practice no TV watching (except for homeschooling programs) this week!
National Dog Week:
1.  We read Dogs by Emily Gravett.
2.  We read Clifford's Pals by Norman Bridwell.
3.  We read The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey.
4.  We read the 'Best Friend' poem (pages 8-9) and the 'Dog Talk' story (pages 10-13) out of our Ladybug magazine, July/August 2011.
5.  We listened to the 'Did You Ever See a Lassie?' song on our Garfield: Silly Songs for Cool Cats CD (track 12).
6.  We listened to the following from our Animal Sounds CD:
1) 'Puppies' (tracks 19 and 20); and
2) 'Barking Dogs' (track 24).
7.  We listened to the following songs from our Fiddle-Dee-Dee CD:
1)  'The Dog Went to Dover' (track 3);
2)  'Dogs Barking' (track 4);
3)  'Bow Wow Wow' (track 5); and
4)  'Walk Along Rover' (track 7).
8.  We listened to 'B-I-N-G-O' on our Baby Einstein: Playdate Fun CD.
9.  We colored two dog coloring sheets (one with a dot-to-dot dog bowl and the other a Martha Speaks coloring sheet).
Apples:
1.  We sang the 'Apples, Apples' song as seen at http://mrskilburnkiddos.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/apple-poem.pdf:
(to the tune of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'):
Apples juicy,
Apples round,
On the tree or on the ground.
Apples yellow,
Apples red,
Apple pie and juice and bread!
Apples crunchy,
Apples sweet,
Apples are so good to eat!
2.  We sang/read the other apple songs/poems at http://mrskilburnkiddos.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/apple-poems.pdf.
Children's Good Manners Month:
1.  We read Muppet Manners by Pat Relf.
Letter Cc Review:
1.  We read Cc by Kelly Doudna.
2.  We looked at the Cc letter page we made last year to review words that start with the c sound, as well as looked at our picture dictionary under Cc.
3.  We completed a dot-to-dot letter Cc.
4.  We completed pages 8-9 of our Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read Pre-K Level Workbook, which required her to color the uppercase C and lowercase c, and identify the pictures that begin with the hard c sound.
Math Concepts (Counting):
1.  We listened to the Sesame Street: Numbers CD that we borrowed from the library.
2.  We read Ten Cats Have Hats: A Counting Book by Jean Marzollo.
3.  We read 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle.

Tomorrow, we'll be doing some painting with pencils, making a cream cheese apple tart, and delving more into our Dogs study!  Come back!

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