Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MFW K, Ii Insect

{CLICK HERE} to view the rest of our MFW K unit posts.
{CLICK HERE} to view our post explaining WHY we chose MFW K for our family.

Alex is 5 years, 1 month
Max is 3 years, 5 months
We are using My Father’s World Kindergarten as our base,
adding in some of my own printables.

This week, we are learning the letter Ii for insect.
Our Bible words are: I am a wise child, so I work hard!

We read a lot, but these were our favorites.
We’ve watched the ants working HARD, and we’ve been reminded that “I am a wise child, so I work hard.”
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”  Colossians 3:23 – 24, NIV
(and more, but I never post it all…)
reading words, matching to pictures
{I had the amazing privilege of teaching Spiderman this week!}
reading words and following directions while reading
making words on the blend ladder
Sometimes, handwriting is great.
Sometimes, we’re both ready to pull our hair out before we finish a page.
We split this page into two days.
We always begin the week with my larger print handwriting page,
but I didn’t have the camera handy on the first day that we did this unit…so no pictures!
We sang The Ants Go Marching, and we re-enacted it with raisins, counting after each verse.
We stopped after six because we were both tired of lining up raisins, ha! Open-mouthed smile
Counting & Writing 11
Counting & Writing Numbers
I ordered our ants in November because I was worried about them shipping in the cold winter months, so our hands-on science for this unit was covered long ago.  Next time, I’ll know better – they will ship in winter, and ScienceKit.com ships them with a chemical warming packet!
Our original ANT FARM post is HERE.

We also learned about bees, honey, etc.  I didn’t put as much into this as we should have…
but it’s cold…there’s nothing outside to SEE…we just read about it.  There was a honeycomb paper project, but I opted not to do it.  We may ask about going to see Joe & Renee’s bees this summer.
I was planning a birthday party, and we didn’t take time to do art.  This is the closest we got:
Alex’s weekly word drawing page.  He drew words that begin with I.
A family at our church keeps bees, and we got a jar of fresh-from-the-bee honey!
We made homemade biscuits like they do in The Bee Tree book,
but the boys were more excited to try a spoonful fresh from the jar!
The boys played the insect memory game from my Going Buggy mini pack.
(See the preschool printables tab at the top of this page.)
tot school 
(Max is 37 months)
Just for the record, I *offer* these activities to my little ones.  I  *NEVER NEVER* force a 3 year old to sit down and do “worksheets”.  Max is free to play or do his own thing.  I encourage puzzles, hands-on activities, etc…and he can do whatever paperwork interests him.
Max got his own post this week…CLICK HERE to read what he worked on.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These winter weeks are tough! We haven't been doing a lot of fun things lately either! I need to make up for that soon.. well as soon as Sammy is over this tummy bug (ughh)!