Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MFW K – Cc Cow

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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 Cc for Cow.
Our Bible words are: God’s Word Helps Me Grow.

These books were our favorites this week.  Ferdinand is such a great classic, and Cock-A-Doodle-Moo really made Alex giggle.

Sometimes it’s hard to find a good informational book for a unit (goat was tough!), but this week easy easy.  Milk: From Cow To Carton was a perfect fit for this unit!
Here’s a little clip of Alex and Mommy working together to make butter.  We also took turns shaking, but we are having fun here while giving our arms a rest from all the shaking. 

We talked about how newborn babies crave milk, and we talked about how milk helps a baby to grow.  We talked about how we need God’s word to help us grow in Him.
cutting out his C word cards
cut & paste #1
cut & paste #2
beginning sounds
We’ve been enjoying the addition of All About Reading Level 1 to our school time.
We are eliminating a few MFW K pages (drawing page, blend ladder)
so that we don’t extend our school time too much.
a bit wobbly, but he enjoyed making Cs
This wasn’t a simple counting page – it was a more & less story problem.  It was a little tricky for Alex, and I had to really walk him through it to guide him to the correct answer.  Judging by comments on the MFW K Facebook page, it can be a tricky concept for some kids when it is first introduced.  (Try clicking on the photo of the page to enlarge if you want to understand what he problems are like.)
At least he LIKES to make 3s, unlike the 2s that he dreaded last week!
Mommy circled her favorite, and then Alex gave it a smiley face. 
Can you see his giant round eyes and little teeny smiley mouth?
We made butter!  This was a fun experience for both of us.  We bought 1 pint of cream, shook it in a quart-sized jar for about 25 minutes total, and ended up with a tennis ball sized lump of butter.  I poured off the buttermilk, squeezed the excess liquid from the butter, and added in a little salt.
Tip: Don’t give up!  After about 20 minutes of shaking, I opened the jar to find a very thick, buttery-looking gel.  I didn’t think it could be finished, but it was no longer moving when I shook it.  I almost decided it was ready, but then decided to try shaking it one more time.  After about 3 – 4 more minutes, it suddenly separated into a large lump of butter and some creamy buttermilk.  I’m so glad that I kept shaking!
Of course, we had to EAT our butter!  For a snack, we had cinnamon raisin bread with fresh butter.  We also spread the butter on homemade biscuits for dinner.
tot school 
(Max is 3 years, 5 months)
I don’t have any pictures of Max this week, but I do have Jensyn with a disposable diaper on her head.  I’m sure she’s learning something through this crazy dress-up play…like how fun it is to get into the diaper bag and make a big mess when Mama accidentally leaves it within her reach!  (Can you see the trail of diapers behind her?)  She put a shirt on her head as a ‘hat’ and then topped it with several diapers.  Alex was replacing one of the diapers that fell off Smile

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1 comment:

Lindsay said...

What fun!! Sammy loved when we made butter too! Looks like you and Alex had so much fun!