Monday, November 29, 2010

MFW 1st Grade- Week #13

We survived our first week with Daddy back to work!  It took a little while to get used to it just being the 4 of us again, but we are doing well! Daddy is adjusting to his routine too.

Bible:  He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.  ~Proverbs 13:13

Big Ladybug read the story of Cain and Abel and Noah.  She added them to her timeline and Bible Notebook.

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We discussed the significance of a rainbow and God’s promise to us to never flood the Earth again. 

She made a rainbow out of construction paper.




She also made some boats out of aluminum foil and floated them in the kitchen sink.  She had a great time playing with them, or I should say, sinking Little People in them :)

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Science:  We looked at the reflection of light and how rainbows are formed.

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She watched Bill Nye the Science Guy: Light and Color DVD.





For some fun this week Big Ladybug and Little Ladybug made some Thanksgiving turkeys.  I was planning on doing more Thanksgiving crafts, but unfortunately due to sickness is our household, we did not get around to it.

Did you know??

Every person sees their own "personal" rainbow. When you look at one, you are seeing the light bounced off of certain raindrops, but when the person standing next to you looks at the same rainbow, they may see the light reflecting off other raindrops from a completely different angle. In addition, everyone sees colors differently according to light and how their eyes interpret it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

MFW 1st Grade- Week #12

Well this is our last week with Daddy home!  It was a beautiful week, too.  The weather was perfect to play outside and enjoy the fall season.




This month in Girl Scouts, Big Ladybug earned the Brownie badge, Art You Wear. She had a great time decorating her t-shirt with fabric markers. 




Bible:  Memory verse:  He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.   ~Proverbs 19:17


We talked about how blessed we are and how important it is to give to others.   This week we filled our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  We watched some videos on the Samaritan Purse website, and this seem to really touch her.  Big Ladybug was excited to pick out items to put in the boxes.  She even dumped out her piggy bank and donated $5 to the shipping cost!  We talked about how giving fills your heart with joy.  She also included these All About Me pages, found on their website, in the hopes that maybe one of the children will write her back :)


This week Big Ladybug finished the creation story.  On day 7 God rested, so we celebrated the Sabbath.  We broke bread as a family, and had a blessing.  The kids really enjoyed this….and the blueberry juice!

Big Ladybug read the story of Adam and Eve.   This is the picture she made in her Bible Notebook. 


Science:  This week she studied the Planets and Stars. We really enjoyed reading about how amazing our universe is, we both learned a lot!  We drew the solar system, watched another Eyewitness Dvd Planets, and has some freeze dried ice cream like the astronauts eat. I picked up the space food at Hobby Lobby.  The kids liked it, but I think it kind of tastes like it looks…not that good :)


I incorporated art into our science again this week.  We had a great time drawing and water coloring what we thought aliens would look like. 




Daddy drew this alien, and Big Ladybug painted it for him.






This is Big Ladybug’s beautiful picture!







This is my attempt at alien art :)




Here are some of the science books we read this week.

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Did you know???

Well I am completely speechless and amazed by how creative our creator is.  The solar system is SO amazing!  The sun, our nearest star that is millions of miles away, is a ball of continuous fire with explosions.  The 2 planets close to the sun are so hot and all of the other planets are very cold, except for us.  Earth is the living planet and it is absolutely beautiful from outer space. 

Each planet has it’s own “thing” going on. 

  • Mercury is hot, and it only takes 88 days to orbit the sun.  
  • Venus is the hottest planet, with continuous acid rain. 
  • Then there is Earth, which is amazing with an atmosphere and air, not to mention life. 
  • Mars is the red planet, full of rust and iron. 
  • Jupiter is the largest planet and has continuous storms.
  • Saturn is the second largest planet and with the most visible ring of dust and particles. 
  • Uranus is the blue-green planet.  One night there can last 40 years!
  • Neptune is Uranus’ sister planet.  It is blue and the stormiest planet. 
  • And then there is Pluto, the smallest, and no longer really considered a planet.  Some scientists think Pluto was once one of Neptune’s moons that escaped the orbit and began it’s own around the sun.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Look Who’s Walking


Our little guy got his first pair of shoes!  Or I should say, our little BIG guy! He is a extra wide, size 6 at 11 months!


Pop over to Discover Their Gifts to see Barbie and Snow White!!  And check out more Wordless Wednesdays at Our Homeschool Reviews.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The BOO Crew!


We have been so busy lately that I have not had time to post about all the fun stuff we have been doing!  So here are some pictures to share our October festivities!



We got together with my friend Candace to make some Halloween crafts.  (She is going to hate that I posted this picture of her! :)  The kids made a toilet paper roll Frankenstein, a Foot Print Witch, and some Ghoulish Ghosts!  We had a great time!









Little Ladybug was not really into the other crafts, but she enjoyed making her pumpkin!  However she was upset when I hung it up, she did not like parting with it! 


The girls had a great time making Peanut Butter Spiders for the Homeschool Harvest Party!

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Big Ladybug dressed up like a Hula Dancer and Little Ladybug was a Ballerina!


When my little lizard wasn’t stealing his sister’s costume pieces, he was a little bat!


All the kids had a great time at the Harvest Party!  One of the dads is a kid DJ, so he got the party going with some great music and dancing!

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

MFW 1st Grade- Week #11

We just finished another busy week.  Daddy will only be home with us one more week, then he will be back at work.  This is bittersweet for me, because we love having him home, but I think we are ready to get back to our usual routine. 

I know he is DEFINATELY ready to get back to work!  He has enjoyed his time with the kids, but is ready to forgo the poopy diapers and naptime meltdowns.  I have been spoiled by being able to run with Big Ladybug whenever we want, because we have Daddy here to care of the babies.  Now we will have to again schedule life around naps, and we will not be able to run as much. 


Bible:  Her memory verse is the same as last week, because Big Ladybug is still working on retaining it.

She added to her creation picture after reading about days 5 and 6.  She added Adam and Eve, birds, and animals.


Science:  She studied volcanoes this week.  She had a great time with this because she was able to paint and erupt one!  Daddy helped her make the volcano…and of course her 2 year old sister, too!


I went the easier route by purchasing a volcano making kit from Hobby Lobby.

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After it dried for a day, Big Ladybug had a great time painting it!


She also had some extra help when it was time to erupt it!


This is all that it took.





We also got some great picture books about Volcanoes from the library, and watched another great Eyewitnss dvd. 


Did you know??? 

The word volcano originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.

Volcanic eruptions can send ash high into the air, 17 miles above the Earth’s surface.

While we certainly have some big volcanoes here on Earth, the biggest known volcano in our solar system is actually on Mars. Its name is Olympus Mons and it measures a whooping 373 miles wide and 13 miles high.