Homeschool week 26

We had of course another fun week in our homeschool.

During our weekly library visit Strawberry enjoyed story time with the other toddlers while Raspberry and Blueberry played with the robotics equipment. Strawberry also enjoyed building with legos after story time.

We learned about Pythagoras, The Temple of Diana, Confucius, Belshazzar and Cyrus the Great in History.

The older girls practiced writing descriptive sentences and paragraphs in English while Strawberry continued to work on letter writing and letter sounds.

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Our letter craft in preschool this week was D is for Dog. This went perfectly with our book of the week, Go dog go.

In science the girls enjoyed an experiment where they dissolved Calcium Carbonate with an Acid.

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We also enjoyed a dog walk in the snow.

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The Letter D

We had so much fun this week with our better D crafts, games and activities.

We filled the letter D with playdoh on our Playdoh Template Dd I created. Once Strawberry filled her “Dd” of course we enjoyed some sensory play with playdoh.

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We also practiced writing the letter D with these d is for dog letter tracing I made her. We slip these in a sheet protector and she can then use them all week as many times as she wants. Strawberry loves to write so she does these a few times each day.

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I also created these worksheets for her to go along with our book of the week, Go dog go.

We also did our letter craft D is for dog.

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Homeschool Week 5

We had a great week in our homeschool. We love to add hands on learning where ever we can.

In History we learned about Abraham, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph. For Geography Raspberry and Blueberry made aged maps of Greece. They labeled the map with information we have been learning about. Once labeled they crinkled it up and dropped it in a pot of tea. I pre-cooked the tea and allowed it to cool while the girls made their maps.  They soaked the maps in the tea for 20 minutes. They then removed them and allowed them to dry. To protect them they placed them in a sheet protector before filing it in their history binders. This was such a fun hands on craft for geography.

In science the girls practiced separating compounds.

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Strawberry worked a lot in her writing journal this week. This writing journal is amazing, it allows her to practice different pencil directions while also working on her fine motor skills.

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In preschool we also learned about direction and the difference between left and right with these fun games.

In sensory play we had fun with water and testing our color mixing

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We also did a letter craft this week. Our book of the week was The Foot Book and we did F is for fish for our craft.

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F is for Fish

Our letter of the week this week was F, so we chose to do F is for fish for our letter craft.

I printed this f is for fish template and traced it onto yellow, white and black construction paper. I cute out the pieces and place all the pieces in a gallon zip lock. I prepare all of our letter crafts to make the craft time run more smoothly. This allows Strawberry to jump right into the craft and not have to wait for me to cut something out.

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With everything prepared ahead of time it made it very easy when it came time to do the craft. I handed her the supplies, helped with glue when she asked and gave her ideas on where she might want to place pieces, but the rest she did herself.

 

Here was our finished product

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Left and Right Foot Game

We had a ton of fun with this game. It went perfect with our book of the week, The Foot Book. It allows gave us a chance to learn and practice left and right.

I used this footprint template. I printed a few different sets, labeled them left or right and them laminated them. I laminated them so we could get more than one use out of this craft, which came in handy because she had so much fun she wanted to do it over and over.

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We talked about which direction was left and which was right. I then taped the feet to the floor and we said left, right, left, right as she would step on each foot.

 

Flour Sensory

Strawberry had a blast with this sensory fun. We went digging for the letter Ee.

Supplies

*disclaimer* you will want to do this activity outside, it got very messy and being outside made for very easy clean up with the hose.

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I blew up the mini pool and filled it with flour along with a handful of letter e’s

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I then let Strawberry take the lead as she played in the flour while looking for the hidden letters.

As you can see she loves to touch her face so this quickly got everywhere. Isn’t that part of the fun in sensory play though? My thought is, as well as hers, the messy it is the more fun it is.

Of course you have to use your feet as well.

Strawberry had so much fun and of course when we were done we cleaned up as much as we could and then used the hose to get the rest.