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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Separating Compounds Experiment

The girls had fun with our separating compounds experiment in chemistry this week.

This was an experiment to go along with our states of matter and properties of matter lesson.

Supplies:

  • salt
  • sand
  • coffee filter
  • funnel
  • cup
  • tray

 

The girls observed and noted the different characteristics between salt and sand.

Then they mixed the two together. Once mixed together they attempted to separate them. After realizing separating the two compounds by hand was not possible they then added water and mixed.

They used a funnel and a coffee filter and poured the mixture into the funnel. Mixing allowed the salt to dissolve in the water so the salt water was able to pass through the coffee filter but not the sand.

They then poured the salt water on a tray and allowed it to dry.

The sand collected in the coffee filter and after a few hours the water evaporated leaving only the salt in the tray.

This was a very fun to practice a different way to separate a mixture of two compounds.

Rice Sensory

We used rice for our sensory activity this week.

Supplies

  • Rice ( I used two bags for the size of my container)
  • container to hold the rice
  • whatever object you want to use for the hunt ( I used plastic eggs and the letter e)

 

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I filled the container with the rice and barred the letter e’s in the rice. I then let strawberry lead the event. She grabbed a few of her sand toys and started the e hunt.

After a few minutes I grabbed these little plastic eggs we’ve been collecting. These come inside the Kindereggs my girls love to eat. We love to up-cycle and here’s one of the ways do it.

I placed e’s inside the eggs and hid them in the rice.

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We talked about what letter she was finding as well as what sound that letter makes.

 

Caterpillar Counting

We did Caterpillar Counting this week for math to go along with our book of the week, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Supplies:

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This was the first time Strawberry was willing to paint with her fingers. Every time we have tried in the past she refuses to use her fingers and wants to use a paint brush. So this time I did the first one for her with my finger and then she was fine to use her fingers for the rest.

Once we started I realized this might have been a better craft for next year. She was a little to young to understand to give each caterpillar the body parts related to the number, but she had fun either way.

I gave her the supplies and then we started.

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It wasn’t exactly the right number on each line but she did her best and had fun. Having fun is what’s most important at this age to keep her engaged and wanting to do it.

Preschool/Homeschooling Week 2&3

Our week two of homeschooling this year turned into week three. Half way through the second week I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. So we only did a few days in week two and finished out the week in week three.

Our book of the week for preschool was The Very Hungry Caterpillar and our letter of the week was “Cc”

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We did caterpillar counting in preschool math.

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We did C is for caterpillar for our letter craft

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For history all of the girls made greenhouses. This was a good demonstration of the climate of the world before the Great Flood.

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Strawberry did two different sensory “c” hunts

For science Strawberry learned about bubbles and had fun making them and playing in them.

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Raspberry and Blueberry learned about the different tools and instruments used in chemistry. For their lab they learned how to pour liquids and read measurements.

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Strawberry also had fun filling her letter “Cc”

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We had so much fun these two weeks and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings. The girls all really enjoy all the hands on learning.