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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Go dog go Activities

Our Letter Craft of the week was D is for Dog.

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I also created these worksheets for strawberry.

d is for dog letter tracing.

 

I also created these two worksheets to go right along with the Go Dog Go Book.

Go Dog Go color tracing and count the dogs..

We also went for a dog walk in the snow.

 

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.