Friday, July 30, 2010

CTG Week 9

We have been buzzing along this week. I am trying to get back on track. We have added in the afore mentioned science but have not started Apologia yet (see CTG Week 8). And we are working on crossing off everything for week 9.

The kiddos enjoyed painting to Vivaldi's Four Seasons Movement- Autumn.

Here is Buddy's painting in various stages.

He said as he painted that "this" (blue things to the far right) was a dancer and someone playing a guitar.

Squirt enjoyed painting a tree with birds since she said one part sounded like birds singing. She chose the colors because she said they looked like Fall to her.

She had to review the books of the Old Testament. We used printable cards from here. She placed them in  order on the floor. Then when I asked her to pick them up, she impressed me by stating that she would collect them in alphabetical order. So two lesson in one (cha-ching) Bible memory and dictionary skills. Gave me an opportunity to reinforce the alphabetizing further in each letter. It was good practice for her and she didn't seem to even notice she was doing "school". Love when that happens.

Math Drill is plugging along. Squirt is using Math Raps on her stereo for help with memorizing her multiplication tables. (They are a bit cheesy but she doesn't seem to notice, especially since she wasn't around in the 90s to know how out of date the music really is). She is so auditory that this seems to always be the easiest way for her to memorize. She listens to them while going through her flashcards in her hand. Then she drills a different way using drill sheets printed from here. She is slowly getting better. It is her most challenging subject, but she is continuing to make progress and most days has a great attitude about it.

She made a Middle Kingdom Egyptian House out of Playdough on cardboard. (Buddy was in bed so we could pull out the wheat containing stuff without him begging to join in.) The multicolored creation is thanks to me who used what we had on hand- multicolored packs of playdough. We know the Egyptians wouldn't have had such colorful houses, but that's not the point. Right?

(stage 1)

(final project)
And a notebook page

We have been learning about healthy eating in Health for the Glory of God. So I printed out the newest Food Pyramid for Kids and Squirt colored it in and labeled it. She also wrote down a food diary for the day and placed everything she had eaten at each meal into their proper categories: protein, carbohydrates etc. It has gotten her asking many questions at each meal of what foods fall into which category. It also has struck a realization of something that we have been trying to tell her- she does not exercise enough on a regular basis. I know that will increase once we head into Nutcracker Season, but for the time being it has gotten her thinking of ways she could be moving more each day (she is my little book worm, just like her Mama).

Squirt added the 12 Tribes of Isreal and Joseph to her timeline and we talked again about why the numbers do backward in BC. Isn't that interesting that the world counts down to Christ's Birth and then time goes forward from His Birth. I just love that!


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