This book, The Bee Tree, is an old friend now. We spent a little bit longer on it because Elijah and his dad went on a special father-son vacation last week for four days. Rather than moving on with my schedule, I decided to stop and finish The Bee Tree; we are SO glad we […]
We did and learned so much! We arrived at the farm to eat lunch at noon, and we were making our purchases in the gift shop at 3:30 p.m. It was a wonderful experience, and we are sure we will go back someday! It was great to be able to buy a honeycomb to […]
After learning about the Goldrush in the Klondike, Elijah tried his hand at panning for gold! "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where […]
My little music-loving boy has adored this book. We spent the week learning about a variety of things: Germany, musical notes, composers (especially Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky), pride, and musical instruments (brass, strings, and woodwinds). We reviewed onomatopoeia, discussed real vs. imaginary (parts of the story), and learned new vocabulary words. Elijah also used the animal […]
Lapbook Opened Left Side: Nice home for a salamander (list inside shape book), Lifecycle of a Salamander (flap book inside) Middle: Cricket Tri-fold, Lifecycle of the Butterfly Envelope book (folded in half), Elijah colored some salamanders to add (and let me tell you…he spent over 20 minutes cutting those out and taping them in […]
Nana bought some candy rocks for us, and we made little cups of dirt. The bottom layer is the candy rocks The next layer is freshly whipped whipping cream Then, a layer of cut up brownies Topped with oreo crumbs And finally, garnished (by Elijah, of course) with some bugs and frogs Elijah loved making these […]
One of our lessons for Salamander Room was on Parallel Construction (in writing). I hesitated to teach this to my five year old, but then the word construction kept rolling around in my head, and I thought of a way to relay the concept…MEGABLOCKS (thanks so much Brian, they come in handy!). I taped the […]
We had a rootin’ tootin’ time at the rodeo Saturday night. Our little cowpoke participated in the stick horse race!
We had a ton of WILD WILD WEST fun with this one! 🙂 We didn’t get science done on the day I had planned, so Jason helped out one (what a great dad!) night by reading a book about armadillos to Elijah; he also showed Elijah some video footage (online) about armadillos. When he was done, […]
Here’s our Lapbook for Mirette. All the templates (they go with FIAR Volume II’s lessons) are available at Homeschool Share (plus a layered book for copper that I didn’t use). I printed the Circus (in French) and the outline map of France from Enchanted Learning.
We learned about ordinal numbers story sequence Michigan place setting (how to set the table) the water cycle onomatopoeia (Elijah’s favorite new word!) repeating patterns and random placement We hope to make a Thundercake tomorrow night, but we may just wait until we have some garden tomatoes. Elijah got a big, fat piece of Thundercake […]
I don’t have the energy or wherewithal to chronical our entire trip, so you’re just getting the HIGHLIGHTS horse and buggy ride Elijah’s glow when he realized that he was going to get to take John Phillip Duck home touring Meteor Farm (seeing Patricia’s collection of Pysanky eggs, her samovar just like the one in […]
Well, we did it! What did we do? Just about anything and everything you can do when you read The Giant Jam Sandwich ! 🙂 We learned about rhyming words. Elijah made a pretend map for Itching Down (and we reviewed cardinal directions). Elijah wrote a great Problem-Solution story. He decided on BEES for […]