Sunday, March 1, 2015

Week at a Glance

Sunday
Put up March calendar
Decorate rainbows on the bedroom door
Make play dough

Monday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time                                            Supply box, dry erase board
Bible                                                           Crayons, Noah's Ark (ark) pp. 1-2
Noah's Ark craft                                         Paper, popsicle sticks, marker
Short Vowels Book                                    Scissors, glue, and pencil
Lego Math - Duplo numbers                      Duplo bricks
Freeze Tag

Tuesday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time                                            Supply box, dry erase board
Bible                                                           Crayons, Noah's Ark (animals) pp. 3-4
Noah's Ark craft                                         Cardboard Box, Markers, Stickers (no sail), Animal toobs
Lego Literacy - Sentences                          Duplo bricks with words
Counting Cootie Catchers                          Folded "cootie catchers"
Weave through a Rainbow (p. 206)           Streamers and tape
*Puddle Jumping (p. 208)

Wednesday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time                                            Supply box, dry erase board
Bible                                                           Crayons, Noah's Ark (rain, flood) pp. 5-6
Outing: Safari Champ                            
Rainbow Rice (p. 196)                               Rice, freezer bags, gel food coloring, rubbing alcohol

Thursday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time                                            Supply box, dry erase board
Bible                                                           Crayons, Noah's Ark (rainbow) pp. 7
Noah's Ark carrier                                      Paper plates, crayons, stapler, animal crackers
Colors Book (p. 191)                                  Blank book, magazines, scissors, blue, markers
Lego Marble Maze                                     Lego board, legos, marbles
Father May I

Friday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time                                            Supply box, dry erase board
Bible                                                           Crayons, Noah's Ark (rainbow) pp. 7
Noah's Ark Rainbow                                  Paper plate, cotton balls, streamers, hole punch, yarn
Where's my name?                                     Rainbow rice, foam letters, sensory bin
Lego Patterns                                              Lego bricks, pattern cards
Family Rhythm Game (p. 191)                  
Dance Party                                                Music           

This week's playlist: Kids 1 YouTube Playlist

This week's book list:

  1. What's the Weather Today?
  2. Weather
  3. The Rainbow Fish
  4. Max Found Two Sticks
  5. The Jazz Man
  6. Jesse Bear What Will You Wear
  7. The Early Reader's Bible (pp. 19-33)


The week's 'extras':

  1. How Legos are Made
  2. The Lego Story
  3. VeggieTales Noah's Ark
  4. Rainbow Loom bracelets (craft cabinet)
  5. Playdoh Rainbows

Friday, February 27, 2015

Homeschool Schedule Reworked

More of a General Guide than a real schedule.  I had a very crammed schedule written when Lil' Hoot first came home from public school.  It didn't work.  This schedule is closer to our natural pattern but it's so easy to slip off of it as "life happens."

until 9:00a - Breakfast, News, PBS, Chores, Get settled
[Potty Break]
9-9:30 - Calendar Time*
9:30-10 - Bible Time then Books (Grace reads one, Parent reads one)
10-11:30 - Literacy Activity, Math Activity, Skillful Play
[Potty Break around 11]
11:30-12 - Lunch
12-1 - Outside or Music time
[Potty Break]
1-2:30 - Movie/Quiet Time
2:30-3 - Something Active (Outside if possible)
3-3:30 - Snacks and Books
[Potty Break]
3:30-4:30 - iPad (Learning games first)
4:30-5 - Dinner Prep

*Calendar Time

  1. Put up new date and weather cards.
  2. Say the memory verse and the pledge of allegiance.
  3. Sing a song or two. (ABCs, Months of the Year, Days of the Week)
  4. Write name and phone number on the white board. (Say phone # together. Watch pencil grip.)

+ Park play or library once a week.
+ Field trip once a week.