Friday, August 31, 2012

Sonlight K - Week 1 Day 5

We had a light (as far as academics go) and fun day which ended with Daddy coming home early from work (that never happens) and a trip to the beach.  But here's some of the fun things we did for The Story About Ping before heading to the beach...
Munchkin worked on his gluing skills using a Kumon Duck page

So proud of his work..and he did this all by himself
This was Ditto's first experience using Tangrams on a pattern and I think he did very well!
He thought so too!

Working on the letter sounds using the word "duck" from our Melissa and Doug See and Spell
Munchkin's turn with the Tangrams

He did pretty well too!

Ditto snuck away to read our go-along book for The Story About Ping - The Little Duck

Munchkin worked on The Story About Ping story sequencing cards from Homeschool Share
 Lapbook Pages

And this year I decided to use a passport I got when I used to receive Highlights Magazines for the Munchkin. As we travel to each country in our Before Five in a Rows or Five in a Rows...

...we will add a stamp for the place (China stamp in place for The Story About Ping). Munchkin is loving this!
The little bit of "academic" work we did today was a lesson from our Saxon Math 1 book.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sonlight K - Week 1 Day 4

After our morning Book of Mormon reading, Munchkin worked on an activity from Book of Mormon Reader
The boys doing our first experiment for science - learning that "air is all around" and fanning themselves with pieces of cardboard

Having a "balloon race" (instead of paper race as the book suggested - the boys love balloons)
learning that the "empty" bottle is not actually empty... is filled with air - hence the bubbles
after reading about The First People, we went outside to do some cave painting

Munchkin (who actually read the lesson with me) drew pictures of animals - here he is putting the finishing touches on a lion
we also read about how the First People ground their wheat with rocks to make bread with. So, we ground our own wheat...but luckily, we used our machine.

All About Reading Lesson #23 (he is doing SO well with this program)
Language Lessons for Little Ones - Lesson #51 (He drew a picture of our next door neighbor's cat)
Saxon Math 1 - Lesson #3 (Today we used our Montessori Hundred Board to count up to 40)

Saxon Math 1 - Lesson #3 After the Lesson Worksheet
After reading Chapter 4 of The Boxcar Children, we enjoyed fresh "brown bread" (that we baked earlier - see wheat grinding above), "fine yellow cheese", and a "bottle of milk".  We all LOVED it! Munchkin loved it so much that in his prayers tonight, he thanked Heavenly Father for The Boxcar sweet!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sonlight K: Week 1–Day 3

Finished up All About Reading Lesson #22
Language Lessons for Little Ones - Lesson 50 (Munchkin made up a story about the painting he is looking at)
Eight Kittens Playing by Munchkin 
 Once upon a time there were eight kittens and the eight kittens were playing and building blocks but the blocks were really just tree branches. Now it’s time for a little secret: the kittens are superheroes. There was an orange and black kitten but it was a baby superhero. And that orange and black kitten’s name was “Superman” which meant he was the best superhero in the world. And they saw a tiger, and a bear, and a lion, and they saw a tiger. And the kittens were flying right into middle of the wild animals mouth and they were going to steal all their teeth. and they didn’t leave a single tooth. And then all of their teeth were gone and then the kittens took out their own teeth and then took all their own fur out and put all their fur on the wild animals and then took out all the wild animals fur and they put the wild animals fur on themselves. And then they took the lions mane and put it on one of the kittens and then all of the wild animals started to roar at them so the roaring made those kittens run away. So, the kittens took the wild animals’ roaring voice and the kittens took their meowing voice and the kittens gave the meowing voice to wild animals and they got the wild animals roaring voices and they had the roaring voices so they all think they are just baby ones but they are really kittens.
They found beetles and they were the kittens food.
The End
Saxon Math 1 - Lesson #2 (building linking cube towers to match numbers)
Lesson #2 After Lesson Worksheet
Munchkin tries to always find a way to make his work fun, many times that includes being very detailed in his work
The Story About Ping copywork

I stress to Munchkin the importance of always doing his very best work so here he is taking his time to produce his very best handwriting
We are rowing The Story About Ping this week even though it only scheduled in the Sonlight IG for a one day reading on Friday. Both boys are loving the story and all of the activities.
Munchkin made this Paper Plate Duck
He loved it! (No matter how many times I asked, Ditto was not interested in making one...unusual! - I'll try again tomorrow)

After reading about seasons in our science book, the boys watched a video about the seasons (they both enjoyed it and wanted to watch it a few times)

then they each enjoyed two Maple Leaf Vanilla-Filled Cookies from Trader Joe's - to celebrate one of our seasons, of course!
When Daddy got home, the boys were able to snuggle up with Daddy for a wonderful The Story About Ping art lesson from the FIAR Manual
It was on "viewpoint" - hence, the different views of a remote control (object chosen by the boys)

Studying different viewpoints of "Doggie"

"Doggie" from the front and from below

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sonlight K - Week 1 Day 2

Working on his The Story About Ping lapbook (FYI: Munchkin colored the stars, I colored most of the red flag, and he is finishing up the red)

Ditto's Kumon Coloring of a duck (his version of The Story About Ping work)

He was so proud - as he should be...he really took his time and worked really hard on doing his best coloring

I love his concentration face

To go with our reading of The Boxcar Children we learned about the Food Pyramid...he worked really hard on this poster and was so proud of it he included it in a mural that he has been working on for the past week

Munchkin's Fruit and Vegetable Diary - we've learned he does great with his fruit, not so good with his vegetables
while reading The Boxcar Children we learned that they ate blueberries and milk (Ch. 3) so Munchkin had his own treat of blueberries and ice cream (milk)
I love this candid shot! Can you tell he loved it?

Reportedly, his favorite part of the day - during science, learning about how when it is daytime on one side of the earth, it is nighttime on the other
we were in our dark garage to do this lesson and surprising to me, after I finished presenting it to him, he asked if he could stay in the garage a little longer to do the lesson himself