Sunday, March 29, 2015

Week #5 At a Glance - Easter & Springtime

*Still Under Construction*

Monday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - Easter books and video:  Easter for Kindergarteners
Literacy - Book of Choice at her level. Practice the pink sight words & sight word sentences book.
What Color is Black? (p. 196) - Black marker, coffee filter, jar, water, pipe cleaner; Review primary and secondary colors.  We talked about them on Tuesday.
Easter crosses at sunset - Paint the sunsets and we will add the crosses later.  There are two canvases for it.

Tuesday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time  - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - new memory verse                                                        
Short vowel sounds - review
Wednesday
Activity             Supplies
Calendar Time - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - Read one of the the Easter Story books & talk about the real meaning of Easter.

Thursday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - Easter story

Friday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - Read one of the the Easter Story books & talk about the real meaning of Easter.
Sight Word Book - Help her read it, then finish illustrating, and practice the pink set of sight words.
Read Easter books. - In the racks in the bedroom.

The playlist: Kids 1 YouTube Playlist

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Change is the Only Constant

If you've been following along here then you've noticed the lack of pictures and the repetition of "At a Glance" weeks.  Well - things have changed (again) here at the Hoot's Nest.  We got all settled into a pattern and were set to homeschool for the long haul with me as the kids' primary teacher.  But boy does God have a sense of humor.  We once joked that Big Hoot could never be a stay-at-home dad and guess what?  As of mid-February, he's a stay-at-home dad.  His contract ended early at just the same time that I was offered a position at a local high school.  So for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday he teaches homeschool using our "Week at a Glance" blog posts as a guide. I was able to work out a deal so that I can be home on Tuesday and Thursday so I can still be a part of our kids' education.  We don't know what summer will bring, let alone the fall - so keep us in your prayers.  Big Hoot is working on a career shift but the process for that is slow - November at the soonest.

In the meantime - I really do have giveaways coming - TWO in fact.  And even a crafty blog post, if I can just get my hands on some more elastic thread!

Week #4 at a Glance - Easter & Color

Monday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time                                            Supply box, dry erase board
Bible                                                          Crayons, Bible page
Sophia books & Chapter book of choice
Easter postcards*                                       White postcards and markers (Oval stencil if necessary)
*Show her the steps on the website. Discuss foreground, middle ground, back ground.

Tuesday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time  - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - new memory verse                                                        
Short vowel sounds - review
Books of choice 
Shaving cream eggs
Color Mixing - Color Mixing Kit
Field trip: Play for All Abilities Park
*Gymnastics

Wednesday
Activity             Supplies
Calendar Time - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - Read one of the the Easter Story books & talk about the real meaning of Easter.
Sick Day
Crayon Light Ray Cross - Use the ruler and help Grace draw her own cross template.  Then she can trace it onto a piece of cardstock.  Use the "Twistables" crayons instead of pastels.  They smudge easily.

Thursday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - Easter story
Sight Word Book - Practice the pink sight words (inside the book on the window sill) and then use them to create sentences. Have her dictate the sentences to you.  Encourage more than one per sentence in some cases (like his, her). Write them in the book I laid out.  She can then illustrate it and read it back to you.
Make Number Post Its - Post Its, Stickers

Friday
Activity                                                       Supplies
Calendar Time - Supply box, dry erase board
Bible - Read one of the the Easter Story books & talk about the real meaning of Easter.
Sight Word Book - Help her read it, then finish illustrating, and practice the pink set of sight words.
Read Easter books. - In the racks in the bedroom.
What Color is Black? (p. 196) - Black marker, coffee filter, jar, water, pipe cleaner; Review primary and secondary colors.  We talked about them on Tuesday.
Number Memory Match Up  - Match Up Cards; Try just with looking at them, not an actual memory game and have J help.  Grace needs to work on 1-to-1 correspondence and he needs to work on number recognition.
Modern Easter Rabbit - She will probably need help.  Have her pick 3-4 colors for the rabbit, a different set for the background, and another set for the edges.  Help her color - it's a lot and if she does it all herself then her hand will hurt.

Saturday
Easter crosses at sunset

This week's playlist: Kids 1 YouTube Playlist
Easter video:  Easter for Kindergarteners

This month's 'extras':
  1. How Legos are Made
  2. The Lego Story
  3. Rainbow Loom bracelets (craft cabinet)