Monday, September 26, 2016

MFW Exploration to 1850 WEEK 8: Sun King, King of Prussia, Fruits

Bible


This week we revised Bible memory James 1:1-11.
And we memorized James 1:12-22



We learnt "Now Thank We All Our God". Big Sis played for us.


History



 We learnt about Louis XIV (Sun King) and King of Prussia.

We wrote about Virginia.




We continued reading Amos Fortune.


Language

We continued with Spelling. Lil Sis is really getting a hang of Spelling. It was cool to see.

We continued with Mandarin Chinese.

Lil Sis is reading so much better now!

Science
We learnt about fruits and seed dispersal.
Seed dispersal was SOOOO much fun!!

We watched these two videos and the kids LOVED them.





Art
We are using Artistic Pursuits K-3 (Book 2) this year.



We learnt blending with pastels this week.


Books we read for leisure




Monday, September 19, 2016

MFW Exploration to 1850 WEEK 7: King Charles I and II, Maryland, Flowers

Bible


This week we revised Bible memory James 1:1-11.
And we memorized James 1:12-18
After a while we were kind of forgetting 1:1-11, we revised it by listening to youversion's audio. The reader is really good!
We use these to help us.


We learnt "Now Thank We All Our God".


History



 We learnt about King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, King Charles II, and Lord Baltimore (and Maryland)
This book gives really funny tidbits







We continued reading Amos Fortune.


Language

We continued with Spelling. Lil Sis is really getting a hang of Spelling. It was cool to see.

We continued with Mandarin Chinese.
And that's how we do Spelling for three levels. I'll read a word to every one. Then correct, then read again. MULTI-TASK at its best!


Science
Our flower that we preserved two weeks ago. This is pretty cool!!

We learnt about the pollinators this week. It was really fun.


Art
We are using Artistic Pursuits K-3 (Book 2) this year.



We did blending of water colors this week.


A side fun note.

My older two wakes at about 6-6:30am and they would do their Math and English. Hubby woke up early one day and took this picture. It warms our hearts to see their diligence at work. Even Lil Sis will join in once in a while now (if she wakes up early).


Books we read for leisure




Monday, September 12, 2016

MFW Exploration to 1850 WEEK 6: Dutch(New Amsterdam), Africa, Flowers

Bible


This week we revised Bible memory James 1:1-11.
And we memorized James 1:12-14

We continued to sing "The Lord's My Shepherd".


History


 We learnt about the Dutch in the new world, tobacco (Triangular Trade) and Queen Nzinga Angola.
It is interesting because we live in NY.


We borrowed an interesting book from the library about Manhattan. (Picture book)

And I love it that we read about New Amsterdam in the 2nd Grade supplement (American Pioneers and Patriots) too.

We looked up where Angola is.

We started reading Amos Fortune.
I really like it. The kids were not as crazy about it, but at least the readings are short.

Language

We continued with Spelling. Lil Sis is really getting a hang of Spelling. It was cool to see.

We continued with Mandarin Chinese.

Science

We continued to document our seeds.
Day 5: Dark

Day 5: Light

Day 6 Light

Day 6 Dark

Day 7 Dark

Day 7 Light

Day 7 Fridge (no growth at all)

We stopped after Day 7. We already got the answer and it was hard to measure.
The ones in the dark grew the fastest.We looked at how the cotyledons dropped off and the plumules grew

The ones in the light grew slower but they have green leaves! Because they need chlorophyll?

Then we learnt about flowers, which are SOOO much fun too!
Preserving flowers with borax.
This was after two weeks! Quite cool!!


We found some flowers in Grandma's garden and enjoyed looking at the different stamen and carpel (pistils)

Stamen and carpel

Carpel

Dissection




Lil Sis made a playdoh model. 

Then we learnt about the carnivorous plants. OH SO FUN!!!
We watched some videos online.

This one is really good!


Art
We are using Artistic Pursuits K-3 (Book 2) this year.

We learnt about the Limbourg brothers and how they made the calendar for the Duke of Berry.

And Big Sis and Big Bro did the pages.


Lil Sis did a project we didn't do a few weeks back. Using gold leaf (or rather, gold construction paper) for the painting.



Books we read for leisure