Gideon & The Fleece
I opened up the Bible to read about Gideon and decided to make this an active story telling. I grabbed a washcloth (the fleece), a cup of water (the dew), a bowl, and a tray (the ground).
As we read through the story, the boys added the water exactly as in Gideon’s story.
First, they poured water on the “fleece” and left the “ground” around it dry.
Second, they poured water on the “ground” and left the “fleece” dry.
Afterwards, we talked about God and his interaction with Gideon. He didn’t scold him for asking for another sign. He patiently waited for Gideon to come around. What a wonderful, loving God we serve!
Later in the week, we cut his tracer page apart and added it in his Bible notebook.
This week we read about the Pilgrims, Native Americans, and early Europeans.
Since we were reading about how the Native Americans dressed, I brought out one of our Thanksgiving crafts.
The boys were SUPER excited to make the Native American head feathers.
Haley took a break from her studies to join in on this craft. It went well with her new book, Sing Down the Moon.
They turned out adorable! We’ve been wearing them throughout the week!
The First Sandwich:
We read about some of the new foods in Europe, including the first recorded sandwich. I brought out our Melissa and Doug Felt Sandwich Set.
The boys took turns making sandwiches. This was a brief moment in history, but I’m sure they’ll remember the sandwich!
Tea & Pumpkin Cake:
We read about tea, coffee houses, and a new chocolate drink in our Usborne Living Long Ago. So, I made a quick pumpkin cake and brewed some spice tea.
The kids sat around the table to enjoy this festive fall treat.
I decided to add a bit of pumpkin learning into our week since we were reading about how the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant pumpkins, beans, and corn.
For each child, I folded orange construction paper in half and cut out a pumpkin shape (fold at the top), a brown stem, and a green leaf. I printed the pumpkin lifecycle sheet from http://www.atozteacherstuff.com.
We read Pumpkin Cat and Pumkin, Pumkin which illustrated the pumpkin lifecycle perfectly.
They also colored their life cycle worksheet.
Next, they put together their cat and mouse.Then they attached their lifecycles on a string. They turned out adorable!
Parker continued his letter of the week activities.
I created both short and long vowel Autumn rhyming cards and inserted them in our education cubes. Parker LOVED playing this game again this week!
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Our Language and Thinking lesson was about categorizing and sorting.
We dumped out his Harvest Festival candy and thought of several ways to sort them.
I updated our lentil sensory bin with pumpkins, acorns, and leaves for fall. The kids LOVE the feel of the lentils, because they’re smooth and silky.
I hid laminated sunflower letters (life over c’s) in the bin for Parker to find. I only used the letters we’ve learned so far (F, B, M, T, R, A, H, P, S, and I).
We went through the various types of beaks and the boys tried to find the matching tool.
Birds of a Feather:
We read Owl Babies and created pinecone owls with felt, feathers, and hot glue.
They turned out really cute!
Moving Through Air:
Our Usborne Science Activities lesson was VERY active this week. The boys demonstrated most of the examples in the book.
Second, they dropped pyramid shaped paper and found it always landed point first, because the pointed end moves faster through the air than the wide end. We talked about the shape of planes to illustrate this example.
Last, we made candy parachutes, inspired by a video in our Core A playlist. We decided to use a plastic bag as the book instructed. The boys dropped their packages and they safely floated to the floor…..SO cool!
That’s all for week 11….looking forward to week 12!