Sonlight Core A (Week 30)



We continued to memorize Trees by Joyce Kilmer.

Parker illustrated more of his Trees booklet (Living Worlds Apart).  I love all the details he’s adding!



Since we were studying pond life with Jordan, I brought out our Play With Me starting sounds worksheet.

Parker said each word and matched it with the letter that made the starting sound.

Vowel & Consonant Sorting:

I printed our ABC Fishing pack and placed it on a tray with duck “vowel” and “consonant” labeled cups.

Parker sorted through the stack of ABC cards. He did a great job!

Put Me in the Zoo:

Screen Shot 2018-04-10 at 11.32.54 PMI created a Put Me in the Zoo Rhyme pack after we did this activity.  You can download your FREE copy here.

I drew a quick worksheet to go along with his Put Me in the Zoo reader and cut out colored construction paper circles with matching rhyming words.

Parker read a colored dot word, found a matching rhyme on the worksheet, and used his dot paint to color it.

He worked through the colored dots until he finished!  Great job Parks!

Spring Nouns & Adjectives:

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 10.15.57 PMI created a Spring Garden Nouns & Adjectives pack for the boys to work on.

The boys took turns sorting through the stack of noun and adjective cards.

Parker worked on the color by code worksheet.

Jordan worked on the complete the sentences worksheet.  They both did an excellent job!


Lily Pond Math:

I made construction paper lilly pad equations.

Parker matched the answer lillies to the lilly pad equations. He did a great job!


Playdough Boats:

We were learning about boats and what makes them float. We talked about density and upthrust too!

The book had an easy “Make Your Own Boat” experiment. I brought out a bowl of water and playdough.

First, we rolled our dough into balls and dropped them into the water, but they sank.

Next, we made cup-shaped boats with the dough (the same size) and they floated (as long as you gently placed them into the water).

We learned that the shape of a boat can make all the difference, because of the upthrust, more points where the water pushes up against the boat.


After reading about submarines, Jordan felt inspired to build a submersible vehicle using the Lego Crazy Action Contraptions he got for his birthday.

He worked on it until it was complete And asked to test it out.

I filled up the kitchen sink snd he gave it a test drive.


He was so excited to see it working! I love to see him putting his learning into action. Great job Bub!


We catching up on skill builders.  This week we planned to make Jell-O jigglers.

Parker chose to make cherry flavored jigglers.

He emptied the packet and helped pour the hot water.

He helped mix it, we poured it into a pyrex and put it in the fridge to set.

I used our duck cookie cutter to make ducky jigglers since we were studying The Story About Pingfor Jordan’s FIAR unit.I put “Ping” in the bowl with yellow-tinted Cool-Whip (the Yangtze River). The kids LOVED their Ping in the Yangtze dessert!


Parker used his “red Ping” as his creative writing assignment (Spoiler alert – Star Wars red soil of Crait changed Ping….it was a VERY creative story).

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