Sonlight Core B (Week 36)

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

I created a Bible verse tracer worksheet for Parker to use this week:

Memory Verse Tracer Page (Proverbs 1:7)
Proverbs 1:7 Tracer Worksheet

You can download it for FREE here at our TPT Store.

On Monday, Parker traced his verse while listening to the track.  On Tuesday, he illustrated his verse.

On Wednesday, I cut it apart like a puzzle and Parker glued it together in his Bible notebook.  On Thursday, he recited it from heart. Great job Parks!

LANGUAGE ARTS:

I Can Read It!:

I created a set of Growing a Garden themed worksheets to coordinate with lesson #36 in our I Can Read It! book.

Growing a Garden - I Can Read It! Roll, Read, and Cover (Lesson 36)
Lesson #36 – Growing a Garden Roll, Read, & Cover Worksheets

You can download them for FREE here at our TPT Store.

Parker completed the first page on Monday.

He completed the second page on Tuesday and the third page on Wednesday.

Root Word & Suffixes:

I created a Bee My Honey Root Word and Suffix pack for Parker to work on.

Bee My Honey Root Word & Suffix Printable Pack
Bee My Honey Root Word & Suffix Phonics Pack

You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store.  There’s a bonus FREEbie in the Preview!

Parker used the Build-a-Word mat to sort through the root words and suffixes.

He recorded each root word and suffix match on the worksheet.

Alphabetical Order:

This week we were reviewing alphabetical order with the boys.  Since Jordan was studying The Story of FerdinandFerdinand, I created a worksheet using vocabulary words from the book.

Ferdinand Alphabetical Order Worksheet
Ferdinand ABC Order Worksheet

You can download The Ferdinand Worksheet for FREE here at our TPT Store.  I also created a Flower Garden themed worksheet too.

Flower Garden Words ABC Order
Flower Garden ABC Order Worksheet

You can download the Flower Garden Worksheet for FREE here at our TPT Store.

The boys worked on putting the labels in alphabetical order.  They completed their worksheets perfectly!  Great job boys!

MATH:

We finished our Singapore Math workbook, so we’ve added games, activities, and fun Star Wars math workbooks in the mix.

Cute Critters Match:

We had a subscription for Highlights High FiveHighlights High Five for about 10 years.  We’ve collected quite a few games, mini books, and other fun activities from each magazine.  I brought out a High Five Cute Critters match game.

Parker had fun playing the game while I read Understood BetsyUnderstood Betsy aloud.  This was a great memory building activity for him.

Garden Bug Survey:

Just because you homeschool doesn’t mean you can’t conduct surveys.  Our kids love creating surveys to send out to friends and family.  This week we decided to conduct a “What’s Your Favorite Garden Bug?” survey.

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The kids help draw and color our flip chart.

When they were done coloring, it looked so colorful.  We sent it along with the following video message to our homeschooling friends and family.

They had MANY outtake before getting it just right!  They got busy with their other work until the votes came in.

And the winner was…..Butterfly!  Great job kiddos!

SCIENCE:

Watercolor Planets:

We wrapped up our water color planets art project by labeling them in pencil.

They turned out beautiful!  SO much fun to see our beautiful solar system.  Great job boys!

JUST FOR FUN:

Buzzing Bees:

One of our final National Geographic poems was about insects, so we decided to explore honey bees and use them as part of science, art, and creative writing!

I read several honey bee books aloud since this coordinated with Jordan’s FIAR unit.

After reading aloud, I assigned a honey bee book to each of the boys.  They would use their knowledge of bees as inspiration for their creative writing assignment this week.

They colored a bee template that I found online and I set it out with a fun pollination activity/snack for the kids to enjoy.  I put Cheetos in a paper bag, folded it down and stapled our flower template (sorry, can’t find the printable to reference the site).  I also whipped up a batch of lemonade “nectar” to go with!

The kids had fun dipping into the “flower” covering their “bee legs” with pollen, just like we learned about.  I had them wipe on the flower to see how pollen transfers from flower to flower.

By the end of our experiment, they were dying to lick off the pollen on their little fingers!

Jordan decided to make an origami bee to use as the subject of his creative writing assignment.

He followed a tutorial, coloring and folding to the exact specifications.

He added a few finishing touches and wrote a short story based on his bee.

Parker made a paper roll bee and used it in his creative writing assignment.

We finished with a sampling of some delicious honey comb a friend of ours gave us.  What a sweet way to end our unit!

That wraps up our week AND year, but we’re looking forward to more learning fun with Sonlight Core C!

 

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