Sonlight Level C (Week 1)


I can’t believe the summer is over and it’s back to school!

I set out a Back to School spread with a special breakfast, a gift, and our annual read-aloud, The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series)The Kissing Hand.  I created The Kissing Hand Sudoku as a special activity to do after reading the book.

The Kissing Hand Sudoku Puzzle (Easy, Medium, & Hard Levels)
The Kissing Hand Sudoku Puzzles

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After reading The Kissing Hand, the kids worked on their sudoku worksheets.


Memory Verse:

I created a Bible Verse Tracer Pack for this week’s verse.

Memory Verse Tracer Page (Revelation 3:20)
Revelation 3:20 Tracer Verse

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On Monday, Parker traced his verse while listening to his memory verse song.

On Tuesday, I cut it apart and Parker glued it together in his Bible notebook.  On Wednesday and Thursday he practiced it until he could recite it from memory.

The Beginner’s Bible:

I bought The Beginner’s Bible Super-Duper, Mighty, Jumbo Activity BookThe Beginner’s Bible SUPER-DUPER MIGHTY JUMBO Activity Book to go along with Parker’s reading assignments.

He did a word search after his reading assignment on Monday and Tuesday.

On Wednesday, I made the kids a “sneaky snake” snack to pair with Parker’s reading. They ate it while watching the animated version.


The Middle East:

The inventions of the Middle East were truly remarkable and ahead of their time. To me, the greatest discovery to come from this part of the world is coffee.

In fact, we had lunch at a Middle Eastern restaurant and I enjoyed a cup of Turkish coffee. Jordan took a few sips too!

Window On the World:

We read about Jews, their faith and customs.  I thought it would be fun to play Dreidel.

We watched a “How to Play Dreidel” clip on our Sonlight Level C playlist.

I prepared “ants on a log” (peanut butter on celery sticks and put the raisins on the side). We used the ants in our center bowl.

After winning a round, they added their pot of ants to a log and ate it.

We played until all of their logs were gone.  This was a fun break from our school work.


Compound Words:

I created a Grammar Grab Bag for this week’s spelling and grammar activities.

Back to School Grammar Grab Bag FREEbie
Grammar Grab Bag FREEbie

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Parker matched the Apple & Worm Compound Word Cards.

He used his spelling word cards to complete his spelling worksheet.

Common & Proper Nouns:

I created a Common & Proper Nouns pack for the boys to work on.

An Apple for the Teacher - Common & Proper Nouns
An Apple For the Teacher Common & Proper Nouns Grammar Pack

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The boys sorted through the common and proper noun cards using the sorting mat.

The boys each worked on a separate worksheet afterwards.


Place Value:

I created a fun Apple Barrel 2-Digit Place Value Math Pack for Parker to use with his Singapore Math lessons.

Apple Barrel Math Fun - 2-Digit Place Value
Apple Barrel Math Fun – Place Value Pack

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First, I pulled out our colored beans ONEs and TENs place value counters. I handed him a numbered card and he built it with our place value mat (large index card).

Next, I gave Parker four cards and had him place them in order from least to greatest.

Then I set out sets of random 2-digit place value cards and wrote “greater than” and “less than” signs on index cards (cut in half).

After he added the sign cards in between each set, we read them together.



Since we were studying bears, I thought it would be fun to start our day with bear toast for breakfast.

The kids LOVED their bear toast!

After reading our science book, I set out our cardboard bear cut-outs, coffee grounds, and glue.

The boys added glue to their bears.

They scattered the coffee grounds on top and we set them aside to dry.


They turned out really interesting….they really are mocha bears!

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