I created a Bible Memory Pack for Psalm 24:1-6.
You can download your FREE copy here at our TPT store.
Parker traced his verse on Monday while listening to the Sing the Word track.
On Tuesday, Parker cut and pasted his verse into his Bible notebook. He practiced it both Wednesday and Thursday and recited it by heart at the end of the week.
I set out a fun gothic stained glass window craft for the kids to make together. I taped the contact paper with the black construction paper window frame, and square tissues.
The kids immediately started making their stained glass window.
I read Seeds and Trees while the kids finished their stained glass windows.
They turned out SO beautiful!
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created an Autumn Blessings Grammar Grab Bag (GGB) for this week’s language arts activities.
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I printed the spelling cards and worksheet (in GGB) and placed them in Parker’s Monday (red) folder.
On Monday, Parker used his spelling cards (in GGB) to practice writing his words.
On Tuesday, Parker used his spelling cards to complete his worksheet.
I printed a copy of our Bear Snores On Word Rhymes pack.
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First, we read Bear Says Thanks with our favorite bears.
I taped the bear word cards on the windows and the leaves around the classroom.
The boys hunted for the leaf cards and taped them next to their rhyming bear word card. This is always a fun way to present a matching activity with the boys.
I laid out the Falling Leaves Contraction Trees (in GGB) on Learning Lane and set out the leaf word cards. I instructed Parker to place the two leaves that form each contraction under the matching tree.
Parker worked through the stack of cards by matching them to the correct tree.
Afterwards, Parker color coded the Falling Leaves Contraction Match worksheet (in GGB).
I recently received a table top volcano with our Iceland packet from Little Passports. I thought it would be awesome to use this week.
Parker finished Pompeii Buried Alive! and I set out the volcano in a tray, with baking soda, hot cocoa, and colored-flaked coconut.
Parker slowly added the vinegar and waited for the BIG moment…
At first it erupted slightly, but after a little more vinegar…
Mt. Vesuvius was exploding with colored lava! It was cool to watch the lava ooze into the bed of hot cocoa and green coconut.
Mt. Vesuvius Take II:
I knew Jordan would be all over this activity. He asked if he could do this activity too! I set up the tray again and refilled our bottle of vinegar.
He slowly added the vinegar and waited….
Drip, drip, ERUPT…It was SO cool watching it erupt all over again!
We will definitely have to do this activity again!
Parker continued working on his multiplication math facts. This week we were focusing on his three times tables. I quickly sketched some fall tree math facts in his Math notebook, like I did last week.
He worked quickly after completing this activity last week with this two times table. Later in the week, I created a Harvest Time Multiplication by THREEs Little Math Pack.
He matched the harvest cards to the appropriate equations using the Mix-it-up Math Facts mat.
Afterwards, he completed the Harvest Time worksheet.
Bird & Egg Match:
Since we were studying about birds this week, I brought out an egg and bird match activity (Montessori Print Shop) for the boys to work on together.
The boys made their guesses and we reviewed the ones they didn’t match correctly.
After reviewing their second guesses, we went through the rest of the cards.
Bird Life Cycle:
Though we were reading about the life cycle of an ostrich, I thought it would be fun to review the life cycle of a chicken instead. I brought out our life cycle cards as well as our Safari figures.
After reading about the ostrich, we reviewed each part of the chicken’s life cycle.
This was a fun activity that covered both our Sonlight Level C and FIAR science unit in one activity!
JUST FOR FUN:
The whole month of November, we’ve been reading books about gratefulness. We started writing our thanksgiving leaves, but were sticking them randomly on the sliding glass door. I finally added a “Give Thanks” sign above our Apple Tasting Tree.
Haley helped me add our thanksgiving leaves to the tree.
It was so pretty with the notes of thanksgiving.
We did one day of school the week of Thanksgiving. We tried to keep it festive while we wrapped up Jordan’s FIAR activities.
The kids were given a Thanksgiving book to read on their own. They all did a really great job!
We also built a fort and the kids decorated it with fall leaves and other festive harvest items.
We set out our gathered leaves in a basket with bins to sort by color.
The kids helped sort the leaves by color, red, orange, yellow, purple/brown, and green.
The kids chose one special leaf to use with their All About My Leaf worksheet (Mrs. Jones Creation Station).
We read Why Do Leaves Change Color? and discussed the science behind the colors of fall leaves.
I printed an Animal Jam Leaf Chromatography experiment I found online. The kids helped cut up the leaves and put them in mason jars.
I added the rubbing alcohol and the kids helped crush the leaves in the jars.
We set them aside to check on later.
The colors of the leaves tinted the alcohol at the bottom of the jars. We removed the leaf particles and placed our coffee filter strips in the jars.
Later in the evening, I removed the coffee filters and placed them on a white piece of paper to dry. You could really see the various colors as the alcohol solution walked up the coffee filter. This was a really fun and educational science experiment.
Balloons Over Broadway:
We read on of our favorite Thanksgiving books, Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet.
While I read aloud, the kids drew the balloon they would feature in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! What a fun way to end our school week and begin our holiday break! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!