Sonlight Level C (Week 17)

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

I printed the final verse from our Bible verse printable pack.

Memory Verse Tracer Page (Psalm 24:1-6)
Psalm 24:1-6 Bible Verse Pack

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Parker traced his verse on Monday.

On Tuesday, I cut the verse apart and he glued it into his Bible notebook. He practiced it the rest of the week and recited the entire passage from memory.

Twas the Night Before Christmas:

Each year, we pull out our Twas the Night Before Christmas Poetry Book.

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Parker continued tracing a page each day. By the end of the week he had a greater portion memorized.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Weapons in War:

Since we were learning about weapons in warfare, I thought the boys might enjoy a Nerf battle break!

They gathered their weapons and chose their location with adequate shelter.

They loaded their guns and dressed for battle.

The battle raged, the nerf pellets flew, and the warriors ended with face to face combat.

Spanish Explorers:

As we continued reading about explorers , the boys worked on their Usborne Sticker Dressing Long Ago.

The boys completed their Spanish explorer page after we read about Christopher Columbus.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Grammar Grab Bag:

I created a Deck the Halls Grammar Grab Bag #17 for our weekly Language Arts activities.

Deck the Halls 2nd Grade Grammar Grab Bag #17
Deck the Halls Grammar Grab Bag #17

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Spelling:

I printed out his spelling worksheets and word cards (in GGB) and placed them in his daily folders.

On Monday, he used his spelling cards (in GGB) to practice writing his words in festive red and green!

He brought them out again on Tuesday to complete his spelling practice worksheet (in GGB).

Antonyms & Synonyms:

We reviewed antonyms and synonyms in grammar this week.

I gave Parker the Deck the halls Antonyms & Synonyms sorting mat with word cards (in GGB).  He sorted through the stack of cards on his own.

I printed our Christmas Symbols Color by Code worksheet for extra practice.

ABC Order:

We continued working on alphabetical order in grammar.

Parker cut apart the spelling word labels to sort through.

He did a great job labeling the spelling list in alphabetical order.

Christmas Survey:

One of Parker’s language arts assignments was to conduct a survey.

He chose to survey Favorite Characters From Rudolph.  We created a poster to tally the votes.

Parker sent out a video survey to family and friends.

He tallied the votes on our Rudolph poster and marked them on his graphing worksheet (in GGB).

Parker graphed his results and sent out another video message to everyone informing them that Rudolph was the most popular character in the movie.

MATH:

Calendar:

I printed the December pages for the calendar booklet.

The boys read their December pages and answered the questions.

The boys entered in the calendar days, marking the month’s holidays.

When they were done, we cut apart the pages and added them to their booklets.

Christmas Math:

The 12 Days of Christmas:

I created a 12 Days of Christmas Multiplication Math Grab Bag for Parker to review his math facts.

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Multiplication Fun Grab Bag
The Twelve Days of Christmas – Math Grab Bag

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Parker matched the answer cards to the multiplication equation cards I laid out.

Later, he worked on the word problem worksheet.

It’s Christmas Time:

I printed some Christmas time worksheets for Parker to review.

First, he worked through the stack of time cards, drawing the long and short hands on his worksheet.

Next, he read through the time word problems and wrote the time and drew the hands on the clocks.

SCIENCE:

Christmas Tree Farms:

This week we added a fun unit on Christmas trees.

I read Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray while the kids ate their Christmas Tree cinnamon rolls.

I found a Christmas Tree life cycle worksheet for the boys to work on.

After completing their worksheets, we added them to their lapbooks.

We also read The Great Spruce which everyone loved!  It was really great story and we even spotted the Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge (which we learned about last year in Jordan’s FIAR studies).

Christmas Cookies:

We love making cookies and giving them to our friends and family.  We wanted to make some cookies for the kid’s piano teacher.

Parker wanted to make rice krispy sushi, since sushi is one of her favorite foods.

Haley rolled and pressed sugar cookies into red and green sugar.  They looked so pretty and were buttery and delicious!

Bub was in charge of the yummy peanut butter cookies.  They melted in your mouth!

JUST FOR FUN:

Christmas Around the World:

England:

We continued our studies of Christmas Around the World with England.

We read The Jolly Christmas Postman together.  This was a delightful book with special surprises on each page.

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I set out an invitation to create Christmas cards with stickers, gems, sequins, and more!

Everyone wanted to start out with little Christmas tree cut-outs.  They added sequins and gems to make their trees sparkle.

They looked so pretty and festive.

Everyone gladly joined in this activity to add a little Christmas fun to our last day of school before break.

We decided to use their Christmas cards as their creative writing assignment for the week.

The kids wrote their Christmas cards over the holiday break.

We read The Lighthouse Keeper’s Christmas which launched us into the ocean.  We would resume our journey in the new year!

We added our lighthouses, decked out with LED tea lights to our Christmas Around the World sensory bin.

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