We continued memorizing the next two verses of our Psalm 91 Bible Verse Printable.
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Parker traced his verses on Monday.
On Tuesday, Parker cut and pasted the verses in his FIAR notebook.
We wrapped up our lessons on South Korea and started studying Japan.
I printed a copy of our map of Japan and asked Parker to mark various locations.
We located Japan on our globe and read how it’s comprised of many islands.
I brought out our landmark cards (The Helpful Garden) and we found examples of the various land and water formations we were reading about.
We also started our new book, Grass Sandals, which paired perfectly with our Japanese studies.
As we wrapped up our Korean studies, we read a few fun picture books about Korean culture.
Most of the books centered around Koreans who moved to the U.S. and had to adjust to a new way of life. We learned about Korean culture as well as the difficulties people encounter when they immigrate to a new country.
In honor of Kite Fighters, Parker and I read a few books about kites.
I bought the boys a kite kit so they could make their own. They had fun putting them together and designing them.
As I read aloud, they would color their kites. Our homeschool coordinator explained how keeping hands busy frees their minds to take in more information during read aloud time. I found this to be helpful and true. It has brought life into our reading.
As we started studying Japan, we read a grab-bag, an eclectic mix, of books this week. Grass Sandals is the true story of Basho, a Japanese poet, who left his home and beloved banana tree to travel the countryside of Japan. On his journey, he wrote poems, specifically haiku, about inspirational things he saw in nature.
Since we were learning about the bones in our body, I decided to have Parker add the skeletal stickers in his Usborne Human Body sticker book.
JUST FOR FUN:
Apple Tasting Tree:
We continued adding apples to our Apple Tasting Tree. I still love this activity and so do they. The boys reminded me that we needed to do some apple-themed activities!