Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekly Highlights: Week 18

This week's unit was on Money. This was an easy unit since MFW's daily math (number of the day) covers + & - / tens & ones with coins.

Story of Jacob (the Ladder dream)
Story of Jacob's Twelve Sons (I always like to include that he had a daughter too!)
Story of Joseph, Part I, II

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Ezra reading the Bible Reader. (Yes, those are antlers. We're celebrating Christmas early this year.) :)

Volcano experiment 1- Magma (toothpaste) changing the shape of land (soil in the yogurt cup).
Erzsebet filling the cup with potting soil.


After (squeezing the toothpaste from the hole under the cup)

Volcano experiment #2:
First, create a mini volcano out of clay, with a hold in the middle. Place 2 T. of baking soda in the hole. Then pour vinegar into the hole.

Wa-lah! A volcano eruption. Be sure to do this in a bowl or a tray.

Be sure to stop & fully enjoy the excitement on your kiddos' faces. There will most definitely be some squealing & cheering. Now, that's what it's all about. Their faces are my reward! They love hands-on learning!

Enjoy an extra minty, high in fiber yogurt! sure to share some with your monkey-see-monkey-do younger sibling! (ok, they're just posing- don't let them eat the soiled toothpaste magma!)

Yes! The children & I put up our Christmas tree this week. This is the earliest I've ever done this... it's always been the day after Thanksgiving. Why not? It's never the wrong time to celebrate Christ's birth!.... Right? We've been listening to Christmas music since October & when you have a fake tree, with children who are old enough to look at the calendar EVERYDAY counting the days 'til Christmas, it's easy to get into the spirit early.
Ezra also got to attend the UO vs. ASU game with daddy on Saturday. It was in the mid-30's & the kick off time was 7:20pm, but the boys had a great time bonding & cheering for our favorite college football (our alma mater) team! The Ducks need 2 more wins to go to the Rose Bowl!


Anonymous said...

What a great week! Your children are so beautiful. I think we are going to put our tree up a bit early also. We usually do ours the day after Thanksgiving also but my gang is so anxious.

Alicen said...

Aw shucks. Thanks Kysha for your sweet comment! I vote for saying YES to putting up your tree.... although we're now just a week away from Thanksgiving! :)

I'm finding that many folks are doing the same this year. This year being a tough year for many people, I think everyone is more eager to get into the holiday spirit.

God bless you and your sweet family!