Weekly Wrap-Up

Friday, September 25, 2015

We are six weeks into second grade with Abby, age 7 and finishing up Summer's second week of preschool.  You can read more about Abby's curriculum here and Summer's preschool plan here.  It's my goal over the year to document some of the activities we do during the week, because I always enjoy looking back.  Summer's first week can be found here featuring Letter A.

With Abby, we work on several subjects daily.  These include her Bible Verse, Science, Math, Reading and Spelling, History, Copywork and Literature.  Throughout the week we cover about 8 different enrichment subjects on certain days such as fine arts, Shakespeare, baking, etc.  This is the first time we've done this and I love being able to expose her to such a wide variety of topics during the week.  I set the timer on my phone for about 15-20 minutes per subject, sometimes less depending on the topic and I can't believe the difference it has made in helping to hold her attention.  Once, the timer goes off we stop and move on. 

Also new this year, we have begun working our way through several classic books.  So far, we've finished Black Beauty which we really enjoyed and currently halfway through Charlotte's Web.  This has been such a fun addition not only for her, but for me as well. 

For science, we've been using Simply Charlotte Mason's Outdoor Secrets.  It's really laid back and includes cute stories.  This week, we learned about trees and took a little walk outside to sketch trees in our yard and do leaf rubbings in her nature notebook.  She really loved this!

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History is one subject Summer enjoys to participate in occasionally.  We are alternating between SCM: Ancient Egypt and Story of the World and have been discussing nomads and cave paintings, so each girl made their own cave drawings.

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The girls also worked on a few theme related activities that correlated with Summer's Apples and Alligators week.

Q-tip painting...

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QTIP PAINT

Sequencing the life cycle of an apple...

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And, my favorite picture of the week!  We made apple pie scented playdough and used this printable, then they enjoyed lots of free play. 

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TGIF | Weekly Wrap-Up

4 comments:

  1. Apple pie scented playdough...yum!

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    1. Little busy workers! So cute. The leaf drawings look so good. This is a special time of the year. Being outside is perfect. I love the smell of playdough anyway. I can only imagine how delicious Apple Pie playdough smells. What a interesting week at your house. :-)

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    2. I love being able to take them exploring outside especially in Autumn! This is the first time homemade playdough actually worked for me so I'm pretty excited to explore various scented options throughout the year!

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