Friday, April 8, 2016

Week 22

So this week we got bloody...meaning, we learned about blood. Did you know that there are 4 main things that make up blood. Without all four things you do not have blood. We learned this and so much more. We also talked about how a snail is the perfect example of patience, and how God uses the snail to teach us patience.

Tater has continued working on Josefna Montoya from American Girl. Tater also finished her Rod and Staff English book, so we were able to move on . The firth thing we focused on was antonyms. Next week, we are moving to synonyms. Tater is still continuing with all of her other subjects. One of the other things that Tater is going to need to work on is her attitude and crying. Math class has been a challenge this week. We've had tears, yelling, frustration, and other musings during math. So hopefully next week we will be better.

Jr Bug has worked on robots this week. He's also progressed through his Kindergarten math book. He has moved on to addition, and has done very well in learning. Next week we are going to work on addition problems, and continue progressing our way through Kindergarten math. Jr Bug has also worked hard on his reading. He's read about 6 decodable books, and has worked through the short A family.

So onto blood...we have learned about red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. All 4 things that are needed in order for blood to be present. We made a blood vein, and we also looked at a drop of blood using food ingredients. A really cool lesson. The kiddos really enjoyed learning about blood and the body's need for blood.

Below are some pictures of our week:


Next week we are stay tuned!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Week 21

This week we learned all about cells. We learned how animal cells and plant cells. We discussed those difference in great lengths and we also discussed the vital things that make them separate. On Friday we made edible plant and animal cells. We continued our discussion on Patience, and how God expects patience from us.

Tater is still working on Josefina, and her math work. Tater has also made great strides this week in learning how to tie her shoes. Yes, that's right, I now have a shoe tyer on my hands. It took Tater one week to learn how to tie her shoes, but she persisted, had patience, and listened when Momma taught her baby to tie her shoes.I am proud of my girl.

Jr Bug is now a reader!!!! My big boy is learning to read. He is learning to read, and pretty soon, he will be reading as many books as Tater reads. He is also working on learning everything he needs to know for Kindergarten in math. He is doing several pages of his math notebook a day, in addition to his regular math notebook. He seems to have va knack for math, and I am letting him run wild with it.

Here are some pictures from our busy week:

    Our Edible Plant (rice krispy) and Animal (donuts) cells that we decorated with candy pieces and marshmallows. 
  Painting our Fruit of the Spirit Pineapples with pineapple juices. 
 My newest reader learning how to read!
 Some serious learning usually takes place at The Vine Academy. 
Our Fruit of the Spirit bouquet is really growing. 
 Jr Bug's math notebook. Yes sometimes learning takes place on the floor. 
 Tater working on her American Girl notebook. 
 My Tater learning how to tie her shoe!!!
Every morning that we have school we do our prayers, our Calendar, and our Pledge of Allegiance. 

Stay tuned, because of next week we will learn about blood, what's in our blood, and we will be making bloody experiments.