Friday, November 5, 2010

On Week 10 of Homeschooling

I have taken over 150 pictures just since Monday!  I decided that was just too many to post and made a few collages from our homeschooling week instead.  (So, grandparents, if there is a specific photo you want at a larger resolution, let me know!)

And I guess I thought Sugar Plum's hair was super cute on Monday based on the number of photos I took of her that day!

Tot School
I think Sugar P's favorite activity this week was the playdough.  She got it out every morning until one day I had to toss it because it got mixed with stuff from the sensory bin.  Those two things just don't mix!

RRSP & Letter of the Week

When I asked Sweet P what her favorite activity was this week she said it was sorting the ladybugs by number.  This is an activity I adapted from The Letter of the Week ladybug number puzzles.  I found some scrapbooking ladybug buttons and turned them into counters!  Then I let her match the correct number of ladybug counters to the ladybug number.  She also really enjoyed singing this week.  Her favorite fall song (from Carisa at 1+1+1=1) is One Little, Two Little, Three Little Leaves.  She likes to blow away all the leaves - whoosh! I have a few printables for some Thanksgiving songs that I'll be sharing tomorrow so be sure to check back!

Our book this week was Madeline.  We actually have 4 different Madeline books so I read a new one each day.  We did lots of fun activities centered around that cute little French girl.
  • We made a Madeline hat cake (though I had no food coloring and didn't make near enough icing!).  I got the idea from here.
  • I cut out a 3D Eiffel Tower, laminated it, and then had my husband put it together.  
  • Sweet P also did some subtraction using some Madeline paper dolls I made by printing several copies of clip art, cut them out and laminated them.  Then we stored the paper dolls in this cute little folder.  (I really wanted to use the 12 little girls paper dolls manipulatives referred to on this site, but the link is no longer working.  That's why I just made my own.)
  • We made the French flag by cutting out these printables and then taping them to a popsicle stick.
  • I used the same printable to make a French flag puzzle by printing, laminating and then cutting straight lines to make it into four pieces.
  • The girls colored this picture of Madeline
  • They worked together to make this toilet paper roll Madeline.

Tapestry of Grace
Year 1, Unit 2, Week 10

This week, we started a new unit and this week was focused on Ancient India.  And since we just moved from India to Nepal, it was a week of remembering how things were in our old city.  A few times Lil P actually had tears because she said she missed India.  But we also got to go on the roof and look to see if we could see any snow capped Himalaya mountains.  You can't do that from just anywhere in the world!  Unfortunately, all we saw was a bunch of smog and the foothills (Okies would call 'em "mountains").  I'm not complaining - really.  I'll take the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains any day, thank-you-very-much!

This week is also Diwali!  So, while we were tying over a few lessons from the weekend of the Pumpkin Patch Parable and talking about letting our lights shine (which was the RRSP verse this week for the letter L), we also read about Diwali and how we can let our lights shine particularly on this Celebration of Light!  It was really just a God-ordained week in talking about letting our lights shine.

 (Digital scrapbooking supplies from Fall Collection Freebie)

A couple times, Lil P and I went up to Mommy and Daddy's bedroom to snuggle up and read.  We had to escape the noise for 2 out of the 5 days of school.  Here's where the noise was coming from:

Sawing and banging to finish the fireplace.

Oh well!  At least now we have a nice, cozy, little fireplace!

Don't forget to pick up your free Thanksgiving song printables here!

For more preschool fun visit the Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations.
For more posts on the letter Ll with RRSP visit 1+1+1=1.
For other posts on Tot School go to 1+1+1=1.
And here for others' Weekly Wrap-Ups.


  1. Oh I love the scrapbook pictures in the post! Too cute. We're doing RRSP too and love it! We did letter L a few weeks ago! I'm coming from the Preschool Corner link up.

  2. Looks like another great week...I love the paper dolls. Have a blessed weekend.

    Forest Rose

  3. How incredibly blessed your family is to have lived at the foothills! I really enjoy your scrapbook pics of your week ;) Keep up the beautiful posts!

    Be blessed...

  4. Love the Madeline activities! Cute!

  5. Adorable photos! Almost makes me miss the pre-school days.
    Janet W

  6. What a fun week of learning! I love the lady bug counting activity you created :-)


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