Friday, December 3, 2010

On Week 13 of Homeschooling

Tot School

Beads and Do-a-Dot were a hit this week for Sugar Plum.

She loved helping me in the kitchen, and since I've been cooking up a storm getting ready for our newest one's arrival, I didn't mind the company.

She attempted to sort Baby Jesus by size (from Confessions of a Homeschooler), but her big sisters had to help.

She thought the letter magnets that her sisters were playing with looked like fun.

Raising Rock Stars Preschool
Letter Xx

I think the favorite activity was coloring the verse page.  Sweet P and her sister decided to make the little child on the coloring page into a girl by adding little bows.

Sweet P really likes to cut!

The verse this week was a bit complicated and phrased in a funky way since it's King James version (to get the X in "except"), but we tried.

Letter of the Week
Letter Xx
 My printer ink is running low, so a few of the printables are hand colored after printing black and white.  The xylophone number page should definitely have been printed in color as it was very difficult for Sweet P to accomplish with only a little color.
But the magnet letter matching was a big hit!

She loves the poke page and thought it was great that it made a design on the back of the page too.
And she, of course, played the xylophone.

Christmas Activities

The JESUS pre-writing pages (J is for Jesus) were really great for both Sweet P and Lil P.
The J is for Jesus Do-a-Dot page is from 1+1+1=1.

Lil P got in on the Christmas activities too.
JESUS letter matching (from Confessions of a Homeschooler) and a Happy Birthday Jesus puzzle (from 1+1+1=1)

We also put up our Christmas tree the week before Thanksgiving, opened all the boxes for What God Wants for Christmas, and started our Jesse Tree devotionals.

Tapestry of Grace
Year 1, Unit 2, Week 13

We learned about Ancient Greece this week.  I didn't really enjoy reading about the gods and goddesses, but I made it clear that they are pretend, just like the gods and goddesses of Hinduism that we see around us every day in South Asia.
We loved reading the story of the Trojan Horse and looking at designs of ancient Greek clothing.

We are still taking a break from any sort of reading/phonics curriculum, but I am having Lil P read something every day.  This week she read some ABEKA readers that a friend is letting me borrow.

Just so you know things don't go perfectly around here, this is the face she usually makes while reading:
It's a struggle!


For more preschool fun visit the Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations.
For more posts on the letter Xx with RRSP visit 1+1+1=1.
For other posts on Tot School go to 1+1+1=1.


  1. Wow! I'm in awe of all that you do with and for your girls. Oh, and I've been there with the hand-coloring of printables. I used to only have a b/w laser printer... now I don't have a printer (but that's a different story altogether). Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. So glad I saw your link today. We're on the same letters as you all are with our girls 4 and 6. We live in Portugal. Nice to find you and blessings!

  3. You are doing an amazing job! I love all of the Christmas activities you guys did this week :-)

  4. We are doing RRSP letter X soon! I totally forgot about bringing out the real xlyphone! Cute blog :)

  5. RockerMom - I definitely think that without a printer things would take me so much longer to prepare and I wouldn't be able to do near as much with the kids as we are able to do. Those ladies - Carisa, Jolanthe, and Erica - and all the work they do to provide so many free printables are huge blessings!

    Stephanie - I love the little flat marbles you used for the do-a-dot pages. Where did you get them? (Tried to leave a comment on your blog but I guess you have comments turned off?)


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