Mother Nature totally left us hanging this week. Last week we had beautiful weather, we pulled out the flip-flops and retired the winter coats and mittens. Or so we thought. We are back to winter weather again this week. This did not deter us from our new playgroup though. I am happy to say that we "braved" the cold and were able to meet up with some other homeschooling families again at the park. The kids are loving having a weekly get together and are doing great at making new friends.
Here is what else we were up to this week:
Ms. Q was busy learning about Islam this week in history. She learned about Mohammed and the beginning of Islam, compared Islam to Christianity using a venn diagram, and watched a documentary on Mecca. There was a link on Lesson Pathways to a site that writes your name in Arabic, so we tried that out. This led to her checking out an Usborne book of Arabic words and trying to label everything around us in Arabic!
For a craft this week, Ms. Q completed an Islamic inspired geometric artwork.
We also planned on making Ma-moul cookies today but ran out of time. We are going to make them Saturday morning instead.
In science this week, Ms. Q finished a unit on flight this week. She had a great time learning how airplanes fly and how parachutes work. Here she is learning about thrust.
I've decided to start making separate posts of Little M's lapbooks so that I can keep track of them on a separate page. If you are interested in following Little M on his Letter of the Week journey, I will be making a tab at the top of the blog named Letter of the Week and will link a separate post for each week's letter on that page. For the weekly wrap-up I will just give a review.
Little M worked on the Letter A this week and learned all about apples. We read The Apple Pie Tree by Linda Rose and completed a lapbook. He learned what the letter A sounds like and some words that start with the letter A. He also learned about the life cycle of an apple tree, practiced size order, and counted apples growing on an apple tree.
The big surprise for him this week - we made an apple pie! He was so excited.
Baby C was busy as usual getting into trouble. Here he is exploring the book baskets.