Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekly Wrap up - Islam and Apple Pie

Working away!
As always we had a busy week.  We did manage to get just about everything I planned done though! 

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

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! 

Ms. Q's name 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.

Little M

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

Baby C was busy as usual getting into trouble.  Here he is exploring the book baskets.

Well that's it for us this week.  We are looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend with nothing much planned.


Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

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See Jamie blog said...

Great week, but my favorite photo is your little guy rolling that pie crust with flour all over his face. ADORABLE! :)

Lora @ my blessed life said...

What a fun and interesting week!

MissMOE said...

Looks like a great week. The science sounds like such fun. said...

We love some apple pie. The applie pie lap book is very cute. New follower from say hi Sunday hop. Stop by and visit me at

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a very productive week! I'm a new follower from Relax & Surf Sunday.

MommyKuehner said...

We made an apple pie when we ready How to make an Apple Pie and see the world. My boys (who HATE) fruit and veggies and are convinced they are allergic LOVED it. (They are both on the autism spectrum so eating new things is not easy.) It was so fun to follow all the steps with them.

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The Adventurer said...

We love apple pie and it looks like he did a great job too.

Our Country Road said...

The apple pie looks so yummy!! Love the lapbook your DD did to go with it!

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Ritsumei said...

Love the picture of Little M working so hard on that pie! I love doing that sort of thing with my big boy & my little boy is getting closer & closer to being able!

schmobes said...

Learning about thrust looks like fun! Seems like you had a good week.

spearmint baby said...

i am fascinated by home schooling and your curriculum looks so interesting. i love that you are including lots of culture! can't wait to read more.
xo, shari
BTW, found you on the blog hop! i'm your newest follower ;))