Madeline {FIAR}

For our very first "row" of the year we chose Madeline .
Social Studies:

"In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines"

We located Paris, France on the map.

Also, we looked at pictures of Paris.  (Connor wants to go to the hotel de Invalides)
{keep in mind that Connor has a passion for science, so we do bits of it daily}

"In the middle of the night
Miss Clavel turned on her light
and said, 'Something is not right!'"

Connor sorted ailments to their pictures with "What's the Matter?" from KidzClub

"In two straight lines they broke their bread
and brushed their teeth"
Focusing on the toothache, we then read ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z and Tooth Decay (How's Your Health?).  Connor really was interested in this so we talked at length and he learned a great deal!

We discussed ways to have healthy teeth (eating healthy and brushing).

Did an experiment, "floss is boss" with almond butter to show importance of flossing.
Did the "Good for Teeth" printout from KidzClub.

At bedtime one night we ate some "bon bons" (French for candy) and watched as the Wintergreens lit up our mouths.  This was so fun, lots of laughs!

"Nurse," he said, "it's an appendix!"

We traced bodies onto paper and located appendix and teeth.  At the end of the week I came across a book in a store, My Body (Science Books), and we will be using this to do further additions to our body tracings.  Connor is really wanting to learn about eyes.  (not pictured, but we added big smiles)

We read Healthy Eating: The Best Start in Science and looked at/sorted and did a food pyramid from KidzClub.
Language Arts:

Emma reviewed letters and made matches.

We learned some French words with the help of:  My First Bilingual Book - Counting from 1 to 10 and My First Bilingual Book - Zoo Animals .  I found these great books at a dollar store.  They happen to be Emma's most favorite books ever.  The only downfall is I have no clue how to pronounce the French correctly.  Good thing we also have a book with CD! {My First French Book}

We also read, Everybody Bonjours!  A super cute and simple book.

We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and had a snack.


"In two straight lines"

I haven't decided if I'm going to buy a curriculum, or not, for Math.  For now we are using a workbook from Target and "living math" books.  I found two awesome books at a yard sale last summer.  For this "row" I read one of those awesome finds, If You Were an Even Number.

At the back of the book are several activities that we did, with pennies.  However, we quickly found that baby brother was much too eager to get his little paws on a penny so we put it back away.

Another day we did as the manual suggests and made groups of 12.

Also, I printed off a worksheet for writing practice as well as additional skip counting practice.

We worked on symmetrical things with the print outs that FIAR provides when you sign up for their newsletter.

"tiptoeing with solemn face,
with some flowers and a vase,"


"But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way."
1 Corinthians 14:40
read from:
Who Made God?
Read and Share Bible: Volume 1 , Day 1-3
Clouds (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Jillian Jiggs
Mr. Messy
(I actually got Connor to happily clean up with me by role playing Mr. Neat and Mr. Tidy)


We did a science experiment on trapping air, with a jar and paper towel under water
We also labeled days of creation.  (Connor copied our focus verse onto paper instead)
We ate Oreos (day/night)


We Read:
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
Katie and the Mona Lisa
Paris in the Spring with Picasso

Watched Madeline on Netflix.  Many times I might add.
Played: Leapster Sugar Bugs game - dental hygiene game

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