The Story of Ping {FIAR}

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Social Studies:
We located China on our wall map and read a few books:
We had planned on going out to eat at a local Dim Sum restaurant, but didn't make it as I ended up with the flu.  (daddy did school)
I went onto School Sparks and printed off a 100s chart for Connor to stamp each of Ping's family, then tell me how many were all together.
Language Arts:
I have Connor write his verse once, and also several times a week I have him do a page from Kumon: My Book of Sentences.
For Emma, we were focusing on "B is for boat".   She did many various worksheets, because she kept asking for them.
Sam even got into the language arts this week.  ;)

 I found this series of really cute books at the library, "for dragons".  One book on water safety was perfect for our topic of Ping. A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me: Water Safety for Kids (and Dragons) 
Afterward Connor and Dad read Ducks Don't Get Wet.  At the back of the book is a nice little experiment to do with oil/water.  Connor loved it, of course.  He loves science.
We use My Body each week to add to the completely creepy model of the kids.  lol.  (the teeth aren't part of the book, I added them when we were talking about dental health).  This week we chose to do lungs because of the master's call for the ducks in the Story of Ping, as well as when you swim (related topic) you hold your breath, periodically.
Also, (again because Connor LOVES science) we did  Everyday Literacy Science, Grade 1 , focusing on week 18:  Bodies of Water.

We did several pages from Living Life Intentionally's Noah's Ark Pack.  Super cute!!
We read from our Read and Share DVD Bible.  Then we read the super duper cute book, A is for Ark: Noah's Journey by Michael Monroe.

 How cute is this!? :
Extra Bits:
Connor is super creative when he wants to be.  He took the magnetic letters and built "Darth Vader" after I told him he had had enough time on the ipad.
Three kids, one bucket of Stackadoos.

B is for Ballerina.  (Emma joined ballet.  Obviously.)
Related Links:
Ballerina Pack from 1+1+1=1 (Raising Rockstars)
Sight Word Color by Number from Raising Rockstars
Duck pattern block from PreKinders
R is for Rainbow from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Little Miss Naughty by Roger Hargreaves
Pond Printables by 2 Teaching Mommies
Duck Mini Unit from So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?
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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World {FIAR}

Social Studies:
We located all the countries on our wall map 

Emma worked on counting and drawing apples via the Apple Pie Tree lapbook from Homeschool Share while Connor worked on Apple Fractions from the same unit.  We (Connor and I) also read Apple Fractions

these apples and "worms" we had from when big brother was in preschool.  The Big Red Apple (Hello Reader, Level 1) was a perfect thrift store find.  It matched this wormy apple activity so perfectly!!  As a bonus it was perfect for Connor to read aloud to Emma.
Language Arts:
Also, how adorable is this book:  Apple Pie ABC!?
Emma was on a roll this week.  I printed off way more than I thought we'd use.  She'd do a worksheet and then beg for more.  So more we did!  (Big brother at this age was very uninterested with doing paperworks.  Which is totally fine at this age!)
A is for Ant! (this "a" was left over from Connor's preschool days)  We ate "ant" (raisins) as a snack.
We read "I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track " to go along.  I adore this book.  It is one of my favorite children's books.  Funny.  Poetic.  Cute.  Sense of impending doom as the train clickety-clacks closer and closer.  It's great!  This is actually one I happened upon at the library 3 short years ago during Connor's A week, and we fell in love and had to own our own copy.

We used Evan Moor Literacy Science Grade 1, focusing on Week 14, The Brain and Skull, to match our character trait theme, Teachable.
We talked about the fall of man using our Read and Share Bible.  Also, I had Connor put in order some Creation printables I got from Christian Preschool Printables.

Extra Bits:

Connor drew a street scene, as instructed in the FIAR manual.  His market is the purple middle part.  He then proceeded to draw Jedi's and Storm Troopers complete with hummed theme music.
This dude with circles?  I asked what that was all about and he says, "He has coins taped to him.  For the market.  But he's sad because the market is closed."  ha!

We are reading Little Pilgrim's Progress.  We got to the chapter where Little Christian gets his armor.  Naturally, Connor had to role play.  =)

Apple Unit from 2 Teaching Mommies
Lots of Apple Worksheets at
Fruit Pattern Block mat at Pre-Kinders
Life Cycle of an Apple at Montessori for Everyone
Apple Printables from Hubbard's Cupboard

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