Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #14: September 18, 2014

Welcome back to... 

I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around September 18th from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook. 

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts. Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here is my Throwback Thursday post:

Originally posted September 20, 2013
Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #55: Cake as an Art Canvas

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Lisa from The Army Chap's Wife shared her post, September 11th Lapbook.

To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

If you would like to help spread the news:

Tots and Me
Happy Throwback Thursday!

Our Week in Review: September 14th 2014

I realize I am a bit late with my Week in Review post, but we were a bit busy this weekend and then our internet was down again. Definitely not wanting to fall behind this year though.

Last week our focus was:

Hannah and Harold- The letter B, the number 2, Genesis 1:1 and triangles
Tabitha and Amelia- Week 10 MFW 1st, Science unit- Rivers

We are still starting each day with Story Time. The leader of the day gets to choose a book and I will read a book to go with either our science or math subject, the Lightning Lit book of the week, or the Horizons preschool lessons. This week I chose to read Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller, Sail Away, Little Boat by Janet Buell, River by Judith Heide Gilliland, Where the River Begins by Thomas Locker, and Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean by Arthur Dorros. During this time we have sang "4 Little Ducks" (the children are still choosing this every day), "I've Got a River of Life," "Three in One" (from Horizons, learned to perform for daddy), and we learned the finger play poem, "In the Beginning" (also from Horizons).

We are continuing to do Number of the Day the way I explained last week. It is definitely going more smoothly, which in turn makes for a less stressful mommy.

Our Proverb of the Week was Proverbs 12:18- "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." The children even helped me come up with motions. Our character trait from Little Lads and Ladies of Virtue was Deference. I was happy to see the girls showing deference to each other when picking shows to watch and games to play. Not that it happened all the time, but they seem to be getting it.

I didn't get a chance to have a group activity every day, but we did get some fun activities done. On Monday we had our Exploration Day as Tabitha had a doctor's appointment in the morning. In the afternoon we had the chance to go down to the river at an acquaintance's house. The river actually runs close by our house (right next to our next door neighbor actually), but there is no safe way to get down to the river close by. We knew we could do so at this lady's house, because we go back there each year during Summer Reading Program to check out the river for cleanliness, searching for insects that would not be present if the river was polluted. In hind sight, perhaps I should have done Week 10 during that week of Summer Reading Program. That's okay, it was nice to have a refresher.

Here we are, down at the river.

We also painted simple river pictures. 

For snack one day we did some River Fish Addition.

They were to make 10 different equations with the 10 fish before they could eat them. Tabitha did the addition and also added in some subtraction as the fish jumped out of the river onto the bank.

We also made our Banana Boats.

And I gave the children a B muffin tin.

We were supposed to make Bible Times costumes, but I really couldn't figure out how and didn't really have any material to use. Hopefully we will get to those soon.

Now, for their individual lessons.

Tabitha's Math

Tabitha has continued working on two digit addition and subtraction with Math Mammoth. So far she is only working with numbers that do not require any carrying. She had a bit of a refresher in adding numbers to add up to ten, taking away ones to reach the next whole ten, or taking a number away from a ten (such as 60-4=56).

Amelia's Math

Amelia is working on adding and subtracting single digits with My Father's World, using the Complete Book of Math.

Tabitha's Language Arts

This week we didn't get any of Tabitha's Logic of English done. She is procrastinating with her work boxes and not having time to fit in the afternoon work. I know she is capable of doing this work, and she doesn't have more than Amelia, but she dawdles. So, I will try to get her on track better this week. She did do her copywork of her proverb and Deference, plus some cursive practice, but that was in her workboxes.

Amelia's Language Arts

Amelia is working on her phonics lessons from MFW. Amelia's copywork for the week was also the Proverb of the week, her Deference work and some cursive.

Hannah's Lessons

Hannah has been working in Horizons Preschool (look for my review later this month), and Harold joins her at times. This week our focus has been on the letter Bb, the number 2, colors red, blue, and green, and the triangle. We have been learning Genesis 1:1 and learning about how God is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Here is a pictorial look at our lessons.


Hannah and Harold:

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And a couple of new linkies:

Crafty Kids Link Up
Preschool Powol Packets

More the Merrier Monday

The Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes
Sharing Saturday at Crafty Moms Share
Think Pink Sunday at Flamingo Toes
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Inspiration Monday Party at Twelve O Eight
Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy
Krafty Inspiration Thursday at Krafty Cards, etc
Craft-O-Maniac Monday Link Up
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
My Week in Review at Home to 4 Kiddos

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