This is going to be a busy week. We are going to be wrapping up our fun Thanksgiving unit study, my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary, and we will be preparing for some Thanksgiving travels. This means cleaning and packing. Before we leave for a trip I like everything to be clean so we come home to a clean house. This week we will take a break from science, art, and composer studies.
We also have a field trip this week with some of our Learning and Fun Club friends. We are going to have a Thanksgiving feast together and make a craft, and then go to Nixon Park to learn how animals prepare for the winter!
This is what my older two children will be working on this week.
- Jesus Storybook Bible
- Review AWANA verses
- Family Worship
Math - Living Math Activities
- Fun review games and activities
- Thanksgiving Unit Study
- I'm even going to attempt a lapbook, well my variation of one anyway. I am planning on doing a combination between a notebook and a lapbook.
- I found a lot of links to great resources over at Jimmie's "Thanksgiving Lapbook" Squidoo page!
- Baking and decorating Thanksgiving cookies. This will cover math, home-ec, and art:)
- Copywork - I'm going to start using the children's AWANAverses for their weekly copywork assignments. I want them to truly learn the scripture; not just say it once in their Sparks class and then forget about it.
- Spelling - All About Spelling.
- Silent Reading
- Creative Expression - this will be covered in our Thanksgiving Unit Study.
- This week's poem is A Thanksgiving by John Kendrick Bangs. You can find it by clicking here along with many other Thanksgiving poems. We read the poem a few times, and the children will choose one of their favorite lines of the poem to copy and then illustrate it.
- Read-Aloud - Thanksgiving Books and Poems
This is what my preschooler will be doing this week.
(This week my preschooler will probably just do the Thanksgiving activities with us and help us with housework and packing. She loves to be mommy's little helper and I'm so thankful).
Working on matching uppercase with lowercase letters, and putting letters in abc order.
Identifying numbers, counting, calendar time, and putting numbers in order.
Reading lessons using the book, "How to teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons."
She joins us for read-alouds, fun fall activities, art, and Bible time.
She will also be joining us for our Thanksgiving unit study.
What do you have planned this week? Are you doing any special studies for Thanksgiving? Do you type or write out goals or lessons for each week, or do you just "wing it"?