We've been reading "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World", and made Apple Seed Counting Books where they had to count the number of seeds in the apple going from 1 to 20. I put a little apple picture over the number and then they counted but could check their answers. Then they wrote the number. We practiced putting in order all of the places visited, ingredients collected, and modes of transportation using flash cards. We did this Apple Basket Activity page. We made our own subtraction book using themes from the story. We also coloured all the flags of the places she visited to catch up on what we missed at co-op last week.
We watched some more of our Passport to India videos. We finally received our package in the mail, so we were able to go back over the videos we watched and answer questions in our very own 'passports'. We learned more about the different kinds of clothing, different kinds of temples, and learned about some children from a Hindu home who learned about Jesus through the Children's Bible Clubs, much to the chagrin of their parents. They are requesting prayer that their parents will come to know Jesus as well.
We learned about how to be safe, follow signs, etc. from our Boz activity book (we started these books in spring just to get into the swing of homeschooling).
At Co-op on Thursday we got to make apple muffins, finish our lapbooks, go to the park, have races, and eat a yummy lunch together!
Other than that, we do lots of reading books, playing games and puzzles, and other fun things where we get to be together and learn at the same time. We started having a prayer time together in the morning before we have breakfast where we pray and invite Jesus to be with us and help us love each other...He is really helping our days go smoother! We had been having lots of arguing, fighting, tattle-taling etc, and we were at our wits end. I couldn't think of any more ways to punish, or discipline. FINALLY I talked to God about it (which I should have done right away) and He gave me the idea about having a prayer time together. It is amazing what a difference it made! Thank you, Jesus!