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May 2014: Month-At-A-Glance

Butterfly Pavilion

During the month of May, we focused many of our studies on plants and how they grow. It was a fun month of learning and we spent much of it outside enjoying the beautiful Spring weather.

Handwriting

Bud continued working on his “Letters and Numbers for Me” book from Handwriting Without Tears. We also practiced by creating a 1-100 array and writing all the numbers. Bud wrote Thank You notes to all the generous people who gave him a birthday gift.

Math

As mentioned we practiced writing the numbers this month. We also learned to add tens using place value cards and the abacus.

Family Studies

Bible

This month we read about Joshua and Samson. We learned a lot about obeying God through these stories.

Science and Nature Study

We continued our studying on plants and how they grow this month. Our seedling burst into life. We planted the seeds last month in egg cartons and they have been growing like crazy. Last weekend we transplanted them outside because it seems as if the threat if frost has past.

Kids looking at seedsBud also enjoyed Wayne Grover’s dolphin series of books so we did a study of ocean life and scuba diving. We have been reading Night Dive by Ann McGovern and watching National Geographic videos about ocean life.

Butterfly PavilionWe went to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO for Peanut’s birthday and really enjoyed watching the beautiful creatures.

Artist Study

We enjoyed learning about Lois Ehlert this month and reading through her wonderful, vibrant books. Many of her picture books are simple enough for my 3 year old to enjoy, and colorful and unique to draw my 5 year old in. We had fun discussing how she creates her art and utilizes collages to create the pictures for her books.

Lois Ehlert

We completed our study with The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life, by Lois Ehlert. We then created collages of our own with scraps, beads, and objects found in the backyard.

Habit Training

We have been reading through Plain Path Publisher’s Polite Moments and discussing some specific topics centered around manners. We love role playing with this book, acting out what not to do (the kids especially love this part) and what we should do in different situations.

Preschool Corner

Peanut has been getting more involved with our homeschool learning part of the day. She has been working on fine motor skill development and learning the alphabet.

Cuisinaire Rods

Sorting fruit

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