Monday, August 22, 2011

Week 3 of Pre-K

Bible Verse of the Week: "...give Him the name Jesus. He will be great..." (Luke 1:31-32)

Singapore Math
This week we focused on counting and writing numbers.

Get Ready for THE CODE

 This week we reviewed the letter Mm, the sound /m/ and worked on writing Mm more legibly.

Reading is coming along nicely!

The Carrot Seed (Before Five in a Row)
This week we rowed The Carrot Seed. We read the story each day, did the supplemental activities in the B4FIAR manual, and worked on the lapbook. 

Summary: It is important to work carefully and never give up. 

Bible Time
We discussed the Parable of the Sower:
While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear." His disciples asked him what this parable meant. He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, " 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.' "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing, they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop." (Luke 8:4-15)

We also discussed faith.
"...Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)

And then we discussed patience.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12)

What Plants Need to Grow

 At the top is a carrot seed poem and at the bottom J traced the letters to sun, air and water. Then she water colored the parts of the carrots green and orange.

Things that start with 'C' book
 Jenni matched the picture to the word - cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, corn on the cob, cucumber, etc.

Planting Carrot Seeds

 J's carrot seed pots.
We also planted zinnia seeds using a seed starting kit.

Jenni is looking forward to watering and weeding the plants as the seeds grow!
 The right side of the lapbook includes a carrot sizes mini-book, things that start with the letter C, a Bible verse that relates to the story, and a seed growth chart to chart the progress of the carrot seeds.
 Carrot sizes mini-book
Bible verse that relates to the story

The rest of our school time consisted of our Alphabet Fun unit making memories with the letter Mm!

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