Homeschool: Letter Z, Noah’s Arc and Zoo Theme

So I’m way behind in blogging through my homeschool days. To be honest I’ve really fallen out of my schedule completely. I struggle with over committing our days. So here I go once more attempting to keep us home at least 3 of the 5 week days. Learning to say no is a major issue because I really love all the mommy adult talk time so I have to try to find a balance.

My kids loved talking about Noah’s Arc and singing the songs but Timmy especially loved making his own Arc.

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I just took clip art animals, clothes pins and playdough and let him play. He was determined to get every animal in the boat.

We have a toy Noah’s Arc so we spent some time talking about the different animals and about how Noah sent out the dove to see if it was the right time to get off the Arc.

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Timmy traced the Letter Z in his letter book. He is awesome at tracing.

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He colored his Z treasure piece and glued it to the treasure map. This boy loves glue and he’s actually great at it. And he’s starting to color inside the lines!

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I have this mini twister that we used to review circles and colors. Then we turned the cards over and played memory basically.

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For snack we made Noah’s Arc with bananas as a boat and animal crackers .

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We played pretend zoo and Timmy and Grace were my caged animals 🙂

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We used tuning forks to learn about sound. I wasn’t sure Timmy would like this because he has sensitive ears but he really liked it.

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It’s weird because as I’m going through the week it doesn’t feel like we do much but when I sit down to actually write it all out it seems like a pretty full week, right? The weather has been awesome these past few weeks so we have started spending a lot of time outdoors. I really hope I can get back in my routine but I’m thinking the holidays are going to be a little (a lot) bit distracting.

On top of our regular schooling we are going to be starting “The Truth in the Tinsel” it reviews alittle scripture from the Jesus birth story and you make an ornament to go with the story. I’m excited about this because I want my kids to grow up knowing that Christmas is hardly about Santa and presents and mostly {all}about the blessing oh our Lord and Savior.

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