Last week's theme was "God Made Us Wonderful"
We read all of the stories we own that talk about how God made us special.
Alathia did a great job reading some of them to her brothers and completed her Book-It goal for the month (reading 15 minutes, 15 times).
The kids loved reading the book that shows all of the inner parts of a human body.
We covered the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, nervous systems, etc.
Alathia exclaimed, "I thought our hearts looked like a heart shape! I didn't know they looked like that!"
One day I put blindfolds on the kids and did sensory tests on them.
They got to taste lemon juice, sugar, garlic powder, etc. They got to smell cinnamon, pepper,
perfume, and soap. They got to touch different textures and I played youtube clips of different animal sounds so they had to guess which animals made those sounds. We talked a lot about our 5 senses. When asked which sense she would choose to live without if they had to pick one, Ali said, "I would like to be blind, because then I wouldn't have to do any schoolwork!"
I pulled out our tubs of beans, cornmeal, and rice for them to explore the world of TOUCH.
We made little "All About Me" books. I let them dig into the huge sticker bin we have (my Aunt Joanie recently gave me TONS of craft supplies she was getting rid of) and they chose stickers of things they like to put in their book. We wrote down their goals, hobbies, and favorite things that they like to see, touch, taste, smell, and hear.
I also had them each put a handprint in their book. I jotted down their stats (weight, height, age) from the first day of school and plan to glue a pic of each kid in their book. That way, in the event of a something terrible, like having a child go missing, we will at least have some basic info about them to show the police. So it's a book about them, for fun, and for identification purposes.
They traced their handprints for their binder pages.
We read a couple of books on how babies are born and how God made boys and girls different. We talked a lot about personal safety too and reviewed what kind of touches are okay and not okay.
Justus' 5 senses favorites
It was a fun week! Sometimes the boys have trouble remembering a letter we have worked on all week, but because of its' unique shape, they quickly memorized the letter "U" and were pointing it out to me wherever they saw it during the week.
On Friday we celebrated little Katrielle's first birthday together with family and got to see my youngest brother who was in town from out-of-state. I thought that having a family birthday during our "Us" week was very appropriate and fun!