Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kindergarten - Day 9

First field trip today! We had a blast. I would like to publicly thank our local Lowes Foods for giving a great tour. I've added pictures of that to the end of my post.

On another note, don't look for a blog post from me tomorrow. I will be doing things which are more fun than being on a computer. I'll probably blog tomorrow's day on Monday, since we'll take Monday off for Labor Day.

Prayer time, pledges, and repeating our verse of the week (Acts 16:31):

 Bible time: Discussing the beginning of the feud between Jacob and Esau.

Today in our encyclopedia, we talked about housing in the past. This was so interesting! She was NOT impressed with Egyptian toilets. She was very impressed with their gardening skills, though. I'm really enjoying the topics in this encyclopedia. There are lots of ways you could do tangents off these pages.

Math: starting on the number 4 today. She's always written her four with the straight lines - like a box shape - instead of the triangle, so practicing writing it with sharp angles was new and fairly difficult to her. By the second worksheet she had already gotten the hang of it! (By the way, for anyone wondering, she begs me to check mark her numbers - or at least, the "best" ones. I'll keep doing it as long as she's not being too crazy about it. It makes her giddy when I put the check marks on there though!)

Mother Goose rhyme of the day was "Alphabet Pie". This was so cute! I've never heard this rhyme before! We really enjoyed it. And then from our "Llama" poetry book - "Butterfish Bay".

 This was going down during poetry time:

 Next up was language. She had to practice writing the letter B and also match some uppercase and lowercase letters.

 This is her explaining to me that she already knows the story of Noah and the ark and giving me the most detailed version of the story possible. We were about to do history and talk about God's promises.

 A "B" worksheet. She had to find ten objects in the picture that start with the letter B and write them down. She had a blast doing this. She did it brilliantly. It didn't seem to bore her at all. I could probably do this bit for the rest of the evening...

Pictures from our field trip: Julie was our tour guide. Billy was the product manager who showed us the avocado, handed out cotton candy grapes (I am completely serious) and sliced up some fresh pineapple for us. Yum! We were also given fresh whole-grain bread dipped in olive oil, from the bakery. Next we went to the seafood department where Charlie fished out a lobster for the kids to pet. We went through the meat department, dairy, snacks, frozen section, and then the checkout line (with all it's "poor" and "unhealthy" choices).
Possibly the best moment for me was when Julie was asking the kids to tell some healthy snacks they could eat. The kids are yelling out "Carrots!" "Blueberries" and here comes Hunter - "Pop Tarts!" Haha!
I was super proud of both my kids for answering questions and doing great considering it was an hour long tour.

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