Sunday, January 15, 2012

Q is for Quail, Quilt and Quarter

This week seemed to fly by. I am not sure if it's because we are finally hitting a routine that hasn't been interrupted by travel or if the boys were just extra pleasant or both. Maybe one is the byproduct of the other :)

At first I thought Q would be such a hard letter. It ended up being fine. Not having a bunch of projects to want to work on with Justus seemed to open up some great time to work on his numbers and to let him play out side quite a bit (it has been in the 60s here! crazy).

For Bible this week we worked on James 1:19. This was particularly fun for me as I am currently personally studying James. James 1:19 says, "Let every person be Quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." Our God is Faithful board said, "God is Faithful, You can be Kind." We talked a lot about storing up anger in your heart and how it is a breeding ground for sin. This is obviously something that comes up A LOT having two boys who love to play hard. I wouldn't say they fight constantly but we are definitely at the phase where both boys are having to give and take. (and by 'having' I mean we are making them, *ahem* , I mean trying to teach them to be kind to each other) So this was great verse to reiterate the things we are trying to teach them in relationship to each other and with others.
Books with Q titles were pretty sparse around our house but books were still read. We read about a Queen and about ducks that Quack. Sometimes you gotta stretch :)

For Justus' Pre-School we watched some YouTubes about Quails. Once he got over the fact that they are NOT turkeys, we were in business. We made our Letter project into a Quail.

We talked a little bit about money and introduced him to a Quarter. Then we did a Quarter toss. He loved it! (although he was kinda confused in these pictures. I didn't capture any when he finally got the hang of it and loved it)

With his Letter Color Pages my friend made (the ones we use every week), we made a Quilted Q. We talked about Quilts but I am not sure he understood the difference between a quilt and a blanket but he still enjoyed gluing the squares and later told Dad that he had made a quilt. So who knows :)

I mentioned before that we worked a lot on his numbers this week. We have these great Number Cards that are Thomas the Train. He really enjoys this activity everyday. I don't have a picture of them but here is a link to look at them :: Click HERE
And of course, the Fridge DJ never gets old for counting. 1, 2, 3 Leap frogs, 4, 5, 6 Leap Frogs....
Hope your schooling is going well! Have a great week!

Happy Schooling.

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