Skip to main content

Homeschool Diary #8: 7 Teves, 5771 – post-Chanukah Edition

image

PLEASE JOIN US! If you teach your kids at home, please add your blog to comments section below!
Other “weekly challenges” that may or may not interest you:

Again, I missed a week … oy, vey.  It’s tough enough keeping up with the homeschooling!

Monday

  • Hebrew reading/writing:  Kriyah v’Od
  • Monday math:  Clocks & Miquon
  • Playdate

Tuesday

  • My last aerobics class
  • NEW!  All About Me:  post-Chanukah Lapbook in progress
  • Began Vayechi parsha narrative
  • Parsha craft - Switching Hands, see below
  • Reading:  One old, one new BOB Book (last one from Set 2!)
  • Reading:  Dick & Jane, 2 “chapters”
  • Chapter book:  On the Banks of Plum Creek

Wednesday:

  • Handwriting without Tears w/ rice writing & sensory cards
  • Phonics:  Explode the Code
  • Starfall book/site as a reward (GZ is loving it these days!)
  • Parsha copywork:  HaMalach HaGoel
  • All About Me:  post-Chanukah Lapbook in progress (continue)
  • Toboggan Playdate (ick, I hate the outdoors right now)
  • Chapter book:  On the Banks of Plum Creek

Thursday

  • Thursday math:  Rods/Miquon Math – introduce concept (what?)
  • Naomi chooses a worksheet
  • Parsha sequencing (see below)
  • Reading:  One old, one new BOB Book (let GZ choose one for Naomi to read to him!)
  • Reading:  Dick & Jane, 2 “chapters”
  • Chapter book:  On the Banks of Plum Creek
  • This looks like a “light” day – I may try to cram in more… :-)

Friday

  • Final Parsha review
  • Parsha Narration & illustration
  • Gdcast parsha video (reward for the narration)

Parsha Craft and Activities:

Found on chinuch.org – download the picture of the boys there or just draw your own.  So many of our crafts are 2-dimensional these days… I really must get a bit more creative.  But this was a pretty quick and easy one that demonstrates how Yaakov switched his hands when he was blessing Ephraim and Menashe.

handsproject 002

I mounted everything on cereal-box cardboard to give it a bit more heft so the kids can actually play with it.  Naomi loved this because she adores any craft that uses what I call “brads” – our golden “butterfly”-style paper fasteners.  I bought one box last year and I predict that unless I let her at it, it will last forever.

If I were doing this over again, I’d position the pictures of the boys a bit lower so Naomi Rivka’s giant hands didn’t cover them up quite so much.

While we’re looking at parsha activities, I also made up a set of sequencing cards for Bereishis (Genesis) – the entire book, one card for each of the 12 parshiyos.  Find it on this page.

image4[1]

So what’s your Jewish homeschool family doing to shake up the “no-more-holidays ‘till Tu b’Shvat” blahs????

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Ancient Auction Secret: If Chinese auctions are racist, why do Jews love them so much?

Ah, Jews, Jews, Jews, Jews.  You sure do love your Chinese auctions, don’t you? It seems that even in an era of political correctness, within certain circles, this term just will not die . And frankly, I’m mortified. I’m not Chinese, but I have family who is Chinese.  Some are Korean, as well.  I guess this makes us more ethnically diverse than many Jews, but I suspect most Jewish families are moving in this direction.  Still.  Even if we don’t know a single Chinese person, we should still stop calling it that. First of all… is it actually racist to call it a Chinese auction? I figured I’d let Chinese people decide.  But when I turned to Google to find out how Chinese people feel about Chinese auctions, what I found was mostly… nothing.  Silence.  I did find some debate (presumably among non-Chinese people) over whether it was too far in the direction of political correctness to refer to these as a “silent auction” or (as in some parts of the States) a “tricky tray.”  (Ok

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po