Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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

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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.

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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.

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

2 comments:

  1. We have our annual family friendly New Year party on New Years Eve! Fun times!!

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  2. We've been very busy in the snow...building igloos and such!

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