Sunday, June 21, 2015

My Father's World - L is for Leaf

I wanted to blog Samuel's pre-primary year so I would have a record to look back on, but so far I haven't been very consistent!!  Anyway, I have a few catch-up posts to do.  I can't find any of our moon week photos so that will come later.  For now we will catch up on L is for Leaf!!

We started our week, as usual with a lesson about our words to remember.  For this unit our words were, I can live and grow in Jesus.  We picked a branch off of our tree and put it in some water, then we removed one leaf that decided it wanted to do things its own way and not be part of the branch. We discussed what we thought would happen and then watch it over the week as it dried up and died.  We compared this to our lives with and without Jesus.

Samuel completed his reading, writing and maths pages for the unit.  

Nathanael, as usual, joined in with his own activities.  Give this boy a crayon or paint and he will be happy for hours.  So different to his big brother!

We made play dough using herbs from our garden to scent it and then collected leaves and twigs from outside to help decorate our own gardens.

We made leaf prints in a variety of ways.  we painted the leaves and used them to print on the paper.  we also put different leaves directly on the paper, covered them with kitchen towel and then gently banged them with the hammer hammered the life out of them and produced some pretty cool prints.  Finally, we did the good old leaves under the paper and colour over with crayon trick!

We also did a bit of name practice this week.  I have been a bit slack with teaching the boys their names this time around.  Samuel pretty much knows his name but Nathanael doesn't have a clue.  Poor child, who gives their baby a 9 letter name to try and learn to spell!!

To finish of our L is for leaf week we went to Fred Jacoby up in Mundaring to enjoy what was left of the Autumn leaves.  There was lots of running and jumping and throwing and slipping down muddy hills!

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