Monday, February 23, 2015


Welcome to our MFW 1st Grade Weekly Wrap-up (we are using the first edition)!  If you haven't already, be sure to check out our daily school routine and curriculum choices here.  

If you've visited my blog before, you may have noticed that it has been a LOOOONG time since I've updated my blog (like since last April!!).  

Well, life has been busy around here.  VERY Busy.  And I sensed the need to take a break from blogging. We did home school through September of last year. We took October-December off (this was our Summer break!).    

Also, on my hubby's day off, he has began tutoring at our local Classical Conversations Community in August of 2014. This has us gone from home a full school day.  

As I've mentioned before, my hubby is also a pastor.  And in October, God called us to another church.  And this happened during our "Summer Break".  It was God's perfect timing :)  

We've moved to a new town and are settling into our new home.  AND We are now blessed with a school room in our basement!!  WHOHOO!!  

Here is a little corner of our  newly remodeled school room. This was during renovations.  We still need to add baseboards, but almost done!

This past week, we've been snowed in!  It was nice to be able to catch up on some chores and spend time together as a family. 

We've been trekking through MFW 1st Grade and are ALMOST DONE! :) It thrills me to no end to see Ladybug snuggled in her bed with a book most evenings before bedtime. I am so thankful for MFW 1st Grade, and we look forward to MFW Adventures!!  

So...without further adieu, here is what we did (way baaaack in May 2014 ;) ) for Week 10.

Ladybug's ladybug (Ha!) pillow pet was all smiles during school time!

Bible:  Beginning in Week 9, we began learning the names of the books of the Bible (starting with the Old Testament). 

We've been memorizing the Books of the Bible thanks to a song a friend of mine found.  There are SO many songs out there for memorizing the Books of the Bible (check out YouTube)!  During our family worship time yesterday, Ladybug mentioned how it helps her to find books in the Bible easier since we've learned a song :)

Along with introducing the books, we read brief descriptions of each book.  We got through Ruth during Week 10.  

Our Bible verse for this week was Proverbs 14:30 ("A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones"). We discussed the contrast of a person filled with peace versus a person filled with envy.  Envy zaps life out of a person.  

Ladybug copied her Bible Verse on Day 2 (of Week 10)

During Week 8, we began learning the days of Creation. If you did MFW K, this will look familiar.  Ladybug is enjoying her Bible Reader (which began with the Creation Story)!

Ladybug went over Days 4 & 5 of Creation this week

Grammar: We only used the Workbook a few times this week since we're delving into the Bible Reader.  We went over the sh shound (as in sheep) and the oo sound (spelled u e and ue).  

Top of Workbook page is review from earlier that week (sh sound).  The bottom is what Ladybug went over that day.

Math: We are using Complete Book of Math (CBOM) as recommended by MFW.  We are still working on addition.  

Some of the Math Pages Ladybug worked on this week

Pumpkin wants to add too :)

Science:  For Science this week, we studied "The Sun and the Moon" in MFW recommended science book.  

We learned that the Sun is the star at the center of our Solar System.  The Sun gives us light, heat, and helps to measure years.  In a darkened room, we shined a flashlight (represented the sun) at a globe on the area we lived.  The area that was lit up by the flashlight (sun) demonstrated daytime.  We rotated the globe slowly (to demonstrate how the earth moves).  Then used the globe to show night where we live, and day on the other side of the world. 

We also learned about the Moon.  

The Moon orbits the Earth but is also spinning at the same time

Ladybug spinning the Moon :)

Ladybug and Buddy also drew Astronauts!  

We used our Draw Write Now Book #5 to learn how to draw an Astronaut.  

We made Moon Sand this week too!  This is great to make on a day when you have time (or really need to anyways) to clean your floors.  It is M.E.S.S.Y, but fun!!  It smells good too and makes your hands soft :) 

Super Simple to Make!

To make Moon Sand:  Mix together 4 Cups of flour & 1/2 Cup of Baby Oil

Ladybug adding Baby Oil to the flour

Buddy mixing it together

Ladybug patting the sand down in her pan

We divided the Moon Sand mix into 2 small deep baking pans.  Ladybug and Buddy played for hours!  It was so fun watching them pretend to be on the Moon!  

Buddy was excited to land his rocket on the moon.  And Daddy gave him his old Stars Wars toy to use as a Satellite!! 

My Little Pony moon walking :)

Ladybug helped pack some Moon sand to play with later 

Last but not least, we explored some good books this week too!  

Wow!  This was such a fun week!  Thanks for checking in, and I hope this post is an encouragement and help to you. 

And Thanks for being patient as I update our MFW Weekly First Grade Posts!


Jessica <3