Friday, February 25, 2011

O is for Octopus (Ocean Animals)

It was O is for Octopus (ocean animals) Week this week using MFW K.  This was  a much better week overall.  I was much more prepared than usual.  I created my own weekly planner pages. I also stocked our homeschool filing tote with all the printables and supplies we needed ahead of time. All of those things helped this week to flow smoothly.  Let's see if I can keep it up.

I also started our new Bible reading schedule following the reading/ theme suggestions from Hubbard's Cupboard.  It was also 'box' week--as we got two new boxes with homeschooling materials for the rest of the year (CLE Math and Intro to Classical Music).

With the weather changing into Spring (some days at least), I've made a renewed effort to spend time outdoors each day.  My goal is an hour each day, but, this week it all depended on the weather.  We went outside and played 4 days out of the week---and made our goal of an hour or over twice.

Okay back to our week---

Bible theme: Abraham from Hubbard's Cupboard

Devotional: O is for Obey Your Parents from 'Big Thoughts' devotional

The words to remember were: 'Even the octopus praises the Lord'

Our read alouds were Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky and A House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Also reading: In Which a House Is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore by A.A. Milne

picking weeds;)

Collecting weeds...ahem..I mean a bouquet

Enjoying the backyard

her sweet bouquet

burning energy

Little Bear is almost 2.

having snack outside

Reading about animals in the ocean

What is this?

....why it's a hotdog octopus of course;)

coloring their ocean animal puppets

Bud coloring his puppets

Sissy and her 'House for a Hermit Crab' puppets

Bud lined his up

finishing his last one

What a difference a day makes--outside with jackets and hats.

Little Bear sitting with Bud in time out;)

Working on phonics

the number chart that came with his math curriculum

Looking through his math activity book

Other books:

McLimans, David

Ryan, Pam Munoz.

Ocean Animals booklet

Mama Jenn's WTR illustration/narration sheets

Linking to:

Preschool Post @ Homeschool Creations

Weekly Wrap-up @ Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers


  1. I love the weed bouquet! I have received quite a few of those over the years! :)

  2. It makes my heart feel good to see all of those lovely out door pictures. I also LOVE your hotdog octopuses.

    I host a feature on my blog called The Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection. If you are interested, we would love to invite you to link up this and any other alphabet ideas you have. I think it could really inspire others!

    Your fan,

    Cathy aka The Attached Mama

  3. D'oh! I forgot to say, here is a link to the Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection:

    Thanks again!!