Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: September 19, 2017

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Last week was a bit crazy as I had three reviews due. Though we had regular school days on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, our days were a bit messed up on Wednesday and Thursday. Fortunately we didn't fall that far behind, and I was able to keep the children busy while I worked on my reviews. I usually work on them at night, but was just so tired I didn't get around to it. So, I worked on them in the morning. I came up with a schedule that kept the children busy on those days, getting most of their work done.

On Tuesday our school day was invaded by a spider. Technically it was on the porch and we invaded its space, but it definitely took us away from what we were doing. Thankfully, it was a fun science observation as we got to observe it building it's web. I shared a bunch of pictures in last week's Wordless Wednesday post. Here's a little peek:

We also mailed our pen pal letters last Tuesday.

On Wednesday and Thursday, while I was writing my reviews, I had the children rotating through activity areas. These areas were: exercise, old computer, silent reading, school work, and manipulatives (pattern blocks, unifix cubes, Learning Wrap Ups). On Wednesday they had 20 minutes at each zone, but I decided this wasn't quite enough, so I gave them 30 minutes on Thursday. This worked really well for after their morning chores. 

Harold still loves working with his Learn to R.E.A.D Curriculum. And still loves getting to wear his crowns. We had set it aside for awhile and are now starting back up. 

For science we are continuing to learn about light. Last week we focused on reflecting and absorbing light. We took our flashlight into the bathroom (dark room) along with 2 pieces of white paper, a piece of red paper, and a piece of black paper. We placed one of the white sheets against the door with the flashlight up against it, pointing away from it. Then we placed each of the other papers in front of the flashlight, one at a time. We observed how the white light reflected all the light back and we were able to see the first paper more brightly, the black paper absorbed the light, and the red paper reflected the red light making the white paper appear pinkish. 

Then on Friday they draw and wrote in their journals. I did write Harold's information for him.

The highlight of our week was our Sabbath meal on Friday night. We will be learning about and observing different Jewish feasts this year with Creation to the Greeks. The first, to go along with learning about Creation, was the Sabbath. We didn't quite do everything I wanted to, but I was thinking about observing the Sabbath at least once more this year, and adding in some of the aspects we missed out on this time. 

The children decorated Challah bread covers. Tabitha worked with Hannah, while Amelia worked with Harold.

I made the Challah bread, though they did help braid the loaves.

Dinner was delayed a bit because daddy cut his finger on our food processor blade. That in and of itself wouldn't really have delayed it. However, the children decided they needed to make a hospital and take care of poor hurting daddy. He was in such a bad way they had to put him on "life support." I'll be sharing those pictures for this week's Wordless Wednesday.

Anyway, we ended up eating a bit past sundown, and things were a bit more rushed than I would have liked, but it was a nice experience. 

The banana with the cherry on top is the Candlestick Salad.

Daddy blessing the children.

Even though I already wear a covering, Tabitha remembered reading about the mom wearing a white lacy veil during the Sabbath prayers, so she wanted me to wear this white scarf thing she has. I decided it wouldn't hurt anything.

This week we will be learning about Rosh Hashanah. 

Let's take a look at that review schedule:

Last week I posted my reviews of the Charlotte's Web E-Guide from Progeny Press: Digging Into Literature With Progeny Press, and the four books by Carole P. Roman: Engaging and Educational Book by Carole P. Roman. This week I will be posting my reviews for Imagine . . . The Great Flood by Matt Koceich and Let's Go Geography.  Later in the month I will share reviews for Captain Bayley's Heir from Heirloom Audio Productions, and a couple of books from Worthy Publishing. We also the Channie's Easy Peasy Cursive workbook that Hannah has been working in. That review will post in October, as will a review of Super Teacher Worksheets (which we did review a couple of years ago. You can find that review here), and Brinkman Adventures.

Some things I would like to share with you:

Back to School time is here, plus fall is right around the corner (though it feel like fall already). Seems like the perfect time to share my Apple Fun Round Up.

I will be posting  a new Apple Fun Literature and Craft Round Up soon. If you have any posts that focus on apple books (whether it is a book compilation post or a craft based off a book about apples) I would love to include them in my round up. Please just leave me a comment or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page.

Those autumn leaves are starting to fall down. If you are looking for some ideas that focus on fall leaves, I invite you to check out my Fall Leaves All Around Round Up:

And don't miss this great giveaway:

(This is one of the books I reviewed by Carole P. Roman. 
It was a duplicate copy that I was given permission to offer as a giveaway)

Giveaway is open to US residents 18 and up
Ends September 30th, 2017

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 11 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

And here is this week's top clicked on post.

Michelle from Michelle's Romantic Tangle shared What Do You Need?

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

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