Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Father's World-K Snack Ideas

Helping out in the kitchen has been a fun and important part of learning with Em. She really enjoys it. It is also a great way for me to integrate math, reading, following instructions, and also basic and kid-friendly kitchen skills. Some snacks we prepared are also useful in reinforcing the lessons for each unit. 

We are one unit away from finishing Kindergarten!! Yay!! We didn't get to prepare snacks for each unit but I'm planning on having a Snacks Day and update this post once we get to do it.

 Unit 1: Sun


 Unit 2: Moon
We made a moon cake using the recipe from My Father's World Teacher's Manual. 

 The phases of the moon:

Unit 4: Apple
This is my very first time making an appe pie. I would say not bad for the first attempt. Since then, Em's been requesting to make one when there's a holiday or special occasion. We used the recipe from the book How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (one of Em's favorite books).

 Unit 5: Nest
Bird on a nest using pretzel sticks, cereal, nutella and peeps candy.

Unit 6: Turtle
This one turned out really cute. (I didn't let Em eat the turtle's head since I used sharpies to draw its eyes and mouth.)

Unit 8: Dinosaur

Unit 9: Octopus

Unit 11: Insect
Honey sandwich

Mango yogurt with honey

Unit 13: Cow
We made butter using the recipe from the Teacher's Manual. It took a long time for the butter to form, we had to ask Daddy to have a little workout by shaking the bottle vigorously. :)

The finished product. We enjoyed it with some crackers. 

Unit 18: Zebra
We made Zebra pudding using the recipe from the Teacher's Manual.

Unit 24: Vegetables
I used this opportunity to have Em try a new vegetable (turnip) but she just took few bites- she said she doesn't like it. On the other hand, cucumbers has always been Em and Z's favorite.

With each bite, Z would show me the cucumber and said "Boat", and then "shark!". I don't see it though..hehe. 

Mean Green Juice using kale, celery, green apples, ginger and lemon.
Juicing has been a part of our weekly menu plan. (Since I have limited skills in cooking veggies, this has been a great way to incorporate veggies in our family's diet.)

Unit 26: Yellow
Rainbow Fruit Salad

Z yelled "mine!" when he saw the fruits. Em wanted to make another rainbow but we ran out of strawberries. She ended up eating Z's leftover.

There are tons of snack ideas online but I tried to stick to ideas that are easy to prepare and simple enough for Em to make. :) And also, Em is allergic to peanuts and Z is allergic to almost everything so our snacks need to be allergen-free.


Friday, February 14, 2014

'Love Day' 2014

Today, we took a break from our lesson from My Father's World- K and we had a mini-lesson on Love. Our Bible reading and devotion is from 
1 John 4:7-11:

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; 
and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 
By this the love of God was manifested in us, 
that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world 
so that we might live through Him. 
In this is love, not that we loved God, 
but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 
 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."

She then asked "Mommy, what is propitiation!?" (she couldn't pronounce it properly). She's been learning about Old Testament sacrifices in Sunday School so I told her that propitiation is the same as sacrifice. Jesus is the sacrifice for our sins- that He paid for our sins.

I also read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; 
love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; 
it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

I told her that since God is love, God is also kind, patient, and slow to anger, etc. God is holy and He hates sin. That we need to be like God, and that we show we are in God when we act in love. Also, that she needs Jesus to help her love her brother. As for Daddy and Mommy, one way that we show her our love is when we discipline her- because we don't rejoice in her sin (unrighteousness). 

I also mentioned that we don't believe in Valentine as the saint of love. We believe in God as the God of love. That Jesus came on earth and died on the cross because He loves us. Jesus is the greatest gift from God! She then said "then, let's call this day 'LOVE DAY'!" I said "that's a good idea but Love Day should be every day". Shen then responded "I like that, Love Day every day and we can have a party every day!" lol... I then added that having Love Day every day does not mean party, it means that we love God and others every day.

Oh, by the way, she also told me about her watching the TV and there were hearts on the Roku background/homepage. But then she said Daddy told her not to tell me about it because I am going to be too excited about Valentines Day! lol on silly Daddy! :)

Oh well, below are the crafts and activities for our Love Day.

We made this one yesterday:

 Listen and Color Page          Cut and Paste Bible Verse

 Bible Verse Handwriting Page and Cuisinaire Rods heart. We used the V page from the Cuisinare Rods Alphabet Book.

Z cried because he didn't want Em to use the blue rods.  

Em's finished worksheets:

A Love Day card for Daddy :) 

More hearts:

 He was trying to copy Ate, he said "Mommy, look! Triangle!"

 Z seriously working on his sheets:

 He knows his colors! yay!

 Pizza making

Em's and Z's gift for Mommy. Ok, the green sculpture doesn't look like pizza but Z said it's pizza! 

Snack Time: Pancake with her favorite Nutella.

Praise God for this beautiful day! God is love! 

Oh, by the way, this was Em ready for church on Feb. 14, 2010 (She's 1.5 years old):

Em at Sunday School:

We kept this craft she colored that day:

Printables from:
Valentines Day Printables by homeschoolcreations

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