Thursday, December 1, 2016

My First Scissors and Kumon Cutting Book Review


Being able to use scissors and cutting paper is something that all kids need to learn.  I was excited to give My First Scissors a try with my 3 year old!  I remember my oldest had so much trouble cutting paper with regular scissors at first, so I was hoping these would help with my youngest.


Here he is patiently waiting to try out the scissors!!




The design of My First Scissors, makes it so easy to pick up and already have them in the right position in their little hands.  There is no need to worry about putting their thumb in a little hole to be able to use the scissors, which makes it so much easier to start using!  My First Scissors are really light.  They will place the paper in between the blades and cut.  The blades are protected by plastic, so there are no worries about them cutting themselves.


Along with the opportunity to try My First Scissors, we were also sent the book Let's Cut Paper from Kumon.  Kumon creates some amazing books for kids!  The pictures in the book are very colorful and exciting to look at for little kids.  They start out very simple for little kids to be able to do.  They do work their way up, but it is so slow, you don't even notice it.


He was able to use the scissors with great ease.  He also wanted to keep going!  I think he would have done the whole book if I would have let him!


You can purchase My First Scissors and Kumon Cutting Skills Books on the Timberdoodle website.  They are also available in the Preschool Curriculum Kit.

Be sure to check out all the other things on their website! 






Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 67-69

Lesson 67 The Korean War


Sgt Reckless the War Horse
by Melissa Higgins


Lesson 68 Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis


Cuba
by Julie Murray


 Lesson 69 The Assassination of President John F Kennedy


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Who shot the President?
by Judy Donnelly



Blessings!!




Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 64-66

Lesson 64 Formation of Isreal


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Israel
by Julie Murray

Lesson 65 Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa
by John Barraclough

Lesson 66 Formation of the People's Republic of China


China
by Julie Murray



Blessings!!



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 61-63

Lesson 61 & 62 World War II


R is for Rosie the Riveter
by Frances Carter





US Army by the Numbers
by Lisa Simons

Lesson 63


The Fall of the Berlin Wall
by Joeming Dunn




Blessings!!




Monday, June 20, 2016

World Geography Monday: Greenland



This week our travels bring us to Greenland!

Here are some things that we learned this week:

1.  Over 85% of Greenland is covered in a thick sheet of ice all year long.

2.  It is the largest island in the world.

3.  Fishing is the major industry of Greenland.


We also added these books and DVD to our study.  You can go HERE to see the other books that we use.


The Raven's Gift
by Kelly Dupre

Greenland World's Largest Island
by Joanne Mattern

Whalers in Greenland developed scrimshaws to record stories and observations they wanted to remember.  They made these scrimshaws in ivory.  We carved in soap!


Carving out of soap!!









Stay tuned for next weeks adventures as we travel to Columbia!!





Blessings!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 58-60

Lesson 58 The Spanish Civil War

Here is a link to our Pablo Picasso study!


Lesson 59 & 60 World War II


Winston Churchill
by Sarah Ridley


Pearl Harbor
by Tamara Britton

We also watched the movies "Where the Red Fern Grows" 1 & 2.  #2 starts with the end of World War 2



Blessings!!


Monday, June 13, 2016

World Geography Monday: Caribbean Islands and the Bahamas



This week our travels bring us to Caribbean Islands and the Bahamas!

Here are some things that we learned this week:

1.  There are about 700 islands that make up the Bahamas.

2.  More than 5 million people come to the Bahamas to vacation yearly.



We also added these books and DVD to our study.  You can go HERE to see the other books that we use.


Windward Islands
by Tamra Orr

Leeward Islands
by Lisa Kozleski

Both of these books we just looked at the pictures.


Trinidad and Tobago
by Romel Hernandez

The Bahamas
by Martin Hintz

Both of these books we just looked at the pictures.


Caribbean Islands Facts & Figures
by Romel Hernandez

Captian Jon's Shark Safari DVD

The book we just looked at the pictures.


Leo rendition of the Hope Town Lighthouse on Abaco Bahamas.

Caribbean Banana Fritters!!






Stay tuned for next weeks adventures as we travel to Greenland!





Blessings!!