Friday, December 3, 2010

Elementary School Roundup

And the 2nd Elementary School Round Up is here.  None too soon, as I have a lot of pictures . . .

Our focus has mainly been to get a little bit of school in each day and give meaning to our recent and future celebrations.

First things first . . . big news!  Asher lost 2 teeth this week!

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  • creating ears of corn

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Christmas preparations

  • snowman coloring from 1+1+1=1 (there are tons of other great pintables on the page I linked to.)

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  • playing with beads

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  • Do-A-Dot Christmas Tree ABC’s . . . an Advent activity

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. . . which leads me to Advent.  This is the first year we have really ever paid much attention to Advent.  I kind of always thought it was a denominational thing.  But then a bunch of ya’ll were doing all of these blog posts about Advent and I thought I would look into it.  HOURS later . . . and with a HUGE pile of pintables to prove it . . . we are doing Advent.  I am LOVING the concept of the Jesse Tree . . . as a family we are essentially going through the Bible (minus 90 days and thousands of words), learning about Jesus’ lineage.  Very cool.

My resources include: 

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  • reading to brothers while Mom finishes the final preparations to leave for MIL’s house

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  • cuddling with Naomi

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  • Exercising on the rebounder

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What has been going on in your school room – and if you don’t have a blog to link up with . . . leave a comment and tell me what your family did in the Learning Room!


  1. Write a blog post about your elementary aged child(ren), first through fifth grade, comprising the activities you did the prior two weeks.  You can include pictures, bullet points, tools used, learning gained, God moments, etc.
  2. Be sure to include a link back to my blog.  By doing so, other like-minded readers can hang out in a central location if they are looking for Elementary School ideas.   Publish your post and then head back to my site. 
  3. Provide the exact link (URL) of the Elementary Round-UP blog post you wrote, not your blog’s home address, through the provided MckLinky.
  4. Optional:  For now, I would love it if you grabbed my blog button over on the side.  At some point, I may get creative and create a button specific to this meme . . .
  5. You can combine this with other meme’s if that helps you to save time (as long as it is OK with the other blog owner). 

BIG IMPORTANT HEART MOMENT:  This isn’t a blog post to WOW other moms . . . the point of this is to help YOU document on YOUR blog what you and your child(ren) are learning.  My link-up is only to provide some accountability.  I won’t come and leave nasty comments on your blog if you don’t link up. 

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