Friday, February 11, 2011

Homeschool Wrap Up....Valentine's Day

This week we have focused on Valentine's Day.  Mei Mei is still on vacation, so we have had some extra fun at the house. 
1. Valentine collages.  The heart template was from DLTK's site. You can click here for the directions.
Girls cut up pieces of red and pink paper. You could tear it instead,
but I wanted them to have scissor practice.

Mei Mei gluing her pieces to the heart-shaped outline.

Jie Jie gluing hers.

After they finished we cut them out and glued them onto colored
paper to give away to some special people. 
2. Valentine Cookies!

The girls LOVE to bake with me. So, we made pink heart
sugar cookies. We just added pink food coloring
to the dough to make it pink.
Quite the team, aren't they?
We worked on the other school things, too. Numbers, letters, speaking, writing...still plodding away. Not always seeing improvements, but know (or believe) that one day counting will all make sense to Jie Jie. =)

Bible: I've been teaching them both the Lord's Prayer. We are working on the sign language so that Matthea can memorize it as well. Once we get it all down, I'll post a video of them. They really are doing well with this. =)

On Monday Mei Mei starts half days at the local Chinese school. We've cut her back from full day to half for two reasons. 
1. They have a mandatory 2-hour nap. Which equals late nights for all of us. 
2. We are hoping to put her in the Christian School next fall, so I want to make sure she is up on all her English language work.  So, she gets a homeschool lesson in the afternoons.

Other News:
I just found out about a fun book giveaway that is easy. Many of you already know Amy, at The Green Bathtub.  If you don't, you need to go and meet her. She's great! She is giving away the book Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry. Click here to enter,

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A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Happy Valentine's Day in advance. Those cookies look good! You have such lovely daughters, MaDonna. I have Matthea's painting up on my bulletin board and it always makes me smile.

Thanks for spreading the word about the contest for Sara's book. And thanks for entering, too!


Renee Ann said...

Your girls are lovely! I only recently began visiting your blog, but it's a fun place. Blessings!

Teecy said...

I love that picture of the girls sweet!
And I really like your blogging schedule...keeps it predictable. Has that helped you stay on track and consistent?

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love your Valentine's celebration! It looks like a good time was had by all. :)

My daughter is learning sign language for a high school project. :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss madonna! wow it looks so fun doing those cut out paper valentines and making pink cookies.
i hope all of you had a really happy valentine day.
...smiles from lenny :)

MaDonna Maurer said...

Amy, thanks!

Renee, welcome...glad you stopped by!

Teecy, that is so funny that you should ask about the schedule b/c I'm thinking about scraping it...I'm breaking for this week or at least for a another day...we'll see. Feeling like the creative juices is cut b/c of the schedule...

Sharon, thanks so much. If you daughter hasn't found it yet this website is just great. They have videos to demonstrate each sign. LOVE it.

Lenny, so glad you came by. Love looking at your blog. You always have sunshine over there!

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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