Here is a summary of the K2 3rd Quarter Activities we’ve done from August until October 2013.
BJU Beginnings Lesson for K5: Flying Kites, Fall and Winter: Making a Birdfeeder and a Birdnest
BJU Beginnings K5: Fruits and Vegetables, Plants and Flower Garden; Science Experiment: Learning how the plant’s food and water travels from the stem to the leaves using celery stalks and colored water
BJU Beginnings K5: Extracting grape juice, tasting desert fruit from Bible times: FIGS! Learning about American Indians
Field Trip: Fun in the desert
BJU Beginnings K5: Memory Book and other writing activities
BJU Bible Craft – story of Prodigal son; Telling time and item prices; FILIPINO: Playing “Patintero” and retelling the story “Ang Uwak at ang Pitsel”
BJU K5 Math: Learning about measurements: the liter, gallon and pint; Bar graph of the ages of the Generations of Adam; Learning about fractions (half and whole) using owl craft; Times and Seasons marked by the heavenly bodies
BJU K5 Bible: Dressing up just like in Bible times; Red Sea adventure; Desert Animal – camel craft; Rainbow experiment (using dishwashing liquid, milk and food color)
It’s been a week and half since our family began the Bible in 90 Days Plan and this challenge has certainly been challenging (I am actually a bit behind my own reading) but definitely it has also been very enlightening.
We’ve done a lot of stuff for our study of Genesis and here is the first and most elaborate one so far:
Activity 1: Creation Story: Philippine Style
We originally used this materials for our “Linggo ng Wika” coop activity and we reviewed them again since part of them were from a coop friend’s lessons (he’s in first grade while Allyra is still in K2). Basically, it’s a Filipino version or adaptation of the story of creation. The main material used is felt. I printed the pictures used on sticker photo paper and also backed them up with felt. So we ended up with a giant felt board activity for “The Story of Creation: Pinoy Style.”
Memory Verse: Awit 24:1 “Ang buong daigdig at ang lahat ng naroon, ang may-ari’y si Yahweh na ating Panginoon.”
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it.
And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.”
God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.”
And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.”
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
These were our pics during the Linggo ng Wika Activity:
– Topic: Mga sagisag ng Pilipinas at magagandang tanawin dito
– A lesson, discussion or presentation on national symbols, and on beautiful spots in the Philippines and animals mostly seen in the Philippines
• Output: Gumawa ng maikling panalangin para sa Pilipinas
Awit 24:1 “Ang buong daigdig at ang lahat ng naroon, ang may-ari’y si Yahweh na ating Panginoon.”
Allyra in her Filipino Costume called “Baro’t- Saya”
Preston as a Datu
Perrin as a Magsasaka
Reciting their memory verse in front of a small audience
Working together to tell the Creation Story: Pinoy Style
Allyra explaining about an endangered animal in the Philippines, the “pawikan.”
Here is the Creation: Pinoy Style Script in Tagalog: CREATION
Some possible points of integration to other topics / learning areas include the following:
Day 3: Philippine beautiful land forms and bodies of water
Day 4: sun, moon and stars (3 stars and a sun in the Philippine flag)