Monday, September 22, 2008

bad blogger

i am so bad. i haven't read a single blog or hardly looked at my own in forever!! last week i was sick and i just hung out on the couch all week. (and the computer is not there or i would have checked in on my blog buddies!) and of course i'm supposed to be teaching monkey kindergarten. we got through one week then i got sick so i had to put that on hold. but today i'm back in full force. hope to catch up on all my blogs today and tomorrow. so be on the lookout for some comments!!

the first week of school was a blast for monkey and i. the curriculium i am using is called My Father's World and the first 2 weeks is all about teaching them the creation story. Genesis 1-2. they give you all kinds of cute ideas but i found one that i LOVED on their website. Monkey has been bugging me for a fish forever! he even drew pictures of them and named them. so we decided to use the idea to teach the story of creation by using a fish tank. sooo cool!! here is what we did...

1st day - God created the heaven and the earth
we set up the tank. it is a cheap plastic one (i'm hoping he will get tired of them and i can throw it away!) so there was not a lot of set up. but he was still super excited!

2nd day - God said Let there be a great expanse of air to divide the waters below from the waters above.
we added the water. now he's getting really excited!

3rd day - And God called the dry land “earth”; and the gathering together of the waters He called “seas”:Then God said, “Let the earth produce grass, and herbs, and fruit trees. in goes the gravel and the plant.

4th day - God made two great lights; the sun to rule by day and the moon to rule by night. He also made the stars. this tank doesn't have a light so we put the filter in instead!

5th day - God created great whales and everything that moves in the water, and winged animals. oh man. this was a super fun day! we took the dog with us to pet smart and she was freaking out. in a good way. i was trying to hold on to her and help the boys pick out their fish. it was crazy! monkey got 2 and big c got 1.

6th day - Then God said, “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” yep, that's our pirate Adam.

7th day - God rested.



this was a super fun project and he remembers everything about it!! and it seems like the boys are not the only one's who are enjoying our new additions....

10 comments:

Melek said...

i love love love this post!!! Monkey 'resting' on day 7 cracked me up. and the pirate too... of COURSE he had to get a pirate.

awesome lesson!

SuperCoolMom said...

Great idea! You know you are not going to be able to get rid of those fish until they die. You will be feeding them, long after monkey is tired of them. LOL!

LOVE Mel's "new" glamour shots profile pic! Hahahaha!

Femme au Foyer said...

Wow---that is so, so creative of you! I willhave to remember that project when Little Husband gets bigger.

oyer said...

Ok, I love this, you know I need to know where you got that, we need that for the pre-school class. Do tell me:o) pretty pleaseeeee

Paintball0599 said...

cool fish! Tell mikey I want to see them the next time I come over oh yeah I posted something new on my blog.

kari said...

So if Adam is a pirate, what does that make Eve?? :-)

Betty said...

Hi Kay,

I am glad you are feeling better. Sorry you have been sick. Monkey looks like he is having a good time with his learning experiment.

You haven't commented on my blog in ages. I hope you can get around to visiting me soon. If you do, please comment so I'll know you have been there. I have a new look on my blog, and I'm enjoying it.

Betty said...

Me again. I just noticed you have a new look on your blog, too. Very nice.

Crazymamaof6 said...

awesome! i love the picture of the cat watching.

Susie said...

Now that is one great lesson! I bet he remembers this one forever. Great job mom!!!!! That last picture of him is absolutely priceless--especially when you think about the image of Who he was created in--so cool and poetic at the same time....
Oh, and the kitty staring at the fish? AWESOME!!!!