Friday, July 24, 2015

My Father's World 1st Grade Week 3 - ABC Scroll

I can't believe we've already completed Week 3!!

MFW 1st Grade has been awesome thus far.  I wanted to share our ABC Scroll with everyone.  Please feel free to ask questions if you have any.

Rainbow finishing up coloring the pictures...

Ladybug wanted to color, too.

Almost done...

We glued together the pages and attached the dowels with Scotch tape.

All ready to Rock n' Roll!
(pun intended)

The Finished Product!
It looks legit to me!

Rainbow wanted to show off her ABC Scroll...she's so proud of it!

She insisted I share this one...for dramatic effect, I'm sure.

Happy Scrolling!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Frozen Inspired Girls Bed

Frozen Inspired Girls Bed

We have recently purchased a DHP Metal Junior Loft Bed for Rainbow and Ladybug's room.  They can be purchased right now here:



Previously, the girls' beds were on opposite sides of the room.  Rainbow's side was blue like Elsa, LadyBug's side was pink like Anna.  The bed would only fit on Rainbow's side of the room, so it's on Elsa's side.  I am going to purchase some smaller Frozen wall decals from Walmart to put around Ladybug's section on the wall underneath the loft.  Maybe these Frozen Peel N' Stick Wall Decals.

Rainbow and Ladybug's room is small - about 120 sq. ft.  We needed to conserve space in a small shared bedroom.  My husband liked the idea of getting bunk beds, but I didn't like the height dangers.  
We compromised on a Junior Loft Bed.

It. Is. Perfect.

Overall, the girls absolutely LOVE this new Frozen Bed.

I'll post when the entire room has been completed.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

MFW 1st Grade - Workboxes

Hello Everyone!  

I have been inspired by others curiosity to share our workbox system for...

My Father's World 1st Grade - Learning God's Story!!

First off, we LOVE our workboxes.  They're colorful and functional - Yay!!
This is the top of my cart for my 1st grader. I use the wire organizer (walmart) for the Teacher Manual and Student Sheets. Before we started, I put the student sheets in page protectors in a binder. It's handy bc I use a paper clip to attach the Four-Square cards and pieces inside a page protector so I don't have to use more ziploc bags.

 The Oh-Snap bin is from Thirty-One...I sell it so I ordered it and added empty toilet paper rolls inside to divide all her supplies.  
I apologize about the messed up print on the bin in the photo above.  The bins for both of my children are monogrammed with their initials so they don't fight over supplies, and I blurred out Rainbow's initial for privacy.

1st drawer (red): Crayons, glue, pencil sharpeners

 2nd drawer (red): 5 min devo book and her Bible 
(how we all start the day on the couch)

3rd drawer (orange): Math worksheets for the day and a cheap-o dry erase board from the Dollar General that I got for $1...seriously!
(for number of the day activity bc I was wasting a lot of paper on it for the first 9 days...haha!)

4th drawer (orange): Math manipulatives for daily lesson work. 
(We start with Math since its her hardest and she's sharpest right off in the morning)

5th drawer (green): Student workbook for LA/Reading

 6th drawer (green): Whatever science book we are in that week...I add supplies usually the night before for exploration day if they fit. 
(It's Thursday and they still haven't made it in...I'm slacking.)

7th drawer (blue): Drawing with Children book and supplies we're using. Right now, we are starting out with crayola markers and skinny sharpies for drawing. After we make it through the semester....she's getting Prismacolor supplies for Christmas (shhh!).

8th drawer (blue): 2 books for Read-Aloud time...they vary. Sometimes I forget and just let them pick from the bookshelf.  
Since its still summer and the local library has a weekly story-time on Tuesday afternoons, we use that day to return books and check out new ones.  Once summer and weekly story-time ends at the library, we'll probably switch it to Friday's exploration day.

9th and 10th drawers (purple): Extra supplies from the curriculum that we don't use every single day or just aren't using in this section of the curriculum.

So that is our system!  We purchased the deluxe edition and are currently in Week 3 of the curriculum and haven't opened the clock, flash cards, or cd yet. 

 Happy Work-boxing!!!