Friday, October 1, 2010

Week 7

September 27-October 1

My Father's World 1st Days 28-32

The boys had quite a time pretending: the knight versus the gladiator!

For Bible this week, I made a Bible Times costume and Davin thought it was pretty cool!  He also acted out "Jonah and the Whale", which was adorable.  He played outside for quite some time in his costume, running around and having a grand ole' time.  When he finally came in, the costume was covered with grass stains and dirt!  It was pretty cute watching him play outside!  I was thinking about how blessed we are to be able to homeschool, that he can run around pretending in a Bible times costume without another care in the world!  Other Bible things we did:

  • Proverbs 29:11 "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control."  We memorized that and have had plenty of situations to give warning to each other: "Now, don't give full vent to your anger!"

  • Down below is a picture of a Bible Times Map that Davin learned how to draw.  There was a story to go along with it to remember how to draw it, and then a phrase to remember the bodies of water.  It was adapted from The Old Testament Express by Terry Hall.

More cutting practice from a reading activity.

For Science, the topic was "Thunder and Lightning" and this was his narration: "Lots of tiny drops bump into each other in a cloud.  This is the beginning of lightning.  Lightning is made of electricity.  When the electricity leaves the cloud, it makes a spark that shoots towards the ground.  Thunder is made when lightning pushes away air very quickly."  Library books we read:

  • Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind by Cynthia Rylant

  • One Dark Night by Hazel Hutchins

  • Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll by Franklyn M. Branley.  We own this book and really enjoy it.

For Math Davin completed pages 72-85 in the Complete Book of Math and did several lessons in Singapore Math.  Math library books included:

  • Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert

  • Captain Invcincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy

  • A Cloak for the Dreamer by Aileen Friedman

Down below is an activity from the Complete Book of Math, using a Venn Diagram.

For Ambleside Online Year 1 Literature, we read "A lesson of Faith" from Parables from Nature.  I made a separate post that included his narration HERE.  We also read "The Sword of Damocles" from Fifty Famous Stories Retold and here is the narration:

10/1/10 The Sword of Damocles (Greek)

"Once there was a very rich and very powerful king, but he was so mean and cruel that everybody hated him. One day, one of his friends said, “How rich and powerful you are! I would give anything to let me have all of your gifts for a day!” “Then you must have them,” the king announced. The next day they had a party. At a table, everybody cheered and danced. But what was it hanging over his head? A horse string with a sword hanging from it was almost touching him. He felt very frightened that the string would break any minute! The king said, “What is the matter, my friend?” “That sword! That sword!” he said. “I know there is a sword over your head, but why are you afraid? I have a sword over my head all the time,” said the king. “I guess I was mistaken,” said his friend, “that the rich and powerful are not as happy as they seem.”

Other things:

  • Italic Handwriting

  • Sparks Awana verses memory work

  • Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization: Memorized "The Yak" and "Ingenious Little Old Man"

  • Latin's Not so Tough reviewed pages 1-22, what we started several months ago.  Also did page 23 & 24.

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