Sunday, October 17, 2010

Week 9

October 11-17

MFW 1st Days 38-42

  • Bible:  Our Proverb to memorize was:

"The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful." Proverbs 12.22.

    • We made a timeline and I told Davin that BC stands for before Christ and AD comes from the Latin Anno Domini and means the years after Jesus was born.  Throughout the rest of the year we will put pictures on the timeline as we read different Bible stories; such as Adam and Eve, the flood, etc.

    • I also read about the first day of creation, Davin read from his Bible Reader, and Davin started the first page in his "Bible Notebook".  He drew a line down the middle of the page and colored the right half black, representing "day" and "night."

    • For AWANA, Davin worked on memorizing 2 verses: Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, With all your soul, And with all your strength.  Psalm 96:2 "Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation From day to day."

    • Each day, Davin independently reads a passage from the Old Testament and New Testament.

  • Math:  Worked on finishing up the first book of Saxon 1.  He completed 13 pages this week.

    • It's pretty adorable how he drew the socks in the picture below.  He made a design on each of them.

Here he's working on a tangram, using wooden pattern blocks.

  • History:  We read Chapters 1 and 2 in Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall.

Here are the narrations:

Chapter 1: The Stories of Albion and Brutus

"There once was a king named Neptune. He was ruler of the oceans. Neptune had many sons. The one he loved most was Albion. Each time when one of his sons grew old enough, he owned an island. When Albion was old enough to have his own island, they could not find which one to choose. A beautiful mermaid came. She had sparkling blue eyes. She had golden hair. She said, “Let Albion come to my island. It has sparkling green grass and nice yellow sand.” Albion's parents thought of this and said, “Where is this island?” “Follow me,” the mermaid said. Everybody swam all of the way to the island. Albion lived on the island for many years. He was killed in a battle with the hero Hercules. Still, the parents looked after his island, which was called after Albion. Soon, a prince named Brutus approached the island. He called the island Britain and sometimes Brittania. This is the story of Albion and Brutus."

Chapter 2: The Coming of the Romans

"Long after Albion and Brutus, there were people named the Romans. The Romans were very powerful. They were so powerful that they called themselves kings. The one thing about them was that they were also very greedy. Whenever they heard of new land, they wanted it so they could call it part of the Roman Empire. When they heard about the little island, they came to conquer it, but people called the Britains owned the island. They somehow heard that the Romans were coming and came to battle them. Now this island had cliffs and the Romans saw that it was easy for the Britains to dart them on top of the cliff; so they left. Some Romans, known as sailors, were in chains. They had to defeat the island. When they arrived, the Britains were ready to ambush them. The Britains were so trained that they knew how to train their horses to run forward and attack."

  • Literature:

    • We read "The Tortoise and the Ducks" from Aesops Fables.

      • Narration:"The Tortoise, you know, had his home on his back. He was so lazy that he did not even go to a wedding and he wished he had goed to that wedding. One day he saw some ducks. The ducks said, “Would you like us to give you a ride, Tortoise?” He said, “Oh yes, please!” “Bite this stick, but do not talk or you'll be sorry.” And he went off. As they were flying, a crow came along and said, “Why this must be the king of the tortoises!” “It is,” said the Tortoise, but as soon as he opened his mouth to say those words, he fell; crashing into pieces."

    • We also read "How the Whale Got His Throat" from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. Here he is enjoying reading the story:

Here is his comic-style illustration of the story.  I was so impressed by his creativity!:

  • Poetry:

    • Robert Lous Stevenson's Garden of Verses: "A Thought", "At the Seaside", "Young Night Thought", and "Whole Duty of Children."

    • Worked on the 4th stanza of "My Shadow" (part of the level 1 poems in Linguistic Dev. Through Poetry Memorization)

  • Latin:  We started Song School Latin and I really think that we'll learn a lot from this book!  Singing songs is a great way to retain information and is fun for all of the children.  Even little Quinnlyn rocked to the music.  It was so cute!

    • Vocabulary learned:  salve=hello, vale=goodbye, magistra=teacher, discupili=student

  • Music: Davin has taken an interest in the piano and really wanted to learn how to play "Holy, Holy, Holy", the hymn we have studied.  I just love that every time he hears that on the radio he gets excited and says, "Mama, that's our hymn!"  So, I drew some sheet music for him of the songs "Holy, Holy, Holy" and "Jesus Loves Me".

  • Science: The topic this week was "The Beach and Waves", so we read about it in Things Outdoors, of course.

Here is Davin working on his illustration, and Dori working diligently as well.

Here's the narration:  "If you look closely at the sand, you will see that it is made up of tiny pebbles.  Sometimes you will see things that look like sand worms.  They eat the sand and pass it out.  When the tide comes in, it leaves seaweed.  Waves are made up of wind.  Waves sometimes break through high edges and leave a tunnel.  Years later, the water breaks through the other end of the tunnel.  Soon, the middle top breaks and leaves a tunnel we call an arch."

  • Reading:  Here's a drawing he did for a Reading exercise.

And now for some cute pictures of Quinnlyn playing the piano:

Here's Dorian coloring in his Thomas coloring book:

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