Monday, September 21, 2009

Adventures in My Fathers world week 3

last week was so great!. I am really loving this curriculum and homeschool in general. I am so glad God is confirming our decision to homeschool and our choice of curriculum. This week was all about Jamestown and Captain John Smith and more Science with air. We finished up a book about John Smith and then started Squanto and finished that book this weekend. Now we can fit in more fun books for week 4 since we are ahead in our reading.

our science game with air to move a piece of paper, we raced several times and this actually kept Keely Busy for quite some time.
In Bible we learned that we are to be like Jesus and talked about WWJD and made a necklace with a kit Molly got for her birthday (thanks Ruth and Miriam)
here we learned that air can hold things in place, even upside down like this cup full of water covered with cardboard. Molly was pretty impressed when the cardboard held in place.
we learned how the people in Jamestown mostly had corn to eat and made corn bread, so we made some that night for supper to go with our chilli on baked potatos
Molly decided she really dosen't like cornbread because it wasn't sweet enough. I said be glad you don't have to eat it all the time like the people in Jamestown did.
Also in Bible class this week we made a sun catcher for the window using crayon shavings with the name of JESUS on it. Keely thought it was fun to blow on the shavings and have them all go flying
This was a little craft I threw in that I found in a book from the library, it's a Jamestown house, but it really was a little dificult and messy.
Keely with one of her new educational toys - she actually played with this one for a while and was able to stack it easily.

Last weekend we took Molly's ships from week 3 and sailed them on the Wisconsin River from Council Grounds State Park, but the water wasn't moving much and we didn't really see them go far. Next week in Native Americans and Molly is excited she is already planning on being Pocohontas for the Halejuah Ho Down this year.

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