Friday, September 16, 2011

1850-Modern Week 2






Highlights
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Our Hymn for this week is: What A Friend We Have in Jesus

It's been such a blessing!


In Bible, we are studying a variety of verses including 1 John, Colossians and John 1.
  We are using the book, A Young Person's Guide to Knowing God, this year.

I love the stories... especially the one that drove the point home that
we belong to God twice-- He created us and bought us back!

Our first Memory Verse is: 1 John 3:1

Behold, what manner of love the Father 
hath bestowed upon us, 
that we should be called the sons of God: 
therefore the world knoweth us not, 
because it knew him not.

What is great about this verse is we already sing a song about it at church.  
We really only had to memorize the last part because we knew the first part!

My illustration for the second part was this:

If a large group of adults and children were all mixed up together,
they would have a hard time determining which children belonged to which parents.

But if Karl and I were in the group and their siblings were also in the group,
they would recognize their siblings because they all have the same parents-- us!

As children of God, we "know" each other because we have the same, perfect,
holy Heavenly Father.


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In History,

we finished up learning the states and I have to say how impressed I am!

Here are the pretests I gave them before we first started school.
 Elijah's...


Here is Charlotte's...


They both knew a little less than half of the states.

This week we plugged along with the state cards...





They enjoyed playing States rummy until we added the middle states.
Then it got kinda confusing!

They finished up adding the state postal codes to their maps...




Today was the big "test" day!

So impressed!
They both got 100%.
Here is Charlotte's


And Elijah's...



So excited!

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In Science (5th grade), we did do the experiment from last week with chemical changes
and milk proteins.


This lovely mixture is warm milk, food coloring, and vinegar.


I didn't have any pantyhose and the Dollar Tree was closed.
Papa had cheese cloth-- perfect!



This is the draining of our byproduct...


Here is the E man working hard on his science notes.


All drained!

He asked for gloves... he said it looked disgusting ;)




I don't know what happened to my cookie cutters??!!

But I had some bento box making supplies and used a flower shaper/cutter thingy.
It was fine :)


They LOOKED tasty... everyone kept thinking they were something to eat.

But one whiff... um, no.




Charlotte and Elijah have both started Writing Strands.

And they are plugging along in Math and English.

I think that about sums up the week.

Having these highlights "premade" is working out very nicely!!












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7 comments:

Monica said...

Your maps look great. I'm still trying to remember all the states. Thanks for sharing and linking up.

toshowthemjesus.com said...

That's so great that they learned all the states! The science experiment looks fun but gross:)

Shawon said...

Hello my 1850-Modern Times comrade:) My daughter thought the same thing about our gooey substance-funny! We are rolling into week five this week, but I'm posting a week behind. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing!

lisaplus6 said...

what a GREAT job with the states tests!!! it looks like it was a wonderful week!!!!

Michelle said...

So neat to see what I have to look forward to with MFW! Love the detail that you share and also your illustration on 1 John 3:1. Love your premade idea, but I couldn't do it. It overwhelms me to have so many posts (I think it stems from my Crew review days) so I like to have only a few posts started. . . but I like that it works for you. =) Loved your weekly update!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

nana and papa are the best! and i suppose there was no food color that could made that science concoction look appealing?

Katie @ Imperfect People said...

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