Friday, November 30, 2012

unit 15 review {BLHFHG}

Unit 15

Bible verse: 
His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord. 
Matthew 25:21

We jumped right back into our studies on Monday. We talked about the Pioneers coming to New Amsterdam {which would later become New York City}. The name change came when some English war ships came and took over {sent by the Noble Duke of York}.Some ships brought some cows, sheep, and pigs over to New Amsterdam. This made everyone happy because this would mean they would have milk and butter.

This is a game we played with cotton balls {cows}, tape {an island}, and index cards {canoes}. The object was to keep the cows on the island. I took 1 cow at a time off the island by canoe while one of the kids took them back after they were unloaded. We timed this for 1 minute to see if all the cows were on the island or not. And our answer was always.....NOT.

We learned of a little boy named Peter, who took care of his cow, Trinka. Peter loved his cow, but he wasnt happy when she knocked him off into the water when she got spooked getting of the ship. We talked about ice cream, and how that we get milk from cow's to make it.
We actually made our own homemade ice cream. {Except for Nathaniel, he pitched a huge fit, so he was taking a break in his bed for this activity}.

Here's what we did:
*add: 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 t. vanilla, 1T sugar to small ziplock bag, get out extra air, zip and shake
*add: 12 ice cubes and 1/2 cup reg. salt to large ziplock bag and zip
*put smaller bag into larger bag
*wrap the bag into a towel and knead for about 10 minutes, or until the ice cream is "formed"

*and we added some sprinkles and extra sugar in the end*

 We also made "curds and whey".  We didnt get many clumps but the milk def. thickened. No one wanted to taste the curds so we threw them out.

 In learning about Peter and Trinka, we also learned that a lot of cows ate some poisonous weeds and died. Peter loved his cow, Trinka, and was worried that she might get sick and die too. He trusted God for her well being, and God seen fit that she didnt die. The kids made their own cows.

On Friday, we talked more about our Bible verse and actually read the parable of the talents from the Bible, and acted it out. We talked about talents that God gives us, and how that if we use them to glorify God, we will be blessed, just as the first 2 men in the story. And if we dont, we will not be blessed, as the 3rd man {who was called wicked and slothful}.

This is Thomas covering up the penny to show it hidden in the ground.

I forgot to add in our blog post last week that we made some pumpkin spice play dough. They wanted to play with this again this week, so we took a break to create and play.

 We had also picked up some sun catchers at Walmart and they enjoyed painting those this week as well.

 The finished products:

 For storytime, the boys drew their favorite person/part so far in the book. We are reading The Cricket in Times Square. 
 This is Nathaniel's drawing.
 And, once again  Thomas's wont load......ugh. He drew a picture of Chester Cricket in his cage.

 Random images from this week:


We will be traveling to TN this weekend for my husbands work Christmas party. I cant believe today is the last day of  November!! This school year is going by way too fast.

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