Friday, December 7, 2012

unit 16 review {BLHFHG}

Unit 16

Bible verse:
The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
beholding the evil and the good.
Proverbs 15:3

 Our Bible verse this week was easy for the boys to understand. The Lord knows all things, and see's all things. When we do good or evil, God always knows. Also, God has a plan for our lives, and he shields us.

This week in History was a little sad/scary for the boys. We first talked about the death of the  "cool" Indian chief, Chief Massasoit. He was the chief that made the peace treaty with the Pilgrims 50 years earlier, and also the one that was on his death bed and the Pilgrims nursed him well again. When he died, his son became chief, and died soon after. Next in line, was his other son, Philip. This was bad news for the Pilgrims because Philip hated the Pilgrims and declared war on them. The Indians would hide in the forest and wait on the colonist men to leave their homes, and then they would take the women and children and burn the houses. They destroyed a lot of homes and lives.

This is Thomas and Nathaniel playing like Indians and Pilgrims. The Indian would try to steal the women and children and the Pilgrims would try to "catch" them.

*please excuse our "messy" house, it is what it is, right?*

 The boys made "blankets" that the Indians like to get in trade for their furs. We learned how that the Indians felt cheated out of their trades because the items they got in the trade for land were going bad. The land was more valuable than the blankets, buttons, beads, breads, and knives that they were getting. We have decided that this is where the term "Indian giver" was started. The Indians started war to get their land back.

We read about two little girls, Prudence and Endurance, who lived near an Indian tribe. One day their parents left the 2 girls alone while they went to the nearby village. The girls were small, but brave. They jumped in a potato pit, and scared away the Indians with their lanterns.

In science we talked about the sense of sight. We learned the different parts of the eye, and even watched each others pupils get smaller and bigger. Thomas drew and labeled an eye for me.

This is our last week of our fantasy story, The Cricket in Times Square. This has been my least favorite story so far, but the boys seemed to enjoy it quite well. I asked the boys to draw a picture of the city and the country for me to show me where Chester Cricket came from and where he went. Nathaniel was running a fever, so he opted out. Thomas said he didn't really want  to draw it, but since I wanted him to he would. He is my pleaser. The left is the country and the right is the city. {We forgot to label this}.

  Next week, we will start our mystery book.

Thomas started the book  Prairie School this week. He is enjoying this book, but I can tell the words are starting to get a little more challenging. The little boy in the story doesn't want to do "schooling".  Thomas can relate to this since he "thinks" that he doesn't want to do his "schooling".

 Thomas worked on drawing this dog for his writing this week. I'm trying to get him to work on taking his time and coloring slower and putting more of an effort into his work. He's trying to work on his hand writing as well.

I am so proud of Nathaniel, this week he finally "gets" the number families and can recognize and say 2 digit numbers correctly. Here is Nathaniel working on his adding with blocks.

Hattie loves to color, I sat her in her booster and let her color away. She ate a crayon, but had a great time coloring.
  We had a busy week with doctor appts and time visiting family and we didnt get around to all of our extra "to do's" this week with Heart of Dakota. Hopefully next week will be a little less hectic for us. I hope you have a great weekend!!

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