Saturday, January 12, 2013

unit 19 review {BLHFHG}

Unit 19
Beyond Little Hearts For His Glory {+extras}

We added in some new things this week to use until we finish up Beyond in May.

Both boys:
*Abeka health 1
*Abeka science 2
*Abeka  history/geography 2
*copywork:the weekly Bible verses
*Thomas: Abeka language 2
Here is Thomas opening up his "mail", his new book when it came on Wednesday.


*Nathaniel: The Bunny Lesson {on computer, no bookwork}
Here is Boots {1/2 clothed} doing his lesson

We are also reading 1 story a day from the Chicken Soup for the Kids Soul book. 
Lastly, we have a little prayer bucket with slips of index cards with names written on them of our friends/family. The kids take turns each day picking 1 card without looking. We say a special prayer for that person, during our morning prayer. 
Here are some different shots of our prayer but drawings.

Our Bible verse for this week was 1 John 4:10-11. Sometimes we find it hard to love one another, but this verse tells us that God loved us and sent his son to die for us even though we are unlovable and since God loved us we should love one another. We read in our little book Morning Bells that God can "speak" to us by his written word, the Bible. 

We read of a little girl, Remember Biddle this week. She was a young Puritan girl that lived near Plymoth Rock. Her mother and father were gone for a few days, and left the young girl at home alone. It was close to Thanksgiving Day and Remember wanted to spend that day as a family. She kept busy by cleaning and making soap, but was sad that she had no food to cook for the big feast. An Indian came to capture her, but the newly made soap caught his eye and he took her soap and left her 2 turkeys. Soon after he left, her parents returned. 
This is a "floor" with sand {colored salt} like the one Remember Biddle did after cleaning the floors.

We also talked about the Puritans beliefs about keeping the Sabbath day holy. The children were not allowed to play after the sun had set on Saturday evenings. Their church services were long, the sermon itself was known to be about 3 hours long. The girls/babies sat with their parents in church and the boys sat on the other side. If anyone misbehaved or fell asleep, the tithingman {like a deacon} would get them with a rod.
Our poem this week was titled Monday's Child. We all enjoyed this one. After reading the poem, we figured out what day of the week we were born and "labeled" our days.
 Mondays child is fair of face, {Mommy, Daddy}
Tuesdays child is full of grace, {Nathaniel, Sarah}

Wednesdays child is full of woe, {Hattie}
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living, {Thomas}
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

We are still reading Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?, and they boys are still confused. Its back and forth with lots characters, but we are pressing on until we finish. 
We also started reading another mystery we picked up at the library called The Bald Bandit. They are very interested in this, and Im sure we will be finished in just a few days.

The extra Abeka items we added in are fun for the boys. We dont do any written work on those, I just have the teacher manual and they share the student book and we read 2-3 pages a day and answer questions.

Thomas is learning Roman numerals, reviewing shapes, patterns, multiplication, carrying and borrowing in math.  He's reading the Christian Liberty Nature reader and is enjoying that.  Since, we are adding in the Abeka language book and having to double up lessons to finish in May, I am not making him do the Horizons spelling. 
    This is Thomas's drawing for the week, a swan. He struggles some with his drawing capabilities. It gives him easy to follow, step-by-step directions, but he doubts himself. I've tried to get him to take his time with the coloring, but it always turns out "sloppy". If anyone has any suggestions how to improve this, please leave me a comment!!

Nathaniel is doing measurements {ruler, and liquid}, before/after, and addition in math. He is also doing the Bunny Lesson on the computer and is enjoying that.
Boots working on his writing {Bible verse}.

The boys still do their other daily work, but  these were just the new/exciting things.  
Here is my audience on Monday, waiting for our morning reading/Bible time. Sarah was at preschool.

Sarah started back to preschool this week, boy scouts started back, and we also went back to the gym {I havent been going because we've been extra busy}. Hattie is picking up words and humming songs and has even start to walk fast/run some. 
Sarah had given Hattie a blow pop, and she was enjoying it so much, that I let her keep it. She was a MESS to cean up!!



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