Monday, January 21, 2013

unit 20 review {BLHFHG}

Unit 20
Beyond Little Hearts For His Glory {+ extras}

Unit 20, now that sounds like we are getting somewhere!! We are having lots of fun this year!!


This hand of the diligent shall bear rule:
but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 12:24

We looked up the words diligent, slothful, and tribute on Monday to get a clearer understanding of those. We talked about things the boys think they do in school diligently and things they think they do lazily. We talked about working to be more diligent with our school and chores. We learned how some parents were slothful by not sending wood to school for the children to stay warm back in the colonial days, and the children had to suffer and be cold.

We talked about the schools in the colonial days and even pretended to be a student of that day. The boys stood with their toes on the crack of the floor and I quizzed them on some past geography terms. {They did okay remembering,  not as good I had hoped}.
Back in those days, students wore a dunce hat if they were misbehaving, my boys found one of my photography props and wore it as a dunce hat.
We read a story about a little boy named Percival, who was trying hard to get a reward ribbon at school for good conduct. The boys made their own ribbons for good conduct. 

Percival did get his good conduct ribbon, but to save him and a schoolmate, he gave his ribbon to the Indian Chief, Big Hawk.

 In our history story, it said that Pervical said to Deliverence, his schoolmate to run like rabbits. I called out different animal names and the kids pretended to be those animals. We also read about the differences and similarities of rabbits and hares. 

We finished our mystery book Who Stole The Wizard of Oz this week {thank goodness}. We had picked another mystery book from the library and finished it, it was called The Bald Bandit. The boys loved this book and we were all surprised at the end!! Our next genre is Nonfiction. 
In the mornings we read the book John Billington A Friend of Squanto. The boys kept begging for me to keep reading, I had to drag this one out to last 5 days. They really enjoyed this one too.

My America:
We reviewed the continent, country, state, and city that we live in. We also learned about the American Flag this week.

Health and Science:
We talked about hygiene , minerals and vitamins, protein foods, and energy.

Thomas is learning more shapes {octagon, pentagon, and hexagon}. He is working on roman numerals, and multiplication also. He's moving along with his reading learning about spiders this week. I was really proud of his writing that went along with his swan drawing from last week.

Nathaniel isnt learning anything new, still reviewing. He's enjoying the Bunny Lesson computer work.

I had several {more} pictures to share this week, but for some reason, they are showing up gray again when I upload them. 

 My dad came over and read to the kids. The book he is reading was my favorite childhood book. My kids LOVE their PawPaw.
Hattie has figured out how to slide the chair out from under the table, and climb up to the table to sit.
  We found a gingerbread man to decorate at Aldi's for $1.99. They had fun decorating, but they didnt like the cookie.


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