Friday, March 1, 2013

unit 26 review {BLHFHG}

Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory {+extras}

Bible Verse:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Galations 5:22-23

The boys had fun trying to remember these verses and all the "fruits". They would earn money everyday for the ones they could remember. It usually went something like: "joy, love, peace,, and long living and we cant remember anymore"
We listened to the song that corresponded to this verse when we were in the van.

This week we focused on George Washington becoming the first President of the United States. He lived in New York City. Later, a house was built in Washington D.C. The house was painted white after the British tried to burn it, and the people started calling it the "white house".
We read a story about a young man named Nathan who rode his horse to New York city to see George Washington become President. When the President was sworn in, the city celebrated. Then, the President went to St. Paul's chapel to pray for help with the job he had to do.
We practiced saying the Pledge of Allegiance. They boys still say a few words wrong, but they enjoyed this activity.

We also added the 1st President to our timeline.

We found New York City on a map, as well as Washington D.C.  We looked at a map of what the US looked like back then and talked about how that Washington D.C. was near the center of the US at that time when the White House was built.  

We learned that horses are measured in "hands". The average horse is 15 hands tall. We measured 15 hands {60"} on the wall.

The boys also "rode" horses.

 We ran out of milk for the science experiment with fireworks. Once I told the boys the experiment, they decided that they didn't want to do it since they had already seen this same thing last summer at Bible school.

We are still reading our humor book, Mr. Popper's Penguins. The boys are loving this book!! One day while reading, the boys would hold their bellies and say "ha ha" when they thought something was funny. We talked about "cause and effect" , and the Godly character trait, JOY again with this book. Thomas also drew his favorite part of this story so far.
Captain Cook is dragging Mr. Popper down 3 flights of stairs.

Thomas finished up his Christian Liberty reader this week. He also started his new book, Tornado. So far, he is really enjoying this book.
Here is Thomas taking his math test.
Nathaniel is pressing on with his math and phonics and is very  ready for school to be OVER.

We talked about insects, and their 3 body parts again.  The boys had fun naming insects and non insects.
In Abeka history, we talked more about the Separatists. We enjoyed looking at pictures of the Mayflower and "scenes" of what it may have looked like on the boat.
In the health part of Abeka, we talked about playground safety.

Extra pictures:
Sarah wearing her brother's boy scout hat.

    And being a butterfly.
  And my baby girl, Hattie, playing with her baby doll.
 She will be 19 months old this weekend. I dont know where the time has gone.
 We stopped by the Dollar Tree to stock our school store again. I also found some other school related things that we "needed".  I always something I think we "need". =)

Here are the kids playing a math game I found on Pinterest after our $ Tree trip. My "love to be naked" kids again.
 Here is Thomas trying to get 25 cent first!!


  1. Gabby really enjoyed Tornado as well. :) Great pics!

  2. What a fun week you had. We all loved Mr Popper's Penguins when the kids were young.

    I just read a book to my daughter's 1st grade class (she teaches at-risk kids) about George Washington. It's called, The House that George Built. Not only did we learn about the White House, we had fun with rhyme.



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