Friday, March 8, 2013

unit 27 review {BLHFHG}

Unit 27 Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory + extras

Bible verse:
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: 
and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luke 16:10

We talked about the words trustworthy, faithful, dishonest, and unjust and what they meant. The boys named some small things they could be trusted with: making beds, following directions without getting distracted, and helping with brother/sisters. We then talked about how working hard at these tasks will lead to being trusted and given bigger tasks as they get older. We also read the story of the boy who cried "wolf" in our Abeka reader. We talked about how one little lie leads to more and more lies.

We are still studying about our first President, George Washington.
We read a story about a little girl named Betsy this week. She was from Salisbury, NC which we found to be really neat because that is really close to where we live. George Washington was coming to Salisbury and there was going to be a parade in his honor. Betsy was really excited because she was going to be a flower girl in the parade. She had a beautiful dress that she would wear, and she just loved looking at it. Her mother brought her some not so happy news.......she wasnt going to be able to be in the parade. Her mother had to go away to tend to her sick aunt, and she {Betsy} had to stay at home to take care of her grandmother who couldnt be left alone. Betsy was sad, really sad with this news, but she obeyed her mother and didnt grumble or complain. While Betsy was working on her sampler and imagining what the parade would be like, she had a visitor.  She fixed cornbread and milk for her visitor, and told him about how she had wanted to be in the parade, but her plans didnt work out. Betsy's visitor was very pleased with the meal, and before leaving revealed that his name was........George Washington!!

Here is our homemade cornbread, and yes, this was my first time making cornbread!! *recipe at bottom*

We learned about how much George Washington loved the land, and the animals that he had. He also loved people, and love to be a "cheerful" giver. He fed the needy corn and fish. He also made sure that the animals he had were taken good care of. We pretended that our living room was a farm, and the boys had "jobs" on the farm tending to the animals and the land. By the time they were done, they both were saying how hard of a job it would be to really have all that work to do.

 We also learned that George Washington lived in Mount Vernon after his Presidency. He loved the land and took very good care of it.
I read directions aloud to the boys describing where George Washington lived at Mount Vernon. I made the boys sit apart from each other so we could compare their drawings when they were finished.

We read about George Washington sharing  herring to the hungry people. 
Some facts we learned:
*herring live in the North Atlantic Ocean
*they swim in schools
*they grow to be 17" long
*they are nicknamed "sawbellies"

I described to the boys what a herring looked like, and Thomas drew as I read the description. Then he colored and painted according the my directions. {Nathaniel decided that he would opt out this time.}

We are still reading our humor book, Mr. Popper's Penguins. We are all enjoying this book still, and look forward to the next chapter every day. We talked about the differences between something that is silly, and realistic humor. And we talked about the importance of humor being used in an appropriate way. We are still talking about cause and effect, and we made a list of cause---->effects of one day's readings.

We talked more about the Godly character trait: JOY.  In the chapter we read that day, the Popper's didn't have money, but they didn't let that depress them. Instead, they decided to let the penguins put on a performing act to make them some money. They never seemed sad or worried at all =)


This week we talked about safety during a storm. 

We talked about baby insects, and bees. We found it interesteing how that bees keep cool in the summer by acting like a "fan". Some of the bees stand at a door of the hive and fan thier wings back and forth to cool the air and a few other bees stand at another door and fan out the hot air. They also keep cool in the winter by "snuggling" together, just like we do in our family!!

We read more about the Separatist, and then about American Indians. We learned about different Indian tribes and where they lived, and all about the different houses they built. 

Thomas finished another Emerging Reader book this week: Tornado. He really enjoyed this book a lot. He's excited about his book next week to call Animal Adventures. 

Nathaniel worked hard this week to get his work finished. He did get sick at the beginning of the week, but pressed on and with a 104* fever, still finished his school work. 

The boys are excited because on Saturday they are going to take their 4 wheelers to Carolina Adventure World to ride!! They got new, well new to them, helmets and are ready for the trip.

I bought some Bendaroos last week from Amazon. Thomas, Sarah and I played with them some. 

Sarah had spring pictures made at preschool this week.

And I caught a picture of Sarah and daddy taking a nap on the couch.

Here's a few more, I snapped this week......

And before I end with recipe of the homemade cornbread, I wanted to share that I made a facebook page for our homeschool "status" updates. So far, I've enjoyed being able to post from day to day about what we are doing or "deals" I've found online. 

I made a badge at the top right of the blog for the link.  I would love to have you follow my page. 

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for reading!!


2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1.5 cups cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 1/4 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt

Preheat oven to 450* {or 425* if baking in glass}. Mix ingredients together and pour into a greased 8x8 pan. Bake for 20-25 min {or 18 min. for glass}. Its ready when the bread pulls away from the pan, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm with butter and syrup or honey. And of course, milk.

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