Friday, March 22, 2013

Unit 29 review {BLHFHG}

Unit 29 HOD Beyond + extras

Bible Verse:
 Honour they father and they mother,as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee: that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Deuteronomy 5:16

 We talked about the importance of listening to your parents and doing what you are told the first time {without complaining}.  We also talked about the little voice inside us that tell us when we we are doing right or wrong {conscience}.   

We read about the O'Neil family as they traveled west down the Ohio River. 

The mother had lived in several places during her lifetime. We colored and numbered these on a map. 

 The girls in the story met Johnny Appleseed and they learned not to judge someone by their appearance, but rather by whats on the inside. Johnny Appleseed gave them apple seeds to plant once they settled.
As the O'Neil family were traveling down the Ohio River, they came near an Indian camp. Everyone on board was scared, but everyone stayed calm. They children obeyed their parents and kept calm and quiet. 

Its important to keep God's word with us at all times. The Pioneers traveled with God's word, and had to dodge boulders along the way.


During the encounter with the Indian camp, there was no light shinning from the moon. We read about the moon in our science book and then made our own phases of the moon with soft chocolate chip cookies. We also noted what phase the moon was in outside that night.
  And then eating the moons......
{Nathanael, and Nathaniel}

The girls planted their apple seeds at their new house. We made our own apple trees and talked about each part of the tree.

We started our realistic fiction book this week.

So far, we are enjoying this book. I have found that I have to stop and explain what some things mean, but they understand the gist of it. Some of the words in the book are not in our everyday vocabulary, and I dont have much "farming" knowledge.

After reading for 5 days, I had Thomas pretend he was Peter in the story and he dictated a letter as I wrote it down to his brother.

We talked about point of view this week and practiced saying, "My point of view is that _______ ice cream has the best flavor."

Thomas is working on perimeter, reading a thermometer, and subtracting with double 00's. He started a new emerging reader this week called Animal Adventures. He is sensitive and gets nervous in every chapter thinking someone is going to get hurt. 

Nathaniel is still working on subtracting, and adding, and also telling time. He's also still working on his phonics lessons, and reading his readers.

 We talked about manners at home. Sarah heard us talking about "no elbows on the table" {which doesnt bother me}, and she had to show me her "bad manners".

We talked about the Pioneers, and Daniel Boone. We learned that buffalo was a prized meat by both Pioneers and the Indians.

We talked about leaves, chlorophyll, roots, and seeds.

Hattie was eating her lunch and seen me with the camera, and automatically said, "cheese".


We have 1 more week of school before spring break and we are hoping for warmer weather soon!!

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for visiting

    I love your week of integrated learning! We are doing a very similar study on the history of Texas. We have had a very dry year but we are enjoying a few wildflowers, tying in science to our Texas study.

    Have a great Spring Break. It is cold again here this week. What's up with that we live in Texas!


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