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Our week 3:
Bible: Jesus Saves! was the focus for our scripture reading this week. We read in John 3:16 that …"If we believe in Jesus, we can live forever in Heaven..” 1Timothy 2:4 tells us that “God wants everyone to be saved and go to Heaven..” We also discussed verses about how Jesus will give us wisdom on how to “Live Like Him”. The girls narrated ways they could show others the love of Christ and I dictated them in our Bible notebook.
This was our fun art project of the week: Window art with the name of JESUS!
Items needed: Wax paper, crayon shavings (not brown), 3” construction paper letters (JESUS), iron and newspaper. Layer: newspaper on bottom, top with 9” sheet of wax paper, then top with JESUS letters & crayon shavings (try not to get them on the letters), top with another 9” wax paper, then another sheet of newspaper. Melt the crayons with a warm iron. Add a colorful paper border around the wax paper window art (we plan to do the border this weekend)!
History: Week 3 lessons were about Captain John Smith, Jamestown and Pocahontas. We read about John Smith’s role in the establishment of Jamestown. Jamestown received it’s name after their King James of England. I think one of our favorite readers from MFW is the American Pioneers and Patriots stories. We love how the stories are told through the eyes of children living in the time period. I believe it helps my girls understand the tough time families encountered during that time period. The girls were shocked that people had to bathe and wash their clothes in the rivers! We also talked about sickness, lack of food, their lack of ‘comforts’ and dependence on Christ through their hardships.
We also started Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims as our read-aloud.
Where American Began – Jamestown DVD. This was good and age appropriate. We only watched the Jamestown part.
Biography DVD– Pocahontas: Ambassador of the New World. We viewed about 20 minutes focusing on her role in befriending the settlers.
Science: What can I say about Science with Air? Just plain fun for the girls. We learned (I did too) that air pushes! Yes it does. We are so used to it pushing against us that we do not even notice it. Our favorite experiments were the Upside-down trick and the Collapsing carton.
- Mug with a handle
- Flat piece of cardboard
- Water / sink
Fill mug very full of water, top with cardboard (snug), flip the mug as you hold the cardboard in place, make sure there are no gaps between the cardboard and cup, let go of the cardboard and see what happens!
Have your kids predict the experiment results before you do it… then watch their faces! Can you guess what air does in this experiment?
These are our Collapsing carton pictures. As you can see another hit!
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