Friday, August 27, 2010

MFW Adventures Wrap-Up for Week 3

IMG_0251 Mom, that’s it? Week 3 of My Father’s World Adventures is over! Well, all I can say is I’m not happy to end the fun!


Tune in next week for more!

Our week 3:

IMG_0196 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 IMG_0162Pocahontas.  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.

Book Basket:


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.

Upside-down trick:IMG_0231

Items needed:

  1. Mug with a handle
  2. Flat piece of cardboard
  3. 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!


Join us next week for another Adventures Weekly Wrap-Up!

If you want to see what others are doing during their week or join Kris from Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers in her Weekly Wrap-up – then head on over here. 

weekly wrap-up

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  1. Looks great!! And I LOVE the picture of your little one up top! So adorable!

  2. Looks like a lot of fun. I just loved MFW when my kids were younger.

    Janet W

  3. What a fun week! We did that air experiment in the past. It was a big hit here too.

  4. What a fun week of learning you all had! Your girlies are adorable. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  5. I love the window art!!
    I'm thinking I can use that sometime with Treyton, he would love it.

  6. Monica ~

    I love the way your suncatcher turned out! Did you use a die cut to make such cute letters? Great job!!! :)


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