Sunday, October 24, 2010

MFW Adventures: Wrap-Up for Week 10

After a week off visiting with Grandma, the girls are back into the fun of Adventures with My Father’s World!

This week’s summary:  Jesus the Giver of Living Water, The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and the Revolutionary War.

Bible:  The memory verse is from John 7:37. .. “if anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” 

Science:  The girls did various projects with water.  They put a tsp of water on various items (coffee filter, tracing paper, plastic, wash cloth) to determine absorption.  They learned that items with holes/pores absorbed more liquid.

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Then we lined an empty jar with a napkin, tissue, wash cloth and topped it with a marble.  It took just one tsp of water on the tissue for the marble to sink.  The wash cloth actually raised up as it absorbed the water!

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Then we lined a shallow dish with coffee filter strips, colored each with a large dot using a marker, then dropped on a tsp or two of water.  The marker colors separated … somewhat… we could see the red separate to orange and yellow shades.  We reviewed the color wheel too.

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History:  We read the The Fourth of July Story and Red, White and Blue.  Both are great books with nice illustrations.  I liked these two books and our Book Basket items for my girls age group.

Book Basket favorites:




We added to our Timeline: Declaration of Independence and US becomes a country – 1776.

Read about Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, The Revolutionary War, Liberty Bell, Paul Revere, the 13 Colonies and the original American Flag. … wow was that a lot of history this week!  It was a great learning experience for our family too.

Now for more fun!

Our Adventures co-op kids made Hasty Pudding and a Quill Pen and Berry Ink.

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A few smiles for more Hasty Pudding… a little doctored-up with honey!

OHC Check out our Outdoor Hour Challenge #4: Apple Study here.  This is a great weekly Nature Study hosted by Barb at Handbook of Nature Study Blog.

weekly wrap-up

Check out what other’s did this past week at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschooler Weekly Wrap-Up here!

Drop back soon for more MFW Adventures,



  1. The berry ink sounds like fun, and I would love to taste some hasty pudding!

  2. Looks like a very hands-on week. I love it!

  3. You have an Adventures Co-Op?! That is so wonderful that you have others to share this wonderful experience with (in real life, ha ha). I love the Outdoor Hour Challenge that you are doing, that you for the inspiration.


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