Saturday, October 30, 2010

MFW Adventures: Wrap Up for Week 11

This weeks Adventures themes were: Jesus the Giver of Living Water, President Washington and Water.

Bible:  Do you remember how God gave his people manna (bread) in the desert?  They complained about it too, didn’t they?  Well, they did not learn their lesson the first time.  The people complained again and did not run to the Lord Giver of Life in prayer.  But God was still good to them.  He gave them WATER from a rock too!  Read more details in Exodus 17:1-6. 

John 7:37-39 tell us that more about Jesus as the Living Water… He is the giver of the Holy Spirit too!  You need to make a decision too.  A decision to not ask Christ in your life is a ‘decision’ to reject His free gift of salvation and the Holy Spirit.

Read-Aloud:   We completed our book Sarah Whitcher’s Story.  The story showed how Sarah’s Fathers’ dependence and trust in the Lord amidst the loss of his child. 


A7 is now going to do a book report on the story using an easy form from The Busy Teacher’s Cafe website – book report form

Thanks to my friend at Baby Gator University – check our her week 11 here.  More reading printables from the Busy Teacher’s Cafe listed here.

Music:   The highlight of the girls week was The Nutcracker Ballet read-aloud books and coloring pages from MFW Adventures.

Some of our favorites:   Degas and the Little Dancer , The Day Before Christmas and The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet by Hautzig.

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History:   We read about George Washington as the first president.

Science 1:   I am reviewing a product from Pandia Press called R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey LIFE.  You can check it our here on the website.  It has been a great addition to our science.  The girls created their “My Body” notebooks this week. 

Our first lab - Skeletal System Lab #1: My Skeleton Holds Me Up!  We read some great books on the skeletal system and watched the Magic School Bus DVD on the human body.  The girls had to cut apart the bones from the lab worksheet, glue them in the right position (on black construction paper) and label several parts.  

We have 206 bones in our body with 34 in one arm and hand!


 Don’t forget to check out the R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey products here!

Science 2:   Water , water and more water fun using Usborne’s Science in the Kitchen !  We did the projects on pages 4 and 5.


Marble Test: Test the strength of a napkin or tissue on an empty jar and a marble on top.  The marble sunk with the tissue and napkin.  The marble rose up as the girls dropped water on the wash rag and marble.

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Soaking Color: See what happens when water soaks through colors from markers using a coffee filter – the colors separate!

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We studied the water cycle and how clean water is available when we turn on the sink or shower!

Some of our favorite Science read-alouds this week:  Do Fish Drink?  is packed full of wonderful questions and answers about water.  I highly recommend reading through it (you might learn something too).  That’s the joy of homeschooling… I’m learning too!

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And of course, the Magic School Bus book and DVD is a great addition to any study.IMG_1009

Family Fun: The girls painted plaster pets. They finished just before the tornado sirens went off.  Then came the wind and rain storm! YEA

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Are you using MFW First Grade?  If so, check out what Kattie from 2 Ladybugs and a Lizard here.

weekly-wrap-up_thumb2See how other’s wrapped up their week at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers here.



  1. Sounds like a great week. My daughter would've loved the Nutcracker and Degas stuff. We're big fans. We go so The Great Russian Nutcracker every year. So wonderful! We'll be doing an artist study on Degas in a couple of months.

  2. Looks like you had a very busy week, love the skeleton! Can't wait to check out the book report form! Oh and by the way, do fish drink?

  3. Fun and interesting update! Love the skeleton page -- way to make learning fun!

  4. All right . . . did y'all absolutely LOVE Sarah Whitcher's Story? It was one of our faves! I'm ready to take the week off so we can all be doing the same thing at the same time again. But no break here 'til Thanksgiving. Three more weeks!! :)

    Great job with school this week!


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