Saturday, January 15, 2011

MFW Adventures: Wrap Up Weeks 16-18

Ok…I’m SO behind on my weekly wrap ups.  So this is going to be a brief summary of our last 3 weeks – just noting the highlights.

Bible:  I absolutely LOVE the scripture studies these past few weeks.


We have been learning the names of Jesus: Lamb of God and Immanuel.  The meaning of Immanuel, “God is With Us”, was especially dear to our hearts during the Christmas season. 

We read about the Jesse Tree and put the symbols on our tree.

A few of our favorite movies have been “The Prince of Egypt” with Moses and Pharaoh and “The Nutcracker”. 

The Lamb of God verses were so encouraging to read.  In John 1:29 … Jesus is baptized by John ..” the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”. 

Our OT study was in Exodus, where the Israelites' were slaves in Egypt.  I think it was awesome that God showed His righteousness by pouring out His wrath during the Passover.  He made a way for His People to be free of His judgment if they were obedient. 

The Discoverers’ Bible in the MFW Adventures curriculum is so wonderful because the girls get to enjoy God’s Word!

History: We have continued our study of the States in order of Statehood: traveling from Rhode Island, Vermont, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. 

The historical figures we’ve studied have been a lot of fun too: Daniel Boone and Eli Whitney.  I have really enjoyed our early Pioneer travels westward.  We have been reading about how they loaded up all they had, including animals, and floated on flat-boats down the Ohio river to new territories among the Indians.

Book Basket: Our book basket favorites - historical figures like Eli Whitney, his Cotton Gin and Johnny Appleseed!  The girls really learned a lot about sheep and wool too!  “A New Coat For Anna” was their favorite story.


Science:  We’ve covered several areas in science over the last few weeks.  weather, wind, living / non-living things, cells and animal kingdoms. 

Our favorite project was creating a 3-D Animal Cell model with jello and candies.

1. Make the jello – cool on the counter


2. Cool the jello in a “cellular” shape in the refrigerator – in baggies


3. Color and label “Plant cell” model worksheets from KB Teachers website


4.  Collect your “cellular” parts – candies or fruit


5. Cut the baggie (cellular membrane) and fill the jello-animal-cell with important parts to make it a fully functioning EDIBLE cell!


6. EAT!


This wraps up our last few weeks in MFW Adventures!  See what Kattie is doing in MFW 1st Grade at 2 Lady bugs and a Lizard !



  1. It looks like you are doing some really great things! I plan to do that edible cell the next time we get to biology! All you are doing looks like so much fun.

  2. Yeah! I am so happy that we are a week behind you, I get to use your great ideas! I am so stealing your idea about labeling the cell and all the great things you used to make your cell parts. I am happy to be back to our normal routine. Looks like you have had a great few weeks. I have no idea how you keep up with all the normal MFW plus all the things you review, your amazing!

  3. We love our Discoverer's Bible too! Also great Jesse Tree!

  4. Really great things you and your girls are doing! Would you mind if we featured this post on our newsletter on


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