Friday, January 28, 2011

MFW Adventures Wrap Up: Wks 19-21

I can’t seem to get on the ball about writing WEEKLY wrap ups… so here’s another summary of our last few weeks in Adventures!

Bible: The girls are learning about the Names of Christ – Jesus as the Lamb of God and He is the Vine. 

Our memory verse: John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

Remember… what can you do without the Lord?  NOTHING


Did I say I LOVE the NIrV Discoverer’s Bible?   Well I’m saying it again.  This should be a gift for EVERY CHILD.  It is written at a 2.9 grade level.


Our MFW Adventures Bible lesson was the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  They were Daniel’s friends. 

Do you remember that story?  Well I thought I did until I read it again today.  Their obedience and trust in the Lord, whether He saved them or not, changed the hard-heart of Nebacanezzer (or however you spell his name).

Ask yourself….Are YOU sold out for God?  Do you trust He has your best interests in mind?  Even amidst your trials?  Not sure I can say yes all the time either. 

Check out their story in Daniel 3:13-30.

History:  We continued our State study into Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana and Mississippi.  The girls enjoyed learning how to spell Miss-iss-ippi !

Here’s a link to my favorite State books from Sleeping Bear Press - Discover America State By State

What was going on in the early 1800’s?

The pioneers traveled West and down the Ohio River, Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, The Star Spangled Banner was written, and Robert Fulton invented the steam boat!  Wow…history is packed full of fun.

Book Basket:  Our favorites…




Week 19 – The girls learned about Animal Classifications:  Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian and Reptiles –noting their similarities and differences.

Week 20 – Plant growth and seeds

Week 21 – Water is in everything!

Our Adventures Co-op Kids had a variety of sliced fruit. They were to squeeze it and determine which fruit had the most juice (which is mostly made up of water), if it tasted different than the fruit and if the juice was the same color.

Time to squish the kiwi…


Now a lemon…


Oranges and berries too.


Well – the orange slice has the most juice and it is made up of little cells - big enough to see and break apart! The juice taste and color is similar to the fruit slice.

Next, the kids dyed a piece of white fabric with a blackberry.  The berry juice stained the material, much like they used to dye fabrics in early times. Berry juice colors are called natural dyes. Check out the book “A New Coat for Anna” for more details!


Check out our Winter Wednesday Nature Study here!



  1. Looks like you had some fun, love the berry dye!

  2. Hi Monica,
    Looks like you and your kiddos are doing great with Adventures. There were so many good books to go along with these weeks. Our favorites were some of yours as well. We just finished up week 20 and love, love, love teaching and learning with them about 'Jesus the Vine' along with the whole pruning process. Well, tell your precious girls I said hi and many blessings to you all.

  3. Monica,

    Were you able to find all the state books at the library? Those look wonderful!

  4. I LOVE the Sleeping Bear Press State books...they have a couple at our library and I also have a couple on my PBSwap wishlist :)


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