Wednesday, August 24, 2011

MFW ECC Highlights: Week 1

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Welcome to our “Week 1 in Review” with Exploring Countries and Cultures using My Father’s World curriculum.




The girls and I will be traveling the 7 continents this year.  We will be stopping at several countries within each continent to discuss its: culture, people, food, missionaries, biomes / ecosystem and animals of the area.


 Geography focus this week:

  • The 7 continents and 4 oceans
  • How to read a map and globe
  • A rose compass, the equator and hemispheres
  • Mapping skills - distance using a scale


IMG_2163Below are a few of the great worksheets from the Beginning Geography workbook I picked up for our year.




More Geography Resources for the week:



Science focus this week:

Introduction to the ecosystems / biomes

An earthworm niche project ~ a few casualties 




More Nature Walk Resources for the week:

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One Small Square: Backyard series by Donald Silver


Bible Focus this week:

The kids in our co-op class are making a ‘prayer journal’.


Memory verse this week: John 3:16.

MJbutton-newCheck out Mama Jenn’s John 3:16 printables



ECC Co-op Kids ~ Nature Walk and World Cake:

Our ECC Co-op Kids went on a Nature Walk to complete our Backyard Habitat worksheet.








  1. Love, love, love the prayer journal, Monica. What a beautiful addition!! And how you get your continents shaped so well on your cake? Ours ended up looking like the planet after a series of earthquakes! ;) Hope you're enjoying your year so far. :)

  2. Did your earthworms actually burrow? Ours last year refused to do so and, thus, ended up committing suicide! :^)

  3. Looks like you guys had a wonderful week! I love your co-op! Unfortunately ours kind of went "flop" ;-( We were not able to start near the same time so we are just going to have "Meeting Missionaries" get togethers. I love all of the books you are getting. We also loved the "One Small Square- Backyard" book and I still haven't gotten "Me On the Map" from our library- ha. Can't wait to see how next weeks goes for you. Have a great weekend!

  4. I love all the activities you are doing. I especially like the cake map!

  5. What are you using for the girls to write their Geography Vocabulary in? Is it a handwriting paper notebook? I like that idea!

  6. I remember making that cake! Looks great! Glad you had a good first week of ECC!

  7. Yes, the geography notebook is spiral bound with lines on the bottom half of the page. I got it from Miller Paper at the homeschool convention for $3. My sister helped the girls create the cover with scrapbooking paper!

  8. Love the worm jar girls and your prayer journal looks great!

  9. I loved ECC and can't wait to do it again! My worms did the same thing as Tina's! Your week looks great!

  10. Looks like a fun week! I am enjoying going back and looking at some of your ADV posts, as well!

  11. I love that you are doing this with young kids. I will have a 3 and 5(special ed) doing this next year. Your blog will be a huge help. thanks

  12. Seeing this gets me excited to do ECC next year! I enjoy looking through your ADV posts too! I haven't done anything for a nature study yet, there have been LOTS of snakes this year and needless to say, Momma doesn't like snakes! But your nature studies are an inspiration! Now if only I could get over my fear of snakes....

  13. looks great! we like our geo puzzles a lot :) am also getting excited for ecc for next summer :)

  14. here from Mama Jenn...such great ideas! I'm a new follower, hope you'll visit me as well....would love it if you linked up to my geography hop!!

  15. I've added a few thoughts from our week 2 in Creation to the Greeks...check out what a sweet experience I enjoyed...great mom moment and a great moment in MFW:

    More next week....


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