Thursday, September 8, 2011

MFW ECC Highlights: Week 3

 

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 Welcome to our “Week 3 in Review” with Exploring Countries and Cultures using My Father’s World.

 

 

Geography Focus this week:

  • IMG_2269Continent: North America
  • Country:  The United States of America
  • Names of the 50 states
  • The flag – stars and stripes
  • Where do we live on the globe?
  • Our country’s facts and landmarks
  • Children around the U.S.A.

    Bible Focus this week:

    • Missionary: Dwight L. Moody – from shoe salesman to sharing the gospel of Jesus
    • Character traits: Strength, Boldness and Repentance
    • Missionary kids in the US
    • Memory verse: John 3:16

    Science Focus this week:Geog Voc wk 3

    • Forests: coniferous and deciduous forests
    • What kind of animals live in the forest ?
    • Animal lapbooks and 3D woodland animals
    • Way Cool Science Biotrackers DVD
    • Layers of the forest

    I will be posting our Nature Walk about trees soon!

    The Geography Vocabulary notebook displays a forest animal, the raccoon.   My daughter used the Draw Write Now book for instructions on how to draw the it.

    The girls colored 3D forests and their animals.  I got them from a Rod and Staff  Inside and Outside workbook.

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    51R3SVasjeL__SL500_AA300_my favorite resource this week:

    ~ a 30 minute video called Way Cool Science: Biotrackers

    It is an overview of the habitats and their animals, within each continent. 

    This DVD is very worth tracking down from the library.

     

    Animal Focus this week:

    I let the girls pick 2 animals from each continent to study.  They get to put a lapbook together in their binders.  Most of my resources are from Homeschool Share and the library.

    M6 picked a porcupine but instead I thought she picked a hedgehog.  So I got all the books and lapbook mini folders cut out and wahhhh-lahhhhh ~ hedge hogs do NOT come from North America (shhh but we did it anyway).

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    ECC Co-op Kids Art: Sand Paint

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    Read-aloud this week:                

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  • More resources we enjoyed this week:

    Check what other’s are doing in My Father’s World – drop by 2 Ladybugs And A Lizard.

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  • 11 comments:

    1. Your lapbooks are awesome! I LOVE, LOVE the drawing of the raccoon- beautiful!! What a great week. We are off to Mexico next week so we will see you there ;-)

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    2. Looks great! Just put the Biotrackers DVD on hold at the library!

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    3. The lapbooks look like fun, I'll have to research that. Thanks for sharing your week!

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    4. I love the racoon and I'm sure they love learning about the hedgehog too!

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    5. Your daughter's raccoon notebook looks awesome!

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    6. Looks like you really enjoyed your 3rd week of ECC -- we did too! Love that 3D forest you made -- so neat!!

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    7. That forest is fantastic!! And your daughter's notebooking page is also great! (I need to head your direction and get you and Kattie to teach art to Hannah and Camille!) ;)

      Oh, and the hedgehog thing ... yeah ... it's our little secret! ;)

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    8. Oh wow!! That raccoon drawing is AWESOME!! Seeing all these ECC highlights makes me excited for the next couple of years to come!! :-)

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    9. My daughter chose to do a hedgehog lapbook too! I couldn't talk her into something more native to N.America. But, they are found in the temperate zone....so it ties in with our Science. :)

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    10. I really like the extras you've added to ECC -- and that you actually use them! I sometimes add to what we're using, but don't know how or where to implement them. Your blog will be a great reference for when we go through ECC again in a couple of years!

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    11. great unit study! Thanks for linking up!

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