Welcome to our “Week 5 in Review” using Exploring Countries and Cultures with My Father’s World!
Geography Focus this week:
They received their airline tickets and some spending money – pesos.
I used the money and airline ticket idea from Gator mom @ Baby Gator University. Here’s her blog post link – scroll down to where you see her picture of a passport, money and airline ticket. She has two links in her post.
My girls loved packing their backpacks (dolls and a pillow pet included) to board the plane!
We are using Expedition Earth curriculum along with our ECC lessons.
Science Focus this week:
- Our ECC Co-op went to the local zoo
- We studied the desert ecosystem
- We studied a few desert animals in depth – Gila monster, desert tortoise, kangaroo rat and the rattle snake
- How animals cope with the desert temperatures
- Temperature experiment in the shade and sun
The girls learned about how a cold blooded animal , like a turtle, adapts to temperature in the desert. We used bean bags turtles and a thermometer to determine temperature differences in the sun and shade. It was a chilly day for our experiment – it was 60 in the shade and 65 in the sun.
The girls completed Zoo Adventure worksheets on desert animals of their choice from a science curriculum - Considering God’s Creation. I downloaded resources about each of the animals from the Enchanted Learning website.
Favorite Video this week:
Bible Focus this week:
Our Matthew readings were from chapters 3 - 4 this week. We learned what it means to be an ambassador of Christ and that our citizenship is in Heaven!
Memory Verse: Matthew 4:4 “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
- Prayer wall – the people of Cuba
ECC Co-op Kids:
Kattie led our art lessons with a clay sun. It is drying and we will be painting it next week.
Jessica led our cooking – yummy homemade corn tortillas topped with beans and cheese
Our week ended with a trip to a local Mexican Restaurant!
Our nature study this week was on the Milkweed (I hope to post it soon).
Favorite Resources this week:
Be sure to drop by Kattie’s blog – 2 ladybugs and a lizard to see what other’s are doing in My Father’s World.