Friday, September 30, 2011

MFW ECC Highlights: Week 7–Canada


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 Welcome to “Week 7 in Review” using Exploring Countries and Cultures with My Father’s World!


Bible Focus this week:

mp_tnail_20010901_6People group to PRAY for: Garifuna people who primarily live in Central America (along the Caribbean coast in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras).  We read stories about their ancestors who were shipwrecked and enslaved. 

The great news is that they have both the Old and New Testaments in their language.  Please pray that their people group learn to read God’s Word.  The other great news is that missionaries are able to share Jesus with them.


Missionary:  William and Catherine Booth – founders of the Salvation Armybooth

The Booths demonstrated many Biblical character traits as they shared Jesus in their community.  We focused on three this week:

  1. Boldness   
  2. Creativity
  3. Discipline 

Are you looking for copywork pages for your ECC Hero Tales?  Check out Mama Jenn’s website – link here



Geography Focus this week: Canada


  1. Canada fun pages – Flag, money and passport  – World Fact cards 
  2. Fun stuff from Expedition Earth curriculum -
    1. Inuit Eskimo videos – the eskimo family hunts, build an igloo and attends church – it’s pretty amazing!
    2. Niagara falls facts – this is where my husband and I got married
    3. Ice Sculpture Art fun! (see photo below)
  3. Paper dolls – Inuit Eskimo – from



We completed the ICE sculpture project from the Expedition Earth curriculum. 

Just color water with food coloring and freeze it in ice cube trays and cups of various sizes. 

I worked with the girls individually to build their sculpture.  It was much easier the second time around. 

NOTE – Just take out the cubes you are using at that moment – one at a time.  Keep the other trays in the freezer.  The colder they are ~ the better they stick to one another.  


Then came the ……. squinchies and dinosaurs…..

IMG_2397  Lots of kids play time……the ice burgs melt……and a lovely mess!


Science Focus this week:

  1. Food chains – I downloaded some great worksheets from Enchanted Learning
  2. Scavengers (vultures) and decomposers (bacteria/fungi) 
  3. Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores




6093215691_964db3c3db_mNature Study:  Check out the details to our Monarch and Milkweed study here



ECC Co-op Kids:

  1. Painted our Clay Sun51BGcae5giL__SL500_AA300_
  2. Inuit Soap Carving
  3. Watch a great video on food chainsScience Fundamentals Ecosystem and Biomes. It is for grades 2 – 6.  My girls loved it and they are only 6 and 8 yrs.





Check out what others are doing in My Father’s World this week!


  1. I love the ice sculptures! And the soap carvings turned out great! What a fun week!

  2. The soap carvings turned out AWESOME! And cute idea with the paper doll picture :)

  3. Nice Inuit paper dolls! It's great that you get to do the projects with a coop group! When we studied Canada, we made the Canadian Blueberry Bake(hope that's the right name) that's found in A Trip Around the World. It was delicious! Glad that you had a great week of learning!

  4. Monica, y'all's soap carvings turned out sooo good!! Ours were a complete FLOP!! As always, looks like another great week! :)

  5. I love seeing your posts and getting a glimpse into what we'll be studying in the future. Praying for the people groups has made more of an impact on me than I thought it would. After reading Cameron Townsend I went online and Wycliffe is doing a 40 days of prayer highlighting the process of getting scriptures to these groups. There are videos and links to other interesting things everyday. It's been a fun thing to add to our day as well as praying for the group that Windows highlights. I love your photos of your projects too. thanks for posting!

  6. I am so happy that you are ahead of us now! I love all of your projects. You have made Expedition Earth look like so much fun- I might have to break down and finally buy it. I will also have to get Enchanted Learning this year. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful ideas as always!!

  7. Love the colored ice...........nice sculpting girls!!

  8. I love how you lay your post out! How do you get so much done?!?!? My poor kids, we are pretty much just doing the bare bones this year. Your posts inspire me to try to get a bit more in.


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