Heart of Dakota Beyond - BLHFHG - Week 7 in Review

Sunday, October 13, 2013

7 weeks down! I'm so amazed at how quickly school days are passing by. I'm already having to plan our quarter end celebration. This week we learned about how the Pilgrims began to long for a place of their own. Their children were becoming more like Dutch children and losing their English ways. We were introduced to Miles Standish, and learned of the plan for the Pilgrims to leave Holland for new land in America.

This week our art project was to make a self portrait. We cut a slip of paper and wrote Psalm 139:14 on it, and slipped it in the pocket. Silas was so happy with his picture. He couldn't wait until his dad came home to show him. I thought he did a great job too! It's fun seeing his confidence growing :)

We learned how to say some things in Dutch.

We read about how the Pilgrims had to load up boats with only their most precious things. We learned about how ramps make work much easier. We tried to roll cans up our steps without a ramp.

It was much easier with a ramp!

Here is Silas's experiment sheet for the above experiment.

We learned about how the Pilgrims had to learn a new trade, and how many worked in mills in Holland. We wrote all the different steps wool has to go through to be made into fabric and delivered to the customer. Silas put them all in the right order.

In Elemental Science we learned how the size of an ear helps an animal escape predators. We used a ticking clock, and measured how far we could hear the ticking with our natural ear.

We then made a larger ear with a cup. Silas could hear the ticking clock from 20 plus feet away this way!

One of our ongoing projects is to study an animal. We got 2 tadpoles to be able to watch them change into little frogs. This little guy is already developing his hind legs. Silas was thrilled to get these in the mail! He makes sure to feed them every day. That wraps it up! How was your week!?

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to be late in visiting!

    I am doubly sorry that I forgot to mail off the book when I returned from my daughter's wedding. I will get it in the mail this week.

    We've been a little under the weather and shelved our school time. We've been lazy!!!

    Looks like a very productive week :) with a lot of fun activities.

    Enjoy your weekend!


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