Heart of Dakota Beyond - BLHFHG - Week 26 in Review

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Welcome to our Unit 26 Week in Review! We've rounded the final bend on our school year. Only 9 weeks left. I can't believe how quickly it has all flown by. The more we go along in our homeschool journey, the more confident I feel each day that this is what our family was meant to do all along. I'm starting to see a major shift in acceptance towards the homeschool movement. People who thought I was a little radical to pull my kids out at first are starting to see what maybe I wasn't so crazy after all. Aside from how people feel about our choice as a family to homeschool our children, I have seen tremendous fruit. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to teach my kids and learn along side them each day.

This week we read about how George Washington was chosen to be the first President of the United States. We read about the celebrations that took place, and saw them from the children's perspective from that period.

In Bible Study we read Colossians 3:12-17

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Our art project was to make a shirt, and add all the qualities we as Christians are to clothe ourselves with.

Silas filled out his history notebooking page. He got the answer to #2 wrong, but who's counting?

Our poem of the week was "The Flag Goes By."

Our scripture memory verse was Galatians 5:22-23. These were interesting to discuss with Silas. I got a lot of insight into his little heart when I asked him how people would show they were loving, or kind etc.

We added George Washington Becomes President to our timeline.

We read about how they had a great celebration for George Washington when he became president. For science we created an experiment to represent the colors of the fireworks at the event. We added milk to a bowl, and our trusty DecACake to the milk that never seems to run out!

Then we added a drop of dish soap. We've done this experiment before. I only had evaporated milk, so it took adding a few drops here and there.

It eventually got going. I aided it with swiping a toothpick and swirling the colors out. It's so funny to watch my boys with food coloring and water or milk. It never fails to delight them :)

I decided to spin the pan to get the colors really moving. I should have videoed this. The kids thought this was amazing ha!

Eventually all the colors mixed to a sort of purple. So fun!

Silas thought the end result color was a "pukey" color.

We read about a young man named Nathan who rode his horse through the streets of New York city. So in science, we learned that horses are measured in hands. Most horses average 15 hands. Silas asked me to also use my  hands to measure, and of course my 15 hands were much bigger than his.

Silas illustrates just how much taller my hand measurements were compared to his :)

In Elemental Science we continue to learn about the human body. It has been a perfect correlation with what Aedan is studying in Creation to Christ. We read about the heart, and did a little experiment to find our pulse. We placed a piece of clay on his pulse to watch it vibrate. It was hardly detectable, but he got the point. Off to week 27! See you soon :)

1 comment:

  1. Look at you go! I love all the learning moments you share :) We are a bit behind and still trying to catch up. I have enjoyed the ES on the human body aligning so nicely.


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