Sunday, April 17, 2011

Homeschool Highlights - Week of February 20, 2011



Bible:  Jesus Feeds a Hungry Crowd:  The People Come to See Jesus.  Luke 9:10-13

Devotions:  A Vast Future.  2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Reading:  Strong and True.  David, the Shepherd Boy, All About Crabs

Read Aloud:  The Legend of Ohio.

Math:  Lesson 101.

Spelling:  Copied list 17 - 1x each.  Typed words 1x each, played games on spelling city.  Tested and scored 13 correct out of 15. 


Bible:  Jesus and the Blind Man:  The Blind Man Begs.  Luke 18:35-39.
Devotions:  Dishonest and Honesty.  Deuteronomy 25:13-16.
Reading:  Strong and True:  Filling a Basket With Water, What People Do.
Spelling: Completed workbook sections for list 17.
Writing:  Psalm 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Social Studies:  Countries and Cultures:  Guatemala. Located Guatemala on a globe, completed a map worksheet, colored a Guatemalan flag and made these crafts from Guatemala/Central America.

These art ideas were taken from The Kids Multicultural Art Book:  Art and Craft Experiences from Around the World by Alexandra M. Terzian. 

The Guatemalan Wild Cat.  Guatemala is home to jaguar and pumas in its forests and lowlands. The book suggests making this craft out of felt, but we used construction paper instead.  The colors were the ones suggested in the book. 

Animalitos.  In Guatemala, the expert craftsmen, made little animals, or animalitos out of cotton.  They weave stripes of bright colors into shapes such as, dogs, rabbits, elephants, donkey, or bulls. We made ours out of paper, stapled around the edges and stuffed with cotton balls.  The stripes are colored on with crayon.

Guatemalan Plate Designs.  These are adapted from the colorful, glazed clay dishes that are made in this region.  Shayla colored the patterns in the book.  We decided to make them sturdier by gluing them onto plastic lids.

Green Toad Bank.  Clay banks are popular throughout the Central American region.  They are made of paper mache and hand painted by artists.

Specials Day! 
Ballet and clogging lessons
Reading:  Strong and True:  The Bell of Atri

Reading:  Strong and True:  The Sailor Man, Ben Franklin and the Ants

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