this week in school: August 25-29

This week was our last for the school year. Here’s what we have been up to.

Bible: Judah Bible Curriculum (which I can’t say enough good things about)–lesson three is Noah and the covenant God made with mankind. We looked at the promise of Providence and then made a page for her notebook highlighting Genesis 8:8 and a drawing of Noah and the animals getting off the ark. We cut it up into a puzzle and made a pocket page to hold it. She wrote the word “Providence” in the rainbow to remind her what the rainbow stood for.

In history we are talking about how God created us for His purposes, that we have a place in the Chain of Christianity. One thing she did was this page that has a poem from T&L at the top. We then made a T chart and listed qualities that make her unique, both inside and out. She then drew herself with her American Girl doll. They are spinning around and dancing.
Inward: image of God, preferences, character, memories
Outward: fingerprint, name, profile, voice

Geography has us learning about the physical geography of the Earth. This week was a fun topic for kids–volcanoes. Usborne has a great geographic encyclopedia she likes to look through and it has a concise explanation of volcanoes. I also read up on them in Guyot’s Physical Geography (another terrific book). We discussed how God uses geography to effect men and their movements. Then we created a great little tab book. You pull the tab and fold the flap down and the volcano “explodes.”

We used the scripture in Nahum 1:5,6 to show volcanoes in the Bible.

In literature we have been studying David, setting the stage for the Psalms when we get back to school. We are studying the author, because as we understand him we will understand how, when and why he wrote what he did.

Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth
that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his

As I read aloud about his life through the week, we kept a list of his internal and external qualities on this little man with lines in his tummy. After we were done I wished I would have thought to list the internal qualities in the inside and the external ones around him on the outside. Oh well. I still think it turned out well.

In math we discussed the principle for solving problems (from A Guide to American Christian Education). I used this cute recipe page and we looked up the scriptural basis for the three steps, Isaiah 33:22.

We made a heart book on the seven loves of literature from last week’s work.

This is a pretty good representation of what we did. We also do Spanish, English and science. McGuffey readers are great.

We are taking off the month of August. I will be busy preparing and posting the things I uncover.

* A book I really recommend is Alternatives to Worksheets from Creative Teaching Press. They have a lot of good ideas and fun stuff for notebooks. I use the templates and ideas in the way that fits us. It’s very easy to use.

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