Friday, September 30, 2011

Adventures in MFW- Week 4

Here's a peek at what we learned about in Adventures this week:

Bible- The memory verse for this week was John 8:12 "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

To help us remember that Jesus is the Light of the World, Buzz and Boo both decorated candles that we set on the table and lit during dinner each night.

They also made lightswitch covers for their rooms

Social Studies- We learned about Native Americans this week by reading North American Indians. Both kids really enjoyed the book a lot! We also made model tepees and wigwams.

We have these Indian and Settlers toobs, so the kids used them along with the models to act out scenes.
#680304 Powhatan Indians Toob#680204 Jamestown Settlers Toob

Science- We talked about space and the kids were excited to share with me what they remembered from our space unit last year. The First Encyclopedia of Science is internet-linked and there were some fun links on the website that the they enjoyed checking out.

We also talked about gravity and did an experiment. We started with a nickel and a piece of tissue paper cut into the shape of a nickel. Both were dropped from the same height and we talked about why the nickel dropped faster.

Then we put the nickel and the tissue paper each in identical tupperware containers and dropped them. We talked about why even though the weights were different the two containers dropped at the same rate.

Buzz finished The Littles this week

Boo is working on Andi's Indian Summer

The Story of Dr. Dolittle

Extracurriculars/Family Stuff- In one of the classes that Buzz is taking at co-op they are learning about the Amazon Rainforest. The teacher told them last week to think about some fruits that might grow there. Buzz decided to do some research and make a poster to bring to class. He was so excited to bring it to share today!

Buzz also got his award for reading 100+ hours in the library summer reading program!


  1. Congrats! Buzz! on the 100 reading hours. Love the idea for the switch plate covers.

  2. Wonderful week!!

    I just love how there is a TOOB for just about every subject. LOL