Friday, March 23, 2012

Week 28 (MFW wk 27): Abraham Lincoln, Evaporation & Condensation

Well, this week started off a little differently. Last Friday, Jewell came home from school and announced that they weren't having school on Friday because of illness. The school was going to use one of their calamity days due to so many students and teachers having strep throat. Well, this threw a bit of a curve ball into our homeschool schedule! But, I was pleasantly surprised when Dario asked if he could work on a state sheet even though we weren't going to have school! So, Monday morning both Dario AND Jewell did both state sheets for the week...Minnesota and Oregon. I think they BOTH enjoyed this activity.

Once they completed the state sheets they took turns reading to each other from the book basket.

Tuesday, it was back to school as usual. Dario practiced putting words in alphabetical order (still not an easy thing for him to do) and used his dictionary a few times this week. He also rocked his spelling words yet again!
In History it was all about Abraham Lincoln. We learned that Abe was born in Kentucky, then moved to Indiana, then on to Illinois. We also learned that his mother died when he was nine. And yet again, as we read about his life, in various children's books, I was struck by how often "bad" or "difficult" things happened to Mr. Lincoln, yet he kept on, never giving up. Seems to be a theme going on here! I especially liked a quote from one of our books ("Abraham Lincoln Will You Ever Give Up?") "Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed."

Moving on to Science this week. It was more about water and the states of matter. We continued to use the e-book from Evan-Moore's ScienceWorks for Kids. We discussed evaporation and condensation. We did a couple little experiments to demonstrate both of these and also completed a few worksheets and booklets.

And as are the books we read this week.

Oh, and I almost forgot...we decided to see how tall Abe was (6 feet 4 inches), here are the pictures.

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  1. So nice to see kids reading together!

  2. Which year MFW are you in? I am in Week 21 of Exp-1850. We tend to stay on a week for 2-3 weeks so we are very behind. Looks like you are having a great year.

    1. Sherri,
      We're using MFW Adventures in My Father's World. My son is in 3rd grade and we'll go on to use ECC next year for fourth grade. Thanks for reading and commenting!