MFW ECC Week 4

C and H with Navajo Sand Paintings 
Here goes our week 4 home school update!  It seems we had more interruptions this week and we did not get to do every activity. :(  Oh well, there is always next week...

Bible time always begins our update and today is no different.  We read from Window on the World and learned about the Navajo Indians.  For Art, H picked out the Navajo sand paintings activity and big sister K helped her and baby sister C to do some fine horses.  Since we did not have sand, we used sugar and just colored it.  Of course, C liked this.  We had to make sure she didn't lick the sugar after it was already glued to the paper (which she DID try to do...more than once!)

All five children are now memorizing Psalm 91:9-16.  After this month we will have memorized the whole chapter.  H and P are also memorizing verses to go with ECC.  Their first one was Matthew 1:23.

We discussed our family tree and used the word "begat" like it does in Matthew when it reads the genealogy of Christ.  We have a friend who has used this web site to track her family, our family, and many more families.  Yeah, she really gets into it.  AND the sickening part is, she remembers it all!  I love her brain!!!

We talked of name meanings and looked up each of our names.  Wish I would have put a little more thought into name meanings when we were choosing names.  (I just picked them because I liked them...very Yellow of me, I know!)

Our Hero Tales for this week took us to the stories of Harriet Tubman and the perseverance she had to free over 300 slaves in her lifetime!

Geography is still trying to teach us those 50 States!  Agh!  Not quite getting them!  We did learn some interesting facts about our flag and listened to about a dozen or more people sing the National Anthem!  We all agreed that Whitney Houston did the best job!

We had a cook out at some friend's house Friday night and had a very traditional US cook out meal: hot dogs, chili Frito pie, and sweet tea.    We sang around the piano and had a great visit.  Around 10 pm little C started running fever so we headed home.  She was coming down with a bug for sure because she started throwing up on Saturday morning.  I know, I know, TMI!  I will spare you the gross details.

This is how our 4th week of homeschooling went.  How did your week go?  I would love to hear from you!


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Serena Miller said...

There's always so much to do! We actually took this week and last week off to finish up projects around the house. I had a laundry basket of apples to work up-since Baby Seth think he must eat some type of apple "something" at every meal. And painting in my kitchen...hopefully next week will be a little less hectic :) P.S. I think I would have licked off the sand too ;)

Joanna said...

I just...I don't know what to say. I feel so honored to have my expertise mentioned on your blog. Although, shouldn't you have shared some pictures of your newfound cousins?? :-)

Niki French said...

Serena, the list of things to do never seems to end. Would love to see Baby Seth sometime soon! I love the pictures. But please be careful about the sand-licking! LOL

Joanna,you are amazing and I am glad we are blessed with a picture beside your comment!:)