Saturday, September 13, 2008

Gray Skies are Going to Clear Up...But Not Soon Enough

I obviously should have checked the forecast before planning this week’s lesson plans. Who knew?
We’re using My Father’s World curriculum and supplementing with numerous other resources. The topic of our first two weeks was Creation. There was no need to check the forecast for that, but our topic this week was the Sun. The emphasis was actually on “Jesus being the Light of the world” and how God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and light unto our paths. Just as the sun enables us to see so that we don’t stumble and get lost, God’s son provides the way to keep us from being lost and enables us to follow the path in life that we should. DD learned many interesting things about our sun, the star, as well. Of course, in order to do projects involving the sun, the sun must be shining. Well, that hasn’t happened much this week. We attempted to make raisins by leaving grapes on a plate in the sun…No sun--no raisins. We also attempted to make a sun dial…We have enough trouble getting to places on time now; it would be impossible using a sun dial on days like we’ve had this week. No sun--no time...always late!
But finally, today (Friday) we had a little sunshine, so I snapped a few pictures of our day.

Notice that DB's hand is on the wrong heart. Oh well.
Calendar Math
Working hard
Still, just grapes. Sometimes you just have to make your own sunshine. lol
Having so much fun that they don't even know they're learning.

2 comments:

Mommy Spice said...

Listen, I would probably pay some money to get some rain down here!! LOL. We were supposed to get rain from Ike...we got NOTHING. You guys got it though. Oh well, I hope the cows can survive on dirt.

Looks like y'all are having so much fun. I love their little suns.

Panda-Mom said...

Looks like fun!!! I am seriously contemplating doing what you are doing come 1st grade. I just have to find what works best with my little miss picky! LOL! ; )