Saturday, October 10, 2009

This Week in School

We had an interesting study this week beginning with Abraham, Sarah and the birth of Isaac. On the day that we studied about Abraham sending the servant with camels to find a wife for Isaac, the girls enjoyed making camel cookies, reading library books about camels, and studying about how well God physically prepared these animals to live in their environments.  The girls really enjoyed it.

Of course, cookies make everything nice...even camels!

DD loves to work with pattern blocks, so she used them to make this camel.
When we moved on to the study of Esau and Jacob, we made lentil soup, somewhat like the soup that Jacob made and traded Esau for his birthright. The girls loved it and enjoyed sharing a bowl with PawPaw.

In science we continued our study of plants. This week we discussed the structure and function of the different parts of a plant.

In this picture, DB is supposed to be a plant without roots. Notice how DD is able to easily sway her from her position like a strong wind.  I think DD enjoyed this a little too much.

With roots (notice how DD is firmly planted) the wind (DB) is unable to move her from her position.

And finally, this activity is a demonstration of how the stem and roots soak up water and nutrients. The overall focus of the lesson was on how God has given each of us an important part in life. There are times when our part may be to act like a root…to nurture and nourish those around us. At other times we may need to be like a stem…strong and supportive. Our purpose may even be like a leaf… providing shelter and protection. ` We need to pray that God will reveal our purpose and then strive to fulfill it .  Not a bad lesson.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a busy week with all your lessons and PawPaw, too. I know he must enjoy seeing the girls learning so much from the Bible. Keep up the good work! Love you all. Aunt Muhl

Mommy Spice said...

Love it. Homeschooling looks like so much fun!!