We had another fun week of adventures! We learned about Jamestown, came up with a chant to help us memorize Matthew 1:21, and learned more about air!
|Jesus means the Lord saves|
We learned last week that the name Jesus means the Lord saves, and this week we learned that if we say we belong to Jesus we should live like Jesus would. I gave Miss M a bracelet from when I was a little girl with the letters WWJD? on it. Little Guy wanted to know: "Why is there a mystery on it?" which is what he calls question marks.
On Tuesday we did an experiment with a cup of water and a piece of cardboard.
We were afraid it wouldn't work, but it did! I queried on Facebook whether it is really air pressure that keeps the cardboard in place and my uncle responded: "In order for the water to come out of the cup, air has to get in. A hole anywhere into the cup would allow air in, which would then cause the system to collapse. But as long as it's sealed, the air pressure from all sides keeps the cardboard in place." Fascinating! And so much fun!
|Miss M spends 15 minutes every day with the Book Basket!|
Miss M is loving her Tagalog lessons on the computer. She's still a little too shy to use the phrases she's learning when she talks to her grandparents, but she'll get there! She at least overcame her trepidation enough to speak into the microphone and get 100% on one of her lessons!
|Screen shot: Rosetta Stone Tagalog lesson|
Setting up the Cricut and cutting out the letters J-E-S-U-S might have been the highlight of Miss M's week. She had a million-and-one questions about how it all worked. I let her push the buttons and use the tiny spatula to lift the letters from the sticky mat.
Then she grated some peeled crayons and we made a Jesus window poster.
We sprinkled crayon bits between two pieces of waxed paper and arranged the letters in the middle. Then I ironed it all between some blank newsprint and made a pretty melted-crayon picture!
Friday we took our nature walk into the woods, just Miss M and I. Most of the snow has melted, but everything still looks dull and dead -- no signs of spring yet!
We saw some deer again and lots of animal prints! These raccoon prints led right down into a ravine.
Miss M found a bug! She observed it and sketched it, and when we got home she identified it as a Common Green Shield Bug. Then she typed it up and added it to her nature journal!
It was a wonderful week! Next week is going to be a little different schedule for us since we have some activities going on that are atypical. It'll be interesting to see how the interruptions to our status quo affect our lessons.
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