Friday, October 19, 2012

Grammar Stage Ancient History-Week 5

History is our spine, but I'm including everything that we are doing, so some of it doesn't have anything to do with history =)


 Here is another cute poem from Primary Language LessonsTrevor caught on to it very quickly and just loves to say it!

A Secret

We have a secret, just we three,
The robin and I and the sweet cherry tree;
The bird told the tree, and the tree told me,
And nobody knows it but just us there.

But of course the robin knows it best,
Because she built the---I shan't tell the rest,
And laid the four little---somethings in it---
I'm afraid I shall tell it every minute.

Day 1

History Reading

  • Add events from A is for Adam lesson to our timeline


Day 2

History Readings

  • Re-visit the garden, see how things a growing.

Day 3

History Readings
  • Adam and Eve's family tree
    • Obviously we don't know what Adam and Eve's family looked like, nor do we know exactly how many children each person had, but I wanted to get across to my son how many people could come about from just two people.
    • On a piece of paper I drew two circles with a few lines coming from them (showing Adam and Eve, and the lines going to their children).  The lines went to more circles which had their own lines coming from them, and so on and so forth until the whole page was filled with circles.
    • I cut out tiny faces from a magazine and had Trevor glue them into the circles.
    • I showed him how just two people having a few kids (when in reality they probably had many, many children!), and those kids having a few kids, etc. could produce a whole paper (world) full of people!


  • Cursive lesson from HEV (Home Educational Videos)
    •  Trevor loves doing these lessons!  I was not pushing him to do cursive, but he is just fascinated by it and keep asking to do it.

Day 4

History Readings


  • Put off - Put on chart
    • We read about Cain and Able today, so we talked about how Cain made some bad decisions.  He should had "put off" his sinful thoughts and actions, and "put on" thoughts and actions that are pleasing to God.
    • I had the kids come up with their own ideas of things that they should put off in their own lives, and what they should put on instead.
    • We made a chart, and at the end I found little pictures for them to cut out and paste on the correct side of the chart.
    • Here's what they came up with (incase you can't read it well in the picture).  Put off punching, put on hugging and kissing.  Put off making Mackenzie cry, put on making her happy.  Put off taking things from Mackenzie, put on asking her nicely for things.  Put off hurting Mackenzie, put on protecting her.  Put off yelling, put on speaking nicely.


Read Alouds

Now that I look at it, this week was pretty boring =)  Oh well, I guess we all have weeks like this!  I'm starting to feel the itch for a little break.  Not because school is going badly (quite the contrary!) but because I always find myself not adequately prepared and I want some time to get everything ready and in order again.  In a former life I was the organized, prepared person in the group, but not so any more.  Maybe one day I will get there again!

I hope you had a productive week!

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  1. It doesn't sound like a boring week to me. :)

    1. It didn't feel like one just looked like one to me written down haha


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