Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mystery of History Lessons 73-75

Lesson 73 Xerxes 1

He made a boat and put his oars on 3 different levels!

Turned out fairly good!!

Lesson 74 Queen Esther

We made Queen Esther out of a wooden spoon!

Then he did this sheet.  It can be found here.

Lesson 75 The Golden Age of Athens.

He made a mask, like the men would have worn during the plays!


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Poppins Book Nook: The President and Mom's Apple Pie---Giveaway & Free Recipe

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  This month's theme was Presidents.  We chose the book The President and Mom's Apple Pie by Michael Garland.

This was a super fun story!

     For this book, I decided to make my famous apple pie with Conner.  We had a blast in the kitchen!

You can find a pdf copy of the recipe here.

To make the crust you will need:
1 cup & 1 Tablespoon flour
½ t salt
1/3 c oil (I use coconut oil)
3 T water

First, you mix the flour and salt together. Then, pour the oil and cold water into a separate cup without stirring and add all at once to the flour.  Stir with a fork. Form into a ball and flatten slightly.

 Roll between two sheets of wax paper. 

Fit into a pie pan.

For the apple pie mixture you need:
4-6 c thinly sliced apples
½ c sugar
2 T flour
1 t cinnamon
Mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add to apples and stir.

(I don't have a picture of this, as I make this mixture up in the summer when our apples ripen on the trees and freeze it.)

For the apple pie topping you need:
1 c flour
1 c sugar
1 stick (1/2 c) butter

Combine the sugar and flour, and then add butter.

 Cut until crumbly.

Put mixture into pastry and sprinkle with apple pie topping. 

Cover edges with foil if needed. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.

Let cool for at least 30 minutes, then cut and serve!

On to the giveaway and link up of all the other Poppins Book Nook co-hosts!

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Answers in Genesis: The World of Animals Unit 2 Birds and Fish Lessons 8-13

Lesson 8 Birds

For this experiment on lift you need a glass jar and a ping pong ball.

He covered the jar with his mouth and blew into it.

This causes the ball to lift off of the bottom of the jar.

Lesson 9 Flight

For this lesson, I gathered some chicken feathers out of our coop.  We discussed  the difference between feathers.  Bird's have flight feathers and downy feathers.  He dropped each one from shoulder level.  He seen that the flight feather cut through the air faster than the downy feather.

Lesson 10 The Bird's Digestive System

I got this kit off of amazon.  Conner wasn't to amused when I told him it was real owl poop, but it didn't take him long to start working it!

 Our vole's head!

Practicing picking up seeds (pinto beans) with a beak like a duck!

Finally got it when we switched beaks!

Lesson 11 Fish
For this lesson and the next, I got a sardine from Whole Foods.

First, we determined that fish do not have eyelids.

We looked at their scales.
Lesson 12 Fins & Other Fish Anatomy

I got our fish back out of the refrigerator.

We inspected the gills and discussed how they expand and contract  as they remove oxygen.

I then cut into the fish to show the backbone.

Lesson 13 Cartilaginous Fish

For this lesson, we talked about how blubber keeps some animals warm in the cold water.

I had him put oil on one finger and leave the other one with nothing on it.  He said this 'naked' finger got cold faster!!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Series: Bible in a Year with your kids week #21 FREE Activity Packet

      Welcome back!!  Praying all of you are having a blessed time in the word!  We are enjoying some beautiful weather  here in Ohio right now!

Week 21 printables.

To learn more about the series please go here.
To find the other weeks please go here.

Day 141 Psalm 111-118
            Psalm 111 tells how the Lord is to be praised for his works.
            Psalm 112 tells about how the righteous will be blessed.
            Psalm 113 tells about praising God.
            Psalm 114 tells about fearing the Lord.
            Psalm 115 tells about how glory comes from God by trusting in Him and praising Him.
            Psalm 116 talks about the declaration of love to the Lord and the desire to be thankful. 
            Psalm 117 tells about all chosen people are to praise the Lord.
            Psalm 118 says that it is good to trust in the Lord and the coming of Christ.

Day 142 1 King 1-2; Psalm 37, 71, 94
            1 King 1 talks about David’s old age.  It reveals Adonijah and how he wants the throne.  David makes Solomon king, and Adonijah is stopped.
            1 King 2 talks about David’s dying words to Solomon and how he wants Joab and others done with.  Adonijah is put to death, Abiathat is banished, and Joab and Shimei are put to death.
            In Psalm 37 David says to have patience and confidence in God.
            Psalm 71 is a prayer to God that he would deliver and save them.
            Psalm 94 tells about the danger of those persecuted and the comfort and peace that will be given to them.

Day 143 Psalm 119:1-88
            This psalm helps magnify the Divine law.  It is also a call to make it honorable.  There are 10 ways the Divine law is called in this Psalm.  God’s law, His way, His testimonies, His commandments, His precepts, His word, His judgments, His righteousness, His statutes, and His truth and faithfulness.

Day 144 1 King 3-4; 2 Chronicles 1; Psalm 72
            1 King 3 talks about Solomon’s marriage, his vision, and his prayer for wisdom.
            1 King 4 Talks about Solomon’s court and dominions.  It also talks about Solomon’s wisdom.
            In Psalm 72, David begins with a prayer for Solomon.  He talks about the glories of his reign.  He also talks about the kingdom of Christ.

Day 145 Psalm 119:89-176
            See above.

Day 146 Song of Solomon 1-5:1
            This first part of the Song of Solomon is about 2 lovers.  It starts with the courtship, how they reciprocate love and the wedding.  Chapter 4 talks about the wedding and the first night.  5:1 mentions God’s approval.

Day 147 No Reading.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mystery of History Lessons 70-72

Lesson 70 The Roman Republic
American flag magnet, label, or window decal
Practiced our Pledge of Allegiance.  We also Talked about the president and governor.
Lesson 71 The Battle of Marathon

Our coin!  Eagle in place of the owl.

Lesson 72 Herodotus

We made signets for this lesson.

The first method is to use a wine cork and a foam sticker.

Attach the two.  This method didn't work to well.

Next one we did, we used clay.  I had him flatten it out.

Then carve it out with his pencil.

Let it dry.

Then we used an ink pad and stamped away!!

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