It’s our final week of school and we are both ready for the end to be here but first we need to get through this weeks worth of work.
This week’s Bible verse(s):
“My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?” Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” – Psalm 42:10-11
She needs to complete the whole 42nd chapter of Psalms this week. She’s been working hard at learning it and I look forward to hearing her recite it on Friday.
This week we are beginning reading the books of Esther and 1 Peter in our Bible lessons. Both books continue to inform us of God’s planning in our lives as He plans it. In today’s reading in 1 Peter, I really loved hearing this…
“Though you have not see him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” – 1 Peter 1:8-9
This week our prayer focus is on the Chipewyan Indians. These Natives live throughout parts of Northern Canada today.
In History we continued our discussion of moving west and the invention of the steamboat (Robert Fulton) and railroad (John Bloomfield Jervis). Both of these machines played a huge roll in the expansion of our nation. We have just about wrapped up all our history lessons for the year. We conclude our year just before the Civil War breaks out. We have been through lessons about coming to the New World, building a new brand-nation (with new rules-that were unheard of at the time) called the United States of America, through the wars of 1812 and the Revolutionary War and finally the expansion of our nation with the Louisiana Purchase and the rush west for gold. Isabel finds history boring but I have enjoyed hearing the stories again about how our nation was born and about the people and things that are all new to me. It’s been great!
The dictation passage this week is:
“A gentle answer turns anger away. But mean words stir up anger. The tongues of wise people use knowledge well. But the mouths of foolish people pour out foolish words.”
– Proverbs 15:1-2
Today Isabel had to take these simple sentences from the dictation passage above and make them into two compound sentences.
How did she do?
She also had to write a descriptive paragraph about one of the seasons (spring, summer, fall or winter). She choose fall.
This week we begin our final book for the year, “Sarah, Plain and Tall” by Patricia MacLachlan. throughout the week she’ll have several lessons that involve the book or aspects of it.
We are continuing our reading in “Swift Rivers” by Cornelia Meigs. Today while I read I had her draw me a picture of something she “sees” from the book.
Chris (from the book) is moving his logs down the river.
Working on getting through this one.
She still got more than half right. Good girl!
In other math, she worked on benchmark fractions, order fractions with like denominators and numerators, and order fractions on number lines. She struggled a bit with the benchmark fractions but after I showed her a simple explanation she fly her work!
It’s going to be a busy final week but it’ll be well worth it when we are through.