Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ {Thorns}

Okay, really, it's Tuesday and I am just now doing last week's wrap-up. I was just so absolutely behind all last week so our schooling was a sporadic mess, to say the least.

Dawson spent the majority of his time doing his independent work. I did make an intentional effort, however, to make sure Brynne and I got through some of our Easter Nature study.

Brynne ~ 1st Grade

Last week was all about Easter, and specifically Jesus.

We read the wonderful folk tale "A Tale of Three Trees". This book seemed to help her really grasp the important things about Jesus. She loved it and retold it to me a couple of times during the week.

We also learned about the importance of the crown of thorns placed on Jesus' head, and how he carried the thorns of our sins all the way to the Hill of Calvary. We went on a thorns nature hike and touched them. She then spent some time drawing them on her notebook page.

We also went on a color scavenger hunt.

We completed our Hill of Calvary and reviewed The Last Supper.

On Sunday morning she had the opportunity to share what she had learned with her brother, Eli, who is 7 years old. He was playing with a small helicopter by the Hill of Calvary she had made. All of a sudden he said, in a pilot's voice talking into a walkie, "We have Jesus. We have Jesus. We are bringing Him up to Heaven." Of course he was just playing, but she was quick to tell him how Jesus really got to Heaven!

Dawson ~ 8th Grade

Like I said, Dawson's week was spent doing mostly independent work. We really didn't do much picture-worthy. He just kept on with his study of the Age of Exploration and oceanography. He worked steadily on his language arts, pre-algebra, spanish, typing and personal reading.

I need to go now and start working on this weeks Weekly Wrap-up so it won't be so late next week. Is anyone else ready for Summer Break (if you take it?)

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