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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Homeschool First Grade: Mike Mulligan

This past week in first grade, we studied and read the book, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton. We've read this classic story and enjoyed it many times, and we enjoyed studying it and reading it again this week. The personification and illustrations make it obvious why this book is well-loved. Since Mike Mulligan is not written to be in any specific place, we didn't talk about a flag or use a map. We talked about the land of "make-believe", and we enjoyed studying the art, imitating and drawing trees, making our own steam power, discussing the flexibility that we need to have at many times in life, and taking good care of the things we own. Bethany also made squares and played on her geo-board with rubber-bands.
On Monday, she did her math and writing in her own little niche in the corner! : - D
 Working on the geo-board...
 We made our own steam power using the tea kettle and a pin wheel... the girls thought it was pretty cool how we got it to spin!
Have you read this great book? We love it, it is a classic! Next week we'll be reading another great book, The Glorious Flight!

Exodus 37:25
They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide and two cubits high—its horns of one piece with it.

Jeremiah 5:1
[ Not One Is Upright ] “Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.

Mark 2:4
Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on.

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