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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Homeschool First Grade: Who Owns the Sun!

We had another great week in homeschool first grade last week.
We talked about this book, Who Owns the Sun? by Stacy Chbosky. It is not our favorite book we have done this year, but there are aspects we like. We liked the artwork. We liked some of the poetic prose in the story. We liked the victorious ending. But it was a little long, and abstract for Bethany to understand. She made some beautiful paintings on Wednesday in art. We walked about the southern states, about slavery and the Civil War, characteristics of the strong father, learned new words, learned new colors (chartreuse and mauve), counted trees, fence posts, birds and more in the book. On Friday, we made a lever from this experiment.  It was cool how we could balance the load with effort! 

Bethany loved counting by tens, using dimes this week!
She is painting the sun and sky pictures...

The lever experiment with a ruler, cups, a pencil, rock and pennies. It was pretty interesting to see what happened!
Caleb and Mallory played a game matching the US states to the capitals with me, and I won! It was enjoyable to play with them. We need to play it more, it was good practice! Did you know that the capital of Kentucky is Frankfort?

Leviticus 27:28
“‘But nothing that a person owns and devotes to the Lord—whether a human being or an animal or family land—may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the Lord.

Psalm 50:1
The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sunto where it sets.

Matthew 18:12
“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?

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