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Cooperation: States and Regions – New England

Here is our plans/activities for Week 2! We are just finishing this up this week.

Cooperation: States and Regions – New England

Week 2 of 14

Day 1

  • Bible: Phillipians 1:6 (review founding of America/New England with The Light and the Glory)
  • Songs: Seafaring songs and “This Little Light of Mine”
  • Writing: Older – report on whaling process
  • Middle – report on making maple syrup
  • Younger – report on 3 whales with pictures
  • Pick/assign books for individual reading/reports
  • Add New England states pages to the 50 States Notebook
  • Family Reading (for the next 2 weeks): Carry On Mr. Bowditch by jean Lee Latham
  • #31 – discussion – what comes to mind when you think of New England…see Volume for details
  • #32 – Add landmarks to big map &/or maps in notebook
  • #33 – Look at map, answer questions on page 110
  • #34 – Business to start in New England?
  • #36 – Plan 2 week field trip to New England..see Volume for ideas
  • #37 – Visit travel agency for info on New England
  • #38 – Observe New England architecture..see Volume for more details
  • Books used:  United States Coloring Book by Rod & Staff Publishers
  • Heroes of History Maps of the United States by Emerald Books (YWAM)
  • Facts About the 50 States by Sue  Brandt
  • Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • The Light and the Glory for Children


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Day 2

  • Bible: review Phillipians  1:6 and history of N.E.
  • Writing: all–work on reading and outline/first draft of info
  • #64 – How is maple syrup processed?
  • #65 – Eat pancakes with maple syrup
  • #66 – Eat maple syrup snow cones
  • #43 – Puritans – Boston Baked Beans pg 111
  • #44 – Boston Brown Bread pg 112
  • #56 – How to make nets, and tie knots, pg 113
  • #67 – Lighthouses, see Volume
  • Do Massachusetts and Vermont Notebook pages
  • Books used: Kids Learn America by Patricia Gordon
  • The United States Cookbook by ‘DAmico and Drummond

Day 3

  • Bible: review Phillipians 1:6 adn history of N.E.
  • Writing: all work on proofing and re-writing info to turn in
  • #42 – make N.E Boiled dinner or similar version, see pf 111
  • #57 – Study whales, see page 114
  • #58 – Study whaling industry, see page 114
  • #59 – watch Moby Dick
  • #60 – Dramatize whaling
  • #61 – talk like they do in New England see pg 114
  • #62 – play lacrosse, see pg 114
  • #55 – sing sea-faring songs
  • Resources:  video of Moby Dick..1956 version

Cooperation: States and Regions – Overview

 Hello! I have not been able to keep everything updated this year like I wanted to! I hope to be able to keep up with posting what we are doing with our unit through the end of the year. This is a 14 week unit..so we will be working on it through the end of June!

We are having a lot of fun already!

I will do a separate post for each week’s worth of activities..with an outline of what we did/resources we used and pictures! Depending on how many pictures there are, I will probably do a slideshow….it is the easiest way to post a lot of pictures and still be able to explain what we are doing!

If you have any questions about our activities, please let me know!

We use the KONOS curriculum. The unit we are doing is from Volume 3. The numbers/pages referenced are from Volume 3: Cooperation-States and Regions

Week 1 of 14: Overview

Day 1

  • Bible: Romans 12:18
  • #1 – attempt to draw outline of US..practice throughout unit
  • #2 – attempt to label states on wordless map
  • #10 – Where would you find major natural disasters (see book)

Day 2

  • Bible: romas 14:19
  • Writing: #14 (older) – write book about USA..various options in Volume
  • #15 – Make “States” notebook– add to it as you go through the unit
  • #21 – Learn to spell states
  • #22 – Learn two-letter state abbreviations
  • #24 – learn cities and identify on map
  • #25 – learn time zones
  • (older) #13 – Plan family trip to National Parks.

Day 3

  • #21 continue
  • #22 continue

Day 4

  • Bible: 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  • Give students pages with state names and abbreviations for notebook reference
  • #26 – Learn National parks (see pg 109)
  • #27 – Do puzzles of US
  • #28 – use puzzle, find missing state
  • #30 – Use puzzle..sort by region (see Volume)
  • Mark regions on big map
  • #3 – build own big US Map or make large map (see book for details)
  • #4 – take pictures of work in #3
  • #5 – Add lakes,, rivers and mountains to map(s)

Usborne Books & More!

An exciting update!! Usborne Books at Home is now Usborne Books & More! They have acquired the Kane Miller publishing company and are now able to offer even more books to your family!

Visit my website and click on the Kane Miller link (in the left hand column of links) to see the books! More will be added as we go!   www.heartslovehome.com

There are also many new offerings and specials on the website! Make sure to enter the drawing to win $50 in free books!!

Come explore the world of Usborne Books & More! We offer high quality, attractive books in a variety of bindings for children of all ages! Our products range from cute baby board books to huge volumes on History and Science topics that are Internet-linked for added learning depth and fun!

You can purchase products directly through my website or host a party for free and discounted items while we share what Usborne is about with your friends and family! This is also a wonderful opportunity to earn income while sharing your love of books with other people! All orders ship very quickly once they are placed.


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Please contact me for additional information!

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Phone: 210-599-6598
Email: wencla2007@gmail.com
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There are a number of great new books available for this year!

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Blessings,
Wendy

Creation Science Class and other great resources!!

Hi, all! Things have been so busy with getting school started this year! We are involved in a multitude of activities this year! Things are going really well so far! 🙂

I will be posting some pictures and updates about what we are studying and some interesting learning events we have had…one being our cat having a kitten…yes, only one! 🙂

I wanted to share this information with everyone! It is a great opportunity to learn about Creation Science and there are also a number of other great resources being offered this fall!

Enjoy!

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Hi, all! I wanted to pass on this new opportunity to join a Science class for 6 weeks from the comfort of your home!

These classes start Monday, September 22nd. Our family will be joining in on this class also! We did the preview class on the 8th. It was really good!

This class is a great supplement to anything you may already be studying at the moment!!

Below is an article by the lady leading the class. It is definitely worth the cost of the class for all the students in your home to be able to participate! You will have access to several ebook files, plus all the sessions will be recorded and archived for you to access if you can’t join the live class, or want to listen more than once!

Please read over what is being offered by clicking on the links for the Creation Science Kids Class! It is great!

Why is Creation Important?


By Felice Gerwitz

Creation Science Kids Class–starts September 22nd!!

Perhaps you have never given much thought to the topic of Creation, the effect it has on people’s lives, or how much it shapes one’s belief system. I know that for years I fell into this category. When faced with evolutionary claims I ignored most, considering them false. While I believed the Bible, considered it to contain the truth of how the world began, believed it was the inspired Word of God and infallible, I had no idea how to respond to those who didn’t. I began to seriously study the topic when I became a homeschool parent and “happened” to meet Jill Whitlock who had once been an agnostic and now was a Christian and Creation Scientist. She showed me many evidences for Creation and thus my fascination with the topic began.

Recently, I was lamenting to the Lord. (I do this from time to time!) I knew I must have misunderstood His call to write and teach others about this topic of Creation. You see it was the Christmas season and I was caught up with the duties of wife, mother and homeschool parent. I was also trying to get the third novel in the mystery series (TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com) my daughter and I had co-authored to print. Even after having it professionally edited every time I read the document I found more and more typos. I was dismayed. The deadline for the first week of December had passed. Therefore, my lament to the Lord!

Yet, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy indeed showed me His will. Of all places it was while shopping at a local membership only store. Here, I noticed a nativity I wished to purchase. Being a bit pricey I wanted to consult my husband. Later, when returning to buy it, I offered to take my newly married nephew and his wife to shop at the store. All these things were in God’s perfect plan. The nativity was encased in glass, and there, perched on the shepherd’s shoulder, was an expensive linen calling card. I would never have plucked it off, but my nephew had no qualms about sticking his hand into the scene, pulling it away, and handing it to me. There was my answer.

As I read the front of the card tears stung my eyes.  I could barely open the card to see whose signature it contained… I wanted to write to this person and let them know how much I disagreed! I wanted to tell the person there was hope! There is a God and He is Love! Imagine my surprise when I saw the signature was the Darwinian evolutionary fish! I was stunned. Later, as I read the card I realized the Lord had allowed me to see it. It was as if He was saying, “You see, Felice? When people embrace a belief in evolution that does not include me they are left to their own devices.” Indeed they are. Christians are not fools as this card extols. Christians have it right! This topic is very relevant and important. It should be at the forefront of your education and taught to children of all ages.

But, where do you begin? First, become armed with information. Just believing the Scriptures tell the truth, while commendable is only the beginning. You must understand that is a volatile topic. Unfortunately, the topic of Creation vs. evolution is not only controversial but it is difficult to discuss. Tempers at times flare and the conversation can get out of control. Regrettably this is a way to insure the doors will remain closed instead of open. The fear of those who believe evolution is real. Their fear stems from the following fact: if evolution is discredited, the entire humanistic worldview would go up in smoke!

Do you realize that not one of Darwin’s theories some 144+ years after they were first proposed has ever been proven? The theory of evolution has exerted influence over our world and culture. Humanists believe man is a “natural phenomenon” just like plants and animals. They believe the mind and soul just happened and they were not supernaturally created.

But how do we arm ourselves and our children to logically discuss the topic? Remember, before every discussion pray for the right words and trust in the Lord. He makes crooked paths straight!

About Felice Gerwitz…

Felice Gerwitz has lectured extensively on the topic of science fairs. She is an award winning author and her book “An Insider’s Guide to Successful Science Fair Projects” was chosen book of the month by God’s World Publishing. Let Felice help you teach Creation Science to your children each Monday morning from September 22-October 28. Learn more here:

Sign up NOW!! Creation Science Kids Class!!

Some other great offers by Cindy Rushton right now!! She has a special deal for access to all her Fall events for one Price!! Or, you can purchase them separately. Check out the links below! I listened in for part of the Simple Journey to Debt-Free Living Virtual Seminar..and it was great!

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A Simple Journey to Debt Free Living–September 12-13
Training Sons…Training Daughters–October 10-11
Let’s Make a Memory–November 7-8
A Crash Course on Spiritual Warfare-December 12-13

Creation Science Class with Felice Gerwitz

Training Sons Training Daughters Seminar-separate “ticket”

Lets Make a Memory Virtual Seminar–separate “ticket”

Spiritual Warfare Virtual Seminar-separate “ticket”

Still available:

Organized Moms Super Set

Back to School Blast Membership—-awesome resources for the price!!!


Back to School Blast Membership–bring a friend!

I love all of Cindy Rushton’s resources and I know you will also!! Have fun!

Blessings,
Wendy