Friday, September 28, 2012

Grammar Stage Ancient History-Week 2



Memorization

  • Genesis 2:7-8 "Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living creature.  Then the Lord made a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he placed the man who he had formed."

Day 1


History Readings
  • Genesis 2
  • A Is for Adam - D
  • When Dragons' Hearts Were Good
    • This is a super cute fictional story about what it might have been like in the Garden of Eden before the fall.  It comes with a CD that tells the story and has a song to go with it.  Trevor really enjoys listening to the story and turning the pages as the narrator reads!

Activities

Reading/Writing

 

Day 2


History Readings

Activities
  • Make a Family Tree
    • I printed pictures of each of our family members (grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles, and cousins) and drew circles on a page where everyone should go.  Trevor had to figure out where to put each face.  This was difficult for him, but we got to talk a lot about how everyone fit together!

Reading/Writing

Day 3


History Readings

Activity
  • Garden of Eden Diarama
    • Using materials we had on hand (an old box, toilet paper tubes, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners) we created the Garden of Eden!  Our main focus was on placing the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" in the center of the box.  I think it turned out pretty well!

Reading/Writing

Extra
  • Nature Journal page on a Katydid.

Day 4


History Readings
  • Genesis 3:1-5
  • A is for Adam - G & H

Activity
  • Treat Temptation
    • I put some candies on a tray and  told the kids that they could not eat them.  I told them that they could eat whatever they wanted that day, but not the candies.  I kept the candies out where they could reach them all day.  Luck for me, they did not ask for anything crazy to eat, but I did try to remember to let them eat what they wanted (for example, not making them finish all their dinner, or giving them an apple in the middle of doing something else).  I am happy to report that they did not eat the candies!  I let them eat them the next day =)

Reading/Writing


Supplemental History Reading



Read Alouds



Besides not feeling like there is enough time in the day, I am really pleased with how well this year is going!  Essentially we do school and clean the house in the morning (though the house is never completely kept up), eat lunch, take naps, then daddy comes home.  Of course there is playing in there too.  The days just seem to go by so fast!  I could have Trevor not nap, but I am not ready to give that up yet.  He doesn't sleep every day, but he at least rests and then reads books on his bed for a total of almost two hours while Mackenzie sleeps.  Do you have your children have a quiet time in the day? 

Happy Learning!

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8 comments:

  1. We for sure have quiet time here. I plan to keep that around until the kids move out!

    Josie is 5 and plays for an hour in her room and then I tell her when it's time to sleep and she gets about 45 minutes of napping in. Gabe is 2 and sleeps about half the time. He's never been a good napper, but I think we all need that time apart each day for quiet.

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    1. Sounds like you have a good routine! I agree the everyone needs a little time to themselves in the day =)

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  2. I think you are SO SMART to keep a quiet time going in your house even when one of yours doesn't nap. I did this until this year (and my kids are 7 and 11!) -- and many afternoons we do have a quiet time just so I can gain some sanity.

    So many wonderful things going on in your week - you're doing such a good job!! Thanks for linking with Collage Friday!

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    1. Mary, I'm happy to be linking up this year! Hope I can remember to keep taking pictures =)

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  3. We're doing Story of the World too! My kids are LOVING it. I'm learning a lot too. I noticed you did the Creation and Adam and Eve too--we did also! I love being able to incorporate the scripture stories with our history lessons. I made some Creation and Adam and Eve printables if you're interested: http://keepinglifecreative.com/fabric-and-felt/the-creation-felt-story-set/

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    1. I am so excited to be able to teach my kids (and learn myself!) how Biblical history fits in to 'regular' history. I was never taught that, and it's fascinating! I'll look at your printables, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you for reminding me of quiet time. I need to go back to doing that so I can decompress after our school day!

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    1. Ha ha. You are welcome! Hope you have had some nice, quiet time these past few weeks =)

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