Crafty Monday: Creation, the Flood, and Personality

In this post: Our first two weeks of school. Our schedule. A craft for the states, creation, and Noah’s ark. “About Me” crafts etc…

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Hello dear ones! We’re a few weeks into third grade over here. It’s been rather different from lower grades. We’ve started a stricter schedule which we’ve kept all of two days. Still we’ve had somewhat better structure than usual. Above you’ll see the silhouette portrait  we did of Michael. Inside it he drew his favorite things. We put this on the wall in his homeschool room.

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I’ve introduced a few new ideas that I’ve come up with and also found on other blogs.

In the mornings before school officially starts, Michael writes the date in his calendar book.

http://www.ouraussiehomeschool.com/2012/03/calendar-notebook.html

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He also checks the weather on my tablet and records the temperature and…

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the weather.

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Michael filled out this “Glad to Be in Grade 3” paper from:

http://thirdgradethinkers8.blogspot.com/2011/09/writing-in-third-grade.html

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I haven’t did this everyday like I wanted to but I’ve started incorporating “outdoor challenges”.  Here’s Michael watching the ants, his first challenge.

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The first week we talked about Creation. So Michael learned about hot and cool colors by drawing the sun and moon.

http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/2009/08/warm-sun-cool-moon.html

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We also began our study of the USA regions and states. 

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I made prayer sticks for prayer time.

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Second, outdoor challenge: tree bark rubbings.

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We began “Draw and Write Through History”.

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Michael drew a creation scene.

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We took school pictures but I’ll show you those Sunday (Lord willing). We tried to pinpoint the estimated location of the Garden of Eden. There’s no way to know exactly where it would be. It’s guess work.

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Then we put a pin on our Biblical World History chart.

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I’ve been reading old books at story time and also books from wegivebooks.org

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Michael and Tessa

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Our homeschool group started up again. We signed up for our host days.

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  • Alabama’s capitol in sprinkles 🙂

From: http://www.gimmesomestyleblog.com/diy-sprinkles-art/

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  • Outdoor challenge: figure out who our spider is. We have this beautiful green spider living on a flower.  We found out that it’s a green lynx spider.

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  • The second week we talked about Noah’s ark. Michael drew this picture from his drawing book.

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Hannah hosted our first homeschool meeting. We had an “All about Me” day.

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The kids made mobiles about themselves. Here’s Hannah’s.

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Michael and his buddy Liam.

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Hannah read a silly book about liking ourselves…even if we have crazy hair and a pig’s nose etc…

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Michael and his mobile. His talked about faith, his family, the computer, and pizza. All his favorites :).

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Michael with the nursing home volunteers where we play bingo. We didn’t help over the Summer so everyone was happy to see him.

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Well, there wasn’t much to share this time but things are going to get real fun when we get into our country studies (not at the group but at home this time). Lord willing, we will be studying Egypt and many other countries through time from Creation to the 1800’s.

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

Next: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/crafty-monday-the-tower-of-babel-the-rats-of-nimh/

Last in series: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/the-1800s-week-6-heading-west-the-final-week/

0 comments on “Crafty Monday: Creation, the Flood, and Personality

  1. WOW! I am definitely going to be implementing that calendar notebook idea! Thanks for the tip! And what a great find with that green spider! Looks like you’re both off to a great start this year! 🙂

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