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Monday, October 21, 2013

The Letter G

This is what we've done for the letter G...
  • Read The Day Gogo Went to Vote (over and over and over and over)(Gogo is Zulu for Grandma)
Here are some links to free unit studies for this book:
  • Memorized a "G" verse 
     God is love.
    1 John 4:8b

  • Found objects around the house/garden that start with G (grapes, grass, glue, garbage, glitter, globe, glasses, guitars)
  • Ate Grapes
  • Added "G" to our laminated flip book of letters & words, along with new words we can read (HUG, GOT, TAG, TUG, HOG, GAG, GAP)
  • Decorated a letter G with glue and glitter
  • Read a Giraffe Poem and made Giraffe Giggles from our favourite Alphabet Book (It has an animal, poem and recipe for every letter of the alphabet. I was kind of disappointed that the animal for the letter G didn't have the "hard" G sound, but Giraffe are my favourite African animals, so I guess it's ok.)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Royal Diaries & Tapestry of Grace

The Royal Diaries, like Dear America, is another series of historical fiction books with a target audience of 8-13 year old girls. However, unlike the Dear America series which is written based on the accounts of fictional girls in America's history, the girls that The Royal Diaries are written about are women of royalty all over the world. Some of the books were made into TV movies and are available on Netflix.

Following is a list of the episodes that are available on Netflix, along with a link to the actual book.
  • 57 B.C. Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, by Kristiana Gregory 

  • 1466 Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain,by Carolyn Meyer
  • 1544 Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, by Kathryn Lasky

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dear America & Tapestry of Grace

I just became aware of the Dear America books, a series of historical fiction books, aimed at girls ages 8-13. Each book is written in the form of a diary of a young girl during a different era of US History. They also made some of the books into episodes that are available on Netflix. I am excited to read & watch some of these with my daughter as we study the coinciding time periods in Tapestry of Grace! 

Following is a list of the episodes that are available on Netflix, along with a link to the actual book (some of which are even available on Kindle!),the week I plan to use it with Tapestry of Grace and a link to the discussion guide from scholastic. There are a lot more books available, but this is where we will start!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ABC Memory Verses

We are working on one memory verse with each letter of the alphabet we learn. I printed them all on A5 sheets, laminated them, punched them and added rings so they are easy to study and review.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord. Colossians 3:23a

Blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it. Luke 11:28b

Casting all your care upon Him, for he careth for you1 Peter 5:7

Depart from evil and do good. Psalm 34:14a

Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13

For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

God is love. 1 John 4:8b

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down. Proverbs 25:28

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. John 20:31b

Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking lies. Psalm 34:13

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD; but they that deal truly are His delight. Proverbs 12:22

My God shall supply all your need. Philippians 4:19a

No man can serve two masters. Matthew 6:24

O give thanks to the Lord for He is good. Psalm 118:1

Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; Psalm 147:1

Quit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13b

Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8

Seek ye the Lord while He may be found. Isaiah 55:6a

Trust in the Lord forever. Isaiah 26:4a

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: Psalm 75:1

Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. John 6:47

Wlove Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

eXceeding great and precious promises are given unto us. 2 Peter 1:4

Ye are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14a

Zion heard and was glad. Psalm 97:8a