Friday, September 9, 2011

MFW Highlights Wk2 Creation to Greeks

Theme for our studies this week....

Genesis 2-8
A few of our assignments below

notebooking page can be found at

Hannah's second assignment in IEW (Excellence in Writing) to write a poem on
The Great Flood.

Some additional books the kids enjoyed....
Gilgamesh the King (The Gilgamesh Trilogy) The Revenge of Ishtar (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)

Greek for the Week....I printed this out for the kids notebook and also created a word document.  I printed the word document, cut out the dinosaurs with the information, laminated and put up on wall for the kids to see through the week.  You can download document   Lauren and Micah also did a few dot to dot dinosaur pages (on some of the above mentioned dinosaurs) that can be found at as well as put their minds to work on finding their way through some dinosaur mazes bought from

Dinosaur Mazes (Dover Little Activity Books)

Daddy and Lauren also worked together on building a paper 3D Tyrannosaurus from the Kumon Paper Craft book.  The book says for 7 and up, but I felt it was difficult for our kids to do alone.
Dinosaurs Tyrannosaurus & Apatosaurus (Kumon 3-D Paper Craft Workbooks)

Cooking class has begun....
A friend asked if I would be interested in teaching a cooking class and with excitement I agreed.  I am only teaching  it once a month at this time so I don't add to much to my plate.  A few gliches need to be worked out, but I thought the class went well.  All the girls were wonderful and I hope that this class will be informative and FUN!
We went over our notebooks then took a few minutes to watch
Then we made our own toppings for some natural ice creams and enjoyed.
Here are the handouts I created for the first class.

Micah working on....
Copywork of our weekly Bible verse. 
"All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 
                                                                                                                               2 Timothy 3:16-17

Extra activity
We took a trip to the library Friday with some other homeschoolers. They went over how the library is set up and how to locate books, then sent the kids on a hunt. This was great because quite frankly we don't make it to the library that oftern, it is just too dificult with Lexi at her age plus trying to assist all the other kids. We usually put our request in through the internet and pick up our books. We are in and out.

A day with friends....

Family read aloud....
We are still reading Amy & Her Bothers.  The kids are really enjoying this book.  Lauren said she loved the book and asked if we could get more like this one.

Amy and Her Brothers (Rare Collector's Series)
Moments to cherish.....
  • Lauren was folding laundry when she decided to put my clothes on, turn the music up loud and start dancing in the living room.
  • The slide was wet at the park and Lexi wanted to slide down, so Lauren suggested to Micah to dry the slide of with his cape.  Micah slid down the slide scooting his bottom side to side to make sure he dried up all the water.
  • Lexi loved listening to Vivaldi and when they played the opera piece she tried to sing along.
  • We took family night over to grandpa's and he enjoyed some homemade pizza and The Walton's with us.


  1. It looks like you had a great week! I love the 3D dino and Lexi's pouty face :0) Thanks for linking up and sharing all of your wonderful resources!

  2. Thanks for sharing your week! I enjoyed reading the poem.

  3. The poem was beautiful. Wow it's hard to imagine the ark being sooooo big! Your 'cherish' moments are a great idea! The family photos to the right crack me up!!


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