Friday, October 14, 2011

MFW Highlight Week 6 Creation to Greeks

Themes of study this week...
For the next 10 weeks we will be memorizing the 10 Commandments.  This week we start with
"I am the Lord your shall have no other Gods before me."

We learned that even though Job is the 18th book of the Old Testament, it occurs much sooner chronologically.  Job most likely lived at the time of Abraham.

We read Job 1, 2, and 42:7-16.

Abraham's Journeys...
Genesis 11:27-12:20

Abraham and Lot...
Genesis 14:21-15:19

In a nutshell we learned that Abraham, who was first called Abram, migrated with his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot from Ur to Haran.  They lived in Haran a while before traveling to Canaan, which is now known as Israel.  A famine struck Canaan which forced Abram to travel to Egypt. Abram told Sarai to tell the Egyptians you are my sister and they will treat me well.  The Lord brought serious diseases onto Pharaoh and his household.  When Pharaoh found that Sarai was Abram's wife he gave orders for them to leave.  Lot settles near Sodom, a wicked city, and Abram settles in Canaan.  Lot was taken captive during a war and was rescued by Abram.

We enjoyed learning the geography of Abram's journey and that after Joshua died God used judges to lead his people.  The judges were not like judges we think of now.  They helped the people live together, to rescue them from enemies and to lead them toward the Lord.


Dinosaurs of Eden...
We discussed the reasons why animals go extinct: famines, droughts, diseases, people killing them for food, animals killing one another and so on.  We then discussed why dinosaurs went extinct.  Because of sin, the Curse, and the Flood, we now have fires, floods, diseases, famines, killing.  Thus the same reason animals become extinct today are the same reasons that dinosaurs died out.  And it wasn't millions of years ago.

  I told the kids to look at the picture below

 and tell me if it made since with what the Bible tells us.  God made animals and man on the 6th day of creation. 
 "God saw all he had made.  And it was very good." (Genesis 1:31)
There was no death, no sickness, no disease.

How did it go from very good to what it is now? Adam and Eve disobeying God by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

The Bible tells us in Romans 8:20-22 that sin affected everything God made.
In the Garden of Eden, God killed  an animal, shedding its blood, and clothed Adam and Eve in the animal's skin. (Genesis 3:21)  He was showing Adam and Eve that now death would be in the world.

Genesis 15-16
We finished up the week reading about God's covenant with Abram, Sarai's servant Hagar and  the son she gave birth to, Ishmael.


We learned about marsupials.  Hannah made the kangaroo.  We added a Ziploc bag for the pouch and covered it with felt.  The kids wrote on index cards different things we learned and they put them in the pouch.  Each day we went over them.

Additional reads...


Just Plain Fun...
 I know this child belongs on a farm not in the city.  Rolled up overalls, boots, and a bandanna for a ponytail.  That's my girl, never one to fit in with others, she is confident in who she is.  I love it!

Just a sweet shot of my babies.

Sharing some sweetness...

Lauren told me she wanted me to make daddy cookies.  She hid the cookies and told daddy not to come in the kitchen when he arrived home.  Then at dinner she covered them with not one but three towels to hide them from him.  Once he finished eating dinner she took them to the table along with a candle and sang to him, "Your the best daddy, Your the best daddy, Your the best daddy in the world."

Cooking Class...



We started off the class with creating our placemats.
The fork was an imprisoned princess, separated from her prince (the spoon) by an alligator-infested swamp (the plate) and a mean soldier (the knife.)
The idea and uncolored placemat can be found at

Documents I put together and passed out : (how/what wheat & white are made from)

Flipping pancakes

Some girls were adventurous and tried the vanilla yogurt and homemade strawberry syrup I put on the table for their pancakes.  Others opted for the homemade buttered pancake syrup. 

Pen pals...
During the summer one of the MFW homeschool moms thought of the wonderful idea of making a pen pal list.  There were about 70 families that loved the idea and signed their family up for it. 
Today Lauren received a letter.  I hadn't even shared the idea with the kids yet.  So upon Lauren receiving the letter I explained to them that I had added our name to pen pal list.  They were all very excited and wanted to pick someone to write to immediately.  With much enthusiasm Lauren quickly wrote back the young girl who wrote to her and can not wait to receive another letter.   

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy reading your Bible lessons. Gotta love the Old Testment... The kids looked like they had a great time cooking.


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