I remember playing Cops and Robbers with my brother when I was a kid. I never wanted to be the cop though. It was always more fun to be the robber, break the law and be chased. Why is that? Probably because no one can get away with anything when mom’s around!!
This week we learned about breaking the law, both man and God’s law, and what happens to people when they do.
We started our week with the story of Jonah.
Project 1: We drew 5 major themes within the story Galilee, the ship set for Tarshish, the fish, the dry land, and Nineveh.
Then the goal was to retell the story in their own words as they hit what came first, second, etc.
Oops, we forgot the wind and the waves.
We went over how the story of Jonah was very much like what we go through with sin and repentance. Jonah was asked to do something. We ask our kids to do something (Clean your room). Jonah said no and though he could run away. Our kids think they can run away. God captured Jonah and he repented. Kids are caught and say sorry. The fish spit Jonah out on dry land and told to go to Nineveh again. Umm… besides the spitting part they are told to clean their room again. This time Jonah did what God said. And the kids obey as well.
Project 2: We made street signs for a traffic outdoor course.
The kids drew up some signs they knew and we taped them to wooden dowels.
We also needed tickets for hthe policeman to hand out in case anyone broke the law.
Then we drew up the course. Railroad crossings, waterways, traffic signals, speed limits, intersections, even a hospital.
And they’re off!
E spent some time in jail.
I got a few tickets too. Even I am not immune. :/
My husband loves to watch Judge Judy. Did you know she’s written kid’s books too?
It’s here! J finished his Italy project and we were able to display it at international night.
He was so proud of his board. We made some Italian bread to go with it, but it didn’t finish rising fast enough so we had to serve the store bought. But hey, there was fresh Italian bread once we got home!
All the kids did a great job on their boards. We went around with out “passports” and answered questions about each board.
There’s been some amazing weather around here lately which we are taking full advantage of. We went with a couple good friends on an outing to the zoo.
And spent some time doing open gym at Gymnastics.
Before everyone arrived, J got to practice saying his books of the Bible into the microphone at church.
The lady who teaches Spanish with the city opened up her farm to homeschoolers recently and we are super excited she did. The kids love her and they’re already learning so much.
Got to pause here and ask what do you think is in that jar that he is staring so intently into? Yes, it’s real. If you guessed ant, you’re right.
See you next week for another great homeschooling adventure!