Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MFW CtG/K Week 8: N-n Nest/Isaac, Jacob, Esau

4th/2nd Grade Creation to the Greeks

Ten Commandments:

I am the LORD your shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain


  • Discussed and memorized the 3rd commandment and revised the past memory verses. 
  • We learnt about Isaac taking a wife and the strife between Jacob and Esau
  • We also talked about the customs of wife-taking and birthrights
  • We learnt about seals and Egyptian tomb paintings
Showing them lentils

Using wax and seals


  • Water and Air: What floats?

Of all the items, the kids were surprised that the clip sank and the apple floated. I wished we had the coke and diet coke (we might get them some day and do this experiment again)

  • Water and Air:Skating water

This experiment to teach about cohesiveness and adhesiveness of water was really fun! And the kids learnt that this is a good way to know if the pan is hot enough (when water dances on the pan)


  • Both of them learnt more about nouns this week
  • Spelling Power for Big Bro
  • Spelling by Sight and Structure for Big Sis
  • We also learnt the Greek word "philia" and did our English from the Roots Up notebook page. We also revised the past words. 
  • We continued Treasures of the Snow (Another great book!)

Foreign Language

We started on 康軒一上

We also started to use flashcards for vocabulary practice. I did them myself.



Drawing an Egyptian by grids. Big Sis had more patience to copy than Big Bro

    Have you wondered?
    • Why the Egyptians take the brains out when they mummify dead bodies? They think brains are useless.
    • Did you know lentils are so available they were almost worthless in Jacob's times? Esau wasted his birthrights for something worthless!
    • Did you know that bowling balls that are weighed 12 pounds below will float in water because the equal volume of water would have weighed 12 pounds?
    Kindergarten: N-n Nest

    Birds matching game

    Tactile N

    We read these books for Nest
    N Book

    We watched George Muller's Veggie Tale video to remind us God takes care of us

    The Sesame Street Podcast for N was especially fun

    Pinterest Page for CtG
    Pinterest Page for Kindergarten
    Booklist for CtG
    Booklist for Kindergarten

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