In Unit 2, James and I learnt alot about Noah and the flood. It was a great week. James is really starting to listen and also remember what we have already learnt about.
|This is the four children dancing to J's music. His music is of the memory verse for the week. For some reason they all come running when they hear it on and start to dance together. It just brings such joy to them all.|
|J had to make a boat out of foil and pretended it was Noah's boat. Then he had to add things until it sank.|
|As you can see it took some sinking. We ended up having to make some quite vigorous waves to get it to go down.|
|And it finally began to go. What a great demonstration of how Noah's ark was built so well to hold its precious cargo.|
During Unit 3, we learnt about the Tower of Babel, and the languages getting confused and the people moving to different parts of the world.
|Here J is pretending to pack like the people did at the Tower of Babel. He did a great job folding his clothes and putting them in his bag.|
|Here he is with his finished bag. He was really proud of how well he had done. I do think though the size of the bag was a bit of a hindrance but at the time I couldn't find anything smaller.|
He is also making some great connections between the different books we are reading. He really is enjoying listening to 'The Adventures of Reddy Fox' by Thornton Burgess. During this unit, Reddy Fox got a little too confident and ended up getting shot by Farmer Brown's boy. This was something that really grabbed J's attention, as he knows his Dad goes out with the shot gun to shoot rabbits and possoms on the farm.
|This was a science experiment, which involved smelling different herbs and spices. He was wondering what to start with.|
|He worked out that the scent on the cotton ball matched the thyme in the packet, and thought himself pretty smart.|
|Here he is thinking very carefully about whether this smell matched the one in the spice packet. Eli was trying very hard to join in.|
Over all, we had a fabulous two weeks. He really enjoyed it and learnt a great deal.