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Year 2 — Level M

Level M is for Levels 5th – 8th

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Materials:

Day 1*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 1.
  2. Why did Jesus have to be tempted? Why do we have to be tempted?  (answer: It shows what’s in our hearts. Jesus proved He was completely submitted to obeying His Father.)
  3. What adverb describes how quickly Simon (Peter) and Andrew obeyed Christ’s call to follow Him?  (answer: immediately)
  4. Jesus knew that everyone was looking for Him. What did He consider more important?  (answer: prayer)
  5. Lepers were outcasts. People thought it was contagious and wouldn’t touch them or be near them. The leper could not be in town. Jesus reaches out and touches him. The leper disobeys and tells everyone what Jesus did. Now the leper can enter town, but Jesus can’t. He made the unclean, clean and took his place. Does that remind you of anything else Jesus did? (answer: He took our sin on Himself and became sin, dying for us, so that we could be clean and live.)

History*

  1. Welcome to Early American History. We are going to pick up right where we left off at the end of Year 1, with explorers. You are going to be reading about several explorers, some you met briefly at the end of ancient history.
  2. You are going to be reading some of Discoverers and ExplorersThis is the link for those who want to download it.
  3. Today you will read the first chapter. Here is the audio version if you want to listen to it.
  4. *I suggest (optional) printing out 14 pages for your child to use to take notes on for each day.
  5. Write about what people believed 400 years ago.

Science

  1. Do you see the word ZOO in the title of this page.  -OLOGY means “the study of.”  What do you think “zoo” refers to? Animals of course! So, zoology is the study of animals. It is pronounced zoe-OLogy.
  2. Zoology is part of biology, but there are SOOOO many animals that have so many neat things about them. God took care in making each one. You’ll learn how they each have special strengths, defenses, abilities. Animals are amazing and they are all so unique because our God is amazing and creative!
  3. Before we start learning about specific animals, we’ll be looking at animal classification, how animals are categorized. This should be easy peasy :)for you today. I’ll throw some bigger words at you soon, don’t worry!
  4. Watch the video on animal classification.
  5. Try the quiz.
  6. Read this page about vertebrates. (You don’t need to click to continue on.)

Music

  1. Let’s review the types of woodwind instruments. Find the woodwinds in the instrument storage room. Click on each one to read about it. Click on the ear to hear it play. You don’t need to click on anything else. That will be for another time.  (Here is an Alternative link)


Day 2*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 2.
  2. What did Levi do when he was called? (answer: obeyed, He left his money. He had a job that made him wealthy, and he walked away from it.)
  3. Why are the teachers of the law upset with Jesus in this chapter? (two reasons)  (answer: He forgave sins. He spent time with “sinners.”)
  4. Jesus showed them He had the power to forgive sins by doing what?  (answer: telling the man to get up and walk — It would have been meaningless if the man hadn’t been healed.)
  5. Who did Jesus come to save?  (answer: sinners)
  6. Of course, this means Jesus came to save everyone because we were all born human, meaning we are all sinners until Jesus saves us. The Pharisees didn’t see themselves as sinners, though Jesus considers them some of the biggest sinners.

History

  1. Read chapter 3.
  2. Write about Columbus.
  3. Click on Columbus on the map key.

Science*

  1. *Print out this mammal classification activity (mammal_classification). Use the definitions in the answer key to place the right animals with the right category. You can staple the groups together.
  2. Then, take your stack to someone and explain what is the criteria for each group classification.


Day 3*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 3.
  2. What point did Jesus make about the Sabbath? (answer: God’s desire is for us to love and obey. The Pharisees thought they were godly because of the sacrifices they made to not “work” on the Sabbath. The forgot God had said in the Scriptures that to obey is better than sacrifice. God didn’t want their petty sacrifices. He wanted them to obey His greatest commandments, to love God and to love their neighbors as themselves.)
  3. Who are Jesus’ “mothers and brothers?”  (answer: anyone who does the will of God)
  4. Name the twelve disciples.

History

  1. Read chapter 5.
  2. Write about Cabot.
  3. Click on Cabot on the map key.

Science*

  1. *Here an invertebrate classification activity (Invertebrate_classification). Use the definitions in the answer key to place the right animals with the right category. You can staple the groups together.
  2. Then, take your stack to someone and explain what is the criteria for each group classification.

Art

  1. Explore complementary colors. Make sure you do watch, find and create.


Day 4*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 4.
  2. Let’s look at the last story. What was Jesus doing during the storm?  (answer: sleeping)
  3. One, I think He was probably exhausted. Two, He wasn’t worried at all.
  4. What do the disciples accuse him of?  (answer: They ask, “Don’t you care if we drown?”)
  5. They asked Love if He cared. They didn’t get who He was, did they?
  6. Do you ever accuse God of not caring?
  7. “God is love,” and Love will always care for you :)
  8. What obeys God?  (answer: the wind and waves)
  9. That’s something to remember the next time there is a super storm.

History

  1. Click on Cartier on the map key.
  2. Research him and write about him. (Use the alphabet along the top to jump to the letter C.)

Science*

  1. Watch the movie on vertebrates and take the quiz.
  2. *Here’s a reading worksheet with questions and answers. Print out pages 2 and 3 and answer the questions.



Day 5

Bible

  1. Read Mark 5.
  2. The woman who was bleeding, what did she believe? Where was her faith?  (answer: She believed that she would be healed if she could just touch Jesus’ clothes. And she was. She was scared to be found out because her bleeding made her “unclean” by Jewish law and if she touched someone, she would make them “unclean.” Jesus came teaching that a person’s heart is what makes someone clean or unclean.)
  3. What did Jesus do when everyone laughed at Him?  (answer: He ignored them. It didn’t bother Him. He knew the truth and what they thought didn’t change the truth at all!)

History

  1. Click on De Soto on the map key.
  2. Read about him and write about him.

Science

  1. Look at the pictures and learn which animals are classified as vertebrates. Click on Next Image at the bottom of each segment to go to the next one.
  2. When you are done, list as many animals that are vertebrates as you can think of. List at least 20.

PE/Health

 

  1. Stretching — stretch and warm up along with the video. Follow the directions!

 


Day 6

Bible

  1. Read Mark 6:1-29.
  2. What did the disciples take with them when they preached and healed?  (answer: nothing)
  3. Why did Herod have John the Baptist killed when he knew he was a righteous and holy man?  (answer: He was proud. He had said in front of his guests that he would give her anything. He didn’t want to be embarrassed by going back on his word in front of everyone.)

History

  1. Click on Coronado on the map key.
  2. Research him and write about him.

Science

  1. Animal classification Watch this video until 3:15.
  2. Read this page on the levels of animal classification. You don’t need to know all the information on this page. A lot of the terminology is in Latin, but I bet you can read a lot of it.
  3. Read this page on the classification of lemurs.
  4. Make some sort of graphic showing the levels of classification. Make sure it shows their order. They don’t have to be numbered. Each one could be smaller than the one before. However you want to do it. Include all of the bold words at the top of the page linked in #1.

Music

  1. Let’s review the types of string instruments. Find the strings in the instrument storage room. Click on each one to read about it. Click on the ear to hear it play. You don’t need to click on anything else. That will be for another time.


Day 7

Bible

  1. Read Mark 6:30-56.
  2. Tell someone the stories.
  3. This is how God’s economy works. They had a little. The gave it all. They ended up with more than they started with!
  4. What stands in God’s way?  (answer: nothing)

History

  1. Click on Cabrillo on the map key.
  2. Research him and write about him.

Science

  1. Do you remember? Here is a offline activity alternative.
  2. Answer the questions on classification. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and use the diagram to find the answers.


Day 8*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 7.
  2. What makes a person unclean?  (answer: their heart, their thoughts and actions)

History

  1. Click on Hudson on the map key.
  2. Read about him and write about him.

Science

  1. Why do you think we organize animals the way we do? Why do you think we need to be thoughtful in making classifications? (ie. What if we just said, lives in water, instead of more specific descriptions?)
  2. Do you know them all already? Animal classification true or false   (This activity uses Java. Consult the Troubleshooting Guide if needed.)
  3. What are the other kingdoms? Interested? Find out–you can read about it or watch the movie kingdoms.

Art*

  1. Try this complementary colors project. You don’t have to use black marker or paints. You can use crayons.
  2. If you really don’t think you can write your name in block or bubble letters, then you can do the project below.
    • Do this complementary colors project. Follow the directions. Color in the circles in a pattern: green, blue, violet. Trace and color your and the colors that complement each circle. The page lists different mediums you can use. You can use paints if you like, but you can also use crayons. There are others listed as well.
    • *Print this circle sheet to get started.


Day 9

Bible

  1. Read Mark 8.
  2. It sounds like Peter tells Jesus not to speak of being arrested and killed. Maybe he says it will never happen. Jesus rebukes him as speaking for the devil. What does Jesus say is wrong with Peter’s words?  (answer: They are man’s thoughts, not God’s.)

History

  1. Click on Champlain on the map key.
  2. Research him and write about him.

Science

  1. Read about invertebrates.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Watch the movie and take the quiz.

Just for fun –What’s the biggest number you can make?

Day 10

Bible

  1. Read Mark 9.
  2. The disciples argue about who is the greatest. Who is first, according to Jesus?  (answer: the last)
  3. What does that mean?  (answer: The greatest in God’s kingdom is the humblest, who doesn’t think he is better than anyone else, who puts others ahead of himself.)
  4. The disciples couldn’t cast a demon out of a boy. They had cast out demons before. What does Jesus say is necessary in order to cast out this demon?  (answer: prayer, some versions say prayer and fasting)
  5. Jesus doesn’t pray to get rid of the demon. It must mean that He had been prepared for the work by His time in prayer.
  6. The boy’s father has trouble believing his son can be made well. What does he ask?  (answer: Help me overcome unbelief.)
  7. Girls, if you are ever tempted to dress in a way that would attract a boy’s attention to your body, remember verse 42!

History

  1. Click on Marquette and Joillet on the map key.
  2. Research him and write about him. (You can use other places to research as well.)

Science

  1. Read through the instructions about how to make your own invertebrate  and look at the example.
  2. Then make one.
  3. Explain to your family the different elements on your invertebrate.

PE/Health

  1. Fire Safety — Find and read about preventing wildfires and campfire safety. You can do the games as well.


Day 11

Bible

  1. Read Mark 10.
  2. Does the Bible say it okay to divorce and get married again to someone else?  (answer: no, The only exceptions, it seems, are found in Matthew 19:9, talking to husbands, and 1 Cor. 7:15 talking about an unbelieving spouse leaving.)
  3. The rich young man had obeyed the commandments, but what did he love more than God?  (answer: his money, He wasn’t willing to give it up. Jesus’ disciples were all willing to walk away from their money, from their jobs that provided for their family.)

History

  1. Click on LaSalle on the map key.
  2. Research him and write about him.

Science

  1. Can you think of any other ways that we classify animals? I can!
  2. Scroll down on this page to the chart showing the classifications of how threatened an animal species is.
  3. Learn about what is endangering animals. Move your mouse over the animals as they move by and read about what is happening to them. Then click on another place on the globe. There are three places to visit.
  4. Play the endangered species game.

Music

  1. Let’s review the types of percussion instruments. Find the percussion instruments in the instrument storage room. Click on each one to read about it. Click on the ear to hear it play. You don’t need to click on anything else. That will be for another time. (Here is an alternative if the main link is not working.)


Day 12  (Materials: dice, here’s a printable if you need to make a die–you can roll it twice instead of needing 2, or you can roll online)

Bible

  1. Read Mark 11.
  2. Tell someone the stories in the chapter.

History

  1. Read this site on Columbus. Look at all the pictures. Click on all the tabs. Take the quiz.

Science

  1. *Everyone play the endangered species game.


Day 13*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 12.
  2. Why was the widow’s gift so generous?  (answer: She gave everything.)
  3. What is the greatest and second greatest commandment?  (answer: love God with your all, love your neighbor as yourself)
  4. Why were the Pharisees so mad at Jesus’ parable about the vineyard?  (answer: He was talking about them. They were like the bad guys in the story.)

History*

  1. See if you know the answers to this Columbus test.
  2. Check your answers.

Science

  1. Another way animals are classified is by what they eat.
  2. Learn about the different classifications and test yourself.

Art

  1. Look at the colors in these paintings. Find complementary colors in each one.
  2. You can read the descriptions of the use of color in each painting as well.


Day 14*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 14:1-26.
  2. How did the woman prepare Jesus for His burial?  (answer: pouring perfume on his feet)
  3. How did the disciples prepare to celebrate the Passover feast?  (answer: God had prepared a place and Jesus told them how to find a room to eat in.)
  4. The disciples and Jesus were eating the Passover meal. Do you remember that the Israelites ate lamb the evening before the Passover?  That night death passed over them because of the blood of the lamb on their doorpost. Tomorrow, on Passover, Jesus will be the Lamb that is sacrificed. By His blood shed for us, death passes over us.

History*

  1. *Print a USA map.
  2. Draw on all 10 explorers’ routes. Use a different color pencil for each one. Make a key that shows which line belongs to which explorer.

Science

  1. Read a little bit more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
  2. Answer these graph questions about what animals eat.
    • Answer questions a-e as best as you can. They aren’t all right/wrong. Take the time to think and hypothesize.
    • Answer the questions as best you can. Think and give a thoughtful answer. It doesn’t have to be the right one, just a thought out one.
    • Answer the questions. You can draw your pie graph or make it online. Make sure to label your graph. Some of you are asking, “Why are we doing math in science?” The answer is that you can’t do science without math!

Are you finished all of your work? Try a puzzle. You can make it harder by increasing the number of pieces.

Day 15

Bible

  1. Read Mark 14:27-52.
  2. What happened at Gethsemane?  (answer: Jesus prayed and told His Father that He didn’t want to do what was planned for him the next day, but that He wanted to obey more than anything. He was arrested. In another book we read that Jesus heals the man who had his ear cut off.)
  3. What does Jesus tell Peter he will do?  (answer: He says that Peter will disown him, say he doesn’t know him, three times before the rooster crows twice.)

History

  1. Do a family reading of this play on Christopher Columbus. Assign roles before each scene. You don’t have to do costumes and sets. Just read with flair!
  2. If you don’t have anyone to do the play with, then you can read this animated book.
  3. If you are allowed, you can usually find cartoons on Columbus online. Here’s a short video.

Science

  1. I made you do math last time. Today, just play a little.
  2. Animal diet game.
  3. Classify the animals (review).
  4. Divide a page in thirds. Label the thirds omnivores, carnivores and herbivores. Draw pictures or use clip art to fill in the page showing the different types of animals and how they are classified.

PE/Health

  1. Climb the stairs 5 times. If you don’t have stairs, find something you can step up on and down from.


Day 16(*)

Bible

  1. Read Mark 14:53-72.
  2. Jesus won’t answer their questions except one. What does he answer?  (answer: He says that He is the Christ, God’s son.)
  3. What does Peter do after he denies knowing Jesus?  (answer: He cries.)

History(*)

  1. Reading Options: Pilgrim Stories or This Country of Ours parts 2, 3 and 4. Pilgrim Stories is easier, more story than facts, but maybe you have already read it. You would read 2 chapters a day, except for the few chapters toward the end that are 10 pages. Those can be read alone on a day. Maybe you could read these stories aloud to younger brothers and sisters. The Country of Ours shares more historical details. You will read one chapter a day.
  2. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 1 and 2. Tell someone about the story.)
  3. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 13. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  4. (*) If you like using notebooking pages, print out these 5 pages to use to write about the Iroquois.
  5. You will write on one topic each day. Your five topics will be:
    • who the Iroquois were and where they lived  (Bold means: Do this one today.)
    • their form of government
    • the five main nations of the Iroquois
    • wampum
    • their lifestyle, how they lived
    • Here are two sites to use for information. One   Two  (Use the links on these pages for more information.)

Science

  1. Read about ecosystems.
  2. Choose an ecosystem–a small one! Either list or draw the things living there–all the living things. Then show or write how different living things in the ecosystem rely on each other.

Music

What was Iroquois music like?

 Iroquois water drum
The two most important Iroquois instruments are drums and flutes. Native Iroquois drums were often filled with water to give them a distinctive sound different from the drums of other tribes. Most Iroquois music is very rhythmic and consists mostly of drumming and lively singing. Flutes were used to woo women in the Iroquois tribes. An Iroquois Indian man would play beautiful flute music outside a woman’s longhouse at night to show her he was thinking about her.From: http://www.bigorrin.org/iroquois_kids.htm
  1. Listen to Iroquois music
  2. Look at Native American drums and flutes.


Day 17*

Bible

  1. Read Mark 15:1-20.
  2. How did Jesus amaze Pilate?  (answer: He didn’t fight back and try to defend himself. He remained silent.)
  3. Pilate didn’t think Jesus had done anything wrong. He knew the Pharisees turned Him in because of what?  (answer: jealousy)
  4. Why did he hand Jesus over to be crucified?  (answer: He wanted to make the people happy. Also, he was probably fearing that word would get to his boss that he let the people get out of control. He might have been afraid there would be a riot.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 3 and 4. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 14. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. You will write on one topic each day. Your five topics will be:
    • who the Iroquois were and where they lived
    • their form of government
    • the five main nations of the Iroquois
    • wampum
    • their lifestyle, how they lived
    • Here are two sites to use for information. One   Two  (Use the links on these pages for more information.)

Science*

  1. Read the top of this page about food webs and food chains. You can stop at the picture of the food web.
  2. Play the game. Choose your animals and 14 turns. Your animals will be sharing the habitat. You will place things in the habitat by clicking on them. The black number tells you the population of whatever it is. Once it hits zero, it will disappear. (Remember what starts a food chain.) Once the habitat will support your animal, add it into the habitat so it can start to grow its population. You’ll see the word, predation. “In ecology, predation is a biological interaction where a predator (an organism that is hunting) feeds on its prey (the organism that is attacked).” Only the ones that say “no predators” don’t have anyone consuming them. If one or more of your animals isn’t around at the end of the game, try again. One more thing, try to pay attention to what changes when something new is added into the habitat. Try to see the arrows as connecting lines instead of arrows. The grass will show an arrow to the zebra. That means the zebra eats the grass, not the other way around. Have fun!
  3. *Fill out this worksheet with examples that you come up with.


Day 18

Bible

  1. Read Mark 15:21-47.
  2. In Psalms we read about them mocking Jesus, casting lots for His clothes and His calling out to His Father before He died. Everything happened just as God knew it would.
  3. What happened to signify that Jesus had bridged the separation between God and man?  (answer: The temple curtain was torn from top to bottom–which no human could do. The curtain was the separation. No one could enter that place, the holy of holies. It was where God’s presence was. Once a year a specially chosen priest could enter it after he was made especially holy. They Now we all can go into God’s presence because we have been made God’s priests and holy and righteous by the forgiveness of sins and filling of the Spirit. That was only possible by Jesus’ sacrificial death for us.)
  4. Below is a tomb that maybe was similar. It is cut right out of the rock and has that big stone that rolls in front of the door. That stone is bigger enough to cover a door that is big enough to walk through. I took this picture. It was a tomb used by Hittites.

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 5 and 6. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 15. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. You will write on one topic each day. Your five topics will be:
    • who the Iroquois were and where they lived
    • their form of government
    • the five main nations of the Iroquois
    • wampum
    • their lifestyle, how they lived
    • Here are two sites to use for information. One   Two  (Use the links on these pages for more information.)

Science

  1. Watch the video on food chains/webs.
  2. Make a food chain. Cut a piece of paper into at least five strips. Start with a producer and end with a decomposer. On each strip write a living thing in the food chain. Connect them together in a paper chain. Connect the decomposer to the producer.

Art

  1. Look at these examples of Iroquois artwork.
  2. Which do you think are the hardest to do?
  3. Which do you think are the coolest?
  4. What kinds of images did they use on their artwork?
  5. What colors did they use?


Day 19

Bible

  1. Read Mark 16.
  2. You read that part of the chapter isn’t in some manuscripts, but I find it interesting that every version always includes it. If they don’t think it belongs, then I would think it would be left out in some versions.

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 7 and 8. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 16. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. You will write on one topic each day. Your five topics will be:
    • who the Iroquois were and where they lived
    • their form of government
    • the five main nations of the Iroquois
    • wampum
    • their lifestyle, how they lived
    • Here are two sites to use for information. One   Two  (Use the links on these pages for more information.)

Weave virtual wampum.

Science

  1. Play a game.
  2. Read about interdependence.
  3. Read this scenario. “Did you have pizza for lunch today? Think about the crust of your pizza. The dough for your pizza crust was made from wheat planted by a farmer. The sun produced energy for the wheat to grow. The farmer harvested the wheat to make flour for the bread. Other animals eat wheat as well. Caterpillars eat the wheat and birds eat the caterpillars. Think about what would happen to the wheat plants if the birds all disappeared.” (from)
  4. Write a paragraph about at least five living things and how they are interdependent.


Day 20

Bible

  1. Read Acts 1.
  2. How long did Jesus stay with the disciples after He rose from the dead?  (answer: 40 days)
  3. The disciples are told to wait in Jerusalem for what and for what reason?  (answer: The Holy Spirit will come on them and give them power to be God’s witnesses to the whole world.)
  4. What were they hoping they were waiting for?  (answer: For Israel to be “restored,” freed from the Romans.)
  5. Who was named the 12th apostle?  (answer: Matthias)
  6. Apostle means “one sent.”

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 9 and 10. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 17. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Watch this video about “The People of the Longhouse.”

You will write on one topic each day. Your five topics will be:

  • who the Iroquois were and where they lived
  • their form of government
  • the five main nations of the Iroquois
  • wampum
  • their lifestyle, how they lived
  • Here are two sites to use for information. One   Two  (Use the links on these pages for more information.)

Science

  1. Play with this simulation. Don’t stop until you have a happy, balanced ecosystem.
  2. Write a paragraph about the delicate balance of an ecosystem. What could change the balance of an ecosystem? What’s necessary for balance?

PE/Health

  1. Road safety game


Day 21

Bible

  1. Read Acts 2:1-21.
  2. What happened?

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 11 and 12. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 18. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Read about Sir Walter Raleigh.
  4. Start a timeline. Write a date. Insert a picture. Write text. You can do it in a word processing program, a drawing program, power point, or however you like. Save it and add to it as we go along. Here’s a picture of Sir Walter Raleigh to get you started. It’s from Wikipedia. That’s a great place to get pictures from.

Science

  1. Play the animal habitat game.
  2. What factors did you have to consider?
  3. What did you not get right the first time?
  4. What’s your habitat?
  5. What kinds of habitats do you think you couldn’t live in?

Music

  1. Let’s learn about the last instrument family, brass. Scroll down to brass and click on each instrument. Read about it and listen to it.


Day 22*

Bible

  1. Read Acts 2:22-47.
  2. What does Peter tell them to do?  (answer: repent and be baptized)
  3. 3000 people are baptized. What do they start doing?  (answer: They sold their possessions and gave to those in need. What else did they do?)

History*

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 13 and 14. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 19. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. *Read pages 4-6 on the beginnings of the colonies in America and the directions on pages 7 and 8. Print pages 15-17. (You can print page 12 too.)
  4. Add Jamestown to your timeline.
  5. You are going to build a model of the Jamestown fort. You could start coloring your fort. You could also glue each page onto a plain piece of paper to make all of the pages stronger (unless you were able to print on card stock).

Science

  1. Read about the tundra. Use the links on the left.
  2. Tell someone about the tundra.


Day 23*

Bible

  1. Read Acts 3.
  2. How was the beggar healed?  (answer: “Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him”)
  3. What did Peter do when the crowds there were amazed at what happened?  (answer: He preached the gospel.)

History*

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 15 and 16. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 20. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Watch this video on Life in Jamestown.
  4. *Read the quote on page 11 to practice reading cursive handwriting. Print page 12 and trace it. You don’t need to know how to write in cursive, but you need to know something about it.
  5. See if you can find all of the letters of your name in there. Can you figure out your name in cursive? Get help where you need it. Write your name in cursive.
  6. Start building your fort.

Science

  1. Read about grasslands. Use the links on the left.
  2. Read about the taiga.
  3. Tell someone about what you read.

Art

  1. Here is another example of Native American artwork, beadwork.
  2. What colors do you notice?
  3. What shapes do you notice?
  4. What images do you notice?
  5. Make your own online beaded project.


Day 24

Bible

  1. Read Acts 4:1-22.
  2. Why were Peter and John arrested?  (answer: They were preaching about Jesus being raised from the dead.)
  3. What did they question Peter and John about?  (answer: how the beggar was healed)
  4. Why were they amazed with Peter and John?  (answer: They were unschooled, normal men, but they spoke like Jesus.)
  5. Peter and John are told to not teach in Jesus’ name anymore. What did they reply?  (answer: Should we obey you, or God?)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 17 and 18. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 21. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Watch this short video on the Jamestown Colony.
  4. Work on building your fort.

Science

  1. Watch the presentation on biomes.
  2. Take notes. Don’t write full sentences. Just take notes, words, short phrases to help you remember the important facts.

Are you done your work? Play the food chain game.


Day 25

Bible

  1. Read Acts 4:29-37.
  2. What happened after they prayed?  (answer: The place where they were meeting was shaken.)
  3. What did the believers share?  (answer: everything they owned)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 19 and 20. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 22. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Play this Jamestown game.
  4. Finish building your fort.

Science

  1. Design an ecosystem/a habitat. Choose the climate, the land, the plants and the animals. Write a thorough description of it or draw it. Or, design it in a shoe box! However you like. You need to be able to explain each choice you made for your what ecosystem and why.

PE/Health

  1. Do at least 20 jumping jacks. (You could compete with a sibling to see who can do them the longest.)
  2. Here is a video to teach you how to do a proper jumping jack.


Day 26(*)

Bible

  1. Read Acts 5:1-16.
  2. Why did Ananias and Saphira die?   (answer: They lied to God.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 21 and 22. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 23. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Watch the first part of this Mayflower movie.
  4. (*) Become a character about to sail to America. Write a diary entry. You can print these pages if you would like to use them to write on. You will write a diary entry each day this week. Include a date on each entry!

Science

  1. What is an amphibian?
  2. Read about amphibians. Click on the at least four pictures in the picture gallery strip and read the facts.
  3. Watch an amphibian video.
  4. Fill out one animal fact page. Choose “animal facts.”

Music

  1. This time find the brass instruments in the instrument storage room. Click on each one to read about it. Click on the ear to hear it play. You don’t need to click on anything else. That will be for another time.


Day 27

Bible

  1. Read Acts 5:17-42.
  2. Why were the Sadducees jealous?  (answer: People were coming from all around to go to the apostles because of the miracles.)
  3. The apostles were arrested. How did they end up preaching and teaching in the square the next day?  (answer: an angel let them out of prison)
  4. What wise advice did one of the Pharisees give?  (answer: Leave them alone. If what they are doing is from men, it will fail. If it is from God, then you will only be fighting against God.)
  5. Why were the apostles rejoicing at the end of the chapter?  (answer: They had been beaten, and they rejoiced that they were worthy of suffering for Christ.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 23 and 24. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 24. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Watch part 2 of the Mayflower movie.
  4. Write a diary entry from a day on board ship.

Science

  1. Label the life cycle of a frog.
  2. Read about more amphibians.
  3. Choose two of the amphibians listed to look through and read through.
  4. Fill out another page for one the amphibians you read about. Write about amphibian babies  this time.


Day 28

Bible

  1. Read Acts 6.
  2. Why did they apostles choose seven men to organize the distribution of food to widows?  (answer: so that they wouldn’t be hindered from teaching and preaching)
  3. How did the men against Stephen get him arrested?  (answer: They persuaded people to lie about him, saying he spoke against Moses and God.)
  4. What did Stephen’s face look like to them?  (answer: the face of an angel)

Make the pilgrim picture.

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 25 and 26. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 25. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Watch part 3 (final part) of the Mayflower movie.
  4. Write a diary entry from a day in your life.

Science

  1. Read about amphibians in crisis.
  2. Choose at least two more categories to read from.
  3. Write about amphibian habitats.

Art

  1. Look at these paintings of the Mayflower.
  2. What colors do you see?
  3. What shapes do you see?
  4. Where do you see movement in the paintings?
  5. Can you find complementary colors in any of the paintings?  (My observation: check out Mayflower Dawn)


Day 29

Bible

  1. Read Acts 7:1-36.
  2. What does Stephen start talking about for his defense?  (answer: He starts giving a history of Israel.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 27 and 28. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 26. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Read half of this page of questions and answers by Desire Minter, a Mayflower passenger.
  4. Write another diary entry. Include a date. (You don’t have to write them in order. The dates will put them in order.)

Science

  1. Read about Amphibians. Stop at Lesson 44.
  2. Take notes. Don’t copy sentences. Write down what’s new or important. Write Amphibians at the top and write each main heading as you come to it. You don’t need to write any full sentences. So you would write “Tailless Amphibians” because that’s a heading. Underline it to show that’s a main section. Under it you might write, “tail absorbed into body.” Use abbreviations like = means equals or is the same as and  w/ means with and  w/o  means without.


Day 30

Bible

  1. Read Acts 7:37-60.
  2. What did Stephen see in the heavens?  (answer: He saw Jesus.)
  3. What did he pray before he died?  (answer: He prayed like Jesus did for the sin not to be held against them.)
  4. Who was standing by watching and approving?  (answer: Saul)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 29 and 30. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 27. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Finish reading this page of questions and answers by Desire Minter, a Mayflower passenger.
  4. Write a final diary entry.
  5. Add the Mayflower to your timeline.

Science

  1. Read Lesson 44 about tadpoles and making an aquarium. Stop at lesson 45.
  2. I don’t expect you to build an aquarium. Here’s a video and some facts to help you answer questions as best you can.

PE/Health

  1. Do You Know Your Food Groups?


Day 31**

Bible

  1. Read Acts 8.
  2. What was Saul doing?  (answer: having Christians imprisoned)
  3. Simon wanted to buy the Holy Spirit. What was Peter’s response?  (answer: May your money die with you!)
  4. Never buy an “anointing.” People sell oils and other things that are supposedly an “anointing of joy” or healing or whatever. It’s just like Simon wanting the “anointing to lay hands on people for them to receive the Holy Spirit.” The only “anointing” is the Holy Spirit. All gifts come by the Holy Spirit in you. The Holy Spirit is free. Anyone selling the “anointing” is a scam artist. God gives all His good gifts freely.
  5. God led Philip to the right place at the right time. He told the man about Jesus. What does the man want to do?  (answer: be baptized)
  6. What happened to Philip after he baptized the man?  (answer: He disappeared and then reappeared in a different city.)

History**

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 31 and 32. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 28. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Listen to and read the Mayflower Compact.
  4. *Fill in this worksheet as you listen.
  5. *Answer the questions on the Mayflower Compact (Mayflower Compact Impact).
  6. Give this worksheet to a parent to keep in your portfolio.

Science

  1. Read the questions at the beginning of the lesson.
  2. Read Lesson 45.
  3. Answer the questions that you are able to from the reading.

Music

  1. Read about Bach and listen to his music.
  2. Try to recognize each instrument family in the music.
  3. Tell someone about the composer.


Day 32(*)

Bible

  1. Read Acts 9:1-19.
  2. Did God pick Saul because of all of his good works?  (answer: No, Saul was persecuting the church! God did know how Saul/Paul would serve Him later, though, and how he would suffer for Christ’s sake. He sees the end from the beginning.)

History(*)

  1. Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 33 and 34.
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 29. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. (*)Write about the first Thanksgiving. (If you haven’t, read about it in the book of pilgrim stories.)

Play Thanksgiving Dinner Bounce.

Science

  1. Read the questions at the beginning  of the lesson.
  2. Read Lesson 46.
  3. Answer the questions that you are able to from the reading.


Day 33*

Bible

  1. Read Acts 9:20-43.
  2. You can see Joppa and Lydda on this map of Israel.
  3. There are two miracles in this chapter. What happens after each miracle?  (answer: People turn to the Lord.)

History*

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 35 and 36. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 30. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. *Do you know who is who? Do research online if you need to in order to find the right answers.

Science

  1. Read the questions at the beginning of the lesson. Why? Because then you see that information a little light bulb will go off in your head to pay attention. You can even write the answers as you come to them.
  2. Read Lesson 47.
  3. Answer the questions that you are able to from the reading.

Art

  1. Look at different kinds of lines used in art.
  2. Here are some more line examples.
  3. Draw 5 different kinds of lines and label them.
  4. Look for them when we look at artwork.
  5. You can include this in your portfolio.


Day 34

Bible

  1. Read Acts 10:1-23.
  2. Cornelius was not a Jew. What was he?  (answer: a gentile, a Roman soldier)
  3. Was Peter’s vision really trying to teach him to eat “unclean” animals?  (answer: No, it was to teach him to not call the Gentiles “unclean” if they have repented and turned to God, being forgiven and “cleaned” them from their sins.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 37 and 38. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 31. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Read the chapter on William Penn.
  4. Write a paragraph about him.

Science

  1. Read the questions.
  2. Read Lesson 48.
  3. Answer the questions that you are able to from the reading.


Day 35

Bible

  1. Read Acts 10:24-48.
  2. What happens at the end of the chapter?  (answer: The gentiles, the non-Jews, receive the Holy Spirit, so Peter realizes it is okay to baptize them in the name of Jesus.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 39, just one story. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 32. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Read an article. Choose one article.
  4. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.

Science

  1. Watch the amphibian videos. Today’s school is a little gross!
    1. Red-Eyed Tree Frog Life Cycle
    2. Bull Frogs Eat Everything
    3. Strawberry Poison Dart Frog
  2. Dissect a frog.

PE/Health

  1. Try and do a push up. Can you do ten? Try every day and you’ll get better.
  2. Watch the video to learn how to do it properly.


Day 36

Bible

  1. Read Acts 11.
  2. What do the other Jews realize?  (answer: that God has given salvation to non-Jews as well)
  3. What prophecy prompted the believers to gather and deliver aid for Christians in Judea?  (answer: There was a prophecy that there would be a famine.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 40, just one story. This is a long story. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 33. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Watch this video on the New World.

Science

  1. Play science review games today. Choose any science activity from any year, preferably from a year you’ve studied.

Music

  1. Read about Handel and listen to his music.
  2. Try to recognize each instrument family in the music.
  3. You can take a screen shot for your portfolio.
  4. Tell someone about the composer.

Will you pardon the colonist or send him to the pillory?

Day 37*

Bible

  1. Read Acts 12.
  2. One disciple was killed. One disciple was released. Could God have taken James out of prison too and saved him?  (answer: of course)
  3. God wasn’t unloving or unfair in letting James die. It was God’s choice for him at that time. James no doubt had surrendered his body to the Lord’s service, however that might look. Peter is later killed; it wasn’t time yet. Their enemies had no control over the time they were appointed to die. God was in control of it.
  4. Why is Herod killed?  (answer: The people called him a god and he accepted their words and praise.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 41, just one story. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 34. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)  Salem Witch Trials
  3. Write a paragraph on the development of the new world. Use what you learned in the video yesterday. You should have at least eight sentences. Make sure you have an introduction and conclusion.

Science*

  1. *Print out this lapbook. This one is in color.
  2. Can you work together? If you have brothers and sisters doing this school too, you can all work together on this one. You have four days to complete this lapbook. Can you divide up the pieces? Some are better for older kids. Some are better for younger kids. Try and do all of the pieces, but make sure you do the pieces about animals adapting and migrating. Adaptation and migration are two more words that you should know along with hibernation.
  3. You will have to look the information up online. Here are a couple of webpages to get you going.


Day 38

Bible

  1. Read Acts 13.
  2. What message does Paul preach in Antioch?

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 42, just one story. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 35. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Read this introduction to life at the time of the Salem Witch Trials.
  4. Read the history of the Trials.
  5. Tituba was practicing witchcraft and there was likely demonic activity going on in the area with those who had brought their false religion with them.
  6. The Old Testament talks about killing those who do witchcraft. The New Testament NEVER talks about killing ever as what should be done. If the Puritans were full of the Holy Spirit, then they had power by the blood of Jesus over any demons. They were wrong to act in fear. Those full of faith are never full of fear.
  7. Add the Salem Witch Trials to your timeline.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. If you have lots of kids and not enough pieces, someone (or several) could make their own pieces to add.

Art

  1. Read about the limners of Colonial times.
  2. What characteristics defined their paintings?
  3. Look at these three limner paintings. Can you see limner characteristics in them?


Day 39

Bible

  1. Read Acts 14.
  2. What did the people think when the man was healed?  (answer: They thought Paul and Barnabas were gods.)
  3. Did Paul and Barnabas react like Herod when called gods?  (answer: No, they assured the crowds they were just men and told them about the true God.)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 43, just one story. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours  chapter 36. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Read through this Jeopardy game. I don’t expect you to know the answers, but you can learn them as you click on them and read them.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. You have today and Day 40 to finish.
  2. Who’s the best artist? Can you draw a cover?


Day 40

Bible

  1. Read Acts 15.
  2. What were some Jews teaching?  (answer: That you had to be circumcised to be saved. All Jewish males had been circumcised as babies, but the Gentiles had not.)
  3. What does the council decide?  (answer: That Gentiles do not need to follow the law of Moses and do not need to be circumcised. They give them some guidelines to order.)
  4. What do Paul and Barnabas argue over?  (answer: bringing Mark along)

History

  1. (Read Pilgrim Stories chapter 44, just one story. Tell someone about the story.)
  2. (Read This Country of Ours chapter 37. Tell someone the story of the chapter.)
  3. Choose at least 5 states and 5 years and graph the colonies’ growth. Maybe a line graph would be best?  (Online graph maker, If you are learning Excel, you can make this graph using that program. Figure it out!)
  4. You can decide if you would like to include your graph in your portfolio.

Science

  1. Finish your lapbook.
  2. Let’s see what you learned? Try this matching game.
  3. As you learn about more specific animals this year, you’ll learn more about migration, hibernation and adaptation.
  4. Take pictures of your lapbook for your portfolio.

PE/Health

  1. Write down what you had for dinner yesterday. Find the foods here and write what nutrients (vitamins and minerals) you got from your food.


Day 41

Optional Reading:

This Country of Ours chapters 45-50

With Wolfe in Canada Henty  (8th grade reading level?)

The Pathfinder Cooper  Audio Book  (Listed on 6th on the Robison booklist)

Bible

  1. Read Acts 16:1-21.
  2. What does Paul do to Timothy?  (answer: circumcise him   After all of the arguing about how it is not necessary, Timothy is circumcised. Paul doesn’t want it to be a hindrance to the Jews to hearing the gospel.)
  3. How does Paul ruin someone’s business?  (answer: by casting a demon out of a fortune-teller  This girl was a psychic that used communication with demons to enable her to know things about people to get them to believe she could tell the future. She could know things that would happen really soon if they were already in progress, so the demons could see that it was going to happen, but she did not really know the future. The Bible tells us only God knows the future. “Real” psychics that use demons are a trick of Satan because they can tell you some truths to get you to believe them but then can lie to you about the future and direct you away from where God wants you to be.)

History

  1. Make a power point presentation on Daniel Boone (or ask a parent if you would like to make another sort of project.) You will present it on Day 45.
  2. Here are three pages to use.

Science

  1. What is a reptile.
  2. Read about reptiles and watch videos.
  3. What makes a reptile different from an amphibian?

Music

  1. Read about Vivaldi and listen to his music.
  2. Try to recognize each instrument family in the music.
  3. Tell someone about the composer.


Day 42

Bible

  1. Read Acts 16:22-40.
  2. What were Paul and Silas doing when an earthquake freed them from prison?  (answer: singing hymns and praying)
  3. Because of what happened, who came to believe in God?  (answer: the jailer and everyone in his family)
  4. Even though they were freed by the earthquake, they stayed at the prison so that the jailer wouldn’t be killed for letting the prisoners escape. What happened in the morning?  (answer: They were released.)

History

  1. Work on your presentation.
  2. Here are three pages to use.

Science

  1. Read the introduction to reptiles and about garter snakes. Then answer the questions in lesson 49.


Day 43*

Bible

  1. Read Acts 17:1-15.
  2. Paul and Silas were accused of making trouble all over the world. The “world” to them was smaller than it is to us. It is still a great compliment to a Christian. We should be turning the world upside down.
  3. Sometimes you hear people say you should be like the Bereans. What do you think that means?  (answer: They searched the Scriptures to see if what was being taught was true. Just because a preacher or other Christian says something doesn’t mean that’s really what the Bible says. Find out what the truth is for yourself. Make a habit and checking things out for yourself before you repeat them as true.)

History

  1. Work on your presentation.
  2. Here are three pages to use.

Science*

  1. *You are going to pick a lapbook to do. You can choose from crocodiles, lizards and snakes.
  2. If you really don’t like doing lapbooks, and we’re going to use them A LOT this year, ask your parents if you can make something else. If you have permission, you can use the lapbook pieces as a guide and make the same thing on the computer. You can answer the same questions and write the same information but make your own lapbook pieces on the computer or a digital scrapbook, a glog, a power point presentation, a video, or whatever else you know how to do. HOWEVER, it will take you longer than just using the lapbook. You still have to finish on time. This holds true for any lapbook you will be doing this year.
  3. You will need to finish your lapbook on Day 49 (or Day 50 if you need to). That’s seven days. Print out what pieces you will use and divide them up, so you know how many you need to get done each day. Each link not only has the pieces but also the information (or links to the information) that you need.
  4. If your lapbook has pieces for younger and older students, you are NOT allowed to use the younger ones.
  5. Read about the milk snake and answer the questions as best as you can.

Art

  1. Look at these paintings of Daniel Boone.
  2. Notice the use of lines. What kind of lines can you find?
  3. What observations can you make about the middle paintings? (My observations: notice the light and dark places)

Try a tricky maze.

Day 44

Bible

  1. Read Acts 17:16-34.
  2. How does Paul relate to the men in Athens?  (answer: He talks about their “unknown God” and quotes their poets.)
  3. How does he describe God?  (answer: verses 24-28)
  4. What argument does Paul use to prove that God cannot be made of metal?  (answer: He says that we are God’s children.)

History

  1. Work on your presentation.
  2. Here are three pages to use.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Read about the water snake and answer the questions as best as you can.


Day 45

Bible

  1. Read Acts 18.
  2. Paul is about to defend himself. Why doesn’t he?  (answer: The case is thrown out of court.)
  3. What was Apollos missing that the others had to teach him?  (answer: verse 25)

History

  1. Finish your presentation and present it to an audience. Read it to them. Explain things to them. Answer their questions.
  2. Add Daniel Boone to your timeline.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Read the next two pages about the snakes.  Turn the page and read the next page as well and look at the pictures. Remember that you can zoom in. I know it’s not the clearest.

PE/Health

  1. Do sit ups, as many as you can properly. Watch the video to learn how to do it right.


Day 46

Optional Reading: This Country of Ours  chapters 45-50

Bible

  1. Read Acts 19:1-22.
  2. What kind of miracles were happening around Paul?  (answer: Handkerchiefs and aprons that touched him were taken to the sick and they were healed. The cloth didn’t have power. Only the Holy Spirit (God) heals. The people had faith (believed) that God would heal them if they touched the cloth that Paul had touched.)
  3. What happened to the non-Christians who were commanding demons to leave in Jesus’ name? (answer: A demon said he recognized Jesus and Paul but not them. They didn’t have the authority to control him, so he beat them up.)
  4. What happened after that? (answer: People feared God and honored Jesus. They confessed their sin and burned things related to their previous sin.)

History

  1. Read about the battles of the French and Indian War. Answer the questions by using the map.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Read about turtles and stop where it says lesson 52.

Music

  1. Read through this lesson on staff and clefs. Use your arrow keys or the arrow button on the screen to move the highlight to each line. With each line there will be a new picture.
  2. Tell someone what a music staff and clef are.
  3. (If those lessons disappear, here is the same thing elsewhere.)


Day 47(*)

Bible

  1. Read Acts 19:23-41.
  2. Who were the men that caused an uproar in Ephesus in order to get rid of Paul?  (answer: the craftsmen who made the statues of the false gods   They were worried they would lose money if people stopped worshiping statues.)

History(*)

  1. Read about the cause and effect of the war and write a paragraph about it.
  2. (*) Here are notebooking pages you could use.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Answer the questions about turtles the best you can.


Day 48

Bible

  1. Read Acts 20.
  2. How did Eutychus die? (answer: He fell asleep listening to a sermon and fell out the window. It was an all-night sermon.)
  3. What happened to him?  (answer: He was raised from the dead.)
  4. Where does Paul want to get to?  (answer: Jerusalem)
  5. Why is everyone sad when Paul leaves?  (answer: He says he’ll never see them again.)
  6. It is more blessed to ….  (answer: give than to receive)

History

  1. Read a description of the war and write a paragraph about it.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Read about lizards. You need to turn the page and read the next page as well.

Art

  1. Look at this page of French and Indian War paintings.
  2. Find at least one use of complementary colors and three different types of lines.


Day 49(*)

Bible

  1. Read Acts 21:1-26.
  2. What does the prophet say will happen to Paul in Jerusalem?  (answer: He will be tied up by Jews and handed over to the Romans.)
  3. Does Paul want to not go now?  (answer: No, he says he is ready to go to prison and to die.)

History(*)

  1. Read about Pontiac’s Rebellion and write a paragraph about it.
  2. (*) Here are notebooking pages you could use.

Science

  1. Finish your lapbook. Save it in your portfolio. You can put wide tape along the folded edge of it (on both sides) and then hole punch the tape so you don’t hurt your lapbook.
  2. Scroll down to answer the questions and reptiles and amphibians. Click on the pictures at the top to get the information.

 


Day 50

Bible

  1. Read Acts 21:27-40.
  2. Describe what happened.  (answer: Some Jews got every upset and against Paul and they started beating him saying that he spoke against the Jews. Roman officers stopped them and took Paul away. It was a wild mob and people were shouting to kill Paul. The soldiers had to carry Paul away to where they would hold him to figure out if he had done anything wrong. Paul asked if he could speak to the people and was given permission.)

History

  1. Read about the Proclamation of 1763 and write a paragraph about it.
  2. Add the French and Indian War to your timeline.

Would you like to do one of these? coloring 1  coloring 2    jigsaw

Science

  1. Gather everyone together and present your lapbook (or project). Don’t just show it to them. Present it to them. Read it out loud to them. Answer their questions.
  2. If you like and have permission, you can search for The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet on youtube and watch the episode on reptiles being cold blooded.

PE/Health

  1. Food pyramid game


Day 51

Optional Reading: You have a long time to work on these, 40 days. You can read these until day 90.

Bible

  1. Read Acts 22.
  2. What got the crowd upset?  (hint: verse 21)  (answer: They were Jews and he said God sent him to the Gentiles.)

History

  1. Watch this documentary on Benjamin Franklin.
  2. Watch part 2 after part 1.

Science

  1. Read pages 1 and 2 of What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? (There’s a little bit to finish on page 3.) Get out a notebook or some notebooking pages and take notes.

Music

  1. Ben Franklin’s Armonica
  2. Read about resonance.
  3. Play the virtual armonica.


Day 52(*)

Bible

  1. Read Acts 23.
  2. The Lord told Paul he would testify where?  (answer: in Rome)
  3. How is Paul saved from the ambush?  (answer: Someone learns of the planned attack and alerts the Roman commander.)

History(*)

  1. Write a page about Benjamin Franklin You can use page 8, if you would like a notebooking page.

Science

  1. Read pages 3 and 4 of What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?  Take notes on the main points.


Day 53*

Bible

  1. Read Acts 24.
  2. Why were the Jews upset with Paul? (answer: because he preached the resurrection of the dead)
  3. What did Paul preach that made Felix uncomfortable?  (answer: how we need to be righteous and how we will be judged)

History*

  1. Read pages 13-15 and print page 16 about George Washington’s school book on behavior.
  2. Follow the directions. Read the excerpt and answer the questions.

Go on a dig. Use the arrows to move on and click in the work area to use the tool.

Science

  1. Read pages 5 and 6 of What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?  Take notes on the main points.

Art

  1. Look at these examples of value.
  2. Draw simple strips and shade them from dark to light like in the examples, or draw a 3D shape and shade it as in the examples.
  3. Look at the values in the Daniel Boone portrait.


Day 54

Bible

  1. Read Acts 25.
  2. Who are all of the Roman rulers in this chapter? (answer: Felix, King Agrippa, Emperor Caesar)
  3. The rulers were the judges. Why does Felix invite Agrippa to come?  (answer: He can’t figure out what charges to write against Paul.)
  4. What are the Jews still trying to do but can’t?  (answer: kill Paul, They have no power to. God’s in control of Paul’s life and death.)

History

  1. Read pages 27 and 28 (handouts 6 and 7) and answer the questions in complete sentences.
  2. These are primary sources, first-hand accounts. In some ways that makes them more accurate, but on the other-hand it is the person’s opinion of what the truth is.

Science

  1. Read to the end of What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?  Take notes on the main points.


Day 55

Bible

  1. Read Acts 26.
  2. You could read the last verse and be frustrated. Why?  (answer: He could have been free.)
  3. That would be the wrong reaction though. God had this all arranged. Paul was arrested so that the leaders of Rome would have the chance to hear the gospel. No one else could bring it to them. This was God’s way. As things seem to go all wrong in the rest of the book, keep in mind that God’s in control and is using each event for his purposes.

History

  1. Read pages 30 and 31 (handouts 9 and 10) and answer the questions on complete sentences.

Science

  1. Write a page about dinosaurs, presenting your beliefs about their existence, timing and demise. (And anything else you’d like to say.)
  2. Read it to your family.
  3. If you have more questions or are really interested, here is a list of books on the subject that you can read online. Read the descriptions because some are easier to read than others. Here’s one you might be interested in reading, Creation: Facts of Life.
  4. If you scroll to the bottom of the page there are some creation/evolution quotes.

PE/Health

  1. Try to jog in place for five minutes.


Day 56

Bible

  1. Read Acts 27:1-26.
  2. View the map of Paul’s journey to Rome. Find a place mentioned in your reading today and find it on the map and on the list. If you click on the G by it, then you can see where it is on a modern-day map.
  3. How did Paul know that no one would die?   (answer: An angel told him that no one would lose their lives. Paul had to get to Caesar, so nothing would happen to him.)

History

  1. Watch the first two parts of this film on Washington.

Science

  1. We’ve finished reptiles. Before we move onto birds, we’re going to do another topic together. You did a lapbook about animals in winter. You learned they hibernatedmigrated and adapted.
  2. Now you are going to look more at animal adaptations, or special characteristics that allow animals to survive in their environment.
  3. When you find information, put it on a lapbook piece (or maybe you have another idea, poster, power point,…) Here are lapbook pieces  already made that are blank. You can choose what you want to use, print it out and fill it in. Or, at the top of the page are lapbook pieces that you can type onto and then print out. Your choice.
  4. On day 60 you will be presenting your lapbook/project.
  5. Here is a link for you for today. You can search for more yourself if you like on any day.

Music

  1. Take a look again at the names of the lines and spaces on the treble clef.
  2. Try and name the notes.


Day 57

Bible

  1. Read Acts 27:27-44.
  2. What happened?

History

  1. Register for free and play this Mission US game. You will play tomorrow as well. If you don’t finish today, you can continue tomorrow. If you finish today, you can make different choices tomorrow to see what happens.

Science

  1. Here is the lapbook pieces link.
  2. Here is a link you can use today:
    • adapting to the heat


Day 58

Bible

  1. Read Acts 28.
  2. Why did the islanders think Paul was going to die?  (answer: He was bitten by a poisonous snake.)
  3. Did Paul get to preach to the leaders of the Roman empire in Rome?  (answer: Yes, just like God had said.)
  4. Was Paul arrested or released? (answer: He was free and lived there and continued to preach.)

History

  1. Play the Mission US game.

Science

  1. Here is the lapbook pieces link.
  2. Here is a link you can use today:

Art

  1. Learn about positive and negative space. Make sure you watch, find and create.

Play the Washington matching game.

Day 59

Bible

  1. We are starting a new book, Romans. It was a letter Paul wrote to the Christians living in Rome. He wrote it around 57 AD.
  2. Read Romans 1:1-17.
  3. According to verse 16, what is the gospel?  (answer: the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes)
  4. God has the power to save everyone. He is not limited. That is the good news, the gospel. What does the gospel reveal?  (answer: righteousness by faith, Before people tried to work for their salvation, but now we can become righteous through faith. We have faith that Jesus’ sacrifice took our punishment for our sins so that we can be forgiven. And we have faith that the Holy Spirit lives in us to help us live by, obey, God’s word.)

History

  1. Play the Patriot Spy game. READ all of the information! I’m letting you learn from the games instead of giving you other things to read. So, take the time to read, so you can learn what happened.

Science

  1. Here is the lapbook pieces link.
  2. Here is a link you can use today:


Day 60*

Bible

  1. Read Romans 1:18-32.
  2. Why are people without excuse? Why can all people know there is a powerful God at work in the universe? (hint: verse 20) (answer: God’s created world shows it. The expansive universe, the mountains, the oceans, etc.)
  3. What did people worship instead of God?  (hint: verse 23) (answer: created things, making idols out of animals and such)
  4. God let those who refused to worship Him be trapped by sins. What are some of those sins? (hint: verses 26-31) (answer: homosexuality, greed, envy, murder, gossips, senseless…)

History

  1. Write a speech that tells your neighbors why they should fight for independence.
  2. Give your speech.

Science

  1. Finish and present your lapbook or project. Read it to your audience. Explain it to them. Answer their questions.
  2. Consider putting up a bird feeder. We’re looking at birds next and it would be great to have birds to look like.

PE/Health*

  1. *Build a food pyramid. Think about how these compare to what food God gives people to eat in the Bible.


Day 61

Bible

  1. Read Romans 2:1-16.
  2. What are verses 1-4 warning about?  (answer: hypocrisy)
  3. What does it mean to be a hypocrite?
  4. What is the promise of verses 5-11?  (answer: that each person will get what they deserve)
  5. How can we be the ones who persist in doing good?  (answer: give our lives over to following Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit)
  6. What do verses 14 and 15 mean?  (answer: Even those who don’t know the laws of God from the Scripture, have consciences that tell them what is right and wrong.)
  7. When was a time you felt your conscience tell you that something was wrong?

History

  1. Read the newspaper article about the Tea Party in Boston in 1774.
  2. Add the event to your timeline.

Science

  1. Are you confident of your classifications?
  2. What classifies an animal as a bird?
  3. Read about birds and feathers. Stop when at the heading, “Birds are Built for Flying.”
  4. Tell someone some unique features of birds (temperature?).
  5. Tell someone about some ways birds use feathers (protection?)

Music

  1. Take a look again at the names of the lines and spaces on the treble clef.
  2. Try and name the notes.  Choose the treble clef. You can move the top note to the top line. To play move with your mouse. Press the space bar to catch the note.


Day 62*

Bible

  1. Read Romans 3:10-26.
  2. Use this version to try and figure out what atonement, redemption and justify mean (verses 24-26).
  3. Here are the dictionary definitions: atonementredemptionjustify.
  4. How do these words relate to you and Jesus?
  5. Memorize verse 23. Romans 3:23
  6. What does it mean? (answer: None of us are perfect like God is perfect. That’s why we needed the atonement, Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, so that we could be redeemed, having our sins paid for, and justified, forgiven. Then our sins would be erased from God’s sight and we can be perfect like Him and able to be in His presence.)

History

  1. Read the newspaper article about Declaring Independence in Philadelphia in 1776.
  2. Add the event to your timeline.
  3. Listen to the Declaration being read.

Science*

  1. Download this Feathered Friends pdf. (We will be using this again.) Today do the first exercise and answer the true/false questions. Write down your answers and then check them.  There are more on the second page.
  2. Now read the answers with explanations on this page. Scroll down and read about the three feeder birds.
  3. *Print page 4 and do a ten-minute bird watch.


Day 63   (Materials for art: construction paper or other colored paper)

Bible

  1. Read Romans 4.
  2.  What does verse 5 mean?  (answer: God considers righteous–right with him–those who trust that He will forgive their sins, not those who try and “work” or earn their salvation by doing good things with the motive of trying to earn God’s approval.)
  3. Paul points out that Abraham was considered righteous before he was circumcised. Circumcision was a mark of the Jews. It set them apart as God’s people. Paul is saying that God’s righteousness is for all who believe, not just for the Jews.
  4. What does verse 25 mean?

History

  1. Read the newspaper article about the waning troops in Trenton in 1776.
  2. Read about the Battle of Trenton and Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware.
  3. Add the event to your timeline.

Science

  1. Learn about sound by watching this video.
  2. Watch this video on the language of birds.

Art

  1.  You will need two different colors of paper.
  2. The directions sound confusing, but just start following them and I think it will be clear. Take one of your papers. You will cut shapes out along the two long edges while leaving the corners uncut. Now you will take your other piece of paper and glue on the pieces you just cut out. Flip your paper over and glue on the long middle piece with the corners, which was left over from what you cut. Just give it a try.
  3. Where is the positive and negative space?
  4. (If someone wants to send me a picture of their finished product, I will post it. Or if you put it online, I can probably link to it.)


Day 64

Bible

  1. Read Romans 5:1-11.
  2. Verses 1 and 2 say that through Jesus we get access to God’s grace. What is God’s grace? It is everything He gives us, all free and undeserved on our part.
  3. Why does Paul rejoice in suffering? (hint: verses 3-5)
  4. How did God show His love for you (us)?  (hint: verse 8)
  5. Do you remember what justify means? You can go back to day 62 to look again if you don’t remember.
  6. The word reconcile means to restore a friendship. What do you think reconcile means in verses 10 and 11?  Who are we reconciled with? How? Why were we “enemies” of God?

History

  1. Read the newspaper article about Saratoga in 1777.
  2. Add the event to your timeline.

Science

  1. An animal’s habitat provides food, water, cover/shelter and space.
  2. *Use blank paper or print out page 8 of your Feathered Friends booklet (Day 62). If you use blank paper, make sure to read the assignment on page 8 and think of each of the things listed. You are going to look for where birds find or can find food, water, cover/shelter and space. Make a map and label these four items on your map.
  3. If you find a bird’s nest, you could draw/write how it’s location is a good habitat. How does it provide food, water, cover/shelter and space.

Try a Benjamin Franklin puzzle. You can make it harder by adding more pieces and rotation.

Day 65

Bible

  1. Read Romans 5:12-21.
  2. How did death enter the world?  (answer: through the sin of one man, Adam)
  3. How did life come to the world?  (answer: through the righteous act of one man, Jesus)

History

  1. Read the newspaper article about Yorktown in 1781.
  2. Add the event to your timeline.
  3. Play the Road to the Revolution game.

Science

  1. Watch these videos of birds using their beaks and bills.
  2. After you watch the videos in each section. Draw a picture of that type of beak. Label it (“Probing,” for example) and write what types of food are eaten by birds who have that type of beak.
  3. Do each type of beak.
  4. You can read about birds eating.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch and then hold yourself in the push up position for at least 10 seconds. This is called a plank. Then lie on your back and try and lift your feet off the floor for 10 seconds. Keep you legs straight.


Day 66*

Bible

  1. Read Romans 6:1-14.
  2. How are we buried with Christ? (answer: by baptism)
  3. What can no longer be our master if we have died with Christ and live with Christ?  (answer: sin)

History*

  1. *Print this lapbook on the American Revolution. (Print pages 4 to 40.) You have 15 days to complete the lapbook and a newspaper assignment. You’ll have to do 2 or 3 pieces of the lapbook each day. Some require no writing or very little writing, so when you have an easier piece to do, do an extra one as well. Follow the directions on the lapbook. Research answers. If you can’t find something, you can go back to the download and read the information included in the lapbook.
  2. You will also be working on this newspaper assignment. There is a link on the page to a template in Word that you can use. You can also design the newspaper yourself. Do something every day. Do the pictures and captions on the same day. Write down your who, what, where, when, why and how facts as you research your article choices. You can take a couple of days to write each article. For your free choice you could do anything appropriate to the time period, even an advertisement, or proverb or witticism.
  3. Here are some short directions for how to write a news article.
  4. Get started today. Each day you’ll do 2 or 3 lapbook pieces and a part of your article. You must be finished by Day 80.
  5. Here’s one site you could use for information on battles and people. There is also clip art maybe you would like to use.
  6. Here is a site with quotations.
  7. Here are some interesting facts.
  8. Here are more facts, many about women who fought in the war.
  9. Here is a page of battle statistics.

Science

  1. What are all the different ways that you can think of that a bird moves?  (Stop and think. Write down at least three.)
  2. Watch some videos and see how the birds move. Make sure to watch the ostrich, eagle and the loon.
  3. Watch hummingbirds as well.
  4. Think about how penguins move. Can you picture a pigeon moving? (Our family can. We have a family of pigeons living on our balcony.)
  5. Write a description for how ostriches, eagles and loons move.
  6. Now look at the moves on page 15 of the Feathered Friends pdf.
  7. Demonstrate for your family or teach your younger siblings how to move like the ostrich, eagle, loon, pigeon, vulture, penguin, hummingbird and robin.
  8. Flying fact: The Arctic Tern flies about 25,000 miles during its migration! It’s takes the longest flight of any bird.

Music

  1. Listen to revolutionary war songs.
  2. Can you hear the brass instruments?


Day 67

Bible

  1. Read Romans 6:15-23.
  2. Draw a picture, diagram, comic strip, or something to show all four parts of verse 22.

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Read through all of the links on this page about birds in flight. The author believes in evolution, but we know there is a creative, all-knowing God who designed each wing specifically for its purpose.
  2. How do birds fly? Write a paragraph or tell someone about the different forces and variables involved in a bird flying.

Continental Cartoons

Day 68

Bible

  1. Read Romans 8:1-17.
  2. What does it mean that there is “no condemnation” for those in Christ? (hint: Condemnation comes from the word condemn.) (answer: The Bible says when God forgives your sins, He forgets about them. You are no longer guilty of them in God’s eyes.)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Read about migration.
  2. Play the migration game.

Art

  1. Look at the American Revolution artwork.
  2. Can you find an example of negative space?  (My observations:  how about the architecture along the top of the signing of the Declaration or in the dark spaces in the King George III painting)


Day 69

Bible

  1. Read Romans 8:18-39.
  2. What can keep God from loving you?  (answer: nothing!)
  3. Memorize Romans 8:28.
  4. Do you remember Romans 3:23?

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Lapbook time. Choose a lapbook to complete. You can ask to make your own project, but it must be done when the lapbooks are done. Older students should always write in the answers in the lapbook pieces with full sentences. (If the lapbook site’s download links aren’t working, here is an alternative, owl.)
  2. Decide on which lapbook you want to do and how many pieces you will do each day to finish in order to present on Day 75. That’s about 6 days. If you decided quickly, get started today.


Day 70

Bible

  1. Read Romans 9:11-21.
  2. These verses say that God is God and He can do whatever He decides to do.
  3. It compares us and God to what?  (hint: verse 21)  (answer: We are the clay and God is the potter.)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

PE/Health

  1. See if you are allowed to make dinner today. Choose a healthy recipe.


Day 71 

Bible

  1. Read Romans 9:30-33, and 10:1-4.
  2. What are these verses about? (answer: It says that Jews tried to be righteous by following the law, but they couldn’t. Jesus was the “stumbling stone” for the Jews. It says that you can only become righteous by faith. In that way Jews and those who aren’t Jews can both be made right with God and have forgiveness and salvation. But those who try and be good enough on their own, will never attain the righteousness of God.)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

Music

  1. Take a look again at the names of the lines and spaces on the treble clef.
  2. Try and name the notes.


Day 72

Bible

  1. Read Romans 10:9-17. Fill in the blanks below.
  2. Everyone who _____ on the name of the Lord will be saved.  (answer: calls)
  3. How can they call on Him unless they _______ in Him?  (answer: believe)
  4. How can they believe in Him unless they ______ about Him?  (answer: hear)
  5. How can they hear about Him unless someone _________ to them?  (answer: preaches)
  6. How can someone preach to them without being _______?  (answer: sent)
  7. What does this teach the importance of?  (answer: sharing the gospel, the good news about Jesus, and being a part of sending others to preach the gospel)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.


Day 73

Bible

  1. Read Romans 11:33-36.
  2. What do these verses say about who God is? (answer: all knowing, all powerful, everything is in His control, He made all things, He can do all things…)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

Art

  1. Analyze the painting, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.
  2. You could take a screen shot of this for your portfolio.


Day 74

Bible

  1. Read Romans 12:1-8.
  2. What does verse two mean? (hint: Here it is in another version.)
  3. How can you renew your mind? (answer: To renew your mind means to change the way you think. You can renew your mind by reading the Bible and stopping yourself when you are thinking wrong things and repeating to yourself the right things.)
  4. Do you have any idea in what ways God has gifted you to prepare you to serve the body of Christ?

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Spot the difference.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.


Day 75

Bible

  1. Read Romans 12:9-21.
  2. Which of the things listed in today’s reading is the easiest for you to do and which is the hardest? (For example, you could say it is easy for me to be honest, but it is hard for me to be patient.)
  3. Ask God to help you be loving in every way described.

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Finish your lapbook and present it. Show it to your audience and read it to them. Explain things to them. Answer their questions.
  2. Play Mission Migration.

PE/Health

  1. Make a dance then try and do it.


Day 76 

Bible

  1. Read Romans 12:9-21, yes, again.
  2. When someone does something wrong to you, what should you do? what shouldn’t you do?  (answer: You should do good to them. You shouldn’t try and get even with them and do something bad back to them.)
  3. What do you think the last verse means?

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Will your birds survive?  There are five levels.
  2. Just for fun, read this list of collective nouns for birds. ( like a school of fish or a pack of wolves)
  3. Which ones do you think are the most interesting?
  4. And just for fun and because we never studied bird poop…Read the pellet information and then the directions and then do the dissection. What did the owl eat?

Music

  1. Read about Beethoven and listen to all of the music examples.
  2. Tell someone about the composer.


Day 77

Bible

  1. Read Romans 13:1-10.
  2. Whom should you obey and why?  (answer: We should obey authorities because God gave them their authority.)
  3. Who are your authorities? (answer: your parents, your teachers, government officials)
  4. Do you remember when it is okay to not obey your authorities?  (hint)  (answer: when they are telling you to disobey God)
  5. If we want to live according to God’s will, what is the one rule we must obey?  (answer: Love your neighbor as yourself.)
  6. How does that law encompass all of the others?

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Before we move on to our next type of animals, we are going to look at animal mimicry. Mimicry is a form of camouflage, a disguise. Animals copy other animals. There are many ways they mimic. They might look like something else, sound like something else or even act like something else. It can be a way for an animal to protect itself as you will see.
  2. First, since we just learned about birds, listen to the bird mimic others in the video below. You’ll be surprised.
  3. Read about mimicry.
  4. Here are mimics that look like something else? Can you spot them?
  5. What do you think this type of mimicry is good for?

Day 78*

Bible

  1. Read Romans 14.
  2. What are these verses teaching?  (answer: Don’t judge others who are serving the Lord. There are some Christians who think that you must celebrate certain days or certain ways. There are Christians who won’t eat certain foods that the Jews were told not to eat even though Jesus (and Paul) tell us it’s okay. These verses tell us that their faith is weak, but that we shouldn’t judge them. They are serving God with their faith and actions as best they know. We are to love each other.)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science*

  1. *Read about animal mimicry and complete the crossword. (You can read online and just print page 2 if you like.)

Art

  1. Look at textures used in art.
  2. Scroll down to “Techniques that use Texture.” Read it and look at the examples. These use texture to make things that look real, like you could reach out and touch them.
  3. Van Gogh  These are different. It is not trying to emulate the real texture of an object. Van Gogh used brush strokes to create texture marks on his painting, making it much more interesting. (Scroll down for his paintings. The interactive bit isn’t working.)


Day 79

Bible

  1. Read Romans 15:1-13.
  2. How should we treat others according to these verses?  (answer: We should accept each other and do what pleases each other instead of just trying to please ourselves.)
  3. What things can you do to “build up” your “neighbor?”  (hint: How can you encourage others and do good things for them?)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Watch this power point on Animal Defenses. Click on the triangle play button to move it forward.
  2. Explain to someone about different types of animal defenses and what part mimicry plays in protecting an animal.

If you are done your work, try to move the box man.


Day 80*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 1.
  2. This book is a letter written to the Christians who were part of the Church in the city of Corinth, Greece.
  3. Who wrote the letter? (answer: Paul)
  4. What problem does the church have that Paul rebukes them for?  (answer: They are not united. Paul tells them to agree together. They are divided into groups based on who led them to Christ. Christians are baptized into one faith. We are not (or should not be) baptized into denominations.)

History

  1. Work on your lapbook.
  2. Work on your newspaper.
  3. Read your lapbook and newspaper to an audience.
  4. Add your newspaper to your portfolio.

Science

  1. Play the zoology vocabulary review game. You must play more than one level. Not all of the words appear on the first page. To start choose one of the games listed.
  2. Take screen shots of yesterday’s presentation and today’s game and put them into a document with a short explanation to show in your portfolio what types of materials you used.

PE/Health*

  1. *Keep a meal diary.


Day 81 

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 3:3 and 3:16-17. Scroll down to read the second.
  2. How do regular people act?  (answer: They are jealous and get into arguments.)
  3. Why should you be different from regular people?  (answer: You are God’s temple if you have the Holy Spirit living in you.)
  4. Read 1 Corinthians 4:4-13.
  5. Does verse 11 surprise you?
  6. Do you realize that Jesus and Paul were both homeless at times?

History

  1. Read the basics of the Constitution.
  2. Add the Constitution to your timeline.
  3. Read through this list of questions and answer what you can so far. Write your answers some place where you can add to it every day. Number them so you know what questions you are missing. It would be best to type your answers so that you can list them in order and easily see what you have missed so far.

Science

  1. Read about insect classification. Make sure you read the characteristics of insects.
  2. Here are some ant images.
  3. What makes an ant an arthropod?
  4. What makes an ant an hexapod?
  5. Represent on paper the classification of an insect from its class to its phylum and kingdom. At each level draw or write other animals that are in that class, phylum and kingdom.

Music

  1. Read the lesson on note duration.  (If that links disappears, here is the same thing elsewhere.)
  2. Draw each type of note and label it.


Day 82

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 5:9-11.
  2. How are we supposed to treat people who say they are believers but who live in sin?  (answer: We are supposed to stay away from them.)
  3. Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
  4. These verses list types of people who cannot go to heaven. What does it say about people who used to do those things and then repented and stopped and asked God to forgive them and fill them with His Holy Spirit so that they can be free from their sin? (answer: It says that they are now holy which means they can be in God’s presence and go to heaven.)
  5. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
  6. What are ways that you could honor God with your body? What are ways of using your body that would dishonor God?

History

  1. Read about the Constitution. Click on “About the Constitution” at the bottom of the page and read that page as well.
  2. Read about the Preamble.
  3. Read about the Articles of the Constitution.
  4. Read through this list of questions and answer what you can so far.

Science

  1. Use the information in the picture to answer the questions below about insect anatomy.
  2. Match the parts to their jobs.
  3. Read “The Way of an Ant.”


Day 83*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 7:26-40.
  2. What does Paul think about marriage?  (answer: He says that married people will have trouble, but it is not a sin to marry. He says that it’s better to be single so that you can focus on serving the Lord.)

History

  1. Read about National vs. State Government. Click on the two links in the “To Learn More” section at the bottom that start with “Powers…”
  2. Read through this list of questions and answer what you can so far.

Science*

  1. Read “The Ant Nest…
  2. *Print out page 1 of this web page and fill in the anatomy labels. Use the site for the words to use.
  3. Watch this video of a leaf cutter ant.
  4. Watch this video of a fire ant swarm.

Art

  1. Chardin was an artist during the 1700s. Listen to how to say his name by clicking on the the little speaker icon.
  2. Read about him and his work.
  3. Look at Chardin’s artwork for lines, colors and textures. You can click on them to see them bigger.
  4. What type of scene does he typically draw?
  5. Tell someone what you learned and observed.


Day 84

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 10.
  2. These verses say that Israel is an example to us. They sinned and were killed. Sin kills us spiritually. We need to remember Israel and remember how dangerous sin is.
  3. What does verse 13 mean? This is a good verse to remember. (answer: When you are tempted to do something wrong, God always makes a way for you to escape, get out of it. He can give you the strength to say no. Sin doesn’t have power over Christians.)
  4. The rest of the chapter is about food sacrificed to idols. This is still important to believers in some parts of the world. The main point is found in verse 24. What is it? How can you apply that verse?
  5. Good memory verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13.

History

  1. Read about the branches of government. Click on the three links at the bottom to read more about each branch.
  2. Read through this list of questions and answer what you can so far.

Get the bug across the wire.

Science

  1. You have seven days to complete an ant lapbook or presentation. If you don’t want to do the lapbook, you can make a power point presentation or booklet or poster or something else! Each day show the information somehow. If that link isn’t working, here’s an alternative ant lapbook.
  2. In your presentation you must include all of the topics covered in the lapbook. You can add more if you choose, but you must include information on those topics. Use your own words and write in complete sentences.
  3. If you are doing the lapbook, make sure to write in complete sentences.
  4. Also, at some point before day 90, you need to perform an experiment. You could make an experiment testing what foods they like best. You could make an experiment for how fast they can eat a piece of food. You can come up with your own idea. Here is an experiment worksheet to fill out (experiment worksheet). Make a chart or graph if that would show your data well.
  5. Get to work today.


Day 85

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 11.
  2. Does anything surprise you?
  3. Memory verses:

History

  1. Who has what power? Separate the powers.
  2. The younger kids are playing this game to day if you want to try it too.

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook/presentation.

PE/Health

  1. Get a milk or juice container out of the fridge. How many times can you lift it above your head? How many times can you set it on the floor and pick it up again? How many times can you put it on the counter and take it off again? Use both arms.


Day 86*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-26.
  2. Why are we given gifts by the Spirit? (hint: verse 7)
  3. What does it mean that the eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!”?  (answer: Christians need each other. We are all part of one body and we all are supposed to be working together. One person isn’t better or more important than another.)

History*

  1. Read through this explanation of the Bill of Rights. Today read from the beginning through Amendment 4.
  2. *Print pages 15 and 16 (the word search and the matching of the amendment with the right). Today, complete the word search.

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook/presentation.

Music

  1. Read about Haydn and listen to his music.
  2. Tell someone about the composer.


Day 87

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 12: 27-31 and chapter 13.
  2. What is love?

History

  1. Read through the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments, or changes to the Constitution.
  2. Complete the fill in the blank worksheet on the amendments (from Day 86).

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook/presentation.
  2. Don’t forget to complete your experiment. (Day 84)


Day 88

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-34.
  2. What is of “first importance?” (hint: verses 3 and 4)

History

  1. Complete the final worksheet.
  2. Play the Bill of Rights game. Choose the Secondary Level.

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook/presentation.

Art

  1. Create artwork with 3D textures.
  2. You will make a collage. Scavenge around your house for fabric, yard, toothpicks, wood chips, magazines, and anything else interesting that you are able and allowed to glue onto a piece of paper. Create a picture on a piece of paper by gluing down what you found. It doesn’t have to be a picture picture. Make an interesting design. Think about line, color, and texture.
  3. You could take a picture of this and include it in your portfolio.


Day 89

Bible

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 15:35-58.
  2. What is this passage about?  (answer: how we will receive heavenly, immortal bodies when we die or at the last trumpet)

History

  1. Write a paragraph about what rights you think are most important and why. Also include what you think should be rights and why.

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook/presentation.


Day 90

Bible

  1. Read chapter 16.
  2. How can you obey verses 13 and 14?

History

  1. Use this website to research any answers you are missing.
  2. If you are finished your answers, you can go here and click on the mouse picture in the bottom right corner of the box at the top of the page. You can watch a bill become a law.

Science

  1. Finish your lapbook/presentation.

Make an insect.

PE/Health

  1. Read about snacking smart for lots of energy. Snack ideas?


Day 91 

Optional Reading: This Country of Ours  chapters 64-96

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 1. This is Paul’s second letter to the Christians living in Corinth, Greece.
  2. Why did Paul, and those with him, have so many troubles, even to the point of thinking they were going to die? (hint: verse 9)
  3. Jesus tells us that we will have troubles. But the Scriptures also tell us that He will save us out of our troubles.

History

  1. Read this page on John Adams.
  2. Make a power point presentation on John Adams. This link is one place to get information. Here’s some brief information.
  3. You have three days. It should include a title slide, a slide about his family, Abigail Adams, the Continental Congress, Vice President, President, and when he was born and when he died. The last slide should list the websites you used for information. Call that slide, “Resources.”
  4. You are not allowed to copy and paste words from other websites. That is called plagerism. You can’t do it. Learn and then write your own words.
  5. If you don’t have Power Point or the free version from Open Office, decide on another type of project.

Science

  1. Present your lapbook or presentation. Show it to your audience and read it to them. Explain things to them. Tell them more. Tell them about your experiment, what you observed and your conclusion. Answer their questions.
  2. Learn about pests and how to control them.
  3. How does learning about insects help us?
  4. Just for fun: Here’s a build-a-bug game. Some of the words are missing from some of the questions. Try to insert “insect” or “food” to finish the question.

Music

  1. Read about time signatures.
  2. Explain to someone what a time signature is.


Day 92

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 3.
  2. Verse 7, “the ministry that brought death,” is the law of the Old Testament.
  3. Into whose likeness are we being transformed?  (hint: verse 18)  (answer: Jesus)
  4. If you are a Christian, how have you become like Jesus? How are you still not like Jesus?

History

  1. Work on your power point presentation. You need to finish tomorrow.

Science

  1. You get to read about spiders. Are you excited or creeped out?
  2. Read one chapter a day from The Life of the Spider by Fabre. I think you can just pick your chapter each day.


Day 93  (optional materials for art, mostly simple, see #3)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 4.
  2. Paul says that he has renounced “secret and shameful ways.” Do you have any secret sins that you need to confess?
  3. What metaphor does Paul use and what does it mean? (answer: We are jars of clay with the treasure of the gospel. A clay jar can easily be broken showing that the power of the gospel doesn’t come from weak men, but from God.)
  4. What kinds of trouble did Paul have?  (hint: verses 8-11)
  5. How does Paul describe these troubles?  (hint: verse 17)
  6. How does Paul get through these troubles?  (hint: verse 18)
  7. Think about a trouble that you or your family is facing. How can following Paul’s example help?
  8. Jars of Clay  This is a song on youtube. Make sure you have permission to go there. If you haven’t ever, go to the bottom of any youtube page and choose “on” for SafeMode. The music group is called Jars of Clay. They got the name from this Bible chapter.
  9. These are good verses to memorize or at least internalize what they are teaching.

History

  1. Finish your presentation.
  2. Present it to an audience. Read it to them. Explain things to them. Answer their questions.

Science

  1. Read one chapter.

Art

  1. Look at Plains Indian artwork. It is very similar to the artwork we looked at for the Iroquois.
  2. What lines, colors, shapes and textures do you see?
  3. If you want to make a craft, you can choose one from this page.


Day 94

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 5.
  2. Explain verses 17 and 18. (answer: We become new people when we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior. Our old sinful self is dead. We now have Christ living in us by His Spirit. We have His life because Jesus gave His life for us. Now we have the job of sharing with others about this new life.)
  3. What does it mean to live by faith and not by sight? (answer: Things might look bad but if we know that God is working it out for good we can be thankful and not fearful.)
  4. What does verse 21 mean? (answer: Jesus took our sin on Himself and took our punishment so that we can be cleaned from our sin and live God’s way, righteously, by the power of the Spirit in us.)
  5. What does it mean to be God’s ambassador? (answer: His representative)
  6. What is our message as His ambassador?   (answer: Be reconciled to God. If you are living in sin, you are living in rebellion against God. Through Jesus death, we can be forgiven and live in God’s presence.)

Do Everything

History

  1. Read briefly about the third president of the United States.
  2. Do the online crossword puzzle.
  3. Play the Adams/Jefferson game. Drag the correct picture to the answer box.
  4. Add Adams and Jefferson’s presidencies to your timeline.

Science

  1. Read one chapter.


Day 95

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 6.
  2. How can Paul make people rich even if he is poor? How can he have nothing and possess everything?  (answer: He is making people rich in faith and the power of God. Paul does not own anything. Paul doesn’t work to earn money and things for himself. He gave up having a home, etc. in order to travel and serve God. He has everything because God gives him everything he needs at all times. God owns everything and Christ is the one living in Paul by the Spirit.)
  3. How can we “come out” and “be separate?” There are some Christians that live completely apart from the world in communes. But I don’t think that’s what God means since He sent His disciples to go to the people where they are (Acts 1:8). What do you think it could mean for you to be separate from unbelievers?

History

  1. Read the facts about the Trail of Tears.
  2. Read stories about it.
  3. Write a paragraph about the Trail of Tears. Start with an introduction sentence and end with a conclusion sentence. Your paragraph should have at least six sentences.

Science

  1. Read one chapter.

PE/Health

  1. March in place for five minutes.


Day 96 (*)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 7.
  2. What do you think are some things that “contaminate” your body and mind and spirit that you should stay away from?
  3. Paul struggled with fear. (verse 5)  It’s normal to have fears. But when we feel afraid, we can turn to God to comfort us, like He comforted Paul. It’s not okay to let fear control you. Fear doesn’t get to decide what you do. Paul didn’t run away from serving God because he was afraid. He continued doing what he knew was right and God comforted him. You can say no to your fearful thoughts and tell them that you know God is with you and loves you and is taking care of you so you have nothing to be afraid of.
  4. Paul talks about making someone sad in his last letter. He wrote to them about someone in the church living in sin, that they should make him leave the church. They did. The point wasn’t to be mean. What was the point of making him sad?  (answer: It made him realize his sin was wrong and he turned away from his sin; he repented.)
  5. We should never act like sin is okay. Sin is bad. It is rebellion against God. It can be hard to stand up against sin, but you could help others repent by showing them that you don’t think their sin is okay.
  6. When we show people their sin is wrong, we need to make sure of two things. One, we are doing it because we love God and we love them and want to see them right with God. Two, we aren’t being hypocritical and living in sin ourselves.

History(*)

  1. Read about the Louisiana Purchase.
  2. Read the first little paragraph on this page to see just how much $15 million really was.
  3. (*) Write a page about the Louisiana Purchase. You can use this notebooking page if you like.

Science

  1. Read one chapter.

Music

  1. Read about Mozart and listen to all of the music samples.
  2. Identify parts of the music where you can hear each of the instrument families: strings, percussion, woodwinds and brass.
  3. Tell someone about the composer.


Day 97

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 8.
  2. This passage is about giving.
  3. What does it teach about giving in verse 12? (answer: You should give based on what you have, not what you don’t have. Poor people can’t say, “I don’t have all that those other people have. They should be the ones giving.” Everyone needs to give.)
  4. What does Paul mean about believers having equality in verses 13 and 14? (answer: Giving and receiving isn’t one sided. It shouldn’t be someone always giving and another always receiving. Believers should give when they are able to. When they have a need, others should give to them.)

History

  1. Read an overview of who Lewis and Clark were and what they did.
  2. Look at this historic map of their route. They went into unexplored regions of America. Where did they begin and end their two-year journey?  (answer: St. Louis, Missouri)
  3. How far west did they travel?  (answer: all the way to the Pacific Ocean)
  4. Read about Meriweather Lewis.
  5. Read about William Clark. What was one of the primary reasons for the expedition?  (answer: to find a water route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean)
  6. Looking at this map, do you think they found one?

Science

  1. Read one chapter.


Day 98*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 9.
  2. Why should you give?  (answer: not because you have to but because you want to)
  3. Giving is an expression of what?  (hint: verse 12)
  4. If we give, God promises to increase our harvest of what?  (answer: righteousness)
  5. It says that when we give God’s grace is able to provide us with all we need (even if we give everything, we still won’t be without what we need), so that we will abound in what?  (answer: good works)

History*

  1. Read 1801 through 1804 on the timeline.
  2. *Print out a blank map. Draw on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Make sure you label them.
  3. Mark Camp Dubois as their starting place. (You can zoom out and switch to map to see where it is.)  Write a number 1 at the spot.
  4. Do the best you can with locations. They didn’t have a map of the areas they were going into. You have it easier because I gave you a map with the states on it to help you figure out where in America you are. Put a title on the map, “Corps of Discovery 1804-1806.”
  5. Read about their starting place. You’ll read tidbits from Lewis and Clark’s journals along the way.
  6. On the back of your map write “1. Camp Dubois” and then add a date and information about it.

Science

  1. Read one chapter.

Art

  1. Look at these drawings by Lewis and Clark.
  • bones
  • fish
  • map
  • leaf and pipe
  • Draw something in your house. Add enough details that whomever you show it to knows what it is (eg. not just a couch, but a certain couch).


Day 99

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 and 12:7-10.
  2. Think of an example of a wrong thought that you sometimes have and explain how you can take that thought captive and change your thinking to make it obey Christ.
  3. How can we be strongest when we are weakest?  (answer: Human power will always be less than what God can accomplish. When we are weak, then we don’t rely on ourselves and have to rely on God to provide, to save, to deliver, to redeem the bad situation, whatever it is, if we rely on God then we have unlimited strength and ability.)
  4. Memorize: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” from 2 Cor. 12:9
  5. Memorize: take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ   from 2 Cor. 10:5

History

  1. Read about St. Joseph’s. Click on 23.
  2. Label it #2 on your map. (Use a map to find the location.)
  3. Write about it on the back of your map. Always write the number, the place, the date and then information.
  4. Read about another stop on the trail. Click on 27.
  5. Label it #3 on your map. (The location is in the title of the page.)
  6. Write about it on the back of your map.
  7. What are some of the dangers and troubles they faced? Think about what you read in both places.

Science

  1. Watch this video of a spider. Make observations.
  2. Watch this video of a spider. Make observations.
  3. Write a chapter for Fabre’s book. Try and write in his wonderful style. He’s so descriptive. Write at least half a page (single spaced, 250 words) describing the spider in as much detail and as in as many ways as you can think. You can add in facts you’ve learned about spiders. You don’t have to be limited to what you saw in those five minutes. Tomorrow you will finish/edit it and present it.


Day 100

Bible

  1. Review your memory verses:

History

  1. Read about a peace party. Click on 33.
  2. Label it #4 on your map.
  3. Write about it on the back of your map. Always write the number, the place, the date and then information.
  4. Read about another stop on the trail. Click on 39. The day before they had a tense meeting with some Indians. Find out what happened next.
  5. Label it #5 on your map. (The location is in the title of the page.)
  6. Write about it on the back of your map.
  7. What have Lewis and Clark’s relations with the Indians been like so far on their expedition?

Science

  1. Finish/edit your descriptive spider story.
  2. Read it to your audience. Answer their questions about spiders.

PE/Health

  1. Make a chart to record how many fruits and vegetables you eat in a day. Do you need to eat more?

Are you done your work? Play space and arrows. Click on arcade.

Day 101 

Bible

  1. Read 2 Corinthians 13.
  2. What does Paul tell them to do?  (answer: test themselves to see if they are Christians, to see if Christ is in them)
  3. What does Paul pray for them?  (answer: that they would not do what is wrong)

History

  1. Read about a find for Jefferson. Click on 44.
  2. Label it #6 on your map.
  3. Write about it on the back of your map. Always write the number, the place, the date and then information.
  4. Read about another stop on the trail. Click on 49.
  5. Label it #7 on your map. (The location is in the title of the page.)
  6. Write about it on the back of your map.
  7. Lewis and Clark wrote about their discoveries along the way. They found new animals and plants and recorded them carefully. What two types of rocks did they note on the days you just read about?   (answer: coal and granite)

Science

  1. Before we move under the sea, let’s look at symbiotic relationships. That’s when two living things work together to take care of each other. They each do something for the other. They are a team. You are going to make a book. On each page draw a picture of both animals in the symbiotic relationship. You can write the names of the animals, and if you are older (Ms and some of the Ls) you can write how the animals help each other. If you have siblings, you can make a book together if you like. Younger kids can draw; older kids can write. Or, you can each make your own. Make sure your book has a cover.
  2. Here’s an official definition of symbiosis:
    • Interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.
    • A mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups.
  3. Here’s your first relationship. Watch this video about ant and butterfly symbiosis.
  4. Watch this video on fish symbiosis.

Music

  1. Learn about the different types of rests.
  2. Draw each kind of rest and label it.


Day 102

Bible

  1. Read Galatians 1.
  2. This is another letter. Who wrote it?  (answer: Paul)
  3. Who was the letter written to?  (answer: the Christians in Galatia)
  4. Find Galatia. Keep this map open.
  5. Where would it be on this map? If you can’t figure it out, use the map below to help you.
  6. Where would Galatia be on this map?  (hint: click the left arrow (in the circle at the top left) four times and the down arrow six times) If you use this map, then go back and find it on the other one.

History

  1. Read about a dangerous situation. Click on 58.
  2. Label it #8 on your map.
  3. Write about it on the back of your map. Always write the number, the place, the date and then information.
  4. Read about another stop on the trail. Click on 63.
  5. Label it #9 on your map. (The location is in the title of the page.)
  6. Write about it on the back of your map.
  7. What are some other dangers and troubles that they met?

Science

  1. Here’s another symbiotic relationship, the acacia ant and the acacia tree.
  2. Scroll down and just read “Clowning Around.”


Day 103

Bible

  1. Read Galatians 2.
  2. What does it mean to be justified? (answer: to be made righteous)
  3. How do we become justified? (answer: by faith in Christ)
  4. What did Peter do that made Paul upset?  (answer: He stopped eating with Gentiles, non-Jews. Eating with Gentiles made a Jew “unclean.” Remember how God taught Peter not to call Gentiles unclean? Peter accepted Gentiles, but when other Jews started coming around he gave into peer pressure and stopped eating with the Gentiles. The Bible says we are all one in Christ Jesus, that he doesn’t make a differentiation between us.)
  5. Here’s another verse to memorize.
  6. You can listen to a song based on Galatians 2:20. (Get permission. This is on youtube.)

History

  1. Have they found a water route to the Pacific? Click on 73.
  2. Label it #10 on your map.
  3. Write about it on the back of your map. Always write the number, the place, the date and then information.
  4. Read about another stop on the trail. Click on 79.
  5. Label it #11 on your map. (The location is in the title of the page.)
  6. Write about it on the back of your map.
  7. What was the ”Sad axident?”  (They spelled words the way they sounded.)

Science

  1. Read about the rhino and a small bird, the oxpecker. You don’t have to read the whole page, just about this relationship.
  2. Watch this video on seagulls and sunfish.
  3. Finish your book. Present your book to an audience. Explain the pictures and the relationships between the animals.

Art

  1. Look at this painting of Sacajawea and Lewis and Clark.
  2. Does this painting look like it has texture to it? I think it does.
  3. Look at the main page and see if you can find why? (hint: Read the title.)
  4. Look at some of the other paintings. On which paintings so you think the soil art work best?


Day 104

Bible

  1. Read Galatians 3:1-14.
  2. How many commandments are there in the Old Testament law? (answer: 613)
  3. There are many rituals that they had to preform in order to be right with God and no one could follow all of the laws perfectly. That’s why it says that they were cursed by the law. We are not saved by following the Old Testament law. We are saved by faith in Jesus.
  4. Does that mean that we can sin and do whatever we want?  (answer: No! If we are saved by faith, then by faith the Holy Spirit comes to live in us and sets us free from sin so that we have the power to do what is right. And the Bible says that we will choose to do what is right if we love God.)
  5. If we don’t follow the Old Testament law, what do we obey?  (answer: Christ   In the New Testament, Jesus shows us that we still need to follow the moral laws of the Old Testament (like “do not murder”), but He makes them even harder to follow. For instance he says that hating someone is like murdering them. We can only obey the laws of Christ if the Holy Spirit is living in us.)

History

  1. What animals did they encounter? Click on 89. Tell someone as many of the animals as you can remember. What did they think about them?
  2. Label it #12 on your map.
  3. Write about it on the back of your map. Always write the number, the place, the date and then information.
  4. Read about another stop on the trail. Click on 93.
  5. Label it #13 on your map. (The location is in the title of the page.)
  6. Write about it on the back of your map.
  7. They have made it to the ocean. Did they consider their trip successful?  (answer:  yes)

Science

  1. We’re diving under the ocean. Complete the five tasks of the coral reef web of life to learn about some sea creatures, classifications, and underwater food chains.

Play the Roman Numerals game.

Day 105

Bible

  1. Read Galatians 3:26-29, Galatians 4:1-7.
  2. What’s the theme of these verses?  (answer: We are God’s children.)
  3. How do you say Father in Hebrew?  (answer: Abba)
  4. Memory verse review:

History

  1. In your yard or at a park (of if you really can’t get outside, then in your home), draw a map of an area and draw and write descriptions of an animal and of a plant.

Science

  1. Let’s jump to another habitat. Read about freshwater fish. Read about the fish on the left as well.
  2. When you are filled up with knowledge, take the freshwater fish quiz.

PE/Health

  1. With permission plan/build an obstacle course and see how fast you can complete it.


Day 106 

Bible

  1. Read Galatians 5:16-26.
  2. How can you keep from sinning? (hint: verse 1)
  3. What can you have if you have the Spirit living in you?  (answer: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control)
  4. You know how I remember that list of “fruits of the Spirit?” There are 3 with one syllable, 3 with two syllables and 3 with 3 syllables.

History

  1. Watch the Lewis and Clark movie.
  2. Add Lewis and Clark to your timeline.
  3. Play the Lewis and Clark game.

Science

  1. Read about saltwater fish today. Use the fish links on the left.
  2. Take the quiz when you are finished.

Music

  1. Listen to the Star Spangled Banner. Read the lyrics as you listen. We know the first verse as the American national anthem, but this has the second verse of the poem as well.


Day 107**  (Materials for science: 4 straws per person, cardstock if you can, for printing)

Optional Reading: This Country of Ours chapters 69-70

Bible

  1. Read Galatians 6.
  2. What do verses 9 and 10 teach? (answer:  We should being doing good things for others, especially other believers.)
  3. What is a good thing you can do today for someone else?

History

  1. Watch this presentation on The War of 1812.
  2. Play this causes of the war game.

Science** (Level L students will be playing the game #3 as well.)

  1. You can watch this video about the ocean’s zones.
  2. *Complete this worksheet on the ocean’s zones.
  3. *You might want to set up the 3D bingo game about underwater ecosystems. You will play tomorrow. You should at least get it printed out and get everything together that you will need. You need to print a set for each child playing and one for the caller (mom?). I never have cardstock. When I need paper to be stronger. I glue a second piece to the back of it.
  4. If you make them today, put these in a safe place until you play the game.


Day 108

Bible

  1. Read Ephesians 1. (NKJV)
  2. This is another letter. Who wrote it?  (answer: Paul)
  3. Who was the letter written to?  (answer: the Christians in Ephesus)
  4. What does predestination mean?
  5. Who does Christ have power over?  (answer: everyone and everything)
  6. Who is under Christ’s feet?  (answer: everyone and everything)
  7. Ephesus is also in Turkey. Go to this page and find Ephesus in Turkey and look at the pictures of ruins that are still standing from biblical times.

History

  1. Read about the US declaring war.
  2. Read about Washington being burned.
  3. Write a paragraph about The War of 1812. It should have at least six sentences in it, not baby sentences, good sentences.

Science

  1. Read the introduction and how to play.
  2. Play 3D Bingo.

Art

  1. If you are doing Year 2, Early American History, then make props and costumes for the skit you will read for history on Day 109. You don’t have to use the exact materials recommended. Use construction paper. Use what ever you have. Be creative.
  2. If not, you can do the assignment below.
  3. The Star Spangled Banner, America’s national anthem, was written about a battle during the War of 1812.
  4. Here is a tattered version of the flag that inspired the poem, turned song. Remember: There were not 50 states then!
  5. Design and draw a flag. (You can do it on a computer if you like.)


Day 109**

Bible

  1. Read Ephesians 2.
  2. What has God prepared for you to do? (hint: verse 10)  (answer: Good works)
  3. Who are your fellow citizens and brothers and sisters?  (answer: all Christians)

History* (Level L is doing this as well.)

  1. *Read this skit.  (You’ll need copies for anyone reading in the play. There are 3 readers.)
  2. Set up your “stage.” Put on costumes. Do what you can.
  3. Put on the play. Read the script together with some family members. You’ll need at least one audience member. It’s best to do this with 4 people.

Science*

  1. *You are going to be doing a shark lapbook. Print it out and get going. You need to do four minibooks a day.
  2. You can skip numbers (in the questions section) 3, 12, 15, 31
  3. You also need to find your own information. Use google strict safe search and type in the questions that you need answers to.
  4. Here are some sites as well.
  5. Start today.


Day 110

Bible

  1. Read Ephesians 3.
  2. What does verse 12 mean? (answer: It’s not like the Old Testament when only the high priest could approach God once a year in a special way. We all can come to God in prayer because of Jesus. That’s why we pray in Jesus’ name.)
  3. Paul prays that believers would know how immense is God’s love for those who believe? Do you know how much God loves you? Do you ever question if God loves you? Pray this prayer along with Paul that you can understand how great God’s love for you is.
  4. Here’s a song, How Great Is Your Love :)  Get permission to go to the video; it’s on youtube.

History

  1. Read an article. Choose one article.
  2. Tell someone about it.
  3. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.
  4. Add The War of 1812 to your timeline.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

Find the hidden pictures.

PE/Health

  1. Read about food labels.


Day 111 

Optional Reading:

This Country of Ours chapters 69-70

The Hoosier School Master  (lighter print but has picturesdarker print with no pictures–also has footnotes)

Bible

  1. Read Ephesians 4.
  2. Why does God equip His people for service?  (hint: verse 13)  (answer: so that Christians can be united and filled with Christ)
  3. We are created to be like God in what ways? (hint: verse 24) (answer: holy and righteous)
  4. What are some things you shouldn’t be doing?  (answer: greedy, impure, angry, lying, stealing, hateful)
  5. What are some things you should be doing?  (answer: building each other up, kind, compassionate, forgiving, truthful)
  6. Do you need to repent of anything?

History

  1. Read the publisher’s note and  chapter 1 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read the introduction to the Oregon Trail.
  3. Read about why people traveled west on the Oregon Trail.
  4. Make up a person that is going to be traveling the Oregon Trail. Choose a name, age, and reason for going. Every day you will write a diary entry as that person. Today write about why you decided to go west. You can type, or if you want notebooking pages, you can print some. Be talkative. Don’t just write a few sentences.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

Music

  1. Do the lesson on dots and ties.
  2. You’ll notice a speaker when you get to one of the points. Click on it to hear how it is played.


Day 112

Bible

  1. Read Ephesians 5.
  2. What comes on the disobedient?  (hint: verse 6)  (answer: God’s wrath)
  3. What is the relationship between husband and wife supposed to be like?  (answer: Husbands are to love their wives, giving up their own lives for their wives. Wives are to respect their husbands and to submit to them.)
  4. These verses are talking about husbands and wives. Women can be bosses; they don’t have to submit to all men, just their husbands.
  5. What is the husband/wife relationship supposed to reflect?  (answer: the relationship between Christ and the Church  The Church is supposed to submit to its head, Christ, obeying Him, and Christ loves the Church, even giving His life for it.)

History

  1. Read chapter 2 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read about jumping off.
  3. Write in your diary about packing and how things went the day you “jumped off.” Make sure to put a date on the page.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.


Day 113 

Bible

  1. Read Ephesians 6.
  2. What s the first commandment with a promise?  (hint: verse 2)
  3. What kind of “armor” do you have to protect you?  (answer: truth, godliness, faith, salvation)
  4. What weapon do you have?  (answer: God’s Word)
  5. Why do we need the armor of God?  (answer: to be able stand in the day of evil)
  6. What do you think might be an example of an “evil” day?

Do the armor of God jigsaw puzzle or choose a craft or activity.

History

  1. Read chapter 3 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read about the trail.
  3. Choose at least one historic site to write about today. Remember to write it as a diary entry. Put a date on the page.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

Art

  1. Here is a landscape scene from what might have been travelers on the trail.
  2. You have looked at a lot of portraits of people. Look at this landscape painting. A landscape painting is a painting of scenery. This painting is not about the people.
  3. There are three main areas of a landscape painting: the foreground (what’s up front), the middle ground and the background. It’s like three layers. The people are in the foreground. Can you see the middle and backgrounds? The background is not really clear. The top of the mountain is kind of covered with some clouds. It’s not sharp. I think the focal point is where the light hits in the middle ground.
  4. What do you think of this Oregon Trail painting?
  5. What’s in the foreground? middle? back?  Again, the background is muted, not clear. It’s far away. The foreground in this picture is the plants. They aren’t important. The action is in the middle ground.
  6. Scroll down on this page and choose a “wall” to look at. These are by the man who painted the waterfall picture. Look at some of his many landscape paintings. Some you can click to see bigger, some you can’t.


Day 114

Bible

  1. Read Philippians 1.
  2. Where is Philippi?
  3. If you don’t know what country that is, look here.
  4. What has happened to Paul?  (hint: verse 13)  (answer: He has been arrested for preaching the gospel.)
  5. What does it mean to “discern?” Paul says that he is praying that they would “discern what is best.”
  6. What has been the outcome of the Paul’s imprisonment?  (hint: verses 12,14)  (answer: The gospel has been spread even further and others are being bolder in sharing the gospel.)

History

  1. Read chapter 4 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader up to page 35.
  2. Read about animal power on the trail.
  3. Write about your choice of animal and what good and harm they have caused on your trip so far.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.



Day 115

Bible

  1. Read Philippians 2:1-11.
  2. Paul pleads with the believers to get along and love each other and agree with each other. What does he tell them to do in order to achieve that goal?  (hint: verses 3 and 4)  (answer: to be humble to think of others as more important than yourself, to do what is good for everyone, not just yourself)
  3. How did Christ model humility and putting others first?  (answer: He gave up heaven and his throne to become human and to even be killed for us.)

History

  1. Finish reading chapter 4 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read about hardships on the trail.
  3. Write about what hardships you have faced on the trail.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.) I want you to do this every day this week.


Day 116 

Bible

  1. Read Philippians 2:12-30.
  2. Jesus accomplished our salvation, but we are told to “work out our salvation.”
  3. What does verse 13 mean?  (answer: We are told to work out our salvation, but it is God who is at work in us to bring about His plans for us.)

History

  1. Read chapter 5 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read about camping.
  3. Write about what your daily life is like. Make sure you write it as a diary entry. Make sure you are putting a date on each page.

Science

  1. Finish your lapbook.

Music

  1. Listen to pioneer music.


Day 117

Bible

  1. Read Philippians 3.
  2. What are some lessons in these verses that you’ve seen before this year?  (answer: We are citizens of heaven. We are saved, made right with God, by faith. We need to work to become more and more perfect, more and more like Jesus, even though by the blood of Jesus we are washed clean and made perfect.)

History

  1. Read chapter 6 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read about this sweet-smelling chore.
  3. Write about the chore or the game :)  as part of your diary entry today.

Science

  1. Present your lapbooks. Show them to your audience. Read it to them. Explain things to them. Answer their questions. Don’t interrupt anyone else’s presentation. You may have some different facts if you got your information from different places. You can share your information when it is your turn.
  2. Take pictures of your lapbook for your portfolio.
  3. Play the zoology ocean edition vocabulary game. You start by choosing a game from the list.
  4. Do one or all of the following activities.


Day 118

Bible

  1. Read Philippians 4.
  2. These verses tell us what kinds of attitudes we should or shouldn’t have. What are they?  (answer: We shouldn’t worry. We should be thankful and rejoice all the time.)
  3. When is it hard for you to “rejoice always?”
  4. When is it hard for you to not worry?
  5. What are examples of the kinds of things should you and shouldn’t you think about according to verse 8?

History

  1. Read chapter 7 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read about Native Americans.
  3. Write about an encounter you had with Native Americans on the trail.

Science

  1. Read all about sea otters.
  2. List five facts about sea otters when you are all done.
  3. Watch the sea otters on the web cam if you are able. Make two observations.

Art

  1. Draw a landscape. Choose one and follow the directions.


Day 119*

Bible

  1. Read Colossians 1:1-23.
  2. Who wrote this letter? (answer: Paul is writing it and Timothy is with him)
  3. Who was it written to?   (answer: the Christians in Colossae)
  4. What country is Colossae in?  (answer)
  5. Find the country on these maps.
  6. Was Jesus created?  (hint: verse 17)  (answer: No, he was before anything was created.)
  7. What did Jesus create? (hint: verse 16)  (answer: everything)
  8. What kingdom did Jesus save us from?  (hint: verse 13)  (answer: the kingdom of darkness)
  9. What part of Paul’s prayer in verses 9-11 would you like to pray for yourself?

History

  1. Read chapter 8 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Learn the parts of a wagon.
  3. Did you learn them? Try the quiz.

This is the day that the Lord has made.

Science*

  1. *Learn about clams.
  2. You could take a picture of this for your portfolio as well.


Day 120*

Bible

  1. Read Colossians 2. A “sensual indulgence” is giving yourself whatever feels good.
  2. Here’s a picture of Colossians 2:14.
  3. In verse 11 what does it say that a nonbeliever is controlled by?  (answer: the flesh, meaning human wants and desires)
  4. Do you have any idea what verses 16 and 20-23 are talking about?  (answer: There are Christians who think we shouldn’t eat pork, like the Old Testament law, or that you shouldn’t work or play on Sundays. These verses say they may seem godly, but they lack any value in really developing true self-control. I see this in Islam all of the time. No one would ever eat pork, but there are many who lie, steal, commit adultery and even murder. Their “self control” in not eating pork or participating in the annual fast, does nothing to change their character and help them deny themselves the rest of the time.)
  5. Verses 18 and 19 talk about someone who says they have had an experience with angels and acts super spiritual, but really they have lost their connection with the head. Who’s the head?  (answer: Christ)
  6. Whenever you hear a new teaching or a fantastical testimony, make sure you compare it with what the Bible shows us to see if it is really from God.
  7. I do believe in angels and people seeing angels. There are people who tell crazy stories that usually build up themselves. I’ll tell you one of our angel stories. My daughter was two when we first went overseas to work with the Roma, better known as the Gypsies. Our first year we didn’t live in their village, Shutka, and took the bus to go visit. One day my daughter said, “Why do those two men always get on the bus to come to Shutka with us?” There was no one else at the bus stop.

History*

  1. Read chapter 9 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader.
  2. Read about manifest destiny, its definition and its political, economic and social reasons.
  3. *Read this worksheet, follow the directions, and answer the questions.
  4. You can add this to your portfolio.

Science

  1. Learn about barnacles.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.)  Do this every day this week. We’re going to try and do it every day for forty days.


Day 121*** 

Bible

  1. Read Colossians 3.
  2. This chapter repeats a lot of themes that we’ve already seen. Name at least five.

History

  1. Read the first part of chapter 10 of Letters of a Woman Homesteader. Stop on page 85.
  2. Read all of the fantastic facts about the Oregon Trail.
  3. Tell someone about them.

Science***

  1. You are going to be completing a lapbook on mollusks.
  2. *Today complete the What is a Mollusk?Mollusk Anatomy Tab, and All in the Mollusk Family pieces. If the download links aren’t working, here is an alternative until it is fixed. 
  3. Use this page for information. Write your answers in complete sentences.

Music

  1. Read about Johannes Brahms and listen to his music.
  2. Listen for the different instrument families.
  3. Tell someone about this composer.


Day 122*

Bible

  1. Read Colossians 4.
  2. Paul mentions his “chains.” He is still in prison. One way God used his arrest was to give him the time to write these letters which are still being used by God today.
  3. Verses 5 and 6 speak of making the best of opportunities to speak with grace in answering non-Christians. What would you say to someone who was trying to get you to do something you know is wrong. Remember, make the most of the opportunity. Don’t just say no. Tell them why. Share the gospel.

History

  1. Start reading chapter 10 where you left off and stop on page 90.
  2. Read the history of the Alamo.
    • Enter the site and click on The Battle, then chronology, and then myths.
  3. Tell someone about the Alamo or write about it.

Science*

  1. *Today complete the Squid Facts piece.
  2. Write in complete sentences.
  3. Here is the page where you will get your Information.
  4. You can read the info by clicking on “preview.”


Day 123(*)**

Bible

  1. Read 1 Thessalonians 1.
  2. Who wrote this letter?  (answer: Paul, along with Timothy and Silas)
  3. Who was it written to?  (answer: the Christians in Thessalonica)
  4. What’s great about the Thessalonian believers?  (answer: They were joyful even though they were suffering for the gospel. They were full of faith. The turned away from worshiping idols.)
  5. Where is Thessalonica? Find it on the map.  (answer: Greece)

History(*)

  1. Start reading on page 90 and stop on page 95.
  2. Read the first five article links on the Gold Rush.
  3. Write about the gold rush.
  4. (*)If you want a notebooking page, here’s one. You can print it for tomorrow as well if you like.

Science**

  1. *Today complete the Octopus Facts and Octopus pieces.
  2. Here is the page where you will get your information and pieces if you didn’t already print.
  3. Make sure you are writing complete sentences in your own words. Don’t copy off of the page.

Art

  1. Look through the slideshow of the “Art of the Gold Rush.”
  2. Make observations. Can you find complementary colors? What types of lines and textures can you spot?


Day 124**

Bible

  1. Read 1 Thessalonians 2.
  2. How did Paul and his companions behave while in  Thessalonica?  (answer: They worked day and night. They earned their own money so as to not burden anyone. They were holy and without blame. They comforted and encouraged the believers.)
  3. Who is causing suffering among the believers?  (answer: the Jews)

History

  1. Start reading on page 95 and finish chapter 10. We are going to stop reading there. Finish the book on your own if you would like.
  2. Read the last five article links on the Gold Rush.
  3. Write about the gold rush.

Science**

  1. *Complete the Slug and Snail Characteristics pieces.
  2. Here is the page where you will get your information and pieces if you didn’t already print.

Homeschooled kids are smart!

Day 125

Bible

  1. Read 1 Thessalonians 3.
  2. Why did Paul send Timothy to Thessalonica?  (answer: to see how the Christians there were doing, to see if they had remained in the faith when tempted and tried)
  3. What message did Timothy bring back to Paul?  (answer: that they were standing firm in faith)

History

  1. Play different versions of the Strike It Rich game.
  2. Tell someone about your games. Was it easy or hard to strike it rich? Did you ever do it? What happened to your character each time?
  3. Add the gold rush to your timeline.

Science

  1. Vocabulary review…

PE/Health

  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.)  Do this every day this week. We’re going to try and do it every day for forty days.


Day 126* 

Bible

  1. Read 1 Thessalonians 4.
  2. What do verses 11 and 12 teach?  (answer: You should work so that others don’t have to provide for you.)
  3. What order is taught about when Christ returns?  (answer: Jesus will come down; those who were believers and had died would be rise from the dead first; then those who are believers and are alive will join Jesus in the air. )
  4. Why is this good news?  (answer: We don’t have to be sad because we will see again those believers who have died.)

History

  1. Read about the Pony Express.
  2. How many legs of the journey did it take to cover the whole route from Missouri to California? Figure out the least and greatest number of legs based on the information given.  (hint: What was the total number of miles? How many miles were covered in a leg?)  (hint 2: divide)

Science*

  1. *This week you will complete a sea turtle lapbook. If this download link isn’t working, here’s an alternative until it is fixed (part 1  part 2).
  2. Print out all of the pieces to get started. You need to complete three pieces each day. It’s due on Day 130.
  3. All of the information was on the page.

Music

  1. Learn about steps and accidentals.


Day 127

Optional Reading:

Bible

  1. Read 1 Thessalonians 5.
  2. The “day of the Lord” is when God’s wrath will be poured out on the earth.
  3. We are saved from the wrath of God by the blood of Jesus, our faith in Him and the power of the Holy Spirit to give us life in Christ.
  4. How should we be living so that we are not surprised like someone who has a thief sneak into their house at night? (hint: verse 8)  (answer: We need to have faith, love and the hope of salvation.)
  5. Paul gives lots of directions in this last part of the chapter. What is one thing that you aren’t doing that you should be doing? (Not the kissing one! In that part of the world the men still greet each other with kisses on the cheek and the women do likewise with each other.)
  6. Tell someone which one you chose and practice doing that one thing today. Ask that person to check and make sure you are doing it.  It’s called holding you accountable.

History

  1. Read chapters 1 and 2 of the juvenile version of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Both levels are reading a version of this book. If your family likes doing read-alouds, this might be a good book to use.)
  2. Tell someone about what you read. You are going to be following the story of Eliza, Harry and George and Uncle Tom.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.


Day 128

Bible

  1. Read 2 Thessalonians 1.
  2. How does God show that He is just?  (answer: He will give trouble to those who trouble us and will comfort and help those who are troubled. Those obedient to Christ will receive glory and those who are disobedient to Christ will be “destroyed forever.”)

History

  1. Read chapters 3 and 4 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Read about Frederick Douglass.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

Art

  1. Learn about organic and geometric shape. Make sure you watch, find and create.
  2. You could take a screen shot of this for your portfolio.


Day 129

Bible

  1. Read 2 Thessalonians 2.
  2. What is one way that the “man of lawlessness” will trick people into following him instead of the true God?  (hint: verse 9)  (answer: He will do supernatural, miraculous things. Remember, not all things supernatural are from God. Demons are supernatural beings.)
  3. How can you keep from being deceived?  (hint: verse 15)  (answer: Know God’s word and compare everything to it in order to find out what is true. God’s word is truth and will always be true.)

History

  1. Read chapters 5 and 6 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do the online crossword puzzle.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook.

Find the hidden pictures.

Day 130

Bible

  1. Read 2 Thessalonians 3.
  2. What’s the lesson of this chapter?  (answer: Stay away from those who don’t work. Avoid moochers and extortionists. They are people who are only in relationships in order to get what they can from you. They don’t want to give, only take.)
  3. How do they know Paul wrote it?  (answer: He said so, and it is in his handwriting.)

History

  1. Read chapters 7 and 8 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Read about Sojourner Truth.

Science

  1. Finish your lapbook.
  2. Present your lapbook.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.)  Do this every day this week. You made it forty days!


Day 131 

Bible

  1. Read 1 Timothy 1.
  2. Verse 7 says that there can be Bible teachers who teach very confidently but in reality, what? (answer: They don’t know what they are talking about.)
  3. Remember, someone can sound knowledgeable and impressive, but if what they say isn’t what’s taught in the Bible, then they are just puffing smoke to mask their false doctrines.
  4. Paul is a great example of how Christ came to save whom?  (answer: sinners)
  5. That doesn’t mean God wants us to sin more so that He can save us more. We sinned plenty before we came to know him. The end of the chapter talks about two people who had come to faith but then returned to sinful ways. It’s not okay. Paul wants to see them taught a lesson.

History

  1. Read chapters 9 and 10 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do the crossword puzzle.

Science

  1. Before we move onto mammals, let’s take a look at amazing animal senses. What are your senses? Touch, smell, hearing, sight, taste  These animals have those to an even greater extent and other amazing abilities. There are 50 of them on the page. Start carefully reading through them today. Choose three and write down the animal and write about their amazing senses.

Music

  1. Watch this video to learn about slave spirituals.
  2. Listen to a famous spiritual, Swing Low Sweet Chariot.
  3. If you would like to, here’s a site with tons of lyrics to spirituals.


Day 132

Bible

  1. Read 1 Timothy 2.
  2. According to verse 2, whom should you be for?  (answer: your president and your other national and state leaders)
  3. What does verse 9 mean for girls?  (answer: They shouldn’t dress to show off their bodies. They should dress practically and never with the intent of drawing attention.)
  4. What do verses 9 and 10 mean for boys?  (answer: A girl who is dressing to draw your attention to her body is tempting you to think about her body. She’s not following biblical principles and is trying to hurt your walk with God by tempting you, even if she’s doing it unconsciously. Your attention should go to girls who give themselves to good works.)
  5. Why is a girl who dresses modestly and gives herself to good works the type of girl someone would want to marry?  (answer: A girl who is dressing to draw attention to herself is focused on herself. A girl who is always doing good things for others is focused on others and is not selfish. Would you rather live with someone who cares more about you or herself?)

History

  1. Read chapters 11 and 12 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do number 1 on the Harriet Tubman web quest.

Science

  1. Finish read through the page and choose three more animals to write about.


Day 133(*optional)   (Materials for art: non-permanent, water-based markers)

Bible

  1. Read 1 Timothy 3.
  2. How should leaders in the family of God act?  (answer: all of the ways listed in the chapter–They can’t cheat, be greedy, or get drunk. They must be faithful to their families and manage their homes well.)

History

  1. Read chapters 13 and 14 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do number 2 on the Harriet Tubman web quest.

Science

  1. Write a storybook or a comic book about the animals you chose. In your story, you have to show their senses at work. You can work on this tomorrow as well.

Art

  1. Do this geometric and organic shapes art project. Follow the directions. You will need to let it dry before you finish it.
  2. Trace shapes you find around your house: cup, coin, computer speaker, eraser…You could also print these and use one or all as templates.
  3. Color them with the markers. Follow the directions to add water and let the colors bleed to make organic shapes.


Day 134

Bible

  1. Read 1 Timothy 4.
  2. Again this talks about people acting godly, but they aren’t really. They forbid people getting married. They make rules about what you can and cannot eat, but what does verse 2 call them?  (answer: hypocritical liars)
  3. What has value to help you in your life and for eternity?  (hint: verse 8)  (answer: godliness, living the way God intended)

History

  1. Read chapters 15 and 16 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do number 3 on the Harriet Tubman web quest.

Science

  1. Try and finish your storybook or comic book.


Day 135

Bible

  1. Read 1 Timothy 5.
  2. Explain what this chapter teaches about.

History

  1. Read chapters 17 and 18 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do number 4 on the Harriet Tubman web quest.

Make a mammal.

Science

  1. Present your book. Show it to your audience and read it to them. Answer their questions.
  2. Try some games and quizzes. (It’s okay if you don’t get them all right. You won’t know them all. You can learn from what you didn’t know.)

PE/Health

  1. Learn about Tourette Syndrome. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 136 

Bible

  1. Read 1 Timothy 6.
  2. What does this chapter teach about slavery? (answer: Slaves are to be respectful and believing owners should love and care for their slaves.)
  3. The first sentence of verse 10 is a very famous saying. What kind of evil can you think of that would have its root in money?

History

  1. Read chapters 19 and 20 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do number 5 on the Harriet Tubman web quest.

Science

  1. Watch The Case of the Zany Animal Antics. (This is an hour-long episode. Scroll down to find it.)

Music

  1. Read about Mendelssohn and listen to his music.
  2. Tell someone about the composer.


Day 137

Bible

  1. Read 2 Timothy 1.
  2. Paul is going to be dying soon. Who is he writing to?  (answer: Timothy)
  3. What are his present circumstances?  (answer: He is in prison.)
  4. What is Paul’s relationship with most of the believers?  (answer: They aren’t supporting him. They have distanced themselves from him. That doesn’t mean they left the faith completely, but they aren’t coming to Paul and “sharing in his sufferings.”)

History

  1. Read chapters 21 and 22 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do number 6 on the Harriet Tubman web quest.

Science

  1. Read about what classifies an animal as a mammal and watch videos.
  2. What makes you a mammal?  (answer: hair on your body, warm-blooded, vertebrate, as a baby were able to drink milk from your mother)


Day 138

Bible

  1. Read 2 Timothy 2:1-13.
  2. Verses 4 through 6 are talking about Christians. What do you think they are saying?
  3. Verse 4 is what Jim Elliot wrote to Elizabeth in her yearbook (before they were married). He stayed away from girls to serve the Lord, but He eventually brought them together.
  4. I want you to remember verse 13. God is God and always will be. His character never changes. He will always be faithful.
  5. Song…Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Make sure you have permission. This is on youtube.

History

  1. Read chapters 23 and 24 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Do number 7 on the Harriet Tubman web quest.

Science

  1. Take the full virtual tour and test your knowledge.

Art

  1. Look at these paintings and drawings about slavery.
  2. What observations can you make?
  3. Look at the painting of slaves being taken away in a cart being pulled by a horse. What geometric and organic shapes do you see?


Day 139

Bible

  1. Read 2 Timothy 2:14-26.
  2. What type of person should you avoid?  (answer: someone who always wants to argue, even if they say they are a believer, and those who talk about things that displease God–you don’t want to be part of their conversation)
  3. How can you be someone who pleases God?  (answer: Keep a pure heart by turning away from evil.)

History

  1. Read chapters 25 and 26 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Take the journey of a slave.

Science

  1. What’s the difference between the feedlot and the cow/calf farm?
  2. It would be a good idea to assemble your game for Day 140.


Day 140  (You might want to assign a kid to assemble the science game the day before. See my notes on alternate assembly/materials.)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Timothy 3.
  2. The first verses describe people who are not desiring to live like Jesus, but it says that they have a “form of godliness.” These are people who might go to church (or even be leaders) but their lives are full of sin, greed, lust, and more. How should you treat such people?  (answer: Have nothing to do with them.)
  3. One of the descriptions is that they are disobedient to their parents. If there are kids who you know are disobeying their parents and encouraging you to join them, stay away. The Bible is giving you wisdom to avoid the pit they are headed toward.
  4. Paul mentions some of the troubles that he had faced, but he says the Lord did what?  (answer: rescued him out of all of his troubles)
  5. What does he say will happen to you if you live a godly life?  (answer: There will be times when you will be persecuted.)
  6. What is the Bible useful for?  (hint: verses 16 and 17)  (answer: teaching us, correcting us, showing us what is right, preparing us to do good works)

History

  1. Read chapters 27 and 28 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. What does Eva teach the slaves?  (answer: about Jesus and heaven and being Christian and praying)
  4. Play the Flight to Freedom game. You’ll have eight days to play this. It’s hard to get free. You’ll need lots of tries.

Science

  1. *Play the rumination game. Below is her list of materials needed. (I personally never use card stock. You could also use a die instead of making a spinner – 1 is roll over. 2,3,4 is the laboratory, 5 is the corner, 6 is the theater. Cut out the spinner and label the numbers on it.)

Materials you will need:
• copies of the pattern pages printed onto card stock
• an old cereal box (or other cardboard)
• white glue
• scissors
• a paper fastener
• two washers (you can substitute with washers cut from the cardboard)
• a small amount of play dough or clay
• photocopies of the game pages on heavy card stock paper.
• optional: small blobby chocolates that look enough like cow patties to be used as prizes

  1. *If you only have a first or second grader, you could skip this. You can go here and choose a craft or coloring page.
  2. You could also read this fable.

PE/Health

  1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups, then jog in place for five minutes. Do it every day!


Day 141** 

Bible

  1. Read 2 Timothy 4.
  2. There are many preachers in churches, on TV, writing books who aren’t preaching what the Bible says. Why do people listen to them? Why are they popular?  (hint :verse 3)  (answer: They are saying what people want to hear. The messages make them feel good, not convicted.)
  3. What is Paul talking about in verses 6-8?  (answer: He is going to die soon.)

History

  1. Read chapters 29 and 30 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Play the Flight to Freedom game.

If you like, you could do Sojourner Truth puzzle or coloring page.

Science**

  1. You don’t have to print out this whole cow lapbook.  (The L level is going to be doing some pieces from the same lapbook.) *If this download link isn’t working, here’s an alternative until it is fixed. It’s the same for L and M.
  2. *Read the  poem on page 15. Get help if you can’t read something. Even if you can’t write cursive, I think you can probably be able to read it.
  3. *Print page 19. Do you remember? Compare and contrast–do both. Write in complete sentences.
  • (All together you will print pages: 16, 19, 28, 30, 31, 32, 37, 38)
  • (If you have an L student or students, you will need pages: 13, 15, 26,27, 29, 33-35 43-46, 48)

Music

  1. Learn about scales. Listen to the scales. Click on the little speaker icons when they appear.
  2. What’s the pattern for a scale?


Day 142*

Bible

  1. Read Titus.
  2. Who is writing this letter? To whom is he writing?  (answer: Paul is writing to Titus)
  3. Find the island of Crete. Where is it? What country is it part of?  (answer: It is a Greek island, south of the mainland.)
  4. Would you make a good leader? Are you “one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined?”

History

  1. Read chapters 31 and 32 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Play the Flight to Freedom game.

Science*

  1. *Print pages 28 on cow stomachs and 30 on their classification.
  2. Complete the pieces. The cow classification information is at the top of the lapbook pdf on page 2.


Day 143*

Bible

  1. Read Titus 2.
  2. “Then those who oppose you will be ashamed. That’s because they will have nothing bad to say about us.” Do you live so that others will have nothing bad to say about you?  That doesn’t mean doing what other people want you to do. They may disagree with you on things, but they can see that you always try to do the right thing.
  3. People are watching you. People who see you regularly, even if they have never spoken to you, are forming opinions about you. When I was in college, I found out that I had a reputation as the one who smiles all of the time. I had someone come to me and ask about joining the Bible study group on campus. I asked her how she knew to ask me. She said she asked around and heard that the girl who smiles all the time was in charge of it. She knew who they were talking about! Are you the joyful one? the one who complains? the one who fights? the one who helps? the one who shares? the one who is greedy? the one who is selfish? the one who is kind? What is your reputation?
  4. What does verse 14 say God wants for us?  (answer: to be pure, to be His, to long to do what is good)
  5. What does it mean to long for something?  (answer: to desire it, to really, really want it)
  6. Do you long for what is good, to be good, to do good? Jesus talks about hungering and thirsting for righteousness. It’s the same idea.

History

  1. Read chapters 33 and 34 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Play the Flight to Freedom game.

Science*

  1. *Print pages 31-32 and complete the anatomy cards. Fill them out completely. Write in complete sentences. There is information at the beginning of the lapbook.

Art

  1. Look at this page on pattern in art.
  2. Scroll through these pages and look at patterned artwork.


Day 144*

Bible

  1. Read Titus 3.
  2. What is verse 10 talking about?  (answer: Stay away from people who try and break up Christians into factions, groups that don’t get along. The Church is not supposed to be segregated into groups. We are supposed to be the One body of Christ.)
  3. Why did God save us?  (answer: not because of our good works but because of His mercy)

History

  1. Read chapters 35 and 36 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Play the Flight to Freedom game.

Science*

  1. Print pages 37 and 38 about their history and diet. Follow the directions. There is information at the beginning of the lapbook.


Day 145

Bible

  1. Read the whole book of Philemon.
  2. Who is Onesimus and what does Paul want Philemon to do?  (answer: Onesimus is Philemon’s slave and Paul wants him to be freed.)

History

  1. Read chapters 37 and 38 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Play the Flight to Freedom game.

Science

  1. Watch this presentation on mammals. Use the triangle play button to move it forward.
  2. If you have a younger sibling, play concentration with them using their vocabulary cards.
  3. Present your lapbook. If you have younger siblings, teach them what you know about cows. Let them teach you.
  4. At dinner, tell your family about the loudest, fattest, smallest, smelliest…mammals.

PE/Health

  1. Learn about Autism. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You might want to watch this video with a parent about a severly autistic girl who has learned to express herself through typing.
  3. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 146* 

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 1.
  2. Who is this chapter talking about?  (answer: Jesus)
  3. What type of being are angels?  (answer: spirits, verse 14, They are not heavenly winged beings. Those are the cherubim and seraphim.)

History

  1. Read chapters 39 and 40 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Play the Flight to Freedom game.

Science*

  1. *You are going to be working on a lapbook on marsupials. (You can print all of the pieces. A couple have two options, just print one. You don’t have to print the cover–lots of ink.) If this download link is not working, here’s an alternative (part 1  part 2  tasi).
  2. Today read the information under “What is a Marsupial?” and complete all of the pieces.

Music

  1. Read about Johann Strauss, Jr.
  2. Listen to the Thunder and Lightening Polka.

Are you done all of your work? How few beans can you leave behind?

Day 147*

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 2.
  2. What power did Jesus save us from by His death?  (answer: the power of death)
  3. Why is Jesus able to help us when we are tempted?  (answer: because He suffered too when He was tempted)

History

  1. Read chapters 41 and 42 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. Play the Flight to Freedom game.

Science*

  1. Today read the information about kangaroos and complete the first three pieces.


Day 148

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 3. This is written to the Israelites. Do you remember how they didn’t trust God to deliver them from the Philistines? Instead of taking the land God promised them, they were forced to wander in the desert and die there.
  2. We can “enter into rest” by believing in God’s salavation through faith. We don’t have to work (the opposite of rest) to get saved. He saves us by faith so that He gets the praise not us, and then He fills us with the power to become more and more like Jesus.
  3. In verse 13 it warns not to be tricked by sin. Can you think of how sin can deceive?  (answer: anything that makes you think it’s not really wrong, or that it would be okay to do “this one time”)
  4. If you are deceived by sin, what happens to your heart?  (hint: verse 13) (answer: It is hardened. If your heart is hard, then it isn’t pliable, and can’t be formed into the image of Christ.)

History

  1. Read chapters 43 and 44.
  2. Tell someone about what you read.
  3. What is Uncle Tom’s cabin to remind them of?  (answer: their freedom)
  4. You can keep playing the Flight to Freedom game.

Science

  1. Complete the kangaroo section and the other three pieces.

Art

  1. Read about the language of quilts. Click on Find out More at the bottom of the page.
  2. Read that page and the different quilt patterns. At the bottom of that page click on Make your Own Secret Quilt Message.


Day 149

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 4.
  2. Who is our high priest?  (answer: Jesus)
  3. When we need help, verse 16 says we should go to the throne of grace. What does that mean?  (answer: Pray to God.)
  4. What does it mean that God will hold us accountable for everything we do?  (answer: He will require we do what is right and take action if we aren’t doing the right thing to help us make the right choice.)

History

  1. It’s easy to say that slavery is wrong. Can you see anyone else’s point of view? Try this writing assignment. Simon Legree has been charged with Tom’s murder. You considered resigning from your law firm, which Legree hired to defend him, but your boss talked you out of it. Now you have been assigned to write a brief explaining why Legree should be convicted of a lesser charge. Write an essay in which you present any evidence and / or logical arguments you can find to support the idea that, considering Legree’s culture and the circumstances surrounding Tom’s death, Legree should not be charged with capital murder.

Science

  1. Read the information on Koalas and complete the pieces.


Day 150

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 5.
  2. Who does God save according to verse 9?  (answer: Those who obey Him. But remember, He is the one who gives us the power to obey.)
  3. Are you a baby or have you grown up to eat “solid food?” If you are not a baby, then you know good from evil. Do you know what the Bible teaches about what is right and wrong?

History

  1. Read all of the slave stories (link below). The links are on the right-hand side.
  2. Then, tell your story. Answer the questions to tell about your life as a slave.

Science

  1. Read the information on opossums and complete the pieces.

PE/Health

  1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups and jog in place for five minutes, then go up and down the stairs twice. Do it every day!


Day 151 

Optional Reading:

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 6.
  2. Do you think you understand the six “elementary teachings?” What are they? Can you explain what the Bible teaches about each one?
  3. What is it impossible for God to do?  (answer: lie)

History

  1. Read about Abraham Lincoln’s childhood. Click on all of the “Read More” links.
  2. Take the quiz when you are done reading. The link is at the bottom of the page.

Science

  1. Read about Tasmanian Devils and complete the pieces.

Music

  1. Listen to Dixie Land, a song of the Confederacy.
  2. Listen to the Union’s version of the song.
  3. What’s the difference?


Day 152

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 7:20-28.
  2. How is Jesus different from the high priests of the Old Testament?  (answer: He didn’t have to continually offer sacrifices for people to be forgiven. Those priests had to make sacrifices for their own sins. Jesus didn’t have sin, so He was able to sacrifice once and for all by giving Himself as a sacrifice. There was never again a need for a sacrifice for sins to be forgiven.)

History

  1. Watch Growing Up on the Frontier.
  2. Watch The Call of Leadership.
  3. Watch The Presidential Beard.
  4. Write a paragraph on the beginnings of Abraham Lincoln.

Light some fireworks.

Science

  1. Read about Wombats and the rest and complete the last two pieces.


Day 153*

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 8. This about the Old Testament vs. the New Testament.
  2. Why did we need a New Testament, a new covenant? (answer: The new covenant was based on better promises. The old covenant was just a shadow of things to come. The Israelites were not faithful to the old covenant.)

History

  1. Read the Emancipation Proclamation. (It’s only a few pages. Read to where he signed it.)
  2. Watch the Emancipation Proclamation.
  3. Write a paragraph about the Emancipation Proclamation.

Science

  1. Watch the movie on Jane Goodall.
  2. Take the REVIEW quiz.
  3. Present you lapbooks.

Art*

  1. *Print out this template of a leaf. Fill in a pattern in each section of the leaf. Here is an example.


Day 154

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 9.
  2. What is this chapter talking about?  (answer: This is talking again about the old and the new. The old pointed to the new. Christ sacrifice was once and for all.)
  3. What do He come to do away with according to verse 26?  (answer: sin)
  4. When we become Christians, we don’t instantly become perfect people. We are forgiven our past sins and made clean and holy. We receive the righteousness of Christ. Then we “work out” our salvation and reach to “take hold” of what we already have. We get transformed, day by day, into the image of Christ if we follow Him. Read your Bible and determine that you are going to obey everything Christ commands. Then ask Him to help you do it.

History

  1. Watch the Second Inaugural Address.
  2. Watch African American Soldiers.
  3. Watch the Gettysburg Address.
  4. Write a paragraph about Abraham Lincoln as war president. What were his goals? Was he successful?

Science

  1. Maybe you’ve heard or read about people training primates in sign language so that they can communicate.
  2. You can watch the beginning of this video to see a gorilla using sign language.
  3. Try training a primate. You’ll need a sibling or a parent or friend.
  4. Decide on something to train them to do. Something simple like, “Give me the apple.”
  5. You would then design symbols for give, me and apple. Draw the symbols on separate index cards or pieces of paper.
  6. Get a reward ready, like a pile of chocolate chips. If your “primate” reaches for one, take their hand away.
  7. There is NO TALKING, NO POINTING, NO GESTURING, NO NOISE during the training.
  8. Show the card, say for apple. Then show the apple. Repeat. Give the card to the “primate” and if they pick up the apple, give them a reward in their reward pile. They can’t eat yet.
  9. If they do something wrong, take away a reward from their pile.
  10. Keep training until you can communicate, “Give me the apple.”
  11. Make sure you don’t use my sentence otherwise your siblings will already know what to do!
  12. Take turns with your siblings training and being trained.


Day 155

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 10:19-39.
  2. What does it mean to persevere as a Christian?  (answer: to not give up faith in Christ, to not stop doing the right thing, to not act in fear )
  3. Do you think you would respond joyfully if your home and everything you owned was taken from you because you were a Christian?

History

  1. Watch the mini biography.
  2. Look at this map of America at the start of the Civil War. Click on the different symbols in the map key to see those elements on the map. Click on questions to think about and answer all four.

Science

  1. Play Corpse and Robbers. Make sure to read and follow all of the directions. Play until you finish the game.

PE/Health

  1. Learn about Hearing Loss. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 156* 

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 11.
  2. What hero of faith from Hebrews 11 do you admire the most and why?

History

  1. You are going to be making another newspaper. There is a link on the page to a template in Word that you can use. You can also design the newspaper yourself. Write down your who, what, where, when, why and how facts as you research your article choices. Instead of the facts, this time write a second article on another person from the war. For your free choice you could do anything appropriate to the time period, even an advertisement, or proverb or witticism.
  2. Here are some short directions for how to write a news article.
  3. Get started today. You must be finished by Day 165. You have 10 days to write 4 articles, include pictures, quotes and your free choice.
  4. Here’s one site to read about Clara Barton, a woman involved in the war.
  5. African Americans in the war
  6. Here are sites with quotations.
  7. Here is a site for information on people.
  8. Here is a page to read about many of the battles.
  9. Here are sites on the battle of Gettysburg.

Science*

  1. You have two weeks to complete a lapbook. You need to compete at least two pieces a day. If the lapbook you choose does not have enough pieces for that, then you will add pieces  you make yourself or do two lapbooks.
  2. Choose a lapbook. (Again, you could also make your own lapbook from scratch or another type of project as I described earlier. If these download links aren’t working, here’s an alternative.)

Music

  1. Last new lesson…learn about minor scales.
  2. What is the pattern?


Day 157

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 12:1-15.
  2. God knows that we will still mess up and sin. What is one way that He helps us turn from sin to become more like Jesus? (answer: He disciplines us.)
  3. How should we feel about God’s discipline?  (answer: It is unpleasant and can be painful, but we should be thankful that it produces holiness in us.)

History

  1. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.


Day 158

Bible

  1. Read Hebrews 13.
  2. What’s one reason to welcome strangers and show them hospitality?  (answer: It could be an angel.)
  3. Memorize verse 8. What does it mean for you?  (answer: There is no fear of the truth found in the Bible becoming untrue in the future. God is unchanging, truthful and faithful. What we know about Him and His love for us and Christ’s sacrifice being enough for us will always be true.)

History

  1. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.

Art

  1. Look at these paintings of the Civil War. You can click on any of them to see them bigger.
  2. Look at this one painting in particular. What patterns of lines do you see? What types of lines? Can you find complementary colors? What shapes do you see? Textures?


Day 159

Bible

  1. Read James 1.
  2. Why should we be joyful when we encounter trials?  (answer: because trials teach us to persevere in faith)
  3. What does verse 19 teach? Are you good at that or is that one you need to remember and put into practice?

History

  1. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.


Day 160

Bible

  1. Read James 2.
  2. What sin were the believers committing?  (answer: They were treating others unequally. They were treating rich people special and treating poor people, well, poorly.)
  3. If you aren’t obeying Scripture and not loving others, what does that show about your faith?  (answer: It is dead.)

History

  1. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.

PE/Health

  1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups and jog in place for five minutes and go up and down the stairs twice, then do five squats (squat and stand five times with your hands out in front of you.) Do it every day!


Day 161 

Bible

  1. Read James 3.
  2. Who is the perfect person?  (answer: someone who has control over what he says)
  3. When do your words get you into trouble?

History

  1. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.
  2. If you don’t have enough pieces, start another or do some research and make your own.

Music

  1. Take a look again at the names of the lines and spaces on the treble clef.
  2. Try and name the notes.
  3. Try and name the notes.


Day 162

Bible

  1. Read James 4.
  2. If you want God to come near to you, what should you do?  (answer: Come near to God. How do you think you can do that?)
  3. What is one reason you may not get what you asked God for?  (answer: You asked for the wrong reason.)

Try out for the drum corps.

History

  1. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.
  2. If you don’t have enough pieces, start another or do some research and make your own.


Day 163

Bible

  1. Read James.
  2. What point was James trying to make about Elijah?  (answer: He was a normal man, but his prayers were powerful and effective. “The prayers of a righteous man were powerful and effective.)
  3. What is another lesson in this chapter?

History

  1. Work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.
  2. If you don’t have enough pieces, start another or do some research and make your own.

Art

  1. Look through this Civil War artwork.  Choose a piece and describe your observations about line, color, shape, patter, texture and value.


Day 164

Bible

  1. Read 1 Peter 1.
  2. According to this chapter, what are two things that are never going to fade away?  (answer: God’s word and our inheritance–our reward in heaven)

History

  1. Day 165 is the last day to work on your newspaper.

Science

  1. Work on your lapbook. Complete at least two pieces a day. Older students should make sure all of their answers are in complete sentences.
  2. If you don’t have enough pieces, start another or do some research and make your own.


Day 165

Bible

  1. Read 1 Peter 2.
  2. How can you silence the talk of foolish people?  (answer: Don’t answer back. Show them by doing good. Just keep doing the right thing and let God handle the foolish people.)

History

  1. Finish your newspaper.
  2. You can add this to your portfolio.

Science

  1. Complete your lapbook.
  2. Add a cover.
  3. Present your lapbook. Show it to your audience. Read it to them. Explain it to them. Answer their questions.
  4. You should know these inside and out. How do these characteristics classify animals?

PE/Health

  1. Learn about Mobility Loss. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 166 

Bible

  1. Read 1 Peter 3:1-7.
  2. What should women do and shouldn’t women do in order to show others their beauty?  (answer: They aren’t to adorn themselves to make themselves “beautiful.” That’s not how you want to attract attention. Women shouldn’t want to attract men’s attention to their bodies. They should make themselves beautiful by having a beautiful, gentle spirit.)
  3. What happens if a husband doesn’t treat his wife with respect?  (answer: his prayers are hindered)

History

  1. Read this page about the Civil War.
  2. Listen to the Gettysburg Address.
  3. Add the Civil War to your timeline.

Science

  1. Your job for the last fifteen days of school is to make a science project. It needs to be related to zoology.
  2. You are going to learn about the science of your topic. You are going to make a 3D project to explain or demonstrate your topic. If you want to make a poster about it, it has to contain 3D elements. If you do a project on the computer, you need to create a 3D computer model to go with your project.
  3. For instance, you could make dioramas of different types of habitats.
  4. On Day 180 you will present your project. You will show it to your family and/or friends and will tell them all about it, explain all about it and demonstrate it.
  5. You also have to conduct at least one experiment related to your topic or read about experiments done related to your topic and present the experiment as part of your project. You should include the question or hypothesis the scientists started with, how they did the experiment, what data was collected and what conclusion they were able to come to. Present data in a chart of some kind if you can.
  6. If you conduct an experiment, present it in written form. You could use the experiment worksheet.
  7. If you use an experiment conducted by others, write a paragraph describing the experiment and the outcome including all of the information required. Include a data chart if applicable.
  8. Today choose a topic and do some research about what experiment you could do or have been done.
  9. Here are some zoology science fair project ideas if you would like to look at them:

Music

  1. Compose your own music.
  2. Or use the beatlab.


Day 167

Bible

  1. Read 1 Peter 3:8-22.
  2. How should you answer those who insult you or threaten you?  (answer: with blessing, gentleness and respect)

History

  1. You are going to start working on a final, end-of-the-year project. You can choose to learn more about anything from history from the first to settle in America up through the Civil War.
  2. Choose something specific. Don’t just pick a time period. Choose a person or event. Or choose something specific about a time period, like children, or dress, or transportation…
  3. Here is a page with some links you could look through for an idea.
  4. Here is another page with links for ideas.

Science

  1. *Do some research and learn your topic. Here are Research Note Taker sheets. Make sure you record where you are getting your information from.


Day 168

Bible

  1. Read 1 Peter 4.
  2. I’m going to send you to another page to read this story about rejoicing in suffering. It’s part of adevotional.
  3. The younger kids didn’t read this story. If you have younger siblings, tell them the pastor’s story.

History

  1. Once you have chosen what you are going to do for an end-of-the-year project, the second step is to decide what type of project are you going to do. You can make a lapbook, a poster, a power point presentation, a glog, or a scrapbook either on paper or online. You could write and put on a play or give a speech. Or, you can think of something I haven’t thought of. Choose what you are going to do.
  2. You are going to complete your project, write a bibliography-a list of your resources, and present your project to an audience.
  3. You must present your project on Day 180.

Science

  1. Continue your research. Make sure you write down where you get your information from. Copy and paste website addresses into a document and write the websites’ names. Write down any books or magazines and their authors.

Art

  1. Look at and read this page about space.
  2. Look at and read about these examples of the use of composition (the use of space) in paintings.


Day 169(*)

Bible

  1. Read 1 Peter 5.
  2. What do you think is the most important lesson from this chapter?

History(*)

  1. The first step is research. Here are some Research Note Taker sheets. You need to learn everything you can about your topic. Make sure you write down where your information is coming from. You need titles, authors, dates and website addresses.
  2. Here is one place you can go to search for information. Here is another.

Are you finished your work? Defend your castle.

Science

  1. Continue your research. Is there any expert in the field that you could email and ask questions? That would be a great source of information!
  2. When you are done your research, decide on what experiment you are going to do or research what experiments have been done.
  3. Also, you need to decide how you are going to present what you learned. It must include something that is 3D! What can you build to demonstrate your topic?


Day 170

Bible

  1. Read 2 Peter 1.
  2. Which qualities from verses 5, 6 and 7 do you think you have? Which do you think are your strongest qualities? Which do you think are your weakest qualities? Ask God to help you improve in those areas and become more like Jesus.
  3. Memory verses:Romans 3:23Romans 8:281 Corinthians 10:132 Corinthians 4:17-182 Corinthians 10:52 Corinthians 12:9Galatians 2:20Hebrews 13:8

History

  1. Continue your research.

Science

  1. Keep working on your project. Your assignment has four parts: research, 3D project, experiment (written up), demonstration

PE/Health

  1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups and jog in place for five minutes and go up and down the stairs twice and do five squats, then lift a milk jug over your head five times with each arm.  Do it every day!


Day 171* 

Bible

  1. Read 2 Peter 2:1-10.
  2. What is shown by the stories of Noah and Lot?  (hint: verse 9)  (answer: Noah and Lot were both there with everyone who was destroyed. God can rescue His people. He won’t judge and destroy them along with the godless.)

History

  1. Continue your research.

Science*

  1. *Keep working on your project. Print out this End of the Year Project level M checklist to make sure you are thinking about everything that needs to be done.

Music

  1. Compose your own music. Click on Composerizer.
  2. Or use the beatlab.


Day 172

Bible

  1. Read 2 Peter 3.
  2. Why had God been “slow” to have Jesus return?  (hint: verse 9)  (answer: When the end comes, the godless will be destroyed. That’s not what God wants. He wants them to be saved.)

History

  1. Start your project.

Science

  1. Keep working on your project. Use your checklist.
  2. Play the Vocabulary review game.


Day 173

Bible

  1. Read 1 John 1.
  2. Why does John have the authority to write about Jesus?  (answer: He had seen him, heard him, touched him; he had been with Jesus.)
  3. Here’s a song based on 1 John, “In the Light.” It’s by a group called DC Talk. This is on youtube. Get permission to go there.
  4. 1 John 1:9 is a good verse to memorize. Below are your other verses to review.
  5. Romans 3:23Romans 8:281 Corinthians 10:132 Corinthians 4:17-182 Corinthians 10:52 Corinthians 12:9Galatians 2:20Hebrews 13:8

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Keep working on your project. Use your checklist.
  2. Play the Vocabulary (ocean edition) review game.

Art

  1. Do this art lettering project. You can think about line, color (using complementary colors), shape, space, pattern, texture and value as you work on it. You don’t have to use watercolor pencils. You can fill in the areas however you choose. Think about all of the elements of art we learned about this year and make decisions about what to do. Don’t just do it randomly. You can finish this next week.


Day 174

Bible

  1. Read 1 John 2.
  2. You may have heard the term “the antichrist” referring to what the Scripture calls, “the man of lawlessness.” This chapter says that there are many antichrists. Who is an antichrist?  (answer: someone who denies Jesus is the Christ, God’s Son sent to save us)

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Keep working on your project. Use your checklist.
  2. Play Invertebrate/Vertebrate.


Day 175

Bible

  1. Read 1 John 3.
  2. What do you think this verse means?  1 John 3:18
  3. Now, read it in context.  1 John 3:16-18
  4. What two examples of loving by action are given?  (answer: Jesus dying for us, giving to a believer in need)
  5. What way can you think of to love someone by action? Choose something you can do and then do it.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Keep working.
  2. If you are doing an experiment, make sure you have everything you need for it.

PE/Health

  1. Learn about Visual Impairment. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 176

Bible

  1. Read 1 John 4:7-21.
  2. Why can we truly love others?  (hint: verse 19)  (answer: because of God’s love   He loved us. He puts His love in us when we believe.)

History

  1. Add to your project. You need to finish today or tomorrow.

Science

  1. Keep working. You should finish your project tomorrow.
  2. Do your experiment if you have one.

Music

  1. See if you know any of the answers about instruments in the orchestra. (I know it’s been a long time since you read about those!)
  2. You can also use the beatlab.


Day 177

Bible

  1. Read 1 John 5.
  2. What is one lesson from this chapter?

History

  1. Finish your project. Practice presenting your project. Write what you are going to say if that helps. You are going to tell them about your topic and about your project. Don’t read what you wrote on your project. They can read it for themselves. Tell them about what you learned and about what they will see on your project.

Science

  1. Finish your project.
  2. Write down your experiment. You can use the worksheet or book or type it up. It needs to be displayed with your project. Make it look good!


Day 178

Bible

  1. Read 2 John 1.
  2. What is love according to verse 6?  (answer: walking in obedience to Christ’s commands)

History

  1. Read over this grading sheet for presenting a topic. You would want to score a 4 for every category. The last one is only if you are working together with siblings. Practice what you are going to say for your presenting.

Science

  1. Use the checklist to make sure you did everything you are supposed to do. On day 179 you will write your bibliography. On day 180 you will present.
  2. Today practice what you will say to explain your project. Write it down if that helps you. Practice saying it out loud.
  3. Read over this grading sheet for presenting a project. You would want to score a 4 for every category. The last one is only if you are working together with siblings.

Art

  1. Finish your project. Yeah! Great job!
  2. Read this poem on the elements of art.


Day 179

Bible

  1. Read 3 John 1.
  2. Are you giving your parents joy?  (verses 3 and 4)

History

  1. Write a bibliography to go with your project. If your project is online, add your bibliography to your online project.
  2. Here’s an example.

Science

  1. Write a bibliography to go with your project. If your project is online, add your bibliography to your online project.
  2. Here’s an example.


Day 180

Bible

  1. Read Jude 1.
  2. What’s one lesson you take from this?
  3. Do you remember Cain, Balaam and Korah? Cain was proud and angry. Balaam was greedy. Korah was proud and presumptuous and didn’t respect God’s holiness.

History

  1. Present your project. Show it to your audience. Tell about your topic without reading exactly what your project says. Let them look at it and ask questions. Answer their questions in complete sentences.
  2. Send me photos, links, videos…and I will post them on this site! Write me at my gmail address allinonehomeschool.

Science

  1. Present your project and demonstrate your experiment.
  2. Take pictures or videos, send them to me! I’ll post them on the Hall of Fame page. Write me at my gmail address allinonehomeschool.
  3. Add pictures of your project, anything you wrote and your bibliography to your portfolio.

PE/Health

  1. You don’t have to stop stretching and exercising just because it’s the end of the school year! Keep it up! Choose a favorite exercise, jogging, stair climbing, jumping rope…and try and do it for longer and longer each day.

Congratulations, You’re done!

Fossils are a great embarrassment to evolutionary theory and offer strong support for the concept of creation. — Dr. Gary Parker, Ph.D., Biologist/Paleontologist and former evolutionist)

The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology. The evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils. — Stephen Jay Gould, Former Professor of Geology and Paleontology at Harvard University

Nine-tenths of the talk of evolutionists is sheer nonsense, not founded on observation and wholly unsupported by facts. This museum is full of proofs of the utter falsity of their views. In all this great museum, there is not a particle of evidence of the transmutation of species. — Dr. Etheridge, senior paleontologist of the British Museum of Natural History

To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree. — Charles Darwin in The Origin of Species

Written by Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool

November 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

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