Days 91-180 (1-L)

This is Program Year 1 continued from Day 1 – Day 90.

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Day 91

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 20:1-13.
  2. You read that Miriam, Moses’ sister died. Later in the chapter Aaron dies.
  3. The Israelites are complaining again about food and say it would have been better to have been killed than to die of thirst. Why don’t they believe God will provide for them?!
  4. What instruction does God give Moses?  (answer: Speak to the rock and water will come out.)
  5. What does Moses do?  (answer: He strikes the rock like God had had him do 40 years earlier.)
  6. Because Moses didn’t treat God as holy (by disobeying what God had said), Moses and Aaron are told they will not be allowed to enter the promised land they have been leading the Israelites toward for 40 years. (It would have been a short journey, but they were forced to wander in the desert for 40 years because they didn’t believe God would help them defeat the giants.)

History

Optional Reading: Tor, a Street  Boy from Jerusalem (same author as the Titus book)Trial and Triumph (Ambleside has you reading this to first graders. It’s about early Christian martyrs. You have to decide if it would encourage or scare your children. It talks about them being tortured, burned at the stake, fed to lions, etc.)

  1. Read about the Romans in the Bible. These are just the verses from Luke and Acts that talk about Romans.
  2. What famous Bible author was a Roman citizen?  (answer: Paul)
  3. The Pharisees ruled the Jews underneath the rule of the Romans. In the one verse we read how they were concerned the Romans would take away their temple if Jesus’ got too many followers and caused too much commotion.

Science

  1. Read about the life cycle of the plant. You don’t need to know all of the blue words. Explain the difference between an annual plant and a perennial plant.
  2. Why do people like to plant perennial plants? (answer: They don’t have to plant them each year. They grow again on their own.)
  3. Plan a garden. What would you plant? Take a piece of paper. That’s your garden. Write or draw what you would grow.

Music

  1. Copy the rhythms. Notice how RHYTHM is spelled!
  2. You will listen to what the drummer plays. When it says go, you use the space bar as your drum and copy the rhythm. You can choose your level on the right. The first time you hit the space bar it makes a sound, but it doesn’t make a drum sound every time you hit the space bar, it’s still working. If you get the rhythm right. it will cheer for you.


Day 92

Bible

  1. The Israelites defeat one of the peoples living in Canaan. Another group, the Moabites, are afraid. Their king, Balak, tries to get God on their side by asking Balaam to curse the Israelites.
  2. Read Numbers 22:7-34.
  3. God tells Balaam not to go with them. But when Balak’s officials push him, he goes and asks God again. God is not pleased that Balaam was still willing to go with them after He had told Balaam no. What does God do to show Balaam He is angered?  (answer: He sends a destroying angel to block his path.)
  4. What keeps Balaam from being killed by the angel?  (answer: His donkey stays away from the angel.)
  5. What do you think makes this a famous story from the Bible? (answer: The talking donkey!)

History

  1. Read about the Roman gladiators.
  2. When it talks about them sending in criminals, this became a way that Christians were persecuted. If they confessed their loyalty to Christ as their King, they could be killed.
  3. Here is a coloring picture of what the theater looked like.

Science

  1. Read the first sections on Growing Plants Indoor. Read “Room to Grow” and “Temperature.”
  2. Read about plants that live in the hot desert. Click on the arrow to keep turning the pages.
  3. Explain to someone what types of plants live in hot weather.


Day 93*

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 27.
  2. This may not seem a significant chapter, but I wanted to point out something. It was really remarkable to have these daughters get the right to inherit land. Their father had died and he had no sons. God gives the land ownership to the man’s daughters. While men seem to rule everything and get all the rights, God doesn’t leave the women without hope. He provides for them and is thoughtful of them at all times.
  3. Moses is about to die. Who does he pass on leadership responsibilities to?  (answer: Joshua)

History

  1. This doesn’t fit in here. :)
  2. The Maccabees are a famous family in Jewish history. This story comes from before the Romans. The area they were in was eventually conquered by the Romans. But I’m putting it in here while we are talking about the Bible fitting into history.
  3. Here is the brief of the story of the Maccabees. They were a Jewish family who stood up and fought when the temple was taken over and given to the worship of Greek gods. They won and restored the temple. In the temple there was the menorah that was always to be lit. They only had enough oil to last for one day. It would take them a week to get more. The oil lasted eight days until they were able to get more. This is the miracle that Jews celebrate called Hanukkah.
  4. Watch these two clips.
  5. Do you think you could be brave to stand up for your beliefs?
  6. This story comes between the Old and the New Testament. There’s a 400 year gap between the Old and the New. Why? God was setting things up just right. In order for the gospel to spread (as it did so quickly in Acts) there had to be a common language spoken. The Greek Empire took care of that and all of the areas where Paul ended up traveling spoke Greek. The gospel also needed a way to travel. The Romans aided there by building roads all over their empire. God used the Romans in another way. In conquering the whole region, they took control by policing their territories. This ended a lot of fighting and banditry in different areas that made travel dangerous.

Science

  1. Read about light and water.
  2. Grow a plant. What happens when you don’t use enough light or water?
  3. Explain to someone why a plant needs light and water.
  4. Take three plants or plant three seeds in three different containers. Put one in the dark (maybe a closet) but water it daily. Put one in the light but never water it. Put one in the light and water it. What happens?
  5. *Print out this experiment sheet, (light and water). Fill in what you think will happen. Save your paper. After a week or so, you can record what happened.

Art

  1. Look at some early Christian artwork.
  2. Click on the different pages.
  3. Remember, that truly early Christians did not meet in big church buildings. They met inside. Paul preached in homes or outside. Any fancy old church buildings you see in pictures come after Christianity stops being persecuted. When Christianity was very new and persecuted, there is no artwork saved from then. However, scroll down to the very last picture on this page and look at the drawing preserved on the ground and read the paragraph next to it.  (Alternate link for the drawing)


Day 94

Bible

  1. We come to the book of Deuteronomy. In this book there is a retelling of Israel’s history.
  2. Read Deuteronomy 6.
  3. Memorize Deutoronomy 6:4-5.
  4. What promises does God give them if they obey?  (hint: verses 2, 3 and 24)

History

  1. Are you interested in the Maccabees? Here’s a video about the story of Hanukkah. (This is long, 45 minutes).

Science

  1. Read about air, nutrients and time.
  2. What is something that can hurt a plant?  (answer: smoke)
  3. Read about the different lengths of time it takes for plants to grow.
  4. Tell someone three different plants and how long they take to grow.

Play, just a little.

Day 95*

Bible

  1. The whole book of Deuteronomy Moses is giving a speech. He reminds the Israelites of how God has taken care of them and of all of the promises He has made. He also reminds them of the laws and the consequences of disobeying. Towards the end he presents everyone with a choice. What is the choice?
  2. Read Deuteronomy 30:11-20.
  3. What is the choice?  (answer: He says you can choose between life and death. If they obey God, they will live. If they disobey God, they will die.)
  4. We have the same choice today. We’ve already broken God’s laws, but we can ask for forgiveness because of Jesus’ death for us. And we can ask for the Holy Spirit to fill us and help us live according to God’s Word.

History*

  1. Read an article and fill in this chart.

Science

  1. Today do the mystery quizzes. Do them both.
  2. Make sure to make observations on all the plants you have growing.
  3. Give someone an update on the plants you have growing.
  4. If you haven’t yet, take the paper off of your leaf. What has happened?

PE/Health

  1. Try the scavenger hunt.


Day 96*

Bible

  1. Moses dies and Joshua becomes Israel’s leader. He sends spies into Jericho and then leads all of Israel across the Jordan River.
  2. Find the Jordan and Jericho on the map. The Jordan runs between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. Jericho is just north of the Dead Sea.
  3. Read Joshua 2:1-14 and Joshua 3:14-17.
  4. How does Israel cross the Jordan?  (answer: The priests stand in the water carrying the arc of the covenant and the water stops flowing and heaps up in a pile leaving the ground dry for the Israelites to cross.)

History

Optional reading: Viking Tales  (from year 1 of Ambleside–read aloud)

  1. Read about the Vikings.
  2. Make sure you click on all of the tabs to read. And click on the pictures to see them better and read the captions.
  3. Take the quiz at the bottom.
  4. Just for fun, if you like, you can click on Thorkel and the Trading Voyage at the bottom and play the game.

Science*

  1. Read this page on the parts of a plant that we eat.
  2. *Write or draw all the things you can think of that you eat that belong in the different categories. Look around your kitchen or even the grocery store.
  3. Here are some ideas to check/add to your list when you are done.
  4. When I lived in Istanbul, I shopped for all of my fruits and vegetables at an open air market. One day a week they closed the road and sellers set up tables on the street. One of the sellers sold roots, just the roots. Celery root, beet root…A famous Russian dish called borsch and it is made from beet root. Try new parts of plants. Maybe you will be surprised.

Music

  1. Read about Viking music.


Day 97   (Choose an activity — different activities require different things, some nothing)

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 6:1-20.
  2. What did they have to do in order to make the wall fall down?  (answer: Obey God! Did I trick you? Yes, they had to march 7 days and play trumpets and shout, but the marching and shouting doesn’t make walls fall down,  only God could have done that. Their obedience showed their faith in Him to do it!)

History

  1. Read about Vikings at sea.
  2. Make sure you click on everything and read everything.
  3. Take the quiz. It’s down lower on the page.
  4. Read about Viking raiders.
  5. Take the quiz.

Science

  1. Choose an activity.  Grow lettuce   Other ideas


Day 98*

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 7:1-21.
  2. What happens when they go to attack Ai?  (answer: They are defeated and chased away.)
  3. Why? (answer: Someone had disobeyed God’s command not to take anything from Jericho for themselves.)
  4. Who broke God’s command?  (answer: Achan)
  5. He is stoned to death because he disobeyed.

History

  1. Read about Vikings at home.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Make sure you read the fun facts every day.

Science*

  1. *Try some nature study. Follow the directions on this tree worksheet and fill it out. (You will do this tomorrow too and the older children are using it as well, so print 2 for each child.)
  2. Here are some tree identification websites, if you don’t know what kind of tree you were looking at.

Art

  1. Look at these examples of Viking art. What three distinct types of materials were used in these examples?


Day 99

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 10:1-15.
  2. Five kings join together to attack. God tells Joshua that he will win. They surprise attack them.
  3. What does Joshua say to the sun?  (answer: Sun stand still until we have the complete victory.)
  4. We know now that the sun always stands still. It’s the earth that’s moving. It was just an expression that the sun stood still. Joshua was asking that night wouldn’t fall until the battle was over. Maybe the Lord provided the light Himself for the Israelites that day, to make it light all night. Or, maybe the earth could have stopped spinning. If God spoke the universe into existence, then he can control it by His word as well.

History

  1. Read about family life.
  2. Take the quiz.

Use the Arrows to Program the ArtBot

Science

  1. *Like yesterday…follow the directions on this tree worksheet and fill it out.


Day 100*

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 24:1-21.
  2. Joshua is about to die. He reminds Israel what God has done for them.
  3. What does verse 12 say that God did for them?  (answer: God sent hornets to get the others to leave the land.)
  4. What does everyone promise?  (answer: that they will serve the Lord)

History

  1. Read about their beliefs and stories.
  2. Take the quiz.

Science* (Just print one for the whole family.)

  1. If you have any experiments still going, make your final observations now.
  2. *Try and complete a scavenger hunt for the season you are in.

PE/Health

  1. Scroll down to where it says Healthy Eating. Click on the PICTURE.


Day 101*

Bible

  1. Read Judges 2.
  2. You’ll see that we’ve started a new book. Joshua dies and they don’t have a leader except the Lord.
  3. What do they do? (answer: They disobey. They serve other gods. They break their word.)
  4. What is their punishment for breaking their side of the covenant?  (answer: God will no longer drive out the nations before them. Other peoples will still live in their land.)
  5. When another nation defeats them, what is God going to do to help them?  (answer: He will raise up a judge to deliver them from their enemies.)

History

  1. Read about Viking settlements.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Read about Viking towns.
  4. Take the quiz.

Science*

  1. Read the beginning of the case 2.
  2. Then read the Case Brief.
  3. Take a clear plastic cup and fill it with soil (dirt). (It’s okay if you don’t have a clear cup.)
  4. Make observations. Dig through it. What do you see in there?
  5. *Fill out this paper with your observations. You will need a ruler. (soil observations)
  6. Leave your cup of dirt sitting out in the sun.

Music

  1. Read about why we know little about Viking music.
  2. Look at their instruments.  Do you see why they call them woodwinds?
  3. Listen to the first song. What types of instruments do you hear? percussion? strings? woodwinds?


Day 102

Bible

  1. Read Judges 4:1-9, 23-24.
  2. The first verse mentions Ehud. He was the previous judge of Israel. Israel sins, God punishes them, they cry out to God for help, God sends a judge to deliver them and teach them again what is right and wrong.
  3. Who is the newest judge? (It says “leader,” but you can read what her job was. She acted as a judge. She told the people what was right and wrong.)  (answer: Deborah)

History

  1. Learn about the Vikings with this online activity.

Science

  1. Read about the makeup of soil.
  2. Do you observe all of those things? Were any of them a surprise?
  3. Measure your soil again. I’m wondering if you can detect the soil being less as the water in it evaporates.
  4. Your reading says that soil is made up of living and non-living material. What’s another way of saying living and non-living that you learned in the beginning of the year?  (answer: biotic and abiotic)
  5. What’s an example of living material in soil?  (answer: leaves)
  6. What’s an example of non-living material in soil?  (answer: rocks)
  7. Don’t get rid of your soil yet.


Day 103

Bible

  1. Read Judges 6:1-10, 36-40.
  2. What did the Israelites do again?  (answer: They disobeyed.)
  3. What happened to them?  (answer: They were taken over by the Midianites.)
  4. Anyone remember hearing about the Midianites before?  (answer: It’s who Moses lived with when he ran away from Egypt.)
  5. God chooses a man name Gideon to be the next deliverer and judge of Israel. How does Gideon feel about that?  (answer: Unsure he asks God to show me twice that He really was going to use Gideon to do this big job. God does what Gideon asks.)

History

  1. Read about Viking trade and exploration.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. If you have older siblings, maybe you could play the trading game with them.

Science

  1. Read about the different types of soil.
  2. Click at the bottom to solve the first mystery.
  3. Follow the directions. What does your soil smell like? What color is it? Measure it again and see if there is any difference.
  4. Also, take it apart and sort through it as it describes. You can add any observations to your paper if you like. Or, just tell them to your family.
  5. Okay, I think you’re done with this soil now. You can get rid of it or save it to plant something in it.

Art

  1.  Look at these paintings. They are still, but they show movement. Where do you see motion in the pictures? Can you see any of the things the artists did to show movement in their paintings?


Day 104

Bible

  1. Read Judges 7:1-21.
  2. How many Israelites fought?  (answer: 300)
  3. God showed them that it wasn’t their strength that won battles but His.
  4. What trick did they do to make the Midanites think there were a lot more of them. (answer: Each one carried a torch and a trumpet, so it looked like there 300 light carriers and it sounded like there were 300 trumpet blowers all coming before what must be a really big army!)

History

  1. Play Dig It Up: Vikings.

Science

  1. Read this next page on the nutrients (that’s like the vitamins in the food you eat) in soil.
  2. Click on the mystery and do the activity.

Wanna hear a joke?

Day 105

Bible

  1. Read Judges 14:5-20.
  2. Gideon has died and many other judges have ruled as Israel is in constant need of saving because they keep disobeying God.
  3. Samson is the next chosen deliverer of Israel. He falls in love with a Philistine woman. Israelites aren’t supposed to marry non-Israelites, but he does and God uses it as a way to get the Philistines, who at the time are ruling over Israel.
  4. How do we know Samson is a strong man (in the power of God)?  (answer: He tore a lion apart.)
  5. Even though he was the strongest man, who was able to get the secret from him?  (answer: his wife)
  6. Why did he tell her when it was obvious that she was trying to help the Philistines?  (answer: She wore him down with nagging.)
  7. Be careful whom you marry!

History

  1. Here are coloring pages and two crafts if you are interested: Viking boat craft , Viking longhouse.
  2. Click on the most current year . Read about current events and tell someone about what you read.

Science

  1. Read all about soil. Keep clicking on next.
  2. How does weather affect soil?  (answer: Weather helps make soil by causing rocks to crack and break up.)
  3. How does soil help plants? (answer: It gives them nutrients to make them healthy.)

PE/Health

  1. We’re going to learn some about different sports. Soccer will be first. This week this video will teach you about warming up. You can stop or replay the video and do those different things to get your body going.
  2. When you are finished your exercises every day, you can walk around and keep moving a little. It’s not good to just stop suddenly. Later I’ll give you some stretching exercises you can do at the end of your exercise time.


Day 106

Bible

  1. It happens again! Read Judges 16:5-22.
  2. Why does he tell Delilah the secret even though it is obvious that she’s helping the Philistines?  (answer: She wore him down with constant nagging.)
  3. Again, the strongest man is weakened by a woman.
  4. What happens at the very end of the reading? (answer: His hair starts to grow back. Samson’s strength returns and he gets revenge on the Philistines.)

History

Optional Reading

  1. A new era–the Middle Ages go from about 500 AD to 1500 AD. How many years is that?  (answer: 1000)
  2. You probably know this time period best as the time of knights and castles.
  3. We’re going to use our handy-dandy history website to begin learning about that time.
  4. Read about the Anglo-Saxons. This site is going to be talking about the early years of this period. This is just one place and one time. After we read these pages, we’ll look at some other aspects of this time period.
  5. After you read you can take the quiz and play the game in the Activities section of the page.

Science

  1. Learn about the best soil for growing plants in containers.
  2. Turn the page and read about composting.
  3. Make a compost pile of any size.

Music

  1. Listen to this music of the Middle Ages.
  2. You’ll hear strings, percussion, winds, voices… What can you recognize?


Day 107*

Bible

  1. Read Judges 17.
  2. What’s wrong in this story? Micah’s mother says the silver is for the Lord. But what does she say to do with it?  (answer: make an idol)
  3. What was a Levite’s job, do you remember?  (answer: They were in charge of the temple and the sacrifices.)
  4. What does the Levite in this story decide to do?  (answer: He becomes a priest for the idol.)
  5. Israel has lost its way. They say they are the following the Lord, but they are all doing it in their own way and not following Him at all!
  6. Israel just gets worse and worse. Then a sin is revealed that everyone agrees is so bad that they all unite together to fight against those who committed it and together they clean up Israel and turn back to God.

History

  1. Read about kings.
  2. Make sure you click on all of the tabs and click on the pictures to read their captions.
  3. Take the quiz when you finish.

Science*

  1. Read more about soil and composting. Stop after you’ve read the worm page.
  2. Go back to the soil observation page and find some soil to observe. Use sticks or popsicle sticks to mark off your area.
  3. *Here’s a page to record your observations (Soil Squares Observations). Follow the directions on the web page and don’t forget to check back on other days.
  4. You can make a worm bin if you like :)


Day 108*

Bible

  1. Read Ruth 1:1-16.
  2. Who are Ruth and Naomi?  (answer: Naomi is an Israelite who left Israel because of famine. She returned to Israel after he husband died. Her two daughter-in-laws are with her. One goes back to Moab. Ruth decides to stay with Naomi and become a follower of the God of Israel.)

History

  1. Read about Anglo-Saxon life. Make sure you look at all of the pictures and read the captions.
  2. Take the quiz when you are finished.

Science*

  1. Read about soil substitutes.
  2. Do the experiment with as many different things that you can. Remember that you can mix them together too.
  3. Here is a sheet to record your observations (Soil Substitutes Observations). You can make another page for more space and you can add lines at the bottom to write more. The lines at the bottom are for writing what’s in each cup. Label your cups! The boxes are for your observations.
  4. You’ll have to observe over the next week or so.

Art

  1. Look at these heraldic lions.
  2. These lions were symbols used on shields to represent a family name. Other symbols and colors were used as well.


Day 109

Bible

  1. Read Ruth 2:8-23.
  2. Ruth goes to collect grain from a field so that she and Naomi have food to eat. God sees her to a field of a relative of Naomi’s. He blesses her in return for how she has cared for Naomi. Naomi recognizes that God has not abandoned her, He is caring for her.

History

  1. Read about kids!
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. What would you have liked best about growing up then?
  4. What would you have liked least about growing up then?
  5. If you are interested, here’s a website about games they played.

Science

  1. Play the senses game. Choose Cinchy.
  2. Play two or three today and tomorrow until you’ve done them all.


Day 110

Bible

  1. Read Ruth 4:1-12.
  2. This is like a court scene. In the previous chapter Ruth reminds Boaz of the Jewish way of relatives obtaining the property and wives of the deceased in order to continue the family of the deceased. Boaz makes sure that the law is followed. Another relative has the first right to the land, but he doesn’t want the obligation.
  3. What is the outcome?  (answer: Boaz agrees to take Ruth as his wife.)
  4. They have a child and Ruth becomes the great-grandmother of the future King David.

History

  1. Read about what they did for fun.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Compare yourself to what you read today. What do you like to do that they liked to do?
  4. Contrast yourself to what you read today. What did they like to do that you don’t like to do?

Science

  1. Play the senses game. Choose Cinchy.
  2. Play whatever games you didn’t play yesterday.
  3. Check on your soil squares and cups.

PE/Health

  1. Learn the rules of soccer.
  2. Explain the rules of soccer.
  3. Watch the video on throwing in the ball after it goes out of bound.
  4. Practice if you can.
  5. Have you been stretching? Keep doing it every day.


Day 111*

Bible

  1. The book of 1 Samuel is about, guess who? It starts with a woman named Hannah who has no children. She is at the house of the Lord at one of the times of sacrifice. She is crying. She promises the Lord that if she has a son, she will dedicate him to the Lord. The priest, Eli, sees her and tells her that she will receive whatever she is asking for. Hannah believes him and is soon pregnant.
  2. Read 1 Samuel 2:12-26 and 30-36.
  3. Eli’s sons did may evil things. What is one of them?  (answer: The biggest is that they didn’t fear the Lord. They stole meat that people were bringing to sacrifice to God.)
  4. What’s going to happen to them?  (answer: They will both die on the same day.)
  5. God says He’s going to raise up a new priest. Who do you think it’s going to be?

History

  1. Read about King Alfred the Great. Make sure you click on everything to read.
  2. Take the quiz.

Science

  1. Read about your next case.
  2. Read the case brief.
  3. Tell someone everything you think you know about seeds.
  4. Do you have any seeds in your house?

Music*

  1. Read about Medieval music.
  2. Choose an instrument to learn about.
  3. *Draw a picture of it. Write it’s name at the top of the page. Write about the instrument on the page. Here is a page you can use to do this assignment (Medieval Instruments).
  4. Do it neatly and give the paper to a parent to place in your portfolio.

Help the cat find fish for lunch.

Day 112

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 3.
  2. Who calls to Samuel?  (answer: the Lord)
  3. Who does Samuel think is calling to him?  (answer: Eli)
  4. What does Samuel grow up to be?  (answer: a prophet)

History

  1. Read about Anglo-Saxon settlements.
  2. Take the quiz.

Science

  1. Read “All About Seeds.”
  2. How do you think each of those seeds (pictured at the bottom of the page) travel?
  3. Watch this lesson on seeds. Make sure you listen to it! It’s talking to you. Click on the arrow to turn the page when it is time.
  4. What seeds are in your kitchen? If you have a yard, what seeds are in your yard?


Day 113*

Bible

  1. The Israelites are fighting the Philistines. They are losing. So, they have an idea…
  2. Read 1 Samuel 4:4-18.
  3. What do the Israelites bring into camp?  (answer: the ark)
  4. What happens to the ark?  (answer: It is captured.)
  5. What happens to Eli’s sons?  (answer: They are killed in battle. They both die in one day just like Samuel had prophesied.)
  6. What happens to Eli?  (answer: He falls over and dies when he hears the ark has been captured.)

History

  1. War!
  2. Who did they fight?  (answer: Vikings)
  3. Take the quiz.

Science*

  1. Read about seed structure.
  2. Turn the page and read about germination.
  3. You don’t need to know all of the blue words.
  4. *Place a bean (or a few beans) in a zip lock bag (or some tight clear container, even a glass with plastic wrap covering it with a rubber band to hold it on) on top of a soaking wet paper towel (or substitute). Place it in the sun. Every day draw a picture of what it looks like. Label each picture with the day #. Here’s a paper to use if you like. Print as many as you need. (Germination Observations)
  5. Watch this video of green bean germination. Does it have one or two leaves as it sprouts?

Art

  1. Look at these stone carvings. Can you tell what they are depicting?
  2. Click on the number 4. What can you tell about the sculpture?
  3. What theme is in this Medieval art?  (answer: Christianity, there is a picture of feeding the poor, foot washing, the man is holding a cross)


Day 114*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 5.
  2. I think this is a funny story. Where do the Philistines put the ark?  (answer: in one of their temples and placed it next to a statue of Dagon, one of their gods)
  3. What did they find in the morning?  (answer: the statue was lying face down before the ark like he was honoring and worshiping God)
  4. What else happens to the Philistines?  (answer: They are plagued with tumors.)
  5. They decide to give the ark back to Israelites and send it to them with a sacrifice.

History

  1. Read about their beliefs.
  2. Take the quiz.

Science*

  1. *Draw the steps of germination. You can just use this as a guide to draw it yourself. You can print just the last page as a canvas. You can print the last two pages and trace the parts onto your germination “canvas.” You could cut out the parts and glue them on. You could ask a parent to make a stencil.
  2. Make sure to check on your bean and record your observations.


Day 115

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 8.
  2. What does Israel want?  (answer: a king)
  3. Why is that wrong?  (answer: because God is their king)
  4. What is the problem with kings?  (answer: They will demand things from the people for themselves.)
  5. Read 1 Samuel 10:17-24.
  6. Who is chosen king?  (answer: Saul)
  7. What makes Saul different?  (answer: He’s taller than everyone else.)

History

  1. Read about the Normans.
  2. Take the quiz.

Science

  1. Make sure to check on your bean and record your observations.
  2. Photosynthesis review. Watch the video and then click on part 2.

PE/Health

  1. Do your warm up and then learn to run. Then run! You can keep doing your stretching and add running to your daily exercise routine.


Day 116* (*optional for science)

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 12.
  2. This is a little review of Israel’s history. What sin do they realize they have committed?  (answer: asking for a king)
  3. What is the only way to avoid future disaster for Israel?  (answer: They and their king have to obey God.)

History*

  1. Print out the knights and castles minibook.
  2. Today read about castles. Click on the links to the left.
  3. Cut out and put together your minibook.
  4. Use your castle page of the minibook to write something new you learned about castles.

Science (*)

  1. Do all plants have seeds to make more plants? What do you think? Make a guess then read this page.
  2. Now turn the page. Can you figure out which seeds grows into which plant?
  3. *Make a mini book about four different seeds and what they turn into. Here is a lift-the-flap template book. The seed pictures would go on the flap. Write or draw what it turns into on the inside when you lift the flap.
  4. Put your mini book or your soil substitute observations in your portfolio.

Music

  1. Do the “Basics” in the Music Lab. If it doesn’t come up, click on “Music Lab” on the left and then on “Basics.”


Day 117*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 13:1-14.
  2. I don’t know how long it has been since Saul has been king. It’s not the end of his reign though. The first verse there just tells how long all together that he is king.
  3. What does Saul do wrong?  (answer: He presents the offering to God instead of a priest doing it.)
  4. What is the punishment?  (answer: He is told that his kingdom won’t last, that it will be given to another.)

History

  1. Read about knights and pages and find the page where you get to dress the knight in his armor.
  2. Fill in the other two pages of your book with things you learned about knights.
  3. Ask a parent or older sibling to make this mini scrapbook for you for tomorrow. (You can make it with normal paper.)

Science*

  1. *Do you remember woody and herbaceous plants? Connect the words to the correct parts of the tree (the woody plant) and the flowers (the herbaceous plant).
  2. What parts do both types of plants have?
  3. Read the poem at the top of the paper. Why couldn’t woody bend?
  4. Read pages 18-21 of The First Book of Plants. These pages are about two things that woody and herbaceous plants have in common.
  5. Are you remembering to record your daily observations of germination?


Day 118*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 15:1-23.
  2. What did Saul do wrong?  (answer: He didn’t obey God.)
  3. Saul said that he didn’t obey because he wanted animals to sacrifice to God. He wanted to do a “good” thing. What does Samuel say is better than sacrifice?  (answer: to obey is better than sacrifice)
  4. Samuel tells him his kingdom is taken away and given to another.

History

  1. Put a title on your mini scrapbook. On each page write a word, draw a picture or write something about the middle ages. You could try and include this in your portfolio, or you could use tomorrow’s project.

Science

  1. *Does it come from a plant? Fill out the worksheet.
  2. When you are done read this (highlight to read): Plants may be used for decoration, erosion prevention and climate control (wind and sun breaks) foods, beverages, flavorings, medicines, fabrics, rope and other fibers, wood, rubber, dyes, paper, and many other products. The original form of aspirin came from willow bark. American Indians would make a tea from the bark for fevers and pain. Even marijuana was originally introduced into this country as a source of hemp for making ropes, cloth and sail. (ends here)

Art

  1. Writings from the middle ages were often done with a flourish! They were called “illuminated manuscripts.” Fancy pictures were added in gold or silver. Beginning letters were written with color and drawings. Take a look at some and then write the first letter of your name in this style. It doesn’t have to be as intricate as some of these. Do your best. Write the letter and then color it, draw around it. Make it your special letter!
  2. You can give this to a parent to add to your portfolio.


Day 119**  (Materials for science: two leaves, not dried out – can’t be crumbly)

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 16.
  2. Who did Jesse probably think was God’s chosen?  (answer: his oldest son)
  3. How does God choose someone?  (answer: not by appearance but by their heart)
  4. How does David end up in Saul’s palace?  (answer: He is chosen to play the harp for him.)

History*

  1. Look at these two pages with symbols from coat of arms. These pages teach about the meanings of different colors on the coat of arms.
  2. *Make yourself a shield with your coat of arms on it. It doesn’t have to be crazy fancy!

Just for fun: make a coat of arms.

Science*

  1. Get two leaves. Place one under a piece of thin white paper. Rub with a pencil or crayon over the part of the paper covering the leaf. Do the same with the other leaf.
  2. *Print out this paper twice for your your leaf rubbings and fill out the other information as well (Leaf Rubbings). If your leaf is huge, you can rub the back of the paper.


Day 120

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 17:12-58.
  2. How is David again in the king’s presence and gaining recognition in the kingdom?

History

  1. Play Dig It Up Anglo Saxons. If that link doesn’t work, then go to the main page and click on Dig It Up Anglo Saxons.
  2. If you like, here is a castle craft.

Science

  1. Go to number 1 under “Procedure.” Read the story and identify the tools as directed. Do you have tools at your house to care for plants? What kinds?
  2. Have you met your goals? Tell someone about each thing on the list. Can you do it?

PE/Health

  1. Read about the dangers of alcohol.
  2. Write a list of reasons to not drink alcohol. Start with the title: “Reasons not to drink alcohol…” You can give this to a parent to put in your portfolio.


Day 121**

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 18:1-9, 20-30.
  2. What do the people say about Saul and David’s success on the battlefield?  (answer: Saul has killed thousands and David tens of thousands.)
  3. How is Saul feeling about David? (answer: He is jealous. He thinks David will take his kingdom.)
  4. Who does David marry?  (answer: Saul’s daughter)

History

  1. *Print out this cover picture and complete the map lapbook piece.
    • Scroll way down to under the picture of the lapbook. There is a piece with pictures of maps on it. Under it is the link “Japan-Map.pdf”
    • Also print the other peices you’ll need.
      • Under the map piece is the feudal system book.
      • Next to that is the kimono book.
      • Under that is the Japanese fan book.
      • Samurai book is two below that, under swords.
  2. Use this page for information.

Science*

  1. Read your new mission.
  2. *Print out this KWL chart. Read the Case Brief with the list of goals. Use the goals to fill in the “What I Know” and “What I Want to Know” parts of the chart. Leave the “What I Learned” part empty, for now. You can turn the paper sideways if that makes it easier for you to write in the boxes.

Music

  1. Do the tempo and rhythm sections of the music labChoose them from the menu. If it doesn’t load, you’ll have to click on “The Music Lab” off to the left. (You could hit print screen, and print out a page for your portfolio.)


Day 122

Bible

  1. In chapter 19 Saul tries to kill David. His jealousy is controlling him. Do you remember anyone else who wanted to kill someone because of jealousy?  (answer: Cain and some of Joseph’s brothers)
  2. In chapter 20 we read about what a close friendship David has with Saul’s son, Jonathan. Jonathan would be the natural next king because he is the eldest son of Saul. Yet even though he realizes David might be king instead, he is not the one who is jealous. He loves David and helps him by telling him he needs to leave because Saul is going to keep trying to kill David. David runs away.
  3. In the next chapters David is helped by some priests and fights some Philistines and wins. Saul kills the priests for helping David and continues to chase David even though he is fighting on Israel’s side against the Philistines.
  4. Read 1 Samuel 24.
  5. How does David get a chance to kill Saul?  (answer: Saul is going to the bathroom in a cave where David is hiding.)
  6. Why doesn’t David kill Saul?  (answer: He wouldn’t hurt the one the Lord anointed. He is not in rebellion against the king at all. He would be happy to serve king Saul if he weren’t trying to kill him!)

History

  1. Complete the feudal system book. (Printed on page 121.) The diamyo were the powerful landholders in Japan. The peasants had to live and work on their land and give them a lot of what they grew or made.
  2. Use this page for information as well.

Science

  1. Read about the parts of a flower. Just read this one page.
  2. Read The First Book of Plants pages 23 and 24.
  3. Draw a picture of a flower and label it.  (Do a neat job and add this to your portfolio. You might want to print a page from the website we’ve been using — as a sample of learning materials used. You could add this book to your book list, though we are just reading a little part.)


Day 123 (*opt.)

Bible

  1. David marries two more women. He is leading a band of 600 men. David gets the chance to kill Saul again, but he doesn’t do it, again. David is living among the Philistines. The Philistines are going to attack Israel. Saul wanted to ask the Lord what would happen, as he normally would seek from the Lord before a battle, but the Lord will not answer him. So Saul gets an idea to ask Samuel, but Samuel had died. Saul, according to the Law of God, had gotten rid of all spiritists, psychics. People who say they can talk to the dead.
  2. Read 1 Samuel 28:3-24.
  3. Anyone who does this kind of work with spirits is supposed to be killed. The woman fears for her life.
  4. There are fake psychics who make things up and tell people what they want to hear. Horoscopes and fortune cookies are forms of this. Even if they are meaningless, it’s best to avoid them because Satan can use them to try and control your mind and make you think a certain way.
  5. There are real psychics who serve Satan and can communicate with demons. Demons can see things in the world now and know things from the past. They use those truths to convince people that the psychic really knows what she’s talking about. Then Satan can lie about what will happen in the future to control that person’s decisions and actions. Only God knows the future. Satan knows nothing of the future except what is written in the Bible.
  6. God allows a special circumstance. The woman gets a message from Samuel. Samuel gives one last prophecy, that Saul will die that day.

History

  1. Complete the samurai mini book. (This was printed on page 121.)
  2. Use this page for information.

Science (*)

  1. Read The First Book of Plants pages 25 to 29.
  2. Act out with people or props the process of how you get from pollen to fruit.  OR  *Print out this page (reproduction cartoon) and draw the process from pollen to fruit.

Art

  1. Remember looking at movement in paintings? Here is a lesson in movement in art. Make sure you watch, find and create.


Day 124

Bible

  1. I’m going to tell you what happens over the next several chapters. Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle against the Philistines. David is made king in Hebron and rules of Judah, but the leader of Saul’s army makes one of Saul’s sons king over Israel. Israel is split. The two sides war for seven years. David grows stronger and stronger and the other side grows weaker and weaker. Finally, Israel is united under king David.
  2. Read 2 Samuel 5:1-5.
  3. How long will David rule over Israel?  (answer: 40 years)

History

  1. Complete the kimono book. (Printed on Day 121.)
  2. Make this fan book. (Printed on Day 121.)
  3. Use this page for information.
  4. You can watch a traditional fan dance. The fan showed the status of its owner. Some very fancy fans were made. Those of high status had fans made from pearl or ivory.

Science

  1. Read The First Book of Plants pages 30-33.
  2. Take the quiz and see what you remember. It’s okay to mistakes if you learn from them! Skip the page with the blank boxes. Click next to move on.
Day 125*
Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 6:1-15.
  2. What were they bringing to Jerusalem?  (answer: the ark of the covenant)
  3. Why was David scared of it?  (answer: Someone touched it and was killed.)
  4. What does David do to celebrate?  (answer: dances)

History*

  1. *Read an article and fill in this chart.

Science

  1. Fill in the “What You Learned” section of the worksheet from day 121.
  2. Did you find the answers to everything you wanted to learn?  (You could put this in your portfolio if you didn’t use your flower drawing.)

PE/Health

  1. Warm up and run if you like. This week we will learn to jump and then jump a lot. Warning: Jump on low things that are VERY stable and can’t tip over.
  2. You can do this every day.


Day 126  (Materials: flower, if you really can’t get a flower, there is an alternate exercise)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 7:1-17.
  2. Just like God made a covenant promise with Abraham that his people forever would be God’s people, God makes a covenant with David and promises that his son will rule after him and that David’s kingdom will be established forever through his descendants. God says he will punish David’s son, who will disobey, but He will not remove His love like He did from Saul. David does not understand that his first born son is not the one who will be king after him, nor does he understand that the everlasting kingdom will be a heavenly kingdom established by the Messiah.
  3. Who is the prophet that delivered the message?  (answer: Nathan)
  4. What did David want to do?  (answer: build a house for the Lord)
  5. Who will build it?  (answer: his son)

History

  1. Read about the Mongols and Genghis Khan. Click on Next. There are 4 pages to read. (The last page has a picture of horses.)
  2. Tell someone about the Mongols and Genghis Khan.

Science

  1. Find a flower. Draw a picture of it. Write it’s name on the page if you know. If you don’t, use the internet to try and find out.
  2. On the page write, “Number of petals,” “Color of petals,” “Shape of petals,” “Scent” and anything else. What else can you observe, count, record? Do you see any pollen? Make a thorough recording of it. When explorers went to new areas, they drew careful pictures and wrote careful observations to tell people about their new discoveries.
  3. Can your flower be used for anything? Use the internet. Is it poisonousEdible?
  4. If you really can’t get a flower, here’s a virtual flower dissection to do.

Music

  1. Listen to traditional Japanese music while you look at these different types of traditional Japanese instruments. (Click on their names.)


Day 127*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 9.
  2. Usually a new king wants to kill everyone from the previous royal family so that there is no threat to his throne. Why does David want to show kindness to someone from Saul’s family?  (answer: for Jonathan’s sake)
  3. Who does he honor?  (answer: Mephiboseth, try and say it out loud)

History*

  1. Look at this map. Click on all of the dates and watch the Mongol Empire expand. Use the place names to help you see where these things were happening.
  2. *Print out “World 3.” Figure out where the Mongol Empire was and color in where it was when it was its largest.

Science

  1. Try growing something from a cutting. You can use this page and the next for ideas.
  2. Pollination review  You can sing the pollination song :)


Day 128*  (Materials for art: technically, 12 x 18 in. white paper, watercolors, 2 popsicle sticks — but I think you can use regular paper, any kind of drawing material and any kind of stiff material for a stick, you could even fold paper over a bunch of times to make it stiff)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 11.
  2. What sins does David commit?  (answer: adultery–treating another woman as if she were his wife, murdering Uriah)
  3. What was Bathsheba’s sin?  (answer: adultery–Even though disobeying a king probably meant possibly being killed, she still should have refused King David.)
  4. This chapter tells us Bathsheba’s father’s name. We can read several chapters later that his father, Bathsheba’s grandfather, was one of David’s advisors, someone David trusted to give him advice. He gave perfect advice. After he realizes what has happened, he leaves David and works for someone else who wants to be king in David’s place. That story is coming next.

History

  1. Read some more about the leader who brought the Mongols together.
  2. Who were Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan? Tell someone all about them.

Science*

  1. Time to start a new mission. Read this page the case brief.
  2. *What do you think you know? Fill out the chart. KWL chart
  3. Take a look at pages 44 and 45 of The First Book of Plants.

Art

  1. Make a Japanese fan. You don’t have to use watercolor or popsicle sticks. You can use regular size paper and draw a nature scene and use sticks or cardboard or whatever idea you have.


Day 129

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 12:1-24.
  2. Who does God use to confront David about his sin?  (answer: Nathan)
  3. What happens to Bathsheba’s baby?  (answer: dies)
  4. What do they name their next son?  (answer: Solomon)

History

  1. Let’s learn about Mongolians. Read about their houses. Click on the link to see how the inside was arranged. Click on the first link in the list at the bottom “A Mongolian Yurt” to see more pictures.
  2. Draw a picture of a yurt.

Science

  1. Read about bulbs. You don’t have to learn the blue words, but click on the word bulb and then draw and label a picture like the one shown. Don’t click on the box at the bottom of the page.
  2. Tell someone about bulbs.


Day 130

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 13:23-31 and 33-38.
  2. Who killed whom?  (answer: Absalom killed Amnon.)
  3. Who were those men?  (answer: David’s sons)
  4. Things are never going to be right again since David sinned.

History

  1. Click on the most recent date and read about current events.

Science

  1. Read “What is a bulb?” and follow the directions. Add to your list.
  2. See if you can see the parts of a bulb in an onion or garlic clove.
  3. Finish reading the rest of the case. Keep clicking next.

PE/Health

  1. Warm up and stretch first. Then do some jumps. Then practice agility. You’ll have to be creative to make a little drill area.
  2. You can do this every day.


Day 131*  (Materials: potato)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 15:1-14.
  2. After several years Absalom, David’s son starts planning his move to become king. He was David’s oldest son, so he expected he was to be the next king. What does he do?  (answer: He starts acting as judge and then gets a group together to declare that he is king in the city of Hebron.)
  3. What does David do?  (answer: flees the palace)

History*

  1. Read about the Ottoman Empire.  You will click on Next and read four pages. The last page is about how it declined.
  2. The name of the sultan or king that made them strong was Suleiman, Soo-lee-mahn.
  3. Look at this map of the Ottoman Empire and figure out where it is.
  4. *Color in a map showing where they ruled. It is marked out for you. Label Africa, Europe and Asia.

Video break

Science

  1. Fill out the rest of your KWL chart.
  2. Plant potato parts as described. Watch their growth.
  3. If you have access to a sweet potato (our family doesn’t), you can grow a sweet potato vine.

Music

  1. Compose a song with what you learned about notes and rhythm. Only four beats in each measure. When the note is green, you can drop it. If it is red, move it around slowly until it turns green.


Day 132

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 16:23 and 2 Samuel 17:1-14.
  2. Ahithophel was David’s advisor and became a traitor and joined Absalom. He always gave perfect advice.
  3. Hushai was a servant of David’s pretending to help Absalom. David sent him to keep Absalom from following Ahithophel’s advice.
  4. Whose advice does Absalom take?  (answer: Hushai)
  5. Whose side is the Lord on?  (hint: verse 14) (answer: David’s)
  6. If we know whose side the Lord is on, then we know the outcome. Who is going to win and be king?  (answer: David, Absalom and Ahithophel die)

History

  1. Read about the Persian and Mogul Empires.  There are seven pages. The last one is about the decline of the Mogul Empire.
  2. Tell someone about these two groups. Who is a famous leader from each empire? What religion were these empires?

Science

  1. Here’s the last case. It’s not really a case. On the last page you can print out the certificate if you like.
  2. Read the first part of the chapter about vascular plants. Stop at flowering and non-flowering plants.
  3. Take a piece of paper and divide it in half. On one side write vascular and on the other side write nonvascular.
  4. Draw a picture of a kind of vascular plant on the one side and a nonvascular plant on the other.
  5. Show your picture to someone and explain the difference.


Day 133**

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 24:1-17.
  2. What was David’s sin?  (answer: taking a census, counting his army)
  3. It may not seem like a sin, but we read that David felt guilty about it. He knew it was wrong. He wanted to know his strength, as if he knew what he could rely on in battle. He was acting as if he’d forgotten that with God on your side, you can fight with no people and still win!
  4. God had reason to punish Israel and this is how he does it. What punishment does David choose?  (answer: a plague)
  5. David prays to God and the plague ends. He was right that he could rely on God’s mercy.

History*

  1. Look at this map of the Aztec Empire.
  2. *Print out “world 2” and find the Aztec Empire on the map. Color the spot and label it.
  3. You may need to look at another map to help you if you aren’t sure.
  4. Scroll down on this page and watch the first two videos from this area. There is a volcano video and a desert video.

Science*

  1. *Finish reading the chapter and do the word search. (Print pages 8-10)

Art

  1. This is something a little different. Draw your hand in 3D.
  2. Learn to draw 3D shapes.
  3. And, if you are really interested, you can learn more here.


Day 134*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 1:28-40. We’ve entered a new book, Kings. What’s it going to be about?
  2. Who is going to be king after David?  (answer:  Solomon)
  3. Whose son is Solomon?  (answer: David and Bathsheba’s)
  4. He is not David’s oldest son. Again, God is choosing who will be king and is not following the custom of the day where the eldest son would become king.

History*

  1. *Print out these pages on the Aztecs. Read the history of the Aztecs and match the pictures to the words as best you can.
  2. Show someone your work and tell them about what you learned.

Science

  1. Do the chapter matching exercise on pages 136 and 137. (It should be already printed out.)
  2. You can check your answers on page 152.
  3. Write a water drop story as described on page 138.


Day 135*  (Materials for science: white carnation or other white flower, if possible)

Bible

  1. King David has died and Solomon is ruling as king. Read 1 Kings 3:1-15.
  2. God offers Solomon anything he wants. What does he ask for?  (answer: wisdom, understanding, knowing what is right and wrong)
  3. What does God give him?  (answer: wisdom and understanding and honor and riches)

History

  1. Watch this video on the conquistadors coming and ending the Aztec empire.
  2. Answer the questions at the end of the video.

Science*

  1. Look at pages 186 to the end.
  2. *Print out the petal sheet. It’s page 10 of the pdf.
  3. Do the two experiments.
  4. If you don’t have a flower, you can watch the video of the experiment. Even if you have a flower, you might want to watch it. :)

PE/Health

  1. Warm up first.
  2. Then do jumps and agility practice.
  3. Then continue your training. Watch the whole video. Practice each move. You should practice running for 5 minutes. You don’t have to have disks, just create a space where you can do things like this.
  4. Walk around once you are done.
  5. You can do this every day.


Day 136

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 4:29-34.
  2. Read 1 Kings 5:1-12.
  3. What do these two examples show?  (answer: how God had given him great wisdom)

History

Optional Reading:

The Story of Mankind – read online, chapters 40-42

The Whipping Boy It’s 2nd/3rd grade level.  Someone found this online version.

  1. We’re moving into a new era, the Renaissance. We’re coming out of the dark ages and into a period of new ideas. Renaissance means “new birth.” It was a new beginning. This period is from about 1400AD to 1700AD.
  2. There was one new idea, one invention that really made a turning point in history. It was a printing press. How often in your day do you see printed words? All the time!
  3. In the dark ages people thought they were Christians and serving God by killing Muslims during the Crusades. People made their own ideas of what God wanted because they had no way to know for themselves. They had no Bible to read! They knew only what they heard told them. What dangers can you think of if you could never read the Bible for yourself, and your family couldn’t read the Bible? How would you know the truth of God’s Word?
  4. Gutenberg changed all that with his invention.
  5. Read about Gutenberg and his printing press.
  6. Match the facts.
  7. Why would a printing press be so invaluable in a period of new ideas?  (answer: It’s how the new ideas can be spread and taught to others.)

Science

  1. Read the beginning of the chapter until it says Kingdom Protista.
  2. What is a kingdom? Watch the movie. It gets really specific with scientific terms at the end, talking about the dolphin. Don’t worry about it!

Music

  1. View this slideshow of renaissance instruments. You will see wind, string and percussion instruments.
  2. What’s the percussion instrument? (answer: the piano, you strike the keys — It is never classified as a string instrument, but it is really a mixture of percussion and string.)


Day 137

Bible

  1. Solomon works for 13 years to finish building the temple. Then he gathered everyone together to dedicate the temple to the Lord. You are going to read his prayer at the dedication.
  2. Read 1 Kings 8:22-53.
  3. What do you think is the main thing he asks for?  (answer: It seems like he is asking, “Hear us when we pray.”)

History

  1. First you are going to read about the Tudors. They were the family that ruled over England for more than 100 years during this time. They are kind of famous for chopping off people’s heads. They weren’t very patient rulers.
  2. Read about the Tudors.  (Just read this one page.)
  3. Tell someone about it.

Science

  1. Finish reading the chapter.
  2. How do fungi eat?  (answer: Fungi are decomposers. They spread a sticky goo into the area surrounding their body that contains enzymes. These chemicals break down biotic material into smaller, softer parts. The fungi can then absorb this substance. from the textbook)
  3. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. Open it up.
  4. On one half write fungi and on the other half write protist. Draw an example of each.


Day 138*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 10:14-29.
  2. What did Solomon have?  (answer: everything! He got so much money, horses and chariots and we’ll learn, wives.)
  3. What’s wrong with all this stuff he got for himself? Read this portion of the law that Solomon forgot.
  4. Is Solomon in trouble?  (answer: You bet!)

History

  1. Read about life during the period of the Tudors.
  2. Tell someone about it.

Science

  1. *Print the two worksheets. (Pages 9 and 10 of the pdf)
  2. Fill out the worksheets.
  3. Check your answers on page 162.
  4. Answer the question on the last page.  You don’t have to write your answer. You can tell your answer.

Art

  1. Read about Botticelli and look carefully at his artwork.
  2. Pick two pictures and make as many observations as you can about it.


Day 139

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 11:1-14, and 23-26.
  2. What caused Solomon to worship other gods?  (answer: His wives worshiped other gods and lead him astray, but they couldn’t have done that if he hadn’t first disobeyed God’s command to not marry women from those nations. He also disobeyed the command to not get lots of wives for himself. His disobedience was his downfall.)
  3. What is going to happen because he disobeyed and worshiped other gods?  (answer: Most of the kingdom will be taken from his son and he will have troubles with people coming against him for the rest of his life.)

History

  1. Read about Henry the VIII. Read about why he was famous and whatever else interests you from the list.
  2. Tell someone about him. Why is he famous?

Smile

Science

  1. How about some review by movie. See if you remember any of these big words about cells. You can take the quiz after you watch the movie. It’s okay if you don’t get all the answers right.
  2. Here’s another one about cells. Watch the movie and take the quiz. It’s okay if you don’t know all the answers.
  3. Make sure you are watching your growing things and making observations. What do you observe today?


Day 140

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 12:1-20.
  2. Rehoboam does not have his father’s wisdom. What foolish mistake does he make?  (answer: He doesn’t listen to his father’s advisors. He listens to his friends who have no wisdom from experience and he makes the whole nation mad!)
  3. Everyone leaves Rehoboam. He is left ruling only in Judah. Who is ruling over the rest of the tribes of Israel? (answer: Jeroboam)
  4. From now on it will talk about Judah and Israel, these two portions of formal Israel. They will be against each other now.

History

  1. Do the “Place in History” activity.
  2. Look through these pictures of actual artifacts from the Tudor period. What’s the most interesting?

Science

  1. Another movie review day: Watch the video on plant growth and take the quiz.
  2. Watch the video on photosynthesis and take the quiz. It’s okay if you don’t get them all right. This is advanced.

PE/Health

  1. Do your exercises: warm up, jump, agility, changing directions, and now cool down.
  2. You can do this every day.


Day 141

Bible

  1. Jeroboam is king over Israel.
  2. Rehoboam is king over Judah.
  3. The nation of Israel has been torn in half and they are constantly at war with each other. A long line of kings takes the throne in each place. By far, most of the kings are evil. Read the list of kings. Try and pay attention to whether the king is in Israel or in Judah. Also, pay attention to anyone who is a good king. (Keep scrolling down the page.)
  4. Who was the one good king?  (answer: Asa, king in Judah)
  5. The last we read, Ahab, married to Jezebel, was king in Israel.

History

  1. Read about the renaissance. Keep clicking next and STOP when you get to the page on Florence.
  2. What country did the renaissance begin in?  (answer: Italy)
  3. The ways of what ancient peoples influenced new thought?  (answer: the Greeks and Romans)

Science

  1. Let’s look at plants that live in the water. Look at the picture on the page. Do you see the green stuff floating on the water? Those are plants. Ever see a picture of a frog on a lily pad? That’s a plant. Here are several pages of pictures of water plants. Take as long as you like to look at the pictures and see what kinds of plants grow in water. You’ll see they are called “Aquatic Plants.” That means “water plants.”
    • page 1
    • page 2   (Remember that you can click on any thumbnail (little) picture to see it bigger and better.)
    • page 3
  2. What types of plants did you see?

Music

  1. Listen to the renaissance music. What types of instruments do you think you hear?


Day 142*

Bible

  1. While Ahab is king in Israel, a new prophet comes on the scene, Elijah. In this chapter we read a prophecy and about several miracles.
  2. Read 1 Kings 17.
  3. What is the prophecy he makes?  (answer: that there will be no dew or rain for the next few years)
  4. How does God provide for him at first?  (answer: God tells him where there is a source of water and sends ravens to deliver him bread and meat twice a day.)
  5. When the brook dried up, where did God send Elijah? (answer: to the house of a widow)
  6. What miracles did the widow receive?  (answer: She never ran out of oil and flour to make bread. Her son came back to life.)

History*

  1. Read about cities in Italy and read through the pages on the northern and English renaissance.
  2. *Print out this map of Italy and label Florence, Rome and Venice as closely as you can. Also label the Mediterranean Sea.
  3. Here is a map to help you.

Science

  1. Read the “Brief intro on Sea Plants on Site.” It’s just the first part.
  2. Look at marine (sea) plants.
  3. The introduction mentioned food chains. Read about what a food chain is.
  4. Play the food chain game. You will learn more about food chains in Zoology (year 2).


Day 143

Bible

  1. A few years have passed and Ahab is still king in Israel. Read 1 Kings 18:16-46. This is a long, but a famous story.
  2. Tell the story of the Mount Carmel challenge.
  3. Afterwards, Elijah goes and prays. What happens?  (answer: the drought is ended and it rains)
  4. Ahab gets in his chariot and rides off. Elijah starts running. Who’s faster?  (answer: Elijah, by the power of God)

History

  1. Read more about the renaissance.
  2. Read about how it began.
  3. What is humanism?  (hint: Look at the last paragraph under the heading “Humanism.”)

Science

  1. Read survival, flowering, and phytoplankton. Scroll down. This is pages 2 and 3.
  2. What is phytoplankton? (answer: type of algae)
  3. Where do the plants that live in the dark get their nutrients since they can’t produce their own food using the sun (photosynthesis)? (answer: from dead fish)

Art

  1. Read about Raphael.
  2. Examine the first painting carefully. Make as many observations as you can. Point out all of the details in the painting. What do you see when you look at color? line? shadows?


Day 144

Bible

  1. Jezebel wants to kill Elijah. He runs away. God sends an angel to Elijah to feed him to prepare for a journey. God sends him far away, to Mount Sinai.
  2. Read 1 Kings 19:9-18.
  3. God comes to Elijah. He doesn’t come in the power of an earthquake or a fire. What does he come and speak in? (answer: a gentle whisper)
  4. Who will be God’s prophet after Elijah?  (answer: Elisha)
  5. The Israelites are going to be punished for worshiping Baal. How many will the Lord keep safe because they never worshiped another god?  (answer: 7000)
  6. We call that the remnant. There is always a remnant, a group of true believers. Never feel like you are alone in loving and serving God. God always has a people that He has kept for himself.

History

  1. Read about renaissance art.
  2. What is realism?
  3. What is perspective in drawing and painting? How did it change artwork?
  4. Read about artisits and look at their artwork.

Science

  1. Read pages 4 and 5 about seaweed.
  2. Take a look at brown seaweed and green seaweed.
  3. Is there kelp in your cupboard?

Day 145

Bible

  1. The king of Israel, Ahab, and the king of Judah, Jehoshaphat, came together in an alliance to fight against Aram. Jehoshaphat asks that they inquire of the Lord before battle. Ahab has many false prophets who all say that he will have success. Jehoshaphat insists on having a prophet of the Lord come. They send for Micaiah.
  2. Read 1 Kings 22:12-35.
  3. Micaiah desribes a heavenly meeting. What was God looking for?  (answer: a way to get Ahab to Aram so he would be killed there)
  4. What was the plan to get Ahab to Aram?  (answer: put lies in the mouths of his prophets, saying he would be successful)
  5. How is Ahab killed? (answer: Ahab tries to hide, but an arrow “randomly” is shot and strikes him just at the right place and kills him.)

History

  1. Read about architecture.
  2. Draw a picture of an example of architecture of this time period.

Science

  1. Read page 6 the “End of Sea Plants.”
  2. What is happening to destroy sea plant life?
  3. What do you think people should do to stop it?
  4. What can you do?

PE/Health

  1. Catch the healthy food.


Day 146*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 2:1-14.
  2. How does Elisha know he has received what he asked for?  (answer: He saw Elijah being taken away in a fiery chariot.)
  3. What is the first miracle Elisha does now that the Spirit of God is on him?  (answer: He strikes the Jordan with his cloak and it parts so that he can walk across.)

History*

  1. *If you have siblings doing the same history as you, maybe you’d just like to print out this whole booklet.
  2. Read the booklet and choose a page or two to do every day. Older kids can do the more challenging games and do more pages.
  3. If you are interested, you can ask to have the whole booklet printed out for yourself. Or, you can pick certain pages to do.
  4. You have seven days to work on the booklet.

Science

  1. You are going to make a Biome Book. A biome is a big description for a type of environment. Each day you will read about one type of biome and about the plants that live there. Each day you will take one piece of paper. On the top write the name of the biome. Draw a scene of what that biome looks like and what plants live there. (If you are really against drawing, you can write a description of the biome and list what plants live there.)
  2. Today do oceans. Read, “What is an ocean?” and about plants in the ocean.
  3. Make the ocean page of your book.

Music

  1. Listen to this short piece of music by DaVinci.
  2. Read about his musical inventions.

Are you finished with all of your work?  Try this DaVinci machine game.

Day 147

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 4:1-7, 38-44.
  2. Tell someone the three miracle stories you read about. Here are reminders: oil, stew, bread.

History

  1. Work on your booklet. Choose two pages to do.

Science

  1. Today do arctic. You will read “What is the arctic?” and about plants in the arctic. The image isn’t working on the page, so here’s a picture for you.
  2. Make the arctic page of your book.


Day 148

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 5:1-16.
  2. Who was healed of leprosy?  (answer: Naaman, He wasn’t an Israelite.)
  3. He almost wasn’t healed, why?  (answer: He was proud and didn’t think dipping himself in the water was worth it.)
  4. The dipping in water wasn’t important. That didn’t do anything. It was the act of obeying that showed faith in the Word of God that was important.
  5. What does Elisha say when Naaman wants to pay for being healed?  (answer: no way)

History

  1. Work on your booklet. Choose what pages you will do.

Science

  1. Today do deserts. You will read, “What is a desert?” and about plants in the desert. Here are pictures: yucca plant, Joshua tree.
  2. Make the desert page of your book.
  3. Desert looks a lot like dessert. How can you remember which is which? Dessert has more Ss because you always want more dessert!

Art

  1. Do this lesson on perspective. Leonardo DaVinci and other renaissance artists learned how to use perspective to make their drawings and paintings realistic.


Day 149

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 6:1-23.
  2. What does God allow Elisha’s servant to see?  (answer: fiery horses and chariots ready to fight for them)

History

  1. Work on your booklet.

Science

  1. Today do forests. You will read, “What is a forest?” and about plants in the forest.
  2. Make the forest page of your book.


Day 150

Bible

  1. The Israelites are under siege. Do you remember what a siege is? It’s when the enemy army has you surrounded. You wait and see who can last the longest. The Israelites have run out of food. Everyone is starving. If anyone had any bread, it would sell for so much money because everyone would want it. There is a prophecy in the chapter you will read today that flour and grain would sell cheaply.
  2. Read 2 Kings 7.
  3. How many Arameans (air-a-me-ins) were killed when God gave the victory to the Israelites?  (answer: none)
  4. How did God give food to the Israelites?  (answer: He scared away the Arameans with the noise of an approaching army. Then the Israelites took all of the belongings of the Armeanians.)

History

  1. Work on your booklet.

Science

  1. Today do tropical. You will read about the rainforest in the tropics  and plants in the tropics.
  2. Make the tropical page of your book.
  3. Present your book. Show it to an audience and explain about the different biomes and plants that live there.

PE/Health

  1. You are going to start learning to play another sport, volleyball.
  2. Learn about the rules first.
  3. You might want to look at the pictures in this to try and learn some of the terminology (vocabulary) of the game.


Day 151*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 8:1-6.
  2. How does God make a way for the woman to receive her land back?  (answer: The king was just hearing about her as she walked in.)
  3. There is a list of kings that all do wrong and are eventually killed. Here read about Jehu. He was a king of Israel. He wasn’t one of the “good” kings, but God gave him the job of destroying what was left of Ahab’s family.
  4. Read 2 Kings 10:28-35.
  5. Next we will read about a new king in Judah. Joash is only 7 years old when he becomes king. A priest, Jehoida, is leading Israel on Joash’s behalf and teaching Joash the right way to live.

History

  1. Work on your booklet.

Science*

  1. The scientific method is how scientists approach a problem. They have a problem they want to solve. They learn all they can about it. Then they guess at a solution. That’s called the hypothesis. The test their solution to see if it works. That’s their experiment. The look at the results of their experiment to see if their hypothesis, guess, was right. If it was, they come up with their conclusion, what they think is true.
  2. Watch this video on the scientific method.
  3. *Print out the first two pages of this lapbook on the scientific method. Complete the piece on, “What is the Scientific Method?”
  4. At the end of the lapbook is information if you need it.

Music

  1. Invent a musical instrument or design improvements to an existing instrument.
  2. You can look at this page on DaVinci’s musical inventions again if you need inspiration.


Day 152

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 12:1-12.
  2. What did Joash accomplish? (answer: repairing the temple)

History

  1. Work on your booklet.

Science

  1. Complete the “How Many Steps?” and “What is a hypothesis?” pieces.
  2. On the how many steps pieces list these steps: question, learn, hypothesis, experiment, data, conclusion.
    • You start with a question you want answered.
    • Use what you know, learn more and make observations.
    • Then you form a hypothesis, your best guess at the answer to your question.
    • Then you experiment.
    • When you are done, you look at your data, all of the observations and information you gathered during the experiment.
    • You use that information to make your conclusion, your final statement on whether or not you think your hypothesis was right.


Day 153*

Bible

  1. Elisha dies and there is a long line of kings who do evil. Joash’s son does okay for awhile as king of Judah, but everyone else does “what is evil in the eyes of the Lord.”
  2. Read 2 Kings 17:1-23.
  3. What is Israel’s punishment for their constant sinning, turning to other gods?  (answer: They were sent into exile, had to leave their own country, and they were removed from God’s presence. He’s no longer with them. What could be worse?)

History*

  1. You are going to read about explorers, men who traveled into the unknown to discover new places, routes and riches.
  2. Read about Magellan.
  3. *Print out Magellan and color him in. Write a date and what he is famous for.

Science

  1. Complete the variable pieces. There is information at the end of the lapbook.

Art

  1. Do this optical illusion with perspective. Stop after the three men illusion.
  2. Draw the road as described. You can cut out two tree shapes from any kind of paper. Can you make the illusion work?


Day 154*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 18:1-8.
  2. Who was Judah’s next “good” king?  (answer:  Hezekiah)
  3. Assyria is ready to attack Judah.
  4. Read 2 Kings 19:9-19.
  5. The king of Assyria says Judah’s God can do nothing. Hezekiah prays. What do you think will happen?
  6. Read 2 Kings 20:1-11.
  7. Does Judah defeat Assyria?  (answer: yes)
  8. Is Hezekiah healed?  (answer: yes)

History*

  1. Read about John Cabot.
  2. *Print out this page. Color Cabot and write a date and what he is famous for.
  3. Why do you think Newfoundland is called Newfoundland?

Science

  1. Watch this presentation on the scientific method.
  2. Listen to the scientific method song. You can read the lyrics while it plays.


Day 155**  (Materials for PE: jump rope You can pretend if you don’t have one.)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 21.
  2. Hezekiah did not do a good job of training up his son. Granted, he was only twelve when Hezekiah died. His mother must have been a very bad influence. What is Hezekiah’s son’s name? He was the worst king ever. (answer: Mannaseh)

History*

  1. Read about Sir Frances Drake.
  2. *Print out the page. Color Drake and write a date and what he is famous for.

Color a page  or try Beekeeper.

Science*

  1. *Practice. Print out this Scientific Method Worksheet. Order the steps of the scientific method. Then describe what you would do for each step. Your problem is that you can’t blow a big bubble. You want to know if there is gum out there that makes it easier to blow a bigger bubble.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up and cool down, but now here are new drills to use to exercise in between.
  2. Here are your first two drills.


Day 156**

Bible

  1. Read about Manasseh’s grandson. His mother must have been a very good influence.
  2. Read 2 Kings 22.
  3. What is his name?  (answer: Josiah)
  4. What is found in the temple?  (answer: scroll containing the law)

History*

  1. Read about Vasco Da Gama.
  2. *Print out “World 1” and label Da Gama’s exploration route. (Print out 4 for each L student, 2 for each M student.)
  3. Make sure you label the map.

Science*

  1. *Print out this scientific method experiment booklet . You don’t need the first two pages. You may not need all of the pages. You can wait and print a little at a time if you need to.
  2. Today you are going to start thinking about what experiment you would like to do about plants. Today, try and come up with a question you would like answered.
  3. Fill out the question section of the experiment booklet.
  4. If you are stuck, here are some questions to get you thinking. Here are some more experiment questions. Here’s another idea.

Music

  1. Make music in the beat lab. You can change the sounds and the genre of the music.


Day 157

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 23:1-30.
  2. When Josiah hears the law, he humbles himself and seeks the Lord and determines to follow the law. What are some of the things that he does?  (answer: He got rid of everything and everyone that was for Baal worship. He reinstituted the Passover feast. He also got rid of witchcraft.)

History

  1. Read about Marco Polo.
  2. Use your print out of world 1 and draw on Polo’s travels. Label the countries that he traveled through.
  3. Label your map.

Science

  1. Today you will do the observations and research part of the scientific method. You are looking for information that will help you form your hypothesis. Record your resources and notes in your booklet.


Day 158

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 25:1-12.
  2. Which king takes Jerusalem into exile (forces them to leave their land)?  (answer: Nebuchadnezzar)
  3. Who gets to stay home?  (answer: Some of the poorest people get to stay to work the fields.)

History

  1. Read about Ponce de Leon.
  2. Tell someone about his explorations.

Science

  1. If you are ready, write down your hypothesis, what you think you will find to be true after your experiment. Use your scientific method experiment booklet to write down your hypothesis.
  2. Decide on how you will do an experiment to check if your hypothesis is right or not.
  3. What will your variables be? What will you change? What will stay the same? What will you be looking for? Fill in the variable section of your booklet. The definitions of the different kinds of variables are on the page.

Art

  1. Choose something to draw. Follow the steps. Don’t give up. Do your best.


Day 159

Bible

  1. The next book of the Bible is Chronicles. There is a first and second Chronicles. A chronicle is a history. This is a history record of what happened. It starts with a geneology, a list of names, starting with Adam and listing their children down through thousands of years.
  2. It also retells some of the stories we just read. When it retells stories, it often adds in more detail than we read before.
  3. Read this story from when Rehoboam was king, 2 Chronicles 12:1-12.
  4. Why does God not destroy them?  (answer: They aren’t destroyed because they humble themselves. They accept that God is right and they are wrong.)
  5. What lesson does God say He wants to teach them?  (answer: the difference between serving Him and serving other kings)

History

  1. Scroll down and find Verrazano, Giovanni Da and read about him.
  2. Use your print out of world 1 and draw his route on the map. Make sure to label your map with his name.

Science

  1. List your materials and procedures.
  2. Make sure you have the materials.

Are you finished with all of your work for today? Are you sure? Then play the space and arrows game!

Day 160

Bible

  1. Read 2 Chronicles 20:5-30.
  2. This is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. A huge army rises up against Judah. Jehosaphat prays. The army of Judah goes out singing and by the time they get to the battle, the other army is already dead. They didn’t have to fight.
  3. What weapons did the army of Judah fight with?  (answer: faith and praise)

History

  1. Read about Hernando De Soto.
  2. Tell someone about his adventures. Do you think he was a good guy or a bad guy? Why?

Science

  1. If you are ready, start your experiment. Because plant experiments often need several weeks to observe, I wanted you to get started on it right away.
  2. Decide how you are going to record your observations. How often are you going to make observations. Make sure you have a method for carefully recording when you observed and what you saw.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.


Day 161(*)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Chronicles 26.
  2. Uzziah was one of the good kings of Judah. What led to his getting leprosy? (answer: his pride)
  3. What is pride? Kings often have a lot of it.  (answer: It’s when you have a high opinion of yourself. You think you are great and have accomplished great things. It ignores the fact that everything you have comes from God.)

History

  1. Read about Samuel de Champlain.
  2. Tell someone where he sailed.

Science(*)

  1. Now we are going to start all over!
  2. (*) You can print a second copy of the experiment booklet (starting at page 3), or you can record all of the information yourself on paper or on the computer.
  3. You are going to be doing a human body experiment as well.
  4. Today, find your question. Here are some places to go for ideas if you need them:
  5. Don’t forget about making observations on your plant experiment.

Music

  1. Play Minute Mixer or beat lab.


Day 162

Bible

  1. Read 2 Chronicles 32:24-33.
  2. You’ve read about Hezekiah getting sick and healed before. Here is another perspective as to what happened. What sin was he guilty of and then repent of? (answer: pride)
  3. Why did God leave him? (answer: to test what was in his heart)

History

  1. Read about Henry Hudson.
  2. Use this map to draw his route on your printed map.

Science

  1. Today you will do the observations and research part of the scientific method. You are looking for information that will help you form your hypothesis. Record your resources and notes in your booklet.


Day 163

Bible

  1. Israel no longer has a king. They have been conquered.
  2. Read Ezra 1.
  3. What king of Persia decides to rebuild the temple of the Lord?  (answer: Cyrus)
  4. Here is a map showing Persia during Cyrus’ rule. You can see what colors are his on the map key. It starts with the red, then it grows to the purple, then it grows to the light blue. He says that God has given him all the kingdoms on earth. That was the “whole world” to them.
  5. Who was in control of Cyrus building the temple?  (answer: God)

History

  1. Click on the links to watch the explorers’ routes.
  2. Exploring wasn’t really a fun adventure. Read about the awful life at sea.

Science

  1. If you are ready, write down your hypothesis, what you think you will find to be true after your experiment. Use your scientific method experiment booklet to write down your hypothesis.
  2. Decide on how you will do an experiment to check if your hypothesis is right or not.
  3. What will your variables be? What will you change? What will stay the same? What will you be looking for? Fill in the variable section of your booklet. The definitions of the different kinds of variables are on the page.

Art

  1. Choose something to draw. Follow the steps. Don’t give up. Do your best.


Day 164

Bible

  1. Read Ezra 3:7-13.
  2. Everyone was giving money. The workers were working. Who was happy when the foundation of the temple was laid?  (answer: everyone, well, all of the Israelites)
  3. Who was sobbing when the foundation was laid?  (answer: Those who remembered the first temple.)

History

  1. Play review games from any history you have studied so far.

Science

  1.  List your materials and procedures.
  2. Make sure you have the materials.
  3. Don’t forget about your plant experiment and observations.


Day 165

Bible

  1. Enemies of the Jews try to stop them from rebuilding the temple. They try to discourage them. They try to get laws in place to step them. Here is how the Israelites respond and how God helps them.
  2. Read Ezra 5.
  3. King Darius responds that they should continue their work.

History

  1. You are going to be doing a final, end-of-the-year project. You can choose to learn more about anything from history from the beginning of creation up through the renaissance. You might pick a person or an event.
  2. Choose something specific. Don’t just pick a time period. Choose a person, an event, or some aspect of the time period such as the architecture, the family, inventions, etc.
  3. Here is a page with some links you could look through for an idea.
  4. Here is another page with links for ideas.

You’re doing great! Here are fireworks to celebrate! You’ve almost made it to the end of the year. Finish well! You’ll be able to send me your end-of-the-year projects to post on the Hall of Fame page.

Science

  1. If you are ready, start your experiment.
  2. Decide how you are going to record your observations. How often are you going to make observations. Make sure you have a method for carefully recording when you observed and what you saw.
  3. You have twelve days to collect your data starting today.

PE/Heatlh

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next drills. You can use your previous exercises too.


Day 166

Bible

  1. We are moving into another book, Nehemiah. The Israelites are again turning to God. They have collectively repented of marrying foreign wives who led them astray. Word gets back to Nehemiah about Jerusalem’s condition.
  2. Read Nehemiah 1.
  3. What happened to Jerusalem?  (answer: Its wall surrounding the city was broken down.)
  4. What does Nehemiah do when he hears the news of Jerusalem?  (answer: pray)

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 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.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Start work on this landscaping project.
    • Several of their suggested links aren’t working. Use what does work or just do search on your own. The missing links aren’t necessary to complete the project.
  3. Plan what trees, bushes, flowers, etc. you will plant in your neighborhood.
  4. Research what grows in your biome.
  5. Make decisions based on your area and what would be easiest and best for your neighborhood.
  6. Don’t just pick anything. Choose plants for a reason. You’ll explain your reasons when you present your landscaping project.

Music

  1. Play Musical Mingles or beat lab.


Day 167*

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 2.
  2. The King gives Nehemiah time off to go see to rebuilding his ancestral city of Jerusalem. Some people are not happy. What is Nehemiah confident of? (answer: God will give them success.)

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.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.


Day 168

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 4.
  2. How did God frustrate their enemies?  (answer: He let the Israelites learn of their plans to attack and the Israelites set guards over all of the work.)

History

  1. Continue your research.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.

Art

  1. Choose something to draw. Follow the steps. Don’t give up. Do your best.


Day 169

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 5.
  2. Why were the people suffering?  (answer: They had such heavy taxes to pay. They didn’t own anything and had to keep paying the owners.)
  3. Why was Nehemiah a good governor?  (answer: He didn’t take advantage of his position. He didn’t take money and food from people like others had.)

History

  1. Continue your research.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.
  3. Draw a picture of your neighborhood and show where you would plant the things you decided on.


Day 170

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 6.
  2. How are people trying to stop the work?  (answer: They are trying to discourage them. They are making up lies about them revolting against the king.)
  3. What does Nehemiah do when he is told that people want to kill him?  (answer: He doesn’t run and hide. He prays.)
  4. They complete the wall and acknowledge that it was completed because God helped them.

History

  1. Start your project.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.
  3. Present your project. Why did you choose the plants you did?
  4. Why did you put them where you did?

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.


Day 171*

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 8.
  2. There is revival in Jerusalem. They are reading God’s law, confessing their sins and committing themselves to following the law and celebrating the Lord’s festivals.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science*

  1. *Go back to your same tree and observe it now.
  2. Don’t forget to make observations.

Music

  1. Play Orchestration Station or beat lab.


Day 172

Bible

  1. Read Esther 1.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Take the human body quiz.


Day 173

Bible

  1. Read Esther 2.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Label the respiratory system.

Art

  1. Choose something to draw. Follow the steps. Don’t give up. Do your best.


Day 174

Bible

  1. Read Esther 3.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.
  2. You should probably include a map somewhere on your project.

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Play the digestion game.


Day 175

Bible

  1. Read Esther 4.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Play the skeleton game.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.


Day 176

Bible

  1. Read Esther 5.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

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

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Take a human body quiz.

Music

  1. Learn about Young Composers or make music in the beat lab.


Day 177

Bible

  1. Read Esther 6.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

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. Write up your data in a chart or graph. Make it look great.
  2. Make sure it is labeled clearly so that someone can understand it without you explaining it to them.


Day 178

Bible

  1. Read Esther 7.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

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. Write your conclusion.
  2. Older students should write a paragraph.

Art

  1. Choose something to draw. Follow the steps. Don’t give up. Do your best.


Day 179

Bible

  1. Read Esther 8.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

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. Make sure everything is neat and orderly. Practice presenting your experiments in front of an audience.


Day 180

Bible

  1. Read Esther 9 and 10.
  2. Tell someone how the story ends.

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!

Science

  1. Present your experiments. Tell your audience about each experiment. Tell them your hypothesis, your procedure, what your data showed and what your conclusion is.
  2. Take a picture of your experiment or you explaining your chart, or your graph or experiment write up if it is on the computer. Or send a video of your presentation. I can add them to the Hall of Fame page.
  3. Email them to me at my gmail address allinonehomeschool.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.
  3. You don’t have to stop. Decide on an exercise routine with drills from either sport and keep it up every day.

You did it!