Year 3 — Level L

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Materials:

Day 1*

Bible

  1. This year we will be reading the gospel of Luke. The beginning of Luke you are probably really familiar with. Do you know what story is in the beginning?  (answer: the story of Jesus’ birth)
  2. Read Luke 1:1-38.
  3. This was a big deal. Joseph was going to divorce Mary for being pregnant with a baby that was not his child. Mary’s whole life could have been “ruined.” But she does not argue or complain, she submits to God’s plan for her life. This will never happen to you, but if God chooses something hard for your life, do you think you could submit to it cheerfully? The fact is, all Christians will face struggles. God allows them in our lives for His greater purpose. It can be hard to submit cheerfully and trust Him to bring about good from it.
History
  1. This year we’re going to be learning about the places of the world and the people in it. First, we have to find them. To do that we need a map!
  2. Read through this list of map vocabulary.
  3. Look at this map of America.  Using your list of map vocabulary words find each of those things on this map. (Example: Find the title. Find the date….)
  4. Here’s an easier grid map to read. The letters and numbers mark the box. If I said that I live in A1, then you could find column A and row 1 and where those cross, that’s where my house would be on the map. Do you see my house in A1? (I’m teasing. 🙂 This isn’t a map of my neighborhood.)
  5. Click on a symbol in the key and see what row and column it is in. Click it again to turn off the highlighting. Click each one on and off to see it’s grid location address.
  6. What is in A3?  (answer: school)
Science*
  1. This year you are going to be learning about the world. We’ll go into the earth, under the ocean, and even out into space. Let’s start with the world and look at a map.
  2. *Print out this map.
  3. Color on mountains and deserts. Color in the mountain areas brown and the desert areas yellow.
  4. Spelling tip: desserts (as in a sweet treat after dinner) is spelled with 2 S’es (deSSert) because everyone wants more dessert.
  5. Now go to this map. Click on where you live. Keep clicking on where you live to zoom in. Can you find it? Are there any mountains or deserts near you? What about rivers or oceans?
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. We are going to do this piece by piece. Today. You are going to register and start a new game. Read the two pages on Benjamin Britten and then click to turn the page. You can have it read the pages to you. Click on quit (in the corner).
  2. Listen to part one of the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Day 2

Bible

  1. This year we’re going to be reading the poetry books of the Bible. One of them is Psalms, a collection of songs. There are many songs in the Bible. Two are in chapter 1 of Luke.
  2. Read Luke 1:39-80.
  3. What do Mary and Zechariah sing about?  (answer: They sing praises to God and they both prophesy a little, tell what is to come.)
  4. What does Zechariah’s song say about John the Baptist?  (answer: He will teach people how to have their sins forgiven to make the way for Jesus to come.)
History
  1. Practice with map keys.
  2. Watch the videos on the continents and oceans.
  3. After the videos, see if you can label the continents.
  4. Find the five oceans on this map. They are written in blue writing. (Artic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean)
  5. Why is Pacific written twice if it’s only one ocean? (Think about what a globe looks like.)
  6. Find the oceans. Choose oceans from the drop down menu.
Science
  1. When we read about science, we often come across people saying that the world is billions of years old. People who believe this don’t believe that God created the world in six days as described in Genesis.
  2. Here’s what the Bible teaches about creation. How can we know what is true?
  3. There are resources online if your family wants to study more about creation and the age of the earth. I have written about this on other science courses and have posted links to articles.
  4. You can talk with your parents about what they believe. When you come across millions and billions of years, just remember that it’s just what that person believes. It doesn’t make it fact because they said it. How can those scientists and creation scientists come to completely different ideas about how the world began? Because they come to the question with different assumptions. When you assume the Bible is true and the biblical story of creation is true, then you can view the scientific evidence as affirming that truth. When you assume that the earth had to come from somewhere, that it couldn’t have been just created, then it doesn’t make sense that all of a sudden there was a whole earth and all the vegetation and all the animals, etc. They have to come up with an idea to explain it. It hasn’t been tested. It hasn’t been proven. Science is based on measurable observations. They can’t observe the creation of the world. It’s an idea that they have faith in. I would rather have faith in God and the Bible.


Day 3 *

Bible

  1. Read Luke 2:1-20.
  2. What do you think the shepherds thought for the next 3o years before Jesus started to doing ministry?
  3. Do you think they recognized who Jesus was when He became famous? Do you think they ever saw Jesus again?
  4. You can see on this map the Bethlehem is close to Jerusalem. (Over on the left near “administered through Rome.”)
  5. Why do you think angels appeared to shepherds and not rich and powerful people?
  6. What do you think is the most remarkable part of the story of Jesus’ birth?
History*
  1. Watch this video on the different types of maps. (The goal isn’t to know every kind of map, but to understand that there are lots of different kinds and they each some something different about the area.)
  2. Review maps and different types of maps.
  3. *Print out page 1 and follow the directions to answer questions about the map.
Science
  1. Read about hot and cold deserts. Did you know there were cold deserts? How can that be? A desert is where there is very little precipitation, very little rainfall (or snowfall).
  2. Look up the highest high and the lowest low temperatures in Fahrenheit.
  3. Tell someone how there can be cold deserts. What else did you read about deserts?
Art
  1. Look at these paintings. Make observations. What is the painting of? What’s happening? What colors do you see? What shapes do you see?

Day 4*

Bible

  1. Read Luke 2:21-52.
  2. Simeon is one of my favorite parts. Here’s a song about Simeon.
  3. What do you think Mary and Joseph are thinking after what Simeon and Anna said?
  4. I’ve heard people say that they can’t understand how Jesus got separated from his parents coming home from Jerusalem. When I was living in Macedonia, I remember being in a Roma (Gypsy) village and my friend losing her two-year old. It turns out a neighbor/relative had invited her to tag along to the store. Jesus’ family was with a large caravan. They all knew each other. They were all together. It wouldn’t have been unusual for the kids to move freely amongst the group. Plus, Jesus was the oldest of Mary and Joseph’s children. They had at least seven. Mary’s attention wasn’t on making sure Jesus was close by. He wasn’t the kind of kid you needed to worry about. He was trustworthy. They didn’t have any concern of him wandering off and causing mischief. I think it was a huge shock to them that it seemed like Jesus had done something wrong. Jesus somehow knew that He needed to be in the temple. He thought they must have known too, but they didn’t have the same Spirit connection to the Father.
  5. What’s your favorite part of the story of Jesus being born and growing up?
History*
  1. *Print page 2 (and 1 if you don’t mind). Read the directions and label the rooms.
  2. You are going to work on making a map. You will choose a starting place and a treasure hiding place.
  3. Make a map.
  4. On your map, make sure to use symbols and a key.
  5. On your map, make sure you have a compass rose, showing north, south, east and west. (Hint: The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.)
  6. You can either mark the treasure’s location on your map, or you can write directions to have them find the place on the map. (You could say go into the room to the east. Go north to the door and the door would be on your map.) They would follow the directions on your map until the think they know the spot where the treasure is.
  7. You can finish this on Day 5.
Science
  1. One exciting area of the earth is the Amazon rain forest.
  2. Why do you think they call it a rain forest? (hint)
  3. Explore the rain forest. Use the links on the left.
  4. Where is the Amazon rain forest?

Day 5  (Optional History Materials: peanut butter, powdered sugar, flour, butter, powdered milk, candies, chocolate chips, icing, etc. for making an edible map)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 3:1-20.
  2. Starting with verse 10, the crowd asks John the Baptist about what they should do. I find it interesting that his answers all relate to money. What are his three answers?  (hint: verses 11, 13-14)
History
  1. Finish your map.
  2. Put the treasure in the spot.
  3. Have someone follow your map to the treasure.
  4. If you like, make an edible map. Here’s a place where you can find maps. Scroll down and choose a country on the left-hand menu. A physical map will show you mountains.
Science
  1. One more day in the rain forest. Then we’ll go down into the earth.
  2. Play Amazon Explorer.
PE/Health
  1. Follow the directions and do the exercises.

Day 6*

Bible

  1. Read Luke 4:1-13.
  2. What did Jesus use to defeat Satan’s temptations?  (answer: Bible verses)
  3. Can you think of something that you are tempted to do wrong and a Bible verse that you can remember to say to help you make the right choice and win? If you are having trouble, ask your parents to help.
History  (Other reading from libraries or stores: George Muller, reading level is 5th/6th. I’ve read this aloud to my elementary age children.)
  1. We’re going to start our travels in Europe.
  2. *Print out and put together a passport. If you just write in the country names, one extra page should be enough. If you want to get fancy, you’ll need more. You could print out flag thumbnails and cut and glue them on as your “stamp” for that country, or be really fancy and print them on label paper and use them as stickers.
  3. Fill in the information needed on the passport.
  4. Write United Kingdom on your passport. You may want to write the date too. A real passport always shows the date you entered the country.  (This is what it actually looks like when they stamp your passport. They can be very hard to read, especially when they are faded and on top of each other.)
  5. Find the UK (United Kingdom on a map). (Click on the continent first. Which one?)
  6. Would you like to take a look at British money?
Science
  1. Read the first two pages about the earth. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working.) On the second page you might see a black box at the bottom of the screen. Give it a minute to load. It’s a spinning earth. Move your mouse over it and find the four different layers of the earth. Read about them.
  2. Label the layers of the earth.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Click to turn the page from the Benjamin Britten page. When you get to the Orchestra page, click on quit (in the corner).
  2. Listen to part two of the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Day 7*

Bible

  1. Read Luke 4:31-44.
  2. What does Jesus have the power over?  (answer: sickness and demons)
History
  1. Use this map of the UK.
  2. *Follow the directions to label the map of the United Kingdom. Scroll down to Great Britain and click on “Mapping the UK.”
  3. * On a map, label the UK, or each separate country in the UK with a number. On the back or a separate paper, write 1 and write the UK next to it, or number and write each individual country. I suggest printing out the Europe map. You probably want to have a map of the world too, but I think it’s too small to work with.
  4. Play Seterra, UK.
Science
  1. Read more about the earth’s crust. (Just this one page) (Here is an alternate link if that one is not working)
  2. Learn more about the earth’s crust. This mentions that the earth’s crust is actually broken into sections called plates. These plates float on the mantle level.
  3. Read more about the earth’s mantle.
  4. How can the earth we stand on be floating!? Explain!

Day 8   (Materials for Science: play dough or salt dough of some sort, preferably in two colors, can be just a little, BUT on Day 9 they will be building a volcano and can use this dough)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 5:1-16. While you read, try to picture it. These were real people experiencing these things. What did they look like? Sound like? Smell like?
  2. In verse 5, what do you think Simon was feeling? What do you think he tried again?  (answer: I think he must have been frustrated that they hadn’t caught anything, but there must have been something about the way Jesus looked at him that gave him the feeling he better listen and try again.)
  3. When they caught fish, Peter confesses that he’s a sinner. Why?  (answer: Maybe he realized that Jesus performed a miracle and must be a holy man of God.)
History
  1. Play Seterra, UK.
  2. Go through this European country tutorial. Click on each country on the map. The squares and dots are to help you click on the tiny countries. Make sure your volume is on because this site reads the country names to you. You can repeat after the computer to make sure you know how to pronounce each country.
  3. Draw or make out of construction paper the flag of the United Kingdom.
Science
  1. Read about the movement of the earth’s crust. Stop on the page with the picture of a mountain and a picture of a valley. (This site mentions millions of years. You don’t have to accept that as fact.)
  2. You read that there were three ways that the earth’s plates moved. The could pull apart, crash together, or slide past each other.
  3. Take your dough and make two thick plates of the earth’s crust out of them. Now smoosh them together a little bit to connect them. Now try the three ways of plates moving. What do you think would happen in those places where the plates were touching?
Art
  1. Observe art from the UK.
  2. You can scroll through to observe the development of art.
  3. You can also choose a couple to click on to view up close.
    • When was it made?
    • What does it show?
    • Who was the artist?

Day 9*

Bible

  1. Read Luke 5:17-26.
  2. How are our sins forgiven?  (hint : verse 20)  (answer: by faith)
History
  1. Play the European country game level 1.
  2. *Fill in this worksheet about England. You might want to change landscape to climate. Here are two sites to help you fill it out.
Science
  1. Read about what plate collisions can do. Move through the pages until you read about the creation of islands.
  2. If you have dough from Day 8, form it into a volcano shape around a cup. Put baking soda into the cup. Pour in vinegar to make your volcano explode. Here are some directions. (She uses a soda bottle, not a cup, whatever you have. Also, the first part of the directions is for making salt dough. You already should have that covered, but it is unnecessary for making the “volcano” explode.

Day 10

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Look through the parts of this page.
  2. Play Seterra, UK.
  3. Play the European country game level 2.
Science
  1. Read about volcanoes. Stop after you read about the Hawaiian Islands.
  2. Look at this list of all the volcanoes by country. Find your country. Did you realize that there were so many volcanoes?
  3. You can look at this map to see all of the volcanoes.
PE/Health
  1. Read about why water is the best drink to drink.
  2. Ask your mom if you can choose a recipe to make. (Click on the + by Recipes for Kids.)

Day 11

Bible

  1. Read Luke 6:1-16.
  2. Tell the story to someone.
  3. How many of the twelve disciples can you name?
  4. One of the disciples is Judas, the traitor. Jesus knew who was going to betray Him. But we know that He loved Judas just like the others. When Jesus announced that one of them would betray Him, they didn’t say, “It must be Judas.” They had no idea who it was. They couldn’t tell by how Jesus had treated Judas.
History
  1. Use the links on the left to learn about Greece.
  2. Tell someone about what you learned.
Science
  1. Read about another way plates can move and what can happen when they do. Keep reading and clicking next. Stop after you read about tsunamis.
  2. That list you saw is a list of today’s earthquakes!
  3. View pictures from different strength earthquakes to see what they can do.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Do the orchestra and woodwinds pages. On the woodwind pages, listen to the different instruments. It shows how low and how high they each play. This is called the instrument’s range. Then click on quit.

Day 12

Bible

  1. Read Luke 6:17-36.
  2. What do you think is the hardest part of this Scripture to obey?

History

  1. Label your map with Greece.
  2. Find its time zone.
  3. Find today’s weather.
  4. Look up a phrase in Greek.
  5. Greece’s currency is euros. How much is 100 dollars in euros?
  6. Look at pictures of Greece.
  7. What observations can you make about Greece from the pictures?
Science
  1. Read again about earthquakes.
  2. In what country and state is the San Andreas Fault?
  3. What does it mean to the people living there that they are living on a fault line?  (answer: They can expect earthquakes.)

Day 13

Bible

  1. Read Luke 6: 37-49.
  2. What is the description of a wise person?  (hint: verse 47)  (answer: They listen to Jesus and obey.)
  3. What is the description of a foolish person?  (hint: verse 49)  (answer: They may call Jesus, “Lord,” but they don’t obey Him; they aren’t really following Him.)
  4. Are you wise or foolish?

History

  1. Use the links to learn about Norway.
  2. Tell someone about what you learned.
Science
  1. Read about glaciers. (Young earth scientists view the earth as being between 6000 and 10,000 years old.)
  2. Keep reading and watching and listening and clicking next until you read about the Scablands in the state of Washington.
  3. Tell someone how glaciers can form hills or other ways they can change a landscape–the way the land is (flat, hilly, etc.).
Art
  1. Observe the artwork of famous French artist, Chardin.
    • What types of subjects did he paint?
    • Did he make realistic paintings?
    • Click on one and look at it up closer. What can you notice about colors? or about how he drew light?

Day 14

Bible

  1. Read Luke 7:1-17.
  2. What did the centurion understand about Jesus?  (answer: He had authority, the power to command and demand.)
  3. Lots of people must have died during the years that Jesus ministered. Why did He raise this young man from the dead?  (answer: He saw her and felt compassion. Her son was all she had to support her and to take care of her.)
History
  1. Label your map with Norway.
  2. Find its time zone.
  3. Find today’s weather.
  4. Look up a phrase in Norwegian.
  5. What is Norway’s currency? How much is 100 dollars in it?
  6. Look at pictures of Norway.
  7. What observations can you make about Norway from the pictures?

I’m a Smart Kid!

Science
  1. Now read about another way the landscape is transformed, by rivers.
  2. Read about how rivers cause erosion. Read through the pages and watch the videos. Stop on the 15th page (you can see it in the web address.) It talks about how lakes can turn into dry land!
  3. Tell someone how rivers can change a landscape.

Day 15

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Find the continents.
  2. Play Seterra, UK.
  3. Play the European country game level 3.
  4. Play Seterra: European capitals.
Science
  1. Learn about how caves are formed. Read this one page.
  2. Go on the natural wonders tour.
  3. Follow the directions to move through the tour. You can stop and visit the sites that come up. You’ve been reading about how our world has been formed and how it has been changed, but don’t forget the magnificent Creator who is really behind the amazing world we live in.
  4. There are two stops with bad links. Here are those two wonders to visit.
  5. Would you add something else to the list?
  6. What do you think is the most wonderful wonder?
PE/Health
  1. Follow the directions and do the exercises.

Day 16  (Materials for Science: They are going to be building a model in a couple of days. When your child has chosen his topic, you can talk about how he might make the model: clay, box, construction paper. It should just be something simple.)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 7:36-50.
  2. Why did the woman love Jesus so much?  (answer: She had many sins forgiven.)
  3. We should all love as much as this woman (or be as grateful) because we were all forgiven as much as this woman; we were forgiven everything.
History
  1. Label the world.
  2. Find France and label it on your map. Here’s your map to  help you. First click on the continent. Which continent are we learning about? Which continent is France on?  (answer: Europe)
  3. Add France to your passport.
  4. Play Seterra: European capitals.
Science
  1. Choose caves, mountains, rivers, glaciers, or volcanoes to learn more.
  2. Research them.
  3. Find out the superlatives, meaning the biggest, the longest, the oldest, etc.
  4. Write a few sentences about your topic. (Day 17)
  5. Build a model. (Day 18)
  6. Make a diagram of how it is formed.  (Day 19)
  7. On Day 20 present your model and explain it. (If you need more time for your model or diagram, you can work on it on this day too.)
  8. Today choose a topic and research it. Here are some sites to help you get started:
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Do the turn the page from the woodwinds page. Listen to the brass section and the range of each instrument and then click on quit.

Day 17

Bible

  1.  Read Luke 8:1-15.
  2. What can try to steal away faith?  (answer: unbelief, hard times-when bad things happen, worry, the love of money)
  3. What kind of heart holds onto faith?  (answer: good and honest)
History
  1. Play Seterra: European capitals.
  2. Where do the countries go?
  3. Draw, paint or create a French flag.
  4. Listen to the numbers 1-10 in French. Can you figure out how to say how old you are in French?
Science
  1. Choose caves, mountains, rivers, glaciers, or volcanoes to learn more.
  2. Research them.
  3. Find out the superlatives, meaning the biggest, the longest, the oldest, etc.
  4. Write a few sentences about your topic. (Day 17)
  5. Build a model. (Day 18)
  6. Make a diagram of how it is formed.  (Day 19)
  7. On Day 20 present your model and explain it. (If you need more time for your model or diagram, you can work on it on this day too.)
  8. Here are some sites to help you get started:

Day 18

Bible

  1. Read Luke 8:40-56.
  2. Remember that these are real people. That father had to trust Jesus and believe when he was being told that his daughter was dead. How do you think he was feeling?
  3. Why was Jesus looking for who touched Him even when lots of people were pushing up against Him, crowding around?  (answer: He felt power leave Him.)
  4. Lots of people were touching Jesus, but only one felt His power. Why do you think she did?  (answer: Jesus tells her that her faith healed her. She believed she would be healed if she touched Him.)
  5. Do you know why she was afraid to admit to touching Him? A person who is bleeding is “unclean.” Anyone that person touched would become “unclean.” Was Jesus upset that she touched Him?  (answer: No, He knew that whether someone was clean or unclean came from the heart.)
History
  1. Read about France and its history.
  2. Play Seterra: European capitals.
  3. Where do the countries go?
Science
  1. Choose caves, mountains, rivers, glaciers, or volcanoes to learn more.
  2. Research them.
  3. Find out the superlatives, meaning the biggest, the longest, the oldest, etc.
  4. Write a few sentences about your topic. (Day 17)
  5. Build a model. (Day 18)
  6. Make a diagram of how it is formed.  (Day 19)
  7. On Day 20 present your model and explain it. (If you need more time for your model or diagram, you can work on it on this day too.)
  8. Today choose a topic and research it. Here are some sites to help you get started:
Art
  1. Choose a painting technique to try from the Can You? section.

Day 19*

Bible

  1. Read Luke 9:1-17.
  2. Jesus sent the disciples out. There were places that didn’t welcome the disciples. What did the people in those places miss out on?  (answer: learning about salvation, getting healed)
  3. Which do you think is the bigger miracle: the disciples going with no money or provisions and having all they needed for their journey or the five thousand being fed at once?  (answer: I just asked what you thought; there is no wrong answer. Either one shows God’s love and ability to care for His children.)
History
  1. *Fill in this worksheet about France. Here are two sites to help you fill it out.
  2. Play Seterra, UK.
  3. Where do the countries go?
Science
  1. Choose caves, mountains, rivers, glaciers, or volcanoes to learn more.
  2. Research them.
  3. Find out the superlatives, meaning the biggest, the longest, the oldest, etc.
  4. Write a few sentences about your topic. (Day 17)
  5. Build a model. (Day 18)
  6. Make a diagram of how it is formed.  (Day 19)
  7. On Day 20 present your model and explain it. (If you need more time for your model or diagram, you can work on it on this day too.)
  8. Here are some sites to help you get started:

Day 20*  (Optional craft for History: straws)

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Look at pictures of France. Scroll down to under where it says France and has French flags. Click on a region or city name that you are interested in.
  2. Play Seterra: European capitals.
  3. Where are the countries?
  4. Maybe you’d like to build an eiffel tower? Here’s a picture of the eiffel tower. It’s in Paris, France. (I’ve been to the top of it!)
Science
  1. Choose caves, mountains, rivers, glaciers, or volcanoes to learn more.
  2. Research them.
  3. Find out the superlatives, meaning the biggest, the longest, the oldest, etc.
  4. Write a few sentences about your topic. (Day 17)
  5. Build a model. (Day 18)
  6. Make a diagram of how it is formed.  (Day 19)
  7. On Day 20 present your model and explain it. (If you need more time for your model or diagram, you can work on it on this day too.)
PE/Health*
  1. *Put together a fire safety lapbook. You have today and next week to work on it. You can print out all of the pieces and divide them up between you and your brothers and sisters and all work together on the same lapbook if you like.

Play Roman Numerals Snakes and Ladders. Can you keep track of what number you are on?


Day 21  (Optional reading for Europe: An easy read, for the L level, Answering the Call is a culture lesson on the Roma (Gypsy) of Macedonia told through a visit to Christian missionaries. This was the first book I wrote. It’s not a literary work like The King Will Make a Way, but it does have godly, homeschooled kids as the main characters. The story is based on my life. I wrote it when my third child was a year old. The missionaries’ home is a description of our home when we lived in a Roma village. The people they meet are all real people, my friends. This is also in the EP First Reader. Other optional reading: The Wheel on the SchoolThis takes place in Holland. This is something everyone can enjoy. Reading level 3rd/4th)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 9:18-36.
  2. What does Peter answer about who Jesus is?  (answer: the Christ of God)
  3. Christ means anointed one. Do you remember how Samuel poured oil over David’s head, anointing him to become king? Jesus is God’s chosen king. Anointing didn’t exclusively happen only for kings, but it did only happen when someone was chosen to fulfill a specific role.
  4. How does Jesus show that He is the Christ, in the second story?  (answer: He shows that He was sent by God by transforming into His heavenly body and speaking with long, physically dead prophets. Jesus transformed to their world to speak to them.)
History
    1. Use the links to learn about Spain.
    2. Tell someone about what you learned.
Science
  1. Review what you’ve learned about the earth.
  2. Listen to the layers of the earth song.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Do the turn the page from the brass page. Listen to the strings section and the range of each instrument and then click on quit.

Day 22  (Materials for Science: Start a rock collection. Hunt around for different looking rocks. We’ll study them soon.)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 9:37-62.
  2. What are some ways that the disciples show that they just don’t get it!  (answer: Jesus sends out to heal and cast out demons, but they can’t. They fight about who is the greatest when Jesus’ example is to be a servant to others. They ask Jesus if they should call down fire from heaven on a people Jesus loves.)
History
    1. Label your map with Spain.
    2. Find its time zone.
    3. Find today’s weather.
    4. Look up a phrase in Castilian (You’ll have to use Spanish.)
    5. What is Spain’s currency? How much is 10 dollars in it?
    6. Look at pictures of Spain.
    7. What observations can you make about Spain from the pictures?
Science
  1. We’ve learned about ways major landforms are formed. What about just one rock? Things like rivers and volcanoes create rocks too.
  2. Read about what makes up the earth’s crust. (Here is an alternate link if that link isn’t working)
  3. Read this page on the rock cycle, how rocks are formed and transformed. Stop when you get to the picture of a rock. (Here is an alternate link if that link is not working)
  4. Copy down the names of the three types of rocks.
Day 23

Bible

  1. Read Luke 10:1-24.
  2. The disciples are given great authority, but what are they supposed to rejoice about?  (answer: that they are saved)
  3. What did many prophets and kings wish for?  (answer: to see the Messiah and His miracles and to hear His teachings)
History
    1. Use the links to learn about Iceland.
    2. Tell someone about what you learned.
Science
  1. Follow the directions to observe the rock cycle.
  2. Now watch the animations of how each of the three types of rocks are formed.
  3. Describe each kind of rock. What makes each unique?
Art
  1. Look at this clay artwork. Make observations.

Day 24

Bible

  1. Read Luke 10:25-42.
  2. Why do you think that the priest and the Levite, upstanding religious men, wouldn’t help the hurt man?  (answer: Maybe in their selfishness, they cared more about staying “clean” than helping.)
  3. Do you know why it is surprising in the story that a Samaritan helped the man?  (answer: Samaritans and the Jews didn’t like each other.)
  4. What does Martha accuse Jesus of?  (answer: not caring!)
  5. What’s the better thing?  (answer: stopping and listening to Jesus)
History
    1. Label your map with Iceland.
    2. Find its time zone.
    3. Find today’s weather.
    4. Look up a phrase in Icelandic.
    5. What is Iceland’s currency? How much is 100 dollars in it? (On the list it’s ISK.)
    6. View nature photos of Iceland.
    7. Play Seterra, UK.
Science
  1. Let’s look at igneous rocks first.
  2. Here’s a reminder of how igneous rocks are formed and what they look like.
  3. Read about igneous rocks. There are three pages to read. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working for you)
  4. You can listen to the song too.
  5. Or here’s another song you might enjoy.
  6. If your parents will let you, shake up soda and let it explode. (If not, here’s a video. Not the most fun example, but all I could find.) Why does it explode and what does that have to do with igneous rocks?

Day 25  (Materials for Science: clear jar or bottle or glass, dirt)

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.

Always a good reminder…Do Everything

History  (Materials for L: clear jar or bottle or glass, dirt)
  1. Play Seterra, European countries.
  2. You are going to have until Day 29 to learn more about European countries.
  3. You are going to get to choose your own activities. Every day do something. You can pick just one country to learn about or learn about a different country each day, but remember we’re just learning about Europe right now. Here is a list of websites and activities to choose from. (You can think of others if you like.)
    • Europe map: fast facts, famous people, flags, history
    • Europe Facts: history, land, people, pictures
    • Time for Kids: list of facts
    • Global Trek: reading about the country
    • pictures
    • (*) fill in a worksheet
    • (*) flag and map worksheets for several countries (scroll down)
    • (*) paper dolls
    • (*) choose any country lapbook
    • (*) Macedonia lapbook
    • cooking
    • Maybe you’d like to complete a lapbook.
    • Maybe you’ll just read about a different country each day from one of the first sites.
    • Maybe you’ll pick one country to learn about all week and complete a worksheet about it.
    • Maybe you’ll click on every link.
    • Maybe you’ll cook something different each day.
    • You need to remember two things: stay in Europe and mark each country you learn about on your map. You can put them in your passport too!
Science
  1. Let’s look at sedimentary rocks next.
  2. Here’s a reminder of how sedimentary rocks are formed and what they look like.
  3. Read about sedimentary rocks. There are four pages to read. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working for you)
  4. You can listen to the song again if you like. Or here’s the other song.
  5. Gather up some dirt, rocky dirt if you can, into a jar or clear bottle or glass. Add water. Stir. Let sit. Watch the sediment fall into layers
PE/Health
  1. Finish the fire safety lapbook.

Day 26  (Materials for Science: clear jar or bottle or glass, dirt)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 11:1-13.
  2. Based on these verses teach a lesson on prayer.
History
  1. Can you name the countries?
  2. Use the list from Day 25 to learn more about a European country. Make sure you label it on your map. You can also add each new country to your passport if you like.
Science
  1. Let’s look at metamorphic rocks next.
  2. Here’s a reminder of how metamorphic rocks are formed and what they look like.
  3. Read about metamorphic rocks. There are three pages to read. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working for you)
  4. You can listen to the song again if you like. Or here’s the other song.
  5. How do you think you might identify a metamorphic rock?
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Do the turn the page from the strings page. Listen to the percussion section and the range of each instrument and then click on quit.

Day 27

Bible

  1. Read Luke 11:37-54.
  2. What are the Pharisees doing wrong?  (answer: They are proud, love feeling important. They follow the law strictly on the outside, but ignore it on the inside, showing no love or compassion.)

History

  1. Learn the captials of the European countries.
  2. Use the list from Day 25 to learn more about a European country. Make sure you label it on your map.

Science

  1. Review the rock cycle.
  2. Make a rock cycle diagram. (Here are pictures of some. You can use the shapes given or make your own. If you find this complicated, you can draw pictures to show how each type of rock is formed as in the one picture.)

Day 28   (Materials for Science: Your goal is to have three different kinds of rocks.)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 12:1-12.
  2. What do you think is the most surprising or most hard-to-swallow thing about this teaching from Jesus?
  3. How does verse six help us not be afraid? (answer: God sees us, knows what’s happening to us, cares for us, loves us. He hasn’t forgotten us.)
History
  1. Match the capitals and the countries.
  2. Use the list from Day 25 to learn more about a European country. Make sure you label it on your map.
Science
  1. View the slideshow on sedimentary rock.
  2. Look at examples of sedimentary rocks. Make observations.
  3. What do you think are the defining characteristics of sedimentary rocks? Draw a picture of what you think an sedimentary rock would look like. (You can invent a rock.) Do you think you have any sedimentary rocks in your rock collection?
Art
  1. Work with clay. Choose one of the activities from the Can You? section. There are links to each one.

Day 29

Bible

  1. Read Luke 12:13-34.
  2. What is the moral of the first parable?  (answer: There is a treasure on earth that can end up being worthless. And no matter it’s worth, your treasure can’t buy you faith and salvation.)
  3. What’s the moral of the second lesson?  (answer: Don’t worry.)
  4. How can looking at flowers and birds help us not to worry?  (answer: God cares for them and yet we are much more valuable.)
History
  1. Match the countries to the capitals.
  2. Use the list from Day 25 to learn more about a European country. Make sure you label it on your map. This is your last day.
Science
  1. View the slideshow on igneous rock.
  2. Look at examples of igneous rocks. Make observations.
  3. What do you think are the defining characteristics of igneous rocks? Draw a picture of what you think an igneous rock would look like. (You can invent a rock.) Do you think you have any igneous rocks in your rock collection?

Click on the Fossil Hunting Game.


Day 30

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Pick the hardest level under countries that you think you can do.
  2. Pick the hardest level under capitals that you think you can do.
  3. *Label what you can. You can point and name the countries and capitals. Hold onto your map.
Science
  1. View the slideshow on metamorphic rock.
  2. Look at examples of metamorphic rocks. Make observations.
  3. What do you think are the defining characteristics of metamorphic rocks? Draw a picture of what you think a metamorphic rock would look like. (You can invent a rock.) Do you think you have any metamorphic rocks in your rock collection?
PE/Health
  1. Practice your escape route all together as a family. Time yourselves, starting from different places in the house. Close doors on your way out. What was your fastest time?

Day 31*(*)   (Materials for Science: nail; Materials for M: nail, vinegar)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 12:35-48.
  2. Tell someone what you think this story is talking about.
History
  1. Play Seterra: European cities.
  2. You are going to make a travel brochure. It can be for one country or for a European tour. Here are some links to help out.
  3. You need to present your brochure on Day 35.
Science*
  1. *Print out three copies of the first or second rock form (pages 2 or 3). The first is for younger students. You are going to use these starting the next day. I just want you to see what you will need to do.
  2. Here is a list of ways you can identify rocks.
  3. (*) Here’s Moh’s hardness scale. This is for helping you decide your rock’s hardness number.
  4. Here are some descriptions of common rocks and how to identify them.
  5. (*) Here’s a list of common rocks and their properties.
  6. Use these links to try identify these rocks. Next you’ll be identifying the rocks in your collection. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working for you)
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Do the turn the page from the percussion page. Unlock the garage by matching the instruments to their families. Keep going until it opens the book up to the Flute and Piccolo page at Woodwind pond. Then you can click on quit.

Day 32(*)(*)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 13:10-30.
  2. Why were those opposed to Jesus ashamed?  (answer: because they knew Jesus was right — They would help an animal and not a person. It reminds me of the law in some cities where it is legal to feed the squirrels in the park but not a homeless person. Do you think that is shameful?)
History
  1. Choose to play the hard version of the capitals game.
  2. Work on your brochure.
Science(*)(*)
  1. You are going to fill out a chart for another one of your rocks. You are trying to identify what kind of rock it is.
  2. Here is a list of ways you can identify rocks.
  3. (*) Here’s Moh’s hardness scale. This is for helping you decide your rock’s hardness number.
  4. Here are some descriptions of common rocks and how to identify them.
  5. (*) Here’s a list of common rocks and their properties.
  6. When you are done, write in the box under or above your drawing what type of rock you think it is.

Day 33(*)(*)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 14:1-14.
  2. What are the lessons from the two sections of this Scripture?  (answer: Be humble not proud; don’t think of yourself as better than others. Reach out to the poor; give to those who can’t give back; do things for unselfish reasons.)
  3. What ideas can you think of to put them into practice?
History
  1. Play Seterra: French cities.
  2. Work on your brochure.
Science(*)(*)
  1. You are going to fill out a chart for another one of your rocks. You are trying to identify what kind of rock it is.
  2. Here is a list of ways you can identify rocks.
  3. (*) Here’s Moh’s hardness scale. This is for helping you decide your rock’s hardness number.
  4. Here are some descriptions of common rocks and how to identify them.
  5. (*) Here’s a list of common rocks and their properties.
  6. When you are done, write in the box under or above your drawing what type of rock you think it is.
Art
  1. Study the color wheel. Look at the notes at the bottom and find each set of colors on the wheel. Notice where they are on the wheel and how they compare to the other colors.
  2. Complementary means they complement each other, they go together. (Notice they are opposite each other on the wheel. Did you notice that?)
  3. What do you think it means when colors are described as warm or cool?
  4. Look at these photographs. They are the same picture except one is taken when the lighting shows warm colors and the other when the lighting gives it cool colors. Do the pictures give you different feelings?

Day 34  (*)(*)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 15:1-24.
  2. What is this chapter about?  (answer: how God rejoices and the heavens celebrate when one person repents and comes home to the Father)
History
  1. Can you find the European bodies of water?
  2. Work on your brochure.
Science(*)(*)
  1. You are going to fill out a chart for another one of your rocks. You are trying to identify what kind of rock it is.
  2. Here is a list of ways you can identify rocks.
  3. (*) Here’s Moh’s hardness scale. This is for helping you decide your rock’s hardness number.
  4. Here are some descriptions of common rocks and how to identify them.
  5. (*) Here’s a list of common rocks and their properties.
  6. When you are done, write in the box under or above your drawing what type of rock you think it is.

Day 35

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Place these rivers on your map from Day 30 and 25: Danube, Seine, Volga, Thames.
  2. Present your brochure.

Now that your rivers are on your map. Go river rafting.

Science
  1. Learn about the uses of various kinds of rocks.
  2. Take a piece of paper. Fold it in half in both directions to divide the paper into four boxes. In each box draw a picture of a rock (maybe in the top outer corner) and then draw a picture of how it is used. You can write its name in the box or on the back. You choose which four you want to do.
PE/Health
  1. Follow the directions and do the exercises.

Day 36  (Optional readingThe Story of David Livingstone, on Ambleside’s 6th grade list. The Book of Missionary Heroes, pp. 131 – 209, I wouldn’t give this to a younger advanced reader. You might want to read out loud to watch for anything you might want to edit/tone down. Here’s a sentence, “The ranks of savages bristled with spears and arrows.” This book can also show attitudes toward Africa. Here’s a biography on Mary Slessor. This seems very readable. This might make a good read aloud. Other optional reading from libraries or stores: anything on Mary SlessorDavid Livingstone)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 16:1-15.
  2. Tell the story and explain what the lesson is.
History
  1. Play Seterra: North African countries.
  2. You are going to read some various histories from Africa this week.
  3. Read about the ancient kingdom of Kush. Click on the map. Where is that on this map of Africa? (Hint:Find the Red Sea on both maps.)
Science
  1. Read the story and then the lesson on geodes. (This lesson mentions millions of years. You do not have to take that as a fact.)
  2. Draw a picture of a geode.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the flute and piccolo page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the oboe page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 37

Bible

  1. Read Luke 17:3-19.
  2. Do you act like the servant who knows he’s just doing his job or do you expect something in return for your service?
  3. Are you like the leper who returned? Do you thank and praise God for all He’s done for you?
History
  1. Play Seterra: North African countries.
  2. Play Seterra: East African countries.
  3. Read about the kingdom of Ghana. (We’re read some of the things linked on this page on future days.)
Science
  1. God created the earth and all that was in it and then gave man charge over it. It’s up to us to take care of it.
  2. Learn about recycling.
  3. Then visit the EekoHouse.

Day 38

Bible

  1. Read Luke 18:1-14.
  2. What was the difference between the tax collector and the Pharisee?  (answer: One knew he was a sinner and confessed to God seeking forgiveness. The other didn’t admit his sin because of his pride.)
History
  1. Play Seterra: East African countries.
  2. Play Seterra: Southern African countries.
  3. Read about the kingdom of Mali.
Science
  1. Help the family conserve water but cutting down how much water they use.
Art
  1. Look at this page on African art.
  2. What type of artwork does it mostly show?
  3. What is the subject of most of the artwork?
  4. What observations can you make about the artwork?

Day 39

Bible

  1. Read Luke 18:15-43.
  2. What does a rich man have to do to enter the kingdom of heaven?  (answer: They don’t have to sell everything and give everything away. Later we meet Zaccheus and he’s not told to sell everything. He, by the grace of God, decides to give back all that he had “earned” wrongfully and then some. A rich person (which includes you and me) needs to not cling to our possessions. We own them by the grace of God and we need to offer them to Him to use as He desires. If you feel convicted to sell something in order to give the money to someone in need, then you need to obey the prompting of the Spirit an not feel like it’s yours and you deserve it.)
History
  1. Play Seterra: Southern African countries.
  2. Play Seterra: West African countries.
  3. Read about the Kingdom of Songhay.
Science
  1. Learn about planting trees.
  2. You can also finish your game from Day 38

Day 40(*)   (Optional Experiment Materials for Science: plastic bottle, 2 clear jars, sand, gravel, cotton wool, paper towels, soil)

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.

Take an African stroll. You probably want to choose the level on the right.

History
  1. Play Seterra: Central African countries.
  2. Play Seterra: African countries.
  3. Read about the kingdom of Benin.
Science*
  1. Let’s read one more time about water. Actually, we’re going to continue with water. Next, we are going to learn about the water cycle (you know, rain!).
  2. Read about clean water.
  3. Click on FAQ and quiz.
  4. Then either do the water cleaning experiment or play the *water treatment game.
PE/Health
  1. Here is an article about smoking.
  2. Here are pictures of what smoking can do to you.
  3. Use these two sites to try and list ten bad things smoking can do to you.

Day 41

Bible

  1. Read Luke 19:28-48.
  2. How would you describe Jesus? Think of all the ways possible. God is love. What else do we see about Him in today’s reading?
History
  1. Play Level 2 of African countries.
  2. Read about the Griots.
  3. Read about the Trans Sahara trade routes.
  4. See the Sahara on the map. You can read on this page that the Sahara is the largest desert in the world and covers almost one third of Africa.
  5. Spelling tip: You can tell the difference between desert and dessert because you always want more dessert (that’s why there are 2 S’s.)
Science
  1. Learn the water cycle. What are the four parts? (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working)
  2. Answer these questions about the water cycle. (You can just tell someone the answers.) Watch the water cycle animation again if you need help with any of the answers. There are two answers that aren’t in the animation, but they are things you’ve learned about this year already. They start with G and R.
  3. You are going to be reading about 3 pages a day from the book, The First Book of Water.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the oboe page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the clarinet page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 42  (Materials for Science: paper towel or coffee filter with markers with a jar and clothespins OR sugar cubes and food coloring with a shallow dish — If you don’t have a jar and clothespins, you can do without.)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 20:1-19.
  2. What does Jesus do to silence the elders and teachers of the law?  (answer: He asks them a question they are afraid to answer.)
  3. Can you figure out what the parable of the renters is talking about?  (hint: When the owner of the vineyard sends his son, the son is Jesus.) (answer: God is the owner of the vineyard. The farmers, His people, were the Jews. The servants are the prophets that God sent time and again to His people, but they were rejected and killed. Finally God sent Jesus. In the parable the son is killed and the owner gives the vineyard, the Kingdom of God, to others. We know that Jesus was killed by the Jewish leaders, and God opens the way to Him to the Gentiles.)
History
  1. We’re going to read some African stories this week.
  2. Read The Chief Who Was No Fool.
  3. Play Seterra: African countries.
  4. Look and learn about Botswana.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. We’re going to explore and experiment with each part of the water cycle. We’re going to start with infiltration, where water goes into the soil.
  3. Gravity pulls water down into the soil, but water can also be pulled in other directions through the soil. Observe this. It’s called capillary action. Below are a couple of different ways to observe this.
    • With paper towel or coffee filter
      1. Cut the paper towel or coffee filter into a few strips.
      2. Put a dot with marker toward the end of each strip. If you can, use different colors.
      3. Put a little water in the bottom of the jar.
      4. Clip the strips onto  the jar so that it just touches the water.
      5. Observe the water and color climb the strip.
      6. Scroll down for a picture.
    • With sugar cubes
      1. Make a short stack of sugar cubes in a shallow dish.
      2. Pour in some water colored with food coloring.
      3. Observe the water climb through the cubes.
  4. You could take a picture of this to include in your portfolio.

Day 43  (Materials for L: materials that you can get wet, some ideas are paper towel, wash cloth and twig;)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 21:1-28.
  2. Why does God see the widow’s “penny” as more than mounds of gold?  (answer: He sees the heart. She is making a huge sacrifice in giving. She is giving all she has. The rich were still keeping much for themselves. The widow, in giving everything, is also showing trust in God to provide.)
  3. There was a time, not too long after Jesus’ resurrection, when armies surrounded Jerusalem and the temple was destroyed. How do we know that wasn’t the full fulfillment of this prophecy?  (answer: It says at that time you will see Jesus coming in the clouds.)
History
  1. Read Two Ways to Count to Ten.
  2. Play Level 3 of African countries.
  3. Look and learn about Tanzania.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. Next in the water cycle is evaporation and transpiration.
  3. Experiment: Wet different materials and set them out in the sun. Observe how long they take to dry. Where did the water go? (You can do this indoors if you need to.) Ideas for materials: paper towel, washcloth, twig
Art
  1. Learn about emphasis in artwork. The emphasis is what draws your attention. The artist uses it to make a point.
  2. Where is the emphasis in this famous painting called The Last Supper?  (answeron Jesus of course)
  3. What gets your attention in this picture?

Day 44  (Materials for Science: glass or jar, dish, ice, warm water – see directions, you might want to plan ahead on this one)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 22:1-30.
  2. Do you have to worry about Satan entering you like he did Judas?  (answer: No, if you belong to God, then you are full of the Holy Spirit. If you are “full,” then there is no room for him.)
  3. How did Peter and John know where to set up the Passover meal?  (answer: Jesus told them exactly who they would meet and what they should say.)
  4. Remember: The Passover was the celebration of how death passed over the Israelites. They sacrificed a lamb and spread its blood on their doorframes and death passed over those homes. That’s why Jesus is called the Lamb of God. He was the sacrifical lamb and because of His blood death can pass over us, and we can have eternal life.

Go on a map adventure. Choose whichever one you like. I suggest using the Easy level unless you want a challenge.

History
  1. Read The Lion’s Whisker.
  2. Play Seterra: African capitals, Northern.
  3. Play Seterra: African capitals, Western.
  4. Look and learn about Ghana.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. The next phase of the water cycle is condensation, where water vapor cools into water droplets and forms clouds.
  3. Make a cloud in a glass. (If you can’t do it, there’s a video on this page.)
    1. Choose a clear glass and a small dish that fits over top of it.
    2. Place the dish in the freezer. (You want it to be cold.)
    3. Pour a small amount of warm water into the glass.
    4. Cover it with the cold dish.
    5. Observe the cloud that forms near the dish.
    6. Why does the cool dish make a cloud appear?  (Answer)

Day 45   (Materials for Science: glass jar, dish, hot water, ice; Materials for M: cup, plastic wrap or baggie, tape or rubber band)

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Read African proverbs.
  2. Play Seterra: African capitals, Eastern.
  3. Play Seterra: African capitals, Southern.
  4. Look and learn about Morocco.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. What happens when you heat ice? What happens when you heat liquid? What happens when you cool steam? What happens when you cool liquid?
  3. The last stage of the water cycle is precipitation. You are most familiar with this. It means when the water falls from the sky as rain, snow or even hail.
  4. What happens before it rains? Clouds form. You are going to make it rain by doing a version of the same experiment from Day 44.
  5. What did you observe?
  6. Why did it happen?
PE/Health
  1. Jump! (but not on a bed!)

Day 46(*)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 22:31-62.
  2. What did Jesus not want to do?  (answer: go through with what he knew was coming, the cross and everything it included)
  3. What did Jesus want to do?  (answer: obey His Father)
  4. There is a really confusing part of this story. Jesus reminds the disciples how He sent them out with nothing and they were fine. Now He says to buy a sword because the prophecy says that He’ll be among criminals. This only has to do with when they come to arrest Jesus. This doesn’t mean that from then on, He wanted to them to have swords and to be prepared to fight. How do we know? Several verses later, one of the disciples gets rebuked for using a sword. Later, we never read of them ever using or even having swords.
History
  1. Play Seterra: African capitals, Central.
  2. Play African capitals level 1.
  3. Add South Africa to your passport.
  4. *Print the Africa map.
  5. Label South Africa on your map.
  6. Also put Cape Town on your map. Have you noticed that Lesotho is inside South Africa?
  7. Look at the key. Is South Africa, mostly flat, hilly, or mountainous?
  8. Draw the mountains on your map.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. Review the rock cycle by singing karaoke.
  3. Review the water cycle.
  4. Make a water cycle diagram or *color this one.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the clarinet page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the bassoon page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 47

Bible

  1. Read Luke 23:1-25.
  2. In what verse does Jesus say that He is a king?  (answer: verse 3)
  3. It looks like Jesus was almost set free. Why isn’t Jesus upset and defending Himself even though He is innocent?  (answer: He “fought,” struggled in prayer the night before. He knows His Father is in control and He knew this was His choice for His glory. It was God’s will, and Jesus had surrendered Himself to doing God’s will.)
History
  1. Play countries level 2.
  2. Draw or make the South African flag.
  3. Listen to their national anthem.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. Read about moisture in the atmosphere, in the air around us. (just this one page)
  3. What makes us have chapped lips?
  4. What makes it feel sticky?
  5. Read about humidity. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working for you)
  6. What’s the humidity today where you live? Type your city into the search box. Click on “EXPAND WEATHER DETAILS” immediately below the Current Conditions.

Day 48 (Materials for Science: glass or metal cup, mercury thermometer to measure the water temperature, ice)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 23:32-56.
  2. The Jewish leaders and many who had gathered totally missed who Jesus was. Who realized it?  (answer: one of the criminals being crucified as well)
  3. Who realized that Jesus was innocent?  (answer: one of the Roman soldier)
History
  1. Play Seterra: African capitals.
  2. Read about South Africa and its history. You can use the safari link if you like.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. Read about condensation. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working for you.) Saturated means full, completely full, full to the brim, full like a sponge that is so full, if you added any more water it wouldn’t get soaked into the sponge
  3. Read about dew point. (Here is an alternate link if that one isn’t working for you.)
  4. Experiment:
    1. The dew point is defined as the temperature at which water vapor begins to condense.
    2. Question: What is the dew point right now? (At what temperature does water vapor begin to condense.)
    3. Procedure:
      • Take a metal or glass cup and add room temperature water. (It’s okay if it’s a little warm.)
      • Measure the water temperature.
      • Add ice a bit at a time and watch the outside of the cup.
      • As soon as you see condensation, water appear on the outside of the cup, record the temperature of the water.
    4. Conclusion: That’s the dew point, the temperature at which water vapor in the air begins to condense into liquid.
Art
  1. Look at artwork by South African artists. Is there an emphasis? What catches your eye? What colors are used?

Day 49*   

Bible

  1. Read Luke 24:1-35.
  2. Here are two examples of how believers don’t believe what the Bible says. Can you find them? (answer: Jesus told them plainly repeatedly that He was going to die and resurrect. They didn’t want to hear it. On the road to Emmaus, the two men were walking with Jesus and Jesus points out how the Scriptures told all these things would happen, but they didn’t see it or understand it or believe it. They also missed the fact that Jesus was right there in front of them talking to them.)
  3. Are you missing something right in front of you? When you read the Bible, ask God to help you really see, hear and understand. Believe what it says. So often Christians don’t actually read and follow the Scriptures. They just believe what they hear without seeking God in His Word.
History
  1. Play Seterra: African countries.
  2. *Fill in this worksheet about South Africa. Here are two sites to help you fill it out.
  • facts
  • Learn about Nelson Mandela. Read the first page. To learn more you can click on Problems in South Africa, Struggle for Freedom and President Mandela.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. Read the three pages about clouds.
  3. *Cut out four of the cloud pictures. (I could just cut out the boxes with the clouds and words and leave the rest.)
  4. Glue them onto a piece of paper or cardboard or poster board so you don’t lose them. On Day 50 you can finish cutting them out.
  5. What kind of clouds are outside now?

Catch the falling ice.


Day 50

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Play capitals level 2.
  2. Read about kids in South Africa.
  3. Look at pictures of South Africa. Scroll down to under the flag.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. Finish cutting out the clouds. (From Day 49)
  3. You can glue them on with the others.
  4. Every time you see one of the types of clouds, put a tally mark under that cloud picture.

PE/Health

  1. Figure out an estimate of how many calories you used yesterday being active. An estimate means a good guess. You don’t need to know the exact amount of time you spent doing things.  If you didn’t do any of those things, how about sitting and reading, talking, sleeping, eating, chores? Use the calorie counter sheet that is closest to your weight (60 or 90 lbs): Calories burned 60 or Calories burned 90
  2. Remember your body uses calories just breathing, but the more you do the more energy (calories) you need.

Day 51*   (Optional Materials History: yellow cornmeal)

Bible

  1. Read Luke 24:36-53.
  2. This is the last part of the book of Luke.
  3. What are some characteristics of Jesus’ resurrected body?  (answer: He can just appear in a room. He says he has flesh and bones and he can eat normal food.)
  4. This is an idea of what it will be like for us when we are given our new spiritual bodies.
History*
  1. African countries  Choose easy.
  2. If you are using your passport, add Kenya and today’s date.
  3. *Print pages 4 – 12 of this Kenya lapbook. You are going to put together this lapbook. You can use a file folder like described in the directions or just attach the pieces to anything. You could use construction paper and staple some into a book. You could make the pieces into a poster. You could just attach them to regular paper in your binder.
  4. Today you are going to put together the pieces on page 4. You’ll need the picture of ugali from page 6.
  5. When you are done, show the pieces to someone and read them what they say.
  6. You can try the recipe if you like. My Kenyan friends made this every time we came for dinner.
  7. Listen to the national anthem.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water. (The third page is a cartoon. You can look at the whole page.)
  2. Every time you see one of the types of clouds, put a tally mark under that cloud picture.
  3. Make a picture of each of three main types of clouds: cumulus, stratus and cirrus. You can just draw or paint. Or, if you have the materials, you can try a puffy paint project. Here are two ways to do it.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the bassoon page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the violin page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 52

Bible

  1. Read Job 1. (It is pronounced Jobe.)
  2. Tell the story to someone.
  3. What are some things we can learn about Satan from this?  (answer: He has to ask permission before attacking a godly man. He obeys God. God put limits on what Satan could do with His word only. He roams the earth.)
History
  1. African countries  Choose hard.
  2. Complete page 5 of the lapbook.
  3. Take a look at Kenyan money (shillings). These are images of the fronts and on the right the backs of the bills.
  4. Here’s one more image.
  5. Find President Obama’s family tribe. “He’s from the Luo tribe.”
  6. Figure out what geographical area of Africa Kenya is in.
  7. Show your new lapbook piece to someone and read it to them.
Science
  1. Read the next three pages of The First Book of Water.
  2. Every time you see one of the types of clouds, put a tally mark under that cloud picture.
  3. Read about snow, sleet, rain and hail.
  4. What does the graph show?
  5. Draw pictures of different types of snow.

Day 53(*)  (Materials for Science: glass jar)

Bible

  1. Read Job 2.
  2. Tell someone what happens in this chapter.
  3. What does Job’s wife suggest?  (answer: cursing God for doing this to him and being punished with death for cursing God)
  4. What is Job’s response?  (answer: We should accept the good and the bad.)
  5. Who comes to visit?  (answer: three friends)
  6. How did the friends comfort him?  (answer: They could only cry with him and stay with him.)
  7. Did God allow this to happen to Job because of Job’s great sin?  (answer: No, God calls him blameless and upright.)
History
  1. Play Seterra: African countries.
  2. Use page 6 to complete the piece on page 7.
  3. Learn about bodies of water around Africa.
Science(*)
  1. Finish the book, The First Book of Water.
  2. Every time you see one of the types of clouds, put a tally mark under that cloud picture.
  3. Learn about measuring precipitation. Just read this one page.
  4. Make a rain gauge. If you are getting snow, allow the snow to melt to measure the precipitation amount. (*)If you want, you can tape a paper ruler to the jar. Cover the ruler with tape completely to protect it from the rain.
  5. Look at today’s precipitation in America. Where is it precipitating the most?
  6. If you are in America, you might like to see an average precipitation map for your state.
Art
  1. Look at the artwork by Kenyan artist, Beth Kimwele. Click on the pictures to see them better. Notice her colors!

Day 54

Bible

  1. Now the three friends and Job have long, poetic conversations.
  2. Read Job 5:8-26, where one of the friends is talking to Job.
  3. What does he think is the cause of Job’s problems?  (hint: verse 17)  (answer: He thinks Job must have sinned and he’s being disciplined.)

Find the hidden pictures.

History
  1. Africa’s geography  Choose the hardest level of countries you think you can do.
  2. Use the top three pictures on page 9 to complete the piece on page 8.
  3. Read page 13 of the pdf. You can use the link on there to listen to swahili.
Science
  1. Every time you see one of the types of clouds, put a tally mark under that cloud picture.
  2. Read about temperature. Keep clicking on next. You can stop on the page after the thermometer.
  3. Drag the slider up and down the thermometer to see what average temperatures are for various things, both in Fahrenheit and in Celsius.
  4. What’s the current temperature where you are?
  5. Find your current temperature on the other scale, either Fahrenheit or Celsius.
  6. Sometimes the temperature feels different than it is. When you are out in the sun it feels hotter than in the shade. Wet your hands and wave them around to act like wind is blowing on them. Do they feel colder? We call that wind chill. When it’s windy, it feels cooler.

Day 55   (Materials for Science: small coffee can–can substitute something else, plastic wrap, straw, index card–can substitute, rubber band)

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Learn about Africa’s rivers.
  2. Finish your lapbook.
  3. Show it off.
  4. Would you like to see more pictures of Kenya?
Science
  1. Every time you see one of the types of clouds, put a tally mark under that cloud picture.
  2. Now we’ll learn about what causes the wind in the wind chill.
  3. Read the pages about air pressure and how to measure it. Stop when you get to wind.
  4. Make a barometer.
PE/Health
  1. Follow the directions in the video. EXCEPT DON’T SCREAM!
  2. Play it again.

Day 56   (Materials for Science: index card, paper clip, straw, straight pin, pencil with eraser, clay/play dough)

Bible

  1. Read Job 6:10-30.
  2. Have Job’s friends been helpful?  (hint: verse 21)  (answer: no)
  3. Does Job think his friend is right, that he has sinned?  (answer: no)
  4. This conversation goes back and forth and on and on. Read these final words of the conversation. Does Job ever change his mind about his innocence?
History
  1. African capitals  Choose easy.
  2. *Complete this worksheet on Nigeria. Here are two sites to help you fill it out.
Science
  1. Every time you see one of the types of clouds, put a tally mark under that cloud picture.
  2. Read about the wind and how to measure it. (Weather vanes are the last page.)
  3. Make a weather vane.
    • Cut a triangle out of the end of an index card.
    • Attach a paper clip to the end of the triangle.
    • Tape them onto both ends of a straw.
    • Use a straight pin to attach the straw to a pencil eraser.
    • Stand the pencil up using some kind of clay.
    • Put it outside.
    • When the wind blows, which way is it blowing?
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the violin page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the viola page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 57(*)

Bible

  1. Read Job 32.
  2. Job and the three friends argue back and forth. When they are done, one man, Elihu, speaks.
  3. Why did he wait to speak? (answer: He is the youngest.)
  4. What has him angry?  (answer: Job is self righteous and the others are accusing of wrong doing without proof.)
History
  1. African capitals  Choose easy.
  2. *Color in a flag of Nigeria and read about its history. (You’ll have to scroll down to Nigeria to find the flag worksheet.)
  3. Try to speak in Nigerian Pidgin.
  4. Read the day in the life.
Science
  1. Read about a blizzard.
  2. Try cloud concentration.
  3. Read the story of visiting the National Weather Service. (*)If you like, print a page or all of it for coloring.

Day 58  (Material for Art: Q-tips)

Bible

  1. Read Job 38.
  2. Orion and Pleiades are constellations.
  3. God speaks. What does he say? What’s His point?  (answer: I am God and you aren’t.)
History
  1. Play Seterra: African capitals.
  2. Plan a trip to Africa. Decide how long you are going to stay. Decide where you will go, what you will see,… Write it all out. Write the date and where you will be and what you will do.
  3. On this site you can use the sightseeing guides for all of the African countries listed. Click on the country. Click on the guide. You can find the link at the top left.
  4. You can continue this on Day 59.
Science
  1. Choose one of these tricky games.
    • Help a water droplet through the water cycle.
    • Color the world’s cloud patterns. (Color all the 1s the same color, all the 2s the same color, etc.)
Art
  1. Look at this painting by Beth Kimwele from Kenya. She uses a form of pointillism. She makes the picture out of small shapes. Do you see how the skirt on the woman in the background is just made up of small rectangles? You can click through the pictures. The last one uses dots to make the picture. That’s what you are going to do.
  2. Here’s the most famous painting of this type. It’s by Seurat. It’s done all with small dots.
  3. Try your own. Use a Q-tip to paint. Here are instructions. Think about your colors. Mix them. Put them next to each other. Use your blues and your reds to create a warm or cool feeling.

Day 59

Bible

  1. Read Job 39. God is still speaking to Job.
  2. He’s telling Job he doesn’t know everything. Job was right that he hadn’t committed some sin that he was being punished for, but he was being self-righteous, right and wise in his own eyes. God is reminding him who Job is next to God.
  3. What can you learn about ostriches from this?
History
  1. African countries  Choose Africa.
  2. If you have finished planning your trip through Africa, you can pick one game to play.
Science
  1. Watch the story.
  2. Read about tornadoes. There are several pages. Use the simulation link on the first page.
  3. What kind of weather warnings do you see on this map? (changes daily)

Are you finished with all your work? Catch some fish.


Day 60*

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. It’s okay if you don’t remember all these. That’s why you’re playing again.
  2. European bodies of water
  3. European countries  Choose between easy and hard.
  4. Europe’s geography  Choose the hardest level you think you can do under capitals.
Science*
  1. Read about tornadoes.
  2. *Answer the questions on the quiz on page 8 of the pdf.
  3. Check your answers on the last page.
PE/Health
  1. Play the household hazard game. Read the directions or you won’t know what to do. There is one hazard to find in each room. Walk up to it and press spacebar.

Day 61

Bible

  1. Read Job 40.
  2. In verse 5 we can see an example of why this is called poetry. Can you see the repetition?
  3. Job knew that he had done right and had been justifying himself. What has Job accused God of? (hint:verse 8)  (answer: of not being fair  He’s saying that God let this happen to him even though he never did anything wrong.)
  4. What is God accusing Job of?  (answer: self-righteousness, Job is right in his own eyes.)
  5. Isaiah teaches us that “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.” Our righteousness, our goodness, is nothing compare to the holiness of God. That’s why we need a Savior in Jesus to come. He saves us from our sins by allowing us forgiveness through His death and by giving us His Spirit, His life through His resurrection, which allows us to live in His righteousness, puts His goodness in us?
  6. Job was good by human standards, but he didn’t realize before this time that his righteousness, his good works, would never match God’s perfect holiness.
History  (Optional ReadingThe Book of Missionary Heroes pp.65-126)
  1. Learn about Australia. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
  2. You are going to be making a commercial about Australia. You can be thinking about that as you learn about it.
  3. You can also look at the pictures on this main page as well as read the fast facts and see the flag. Does something about the flag seem familiar? Compare it to the UK’s flag. (Australia was ruled by Britain at one time. They broke away peaceable, without war, and one agreement was that they would retain the British flag on their flag to show their connection.)
Science
  1. Read about lightning.
  2. Here is another version of the type of map on the second page. This is a lightning density map. It shows how many flashes there are in any given area in a year. Which state sees the most lightning? What part of the country sees the least? If you are in America, what is it like in your state?
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the viola page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the cello page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 62*

Bible

  1. Read the end of the story, Job 42.
  2. What do you think of how the story ends?
  3. What can you learn from Job’s story?
History
    1. Read through the history timeline.
    2. Read about James Cook.
    3. *Write something about James Cook. You can color him too.
Science*
  1. *Read the booklet on lightning and take the quiz on page 6 (print the quiz).
  2. Check your answers on the last page when you are done.

Day 63   (Materials for L: balloon, florescent light bulb, brown paper lunch bag or you can just use the balloon)

Bible

  1. Read Ecclesiates 1. This is a different kind of book. It is written by Solomon, the wise king, remember him? He is searching for meaning in life.
  2. What does he find is meaningless?  (answer: everything)
  3. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work or shouldn’t do school. It means that the pursuit of those things doesn’t create meaning in your life. At the end of your life there would have been no point if that’s all that you had done.
History
  1. Read about a day in the life of a kid in Australia.
  2. *Draw the deserts and the mountains of Australia on a blank map.
  3. Here’s a map to show you.  Dark green shows mountain ranges, light green is lowland areas, and the brown colors are deserts.
Science
  1. Make lightning.
  2. Make thunder.
Art
  1. Here are impressionist paintings from Australia. These aren’t paintings with clear details, but can you still understand what it’s showing. Do they create a feeling?

Day 64

Bible

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 2:1-11.
  2. What are some things he tried to find purpose and to make himself happy?  (answer: getting things that he thought would bring him pleasure, wine, women, houses…)
  3. What was his conclusion?  (answer: pointless, it had no meaning)
  4. Studies have shown that depression is highest in the wealthiest countries. Having more doesn’t make you happy. I bet your parents have told you that in one way or another. They were right.
History
  1. Go sight seeing.
  2. Look at pictures.
  3. Start planning your commercial. It can be a radio or television commercial. You will put on your commercial on Day 65.
Science
  1. Read about hurricanes.
  2. What do you see on the videos?
  3. What do you notice about the names of hurricanes? There are two patterns to notice. (answer: They choose names in alphabetical order, first an A name, then a B name, etc. They also alternate between boy and girl names. Can you think of a reason to alternate between boy and girl names? hint: Hurricanes are not nice things.)

Are you finished with all your work? Break the bricks.


Day 65*

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Get your commercial together.
  2. Perform your commercial for an audience.
Science*
  1. Read about hurricanes and take the *quiz on page 6. Print the quiz if you like.
PE/Health
  1. Watch these videos on staying clean.

Day 66*

Bible

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
  2. These are famous lines. What do they say?  (answer: There is a time for everything.)
  3. Read Ecclesiastes 5:1-12.
  4. What wisdom does he share in this section?  (answer: Respect God by being careful with what you say. Riches bring worry not pleasure.)
History
  1. Use the links to explore New Zealand.
Science*
  1. Read this story about hurricanes and answer the questions. (*)Print page 2 to write out the answers. Otherwise, answer orally.
  2. Aim a hurricane. Drag and drop the high and low pressure symbols and then release the hurricane.
  3. How do the high and low pressure areas affect the path of the storm?
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the cello page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the bass page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 67*

Bible

  1. We’re going to skip to the end of Ecclesiastes. Read chapter 12 verses 9-14.
  2. What is his final conclusion?  (answer: Respect God and obey His commandments.)
History
  1. Play Seterra: Australia and surrounding countries.
  2. Play Flags of the World.
  3. Play the hardest level you can under European countries.
  4. Choose capitals.
Science*
  1. Read about winter storms and answer the questions on *page 10.

Day 68*

Bible

  1. Read Song of Songs ( or Song of Solomon) chapter 1 verses 1-4 and chapter 4:1-7.
  2. What is this book about?  (answer: the love in a marriage)
History
  1. Use the links to explore Indonesia.
Science*
  1. *Print out the thermometers.
  2. Each day you will write on the date and time on one thermometer.
  3. See online the current temperature at your location, or read a thermometer you have at home.
  4. Color in the thermometer to match the temperature.
  5. (*)On the back, you can write, draw or glue on a picture to show what it is like outside.
  6. Tell someone what you predict the weather will be like tomorrow. This is called forecasting the weather.
Art
  1. Look at the train painting by Australian artist, Lisa Ellen Hughes. You’ll have to click on it. It’s the second painting. How does she draw/paint the train tracks? the train? Look out a window. Choose something simple to express in a similar manner. You can choose different colors and shapes, but create a free, fun feeling like her paintings. Don’t try to be too perfect and realistic.

Day 69

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 1:1-19.
  2. What does verse 3 say the proverbs are for?  (answer: to teach you to live right, to make wise choices)
  3. What’s the first step to gaining knowledge?  (hint: verse 7) (answer: fear the Lord)
  4. Act out verse 10.
History
  1. Play Seterra: Australia and surrounding countries.
  2. Play Flags of the World.
  3. Play the hardest level you can under African countries.
  4. Choose capitals.
Science
  1. Write the date and time on one thermometer from the page you printed on Day 68.
  2. See online the current temperature at your location, or read a thermometer you have at home.
  3. Color in the thermometer to match the temperature.
  4. On the back, you can write, draw or glue on a picture to show what it is like outside.
  5. Tell someone what you predict the weather will be like tomorrow. This is called forecasting the weather.

Day 70

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. *Print this map. Show what you know. Name the continents, oceans, many countries. Tell about them. Teach someone all about what you have learned so far.
Science
  1. Write the date and time on one thermometer from the page you printed on Day 68.
  2. See online the current temperature at your location, or read a thermometer you have at home.
  3. Color in the thermometer to match the temperature.
  4. On the back, you can write, draw or glue on a picture to show what it is like outside.
  5. Tell someone what you predict the weather will be like tomorrow. This is called forecasting the weather.
  6. Does knowing one days’ temperature and conditions help you know what the next day will be like?

Type the letters to climb.

PE/Health
  1. Follow the directions and do the exercises.

Day 71

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 2:1-15.
  2. Who gives wisdom?  (answer:  the Lord)
  3. How does wisdom benefit you?  (answer: show you what is right, protect you, guard you against evil)
History*
  1. *Print a map of Asia.
  2. Click on each country and watch where it appears on the map. Make sure you have your volume on because it will read the country names to you. Practice saying each country’s name by repeating it after the computer.
  3. Look at your map that you printed. Show on your map what countries were not taught in your lesson.
Science
  1. Write the date and time on one thermometer from the page you printed on Day 68.
  2. See online the current temperature at your location, or read a thermometer you have at home.
  3. Color in the thermometer to match the temperature.
  4. On the back, you can write, draw or glue on a picture to show what it is like outside.
  5. Tell someone what you predict the weather will be like tomorrow. This is called forecasting the weather.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the bass page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the harp page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 72

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 3:1-12.
  2. What do verses 6, 8 and 10 say will happen if you do verses 5, 7 and 9? How can you do those things?
History
  1. *Print this map of the area we call the Middle East. The Middle East is part of Asia. We call China and other countries further east, the Far East.
  2. Choose a different color for each country. Color in each one. Here’s a map to help you.
(Optional readingThe Story of the Chosen People  A family read aloud or maybe 4th and up could read on their own)
Science
  1. Write the date and time on one thermometer from the page you printed on Day 68.
  2. See online the current temperature at your location, or read a thermometer you have at home.
  3. Color in the thermometer to match the temperature.
  4. On the back, you can write, draw or glue on a picture to show what it is like outside.
  5. How did you do in forecasting the weather? We’re going to learn more about forecasting.

Day 73

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 4:1-15.
  2. What will keep you safe?  (answers: wisdom, parents’ teaching)
History
  1. Look and read about the three main religions of the Middle East. Read about Judaism then click on Christianity and Islam across the top. Move your mouse around to read about the images.
  2.  Play Seterra: The Middle East.
Science
  1. Choose Report the Weather. Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is just for Easy Peasy students to do their assignments.
  2. Choose level 1. You will read the weather conditions and locations. Click on the weather symbol you need. It will appear on the map. Then you will drag it to the right city.
Art
  1. Take a look at Arabic calligraphy. This is an art form in the Middle East. Many people have Arabic portions from the Koran written in calligraphy as art work in their homes. What I am linking to is Arabic Bible verses.
  2. This is hard, but try to copy one of the verses at the site linked to in 1. Maybe Psalm 106:1 is a little simpler to copy. (This site may change, so if that’s not on the top row, choose one to try to copy.) Use a marker for this.
  3. If you would like to learn more about calligraphy, here’s one place to start.

Day 74

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 5:1-14.
  2. Sin can look enticing and appealing when it’s tempting you, but it ends up making you its prisoner and destroying you.
History
  1. Use all the links to learn about Jordan.
  2. You can label this on your map and in your passport.
  3. Tell someone about Jordan.
Science
  1. Choose Report the Weather. Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is just for Easy Peasy students to do their assignments.
  2. Choose level 2. You will read the weather conditions and locations. Click on the weather symbol you need. It will appear on the map. Then you will drag it to the right city.

Day 75*

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.

Go on a map adventure. Choose whichever one you like. I suggest using the Easy level unless you want a challenge.

History
  1. Use all the links to learn about Afghanistan.
  2. You can label this on your map and in your passport.
  3. Tell someone about Afghanistan.
  4. Play Seterra: The Middle East.
  5. Optional: recipes
Science*
  1. *Print out your state or location with the surrounding area. Make a weather map like the ones you made online. Put on the temperature and a picture of what it is like. (You can print a map of any country from that site.)
  2. You can use this site to see your current temperature and conditions.
  3. Then you can use this global current temperatures map to fill in some of the areas around your location. Scroll down and choose your location from the list.
PE/Health
  1. Learn about why we sleep.
  2. How do humans compare? How much sleep do you get? How do you compare?

Day 76*

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 6:6-23.
  2. Instead of being lazy, who should you be like? Why?  (answer: the ant  They are diligent workers. They are always working to prepare what they need and no one even has to tell them to do it.)
  3. What’s in the list of the things the Lord hates?  (answer: verses 17-19)
History
  1. Click on play. Change English to Hebrew by clicking on the arrow. Choose the hardest version of the game. Choose a topic. Click on start.
  2. As you play, say the names of the animals out loud.
  3. (*) Print this map of Israel, or you can look at it online. It shows the land as God divided it up among the twelve tribes. You are going to be learning about cities in Israel. Not all of them are going to be on this map. Use the ones that are to help you guess as best as you can which territory each location is in.
  4. Click on learn. Learn about these places in Israel: the Amatzia Caves, Ariel, Ashkelon, Atlit, Banias, Beersheba, Bet El, Bet Shean, Bet Shemesh, Bethlehem.
Science*
  1. *Make a weather map that shows your forecast for tomorrow.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the harp page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the French horn page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 77*

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 9:10-18.
  2. What’s the first step to becoming wise?  (answer: fearing God, “having respect for the Lord”)
History*
  1. (*) Under Judaism scroll down, down, down and click on Israel cities. It’s up to you if you want to choose easy or hard. Click on play.
  2. Use your map of Israel. Figure, as best as you can, which territory each city is in.
  3. Click on learn. Learn about these places in Israel: Caesarea, Dead Sea, Efrat, Eilat, Ein Gedi, Golan Heights, Haifa, Hebron, Herodium, and Jaffa.
Science*
  1. *Print out your state or location with the surrounding area. Make a weather map like the ones you made online. Put on the temperature and a picture of what it is like. (You can print a map of any country from that site.)
  2. You can use this site to see your current temperature and conditions.
  3. Compare it to your map from Day 76.
  4. You could include this in your portfolio.

Day 78

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 10:1-9.
  2. Share a piece of wisdom you learned.
History
  1. Click on play. Change English to Hebrew by clicking on the arrow. Choose the hardest version of the game. Choose a topic. Click on start.
  2. As you play say the names of the animals out loud.
  3. Use your map of Israel. Find, as best as you can, which territory each city is in.
  4. Click on learn. Learn about these places in Israel: Jericho, Jerusalem, Jordan River, Karmiel, Kfar Darom, Kibbutz Beit Guvrin, Kiryat Arba, Kiryat Shemona, Kochav Hayarden, Sea of Galilee.
  5. You’ll see some new words. A kibbutz is communal living which means everyone owns it together; everyone works together; everyone shares everything together. Each person gives what they can. Each person works for the good of everyone there.
  6. The Gaza Strip is a small piece of land that’s often in dispute over who owns it. Gaza in the Bible was given to the tribe of Judah. Ever hear of the phrase, “Lion of Judah?” That’s because Jesus is from the line of Judah, which means that Gaza belongs to Jesus’ family!
Science
  1. Review the cloud poster you made or review the clouds on this site.
  2. Can you identify the clouds?
  3. Read the weather comic strip.
  4. Make your own if you like.
Art
  1. Look at this painting called, “Jerusalem in God’s Hands.” What do you see in the painting? What shapes and colors are used? Do you think it is a simple painting? Do you think it is effective, meaning does it show its point that Jerusalem is in God’s hands?

Day 79*

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 11:12-28.
  2. What can help you gain respect?  (hint: verses 16-17) (answer: Be kind.)
  3. What do people who can be trusted do?  (hint: verse 13)  (answer: keep things to themselves, don’t gossip and talk about others)
History
  1. Click on the arrows to look at the different pictures. Find a star of David, shofor (horn), a Purim mask, a booth for living in during sukkot, menorah, ten commandments. You can color if you like.
  2. Use your map of Israel. Find, as best as you can, which territory each city is in.
  3. Click on learn. Learn about these places in Israel: Megiddo, Modi’in, Mount Gilboa, Nazareth, Qumran Caves, Rosh Hanikra, Shechem, Sedom, Shilo, Tel Aviv.
  4. Play Seterra: The Middle East.

Science*

  1.  *Try the word search.

Are you finished with all your work? Choose an activity.


Day 80

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Click on play. Change English to Hebrew by clicking on the arrow. Choose the hardest version of the game. Choose a topic. Click on start.
  2. As you play say the names of the animals out loud.
  3. Use your map of Israel. Find, as best as you can, which territory each city is in.
  4. Click on learn. Learn about these places in Israel: Tel Dan, Yavne, Zichron Yaachov, Zippori.
  5. Now look at the key or legend on this map of Israel and find the borders where the Israelites and the Philistines are still battling it out over the land.
  6. Let me give you a little Bible lesson on Israel.
    • “The history of the Jewish people begins with Abraham, and the story of Abraham begins when God tells him to leave his homeland, promising Abraham and his descendants a new home in the land of Canaan. (Gen. 12). This is the land now known as Israel, named after Abraham’s grandson, whose descendants are the Jewish people. The land is often referred to as the Promised Land because of God’s repeated promise (Gen. 12:7, 13:15, 15:18, 17:8) to give the land to the descendants of Abraham.” (from jewfaq.org)
    • “But suppose all of you turn away from me. Or your sons turn away from me. You refuse to obey the commands and rules I have given you. And you go off to serve other gods and worship them. Then I will cut Israel off from the land. It is the land I gave them. I will turn my back on this temple. I will do it even though I have set it apart for my Name to be there. Then Israel will be hated by all of the nations. They will laugh and joke about Israel.”1 Kings 9:6-7
    • This Scripture has proven true. The Jews blame the Muslims for taking their land and causing them troubles, but a student of Scripture knows that they are the cause of the trouble. They are not following God. They were cut off from their land. They have been returned in part to their land, but they are in constant battle for it. The Muslims make no secret of the fact that they think the nation of Israel and Jews should no longer exist. I have lived in places where you call someone a Jew if you want to call them a bad name. It seems like everyone hates the Jews when you travel outside of Christian circles.
    • One thing that I found fascinating is that I learned that the Jews are still fighting the Philistines. In the Bible the Israelites were always fighting the Philistines, remember Goliath? Philistine. In America we call them Palestinians. They are fighting Israel for control of parts of the country such as the Gaza Strip. Overseas the word of Palestinian is Philistine. They are still at it after all these years.
Science
  1. Do the puzzle. Fill in the blanks according to the clues. GOES is the name of a weather satellite. (This uses Shockwave. If you can’t use it, you can read the puzzle here.)
  2. Read the weather jokes.
PE/Health
  1. Read about eating right.

Day 81

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 12:15-28.
  2. What do you think is the best piece of wisdom in this chapter?
History  (Optional Reading: China: Hudson Taylor  This is 74 pages. This is for the youngest audience of these. Click on the single page icon at the bottom and then zoom in to read. The Book of Missionary Heroes pp.213-271; other reading from stores or library: Little Pear  is appropriate for everyone, but it is a younger book, maybe 3rd grade reading level. This is for China, but it is not in a modern setting. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson not only teaches some about China, but it also teaches about American culture and can help your children realize how much of what is natural to them is really their culture that is just “built in” by living in a certain place. This is maybe 5th grade reading level. I love this book. I highly recommend it to those who are raising kids overseas. Missionary biographies for China include Eric Liddell and Gladys Aylward. India missionary biographies are William Carey and Amy Carmichael. Other missionary biographies include Adoniram Judson in Burma.)
  1. Learn about the countries in Asia. Click on the countries to hear their names.
  2. *Print this lapbook on Turkey. If you want to save on printing, print just pages 4-14.
  3. Today do the language piece. Its title is on page 10, “Say That Again.” Also do the piece with the word Turkey. It goes with the border piece, the history and the map. Follow the directions in the lapbook for how to make the pieces.
Science
  1. Try to unscramble these weather words.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the French horn page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the trumpet page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 82

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 13.
  2. Which ones will help you do better with your school work? See if you can find at least four.
History
  1. Find the countries of Asia, level 1.
  2. Do the four question pieces. Search for the answer. (Or look it up in the back of the lapbook.)
Science
  1. Listen to the rock cycle song.
  2. Explain the rock cycle to someone.

Day 83  (Materials for Art: a piece of black paper)

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 14:7-23.
  2. If the way looks right, how can you avoid the wrong path described in verse 12?  (answer: wisdom!)
  3. How can working hard at your school work pay off? (verse 23)
History
  1. Find the countries of Asia, level 2.
  2. Do the meal piece. There are six parts to it.
Science
  1. Listen to a song about the earth’s layers.
  2. Tell someone what the layers are and what you remember about them.
Art
  1. You are going to make a silhouette of the Taj Mahal, like they did with this camel. This page has two sets of instructions. Instead of painting with the second set of instructions, you could try tracing it and then coloring it in black.
  2. Here’s a picture you can use.

Day 84

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 15:16-33.
  2. What do you think is the best piece of wisdom in today’s reading?
History
  1. Play Seterra: Asian countries.
  2. Do the two temperature pieces.
Science
  1. Listen to a song about rain and the water cycle.
  2. Tell someone about the water cycle. How does the rain get up in the sky and why does it fall back down?

Day 85

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Find the countries of Asia, the hardest level you think you can do.
  2. Do the pictures and read the additional notes on page 15.
  3. You can label Turkey on your map and in your passport.
Science
  1. Listen to the song about lightning and read along with this explanation of lightning storms.
  2. What makes lightning? What makes storms?

Play polar bear ice hockey.

PE/Health
  1. Play the freeze game. Have someone play music. You jump and dance to it until they turn it off. Then freeze. When they turn the music back on, go back to jumping and dancing. Keep going until the song is done.

Day 86  (Materials for Science: Students get to choose and/or create an experiment.)

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 16.
  2. What do you think is the best piece of wisdom in today’s reading?
History
  1. Watch the Japanese folk tale.
  2. Read Japan’s quick facts.
  3. Label it on your map and in your passport.
  4. Play Seterra: Asian countries.
Science
  1. Choose a question to answer.
  2. Design an experiment to answer the question. You can use an existing experiment if you like. (You should finish this step today.)
  3. Do the experiment.
  4. Record the experiment.
  5. Present your experiment on Day 90. You could make a video, a poster, a book or use this experiment book to write and draw in for your project.
  6. Upload your experiment. Take pictures of your project and put them on your computer. Email your pictures and description to me and I’ll add them to our Hall of Fame page. Email it to my Gmail address, allinonehomeschool. (By sending me pictures you are giving me permission to make a video out of your pictures and post it online.)
  7. Here are some experiment ideas based on what we’ve just been learning…and more ideas.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the trumpet page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the trombone page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 87

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 17.
  2. Do you agree with verse 1?
  3. Verse 9 is really important. Talking about sin, talking about what someone did wrong, can ruin your friendships, even in your family. It’s always important to forgive and then to forget it.
  4. Are your parents joyful? (verse 21)
History
  1. Watch the Japanese Folk Tale, Urashima.
  2. Try speaking Japanese.
  3. Go sightseeing.
  4. If you like, look at pictures of Japan.
  5. Play Seterra: Asian countries.
Science
  1. Choose a question to answer.
  2. Design an experiment to answer the question. You can use an existing experiment if you like. (You should finish this step today.)
  3. Do the experiment.
  4. Record the experiment.
  5. Present your experiment on Day 90. You could make a video, a poster, a book or use this experiment book to write and draw in for your project.
  6. Upload your experiment. Take pictures of your project and put them on your computer. Email your pictures and description to me and I’ll add them to our Hall of Fame page. Write to me through the contact page and I’ll send you my email address. (By sending me pictures you are giving me permission to make a video out of your pictures and post it online.)
  7. Here are some experiment ideas based on what we’ve just been learning…and more ideas.

Day 88

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 18.
  2. What do you think is the best wisdom you can learn from today’s reading?
  3. What do you think verse 10 means?
History
  1. Read about Japanese culture. Use the question and answer links.
  2. Tell someone all about it.
Science
  1. Choose a question to answer.
  2. Design an experiment to answer the question. You can use an existing experiment if you like. (You should finish this step today.)
  3. Do the experiment.
  4. Record the experiment.
  5. Present your experiment on Day 90. You could make a video, a poster, a book or use this experiment book to write and draw in for your project.
  6. Upload your experiment. Take pictures of your project and put them on your computer. Email your pictures and description to me and I’ll add them to our Hall of Fame page. Write to me through the contact page and I’ll send you my email address. (By sending me pictures you are giving me permission to make a video out of your pictures and post it online.)
  7. Here are some experiment ideas based on what we’ve just been learning…and more ideas.
Art
  1. We’re going to look at something totally different this week. Japanese Bunraku Puppet Theater. What type of artistry goes into this art form?

Are you done with your work? Play badminton.  Push the triangle play button to start.


Day 89

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 19.
  2. What did you learn from today’s reading?
History
  1. Read about Japan’s nature and climate. Use the links.
  2. What do those graphs tell you?
Science
  1. Choose a question to answer.
  2. Design an experiment to answer the question. You can use an existing experiment if you like. (You should finish this step today.)
  3. Do the experiment.
  4. Record the experiment.
  5. Present your experiment on Day 90. You could make a video, a poster, a book or use this experiment book to write and draw in for your project.
  6. Upload your experiment. Take pictures of your project and put them on your computer. Email your pictures and description to me and I’ll add them to our Hall of Fame page. Write to me through the contact page and I’ll send you my email address. (By sending me pictures you are giving me permission to make a video out of your pictures and post it online.)
  7. Here are some experiment ideas based on what we’ve just been learning…and more ideas.

Day 90

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Find the countries of Asia,  the hardest level you think you can do.
  2. Guess the gesture.
  3. Choose a part of Japanese culture you are interested in and learn more about it. Use the links on the page.
  4. Optional: cookbook
Science
  1. Choose a question to answer.
  2. Design an experiment to answer the question. You can use an existing experiment if you like. (You should finish this step today.)
  3. Do the experiment.
  4. Record the experiment.
  5. Present your experiment on Day 90. You could make a video, a poster, a book or use this experiment book to write and draw in for your project.
  6. Upload your experiment. Take pictures of your project and put them on your computer. Email your pictures and description to me and I’ll add them to our Hall of Fame page. Write to me through the contact page and I’ll send you my email address. (By sending me pictures you are giving me permission to make a video out of your pictures and post it online.)
  7. Here are some experiment ideas based on what we’ve just been learning…and more ideas.
PE/Health

Day 91

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 20:1-15.
  2. What are some ways that alcohol can cause problems? (verse 1)
  3. What do your actions say about you?  (verse 11)
History  (Other optional reading from a library or store: The House on Walenska Street is set in a Russian village of 1913. It chronicles the plights of Jewish family. Amazon.com lists this as 9-12 reading age, but my memory would have placed it as a 2nd grade reading level. I remember it as an easier novel and okay for younger children.)
  1. Read about Russia.
  2. Place Russian on your map and in your passport.
Science
  1. We are going to now focus on water on the planet earth. 70% of the earth is covered in water. Here’s apicture of 70%. The blue part shows how much of the earth is covered in water. The rest is the land. There is more than twice as much water than land!
  2. Some of this is review.
  3. Today read the first four topics under freshwater systems. You will read about watersheds, streams becoming rivers and rivers traveling into the ocean. Click on the links to the left. (Stop where there is a break, before river zones.)
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the trombone page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the tuba page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 92

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 21:1-13.
  2. Do you think you can substitute the word president for “king” in the first verse?
  3. (verse 13) God loves the poor. What can you do to show love to the poor?
History
  1. Try to speak some Russian.
  2. *Color in the Russian flag. You’ll need to scroll down to the last country.
  3. Here’s a picture of the flag.
  4. Play Seterra: Asian countries.
Science
  1. Click on river zones. Study the picture.
  2. Follow the directions and answer the questions on the page with your thoughts on the matter.

Day 93*

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 22:1-16.
  2. If you want anyone to be wanting to be your friend, what should you do?  (hint: verse 11)  (answer: be loving and kind)
History
  1. *Complete this worksheet on Russia. Here are two sites to help you fill it out.
Science*
  1. *Print out a map of the world.
  2. Read about hydroelectric plants.
  3. Read the chart about the longest rivers.
  4. Draw the rivers onto your map as best as you can. You could draw each with a pencil and number them on the map and write their names with their numbers at the top of the map.
  5. You can use this atlas to help you. Search the river names if you don’t know where they go.
  6. Hold onto this map.
Art
  1. Take a look at these photographs from Russia. You can click on several to see them bigger. What impression do they give of Russia. If this is all you had to go one, what would you think Russia was like?

Are you finished with your work? Play space invaders in Spanish! Don’t flip out. Use your powers of observation to figure out how to play.


Day 94

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 23:15-28.
  2. Read Proverbs 23:13-14 in a different translation.
  3. How can being disciplined and punished save you from death?
History
  1. Go sightseeing.
  2. Look at photographs of Russia.
  3. In the photos, make sure you see St. Basil’s Cathedral, the most famous landmark of Russia.
Science
  1. Clean the watershed.
  2. If you were successful, play a watershed game.

Day 95

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Read about Russia’s history.
  2. Read about a child’s life in Russia.
  3. Can you answer the questions?
  4. Play Seterra: Asian countries.
Science
  1. Read all about ponds and lakes. Click on that second link in the sidebar. Tell someone the differences between a pond and a lake.
  2. Read about pond succession. Click on that link on the left side of the page. What is pond succession?
  3. Fold a piece of paper in half in both directions. It now has four boxes. Number them 1 – 4. Draw four pictures showing what happens to ponds. The fourth should be a swamp. The third should be a marsh. What happens before those?
PE/Health
  1. Try the scavenger hunt.

Day 96

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 24:23-34.
  2. What’s a piece of wisdom you learned from this chapter?
History
  1. Use the links to learn about Thailand.
  2. Mark it on your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone about what you learned.
Science
  1. Read about oxbow lakes. Click on it from the list over on the left.
  2. Here are some pictures: photographdiagram.
  3. How are these lakes created?
  4. Look at this chart of the largest lakes in the world.
  5. Draw these lakes onto your map. Color in the area and number each. Make a lake key on your map. Write their names with their numbers.
  6. You can use this atlas to help you. Search the lake names if you don’t know where they go.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the tuba page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the percussion 1 page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 97

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 25:13-28.
  2. How should you treat your enemies?  (hint: verse 21)  (answer: You still show kindness.)
  3. Do you know what it means to nag? Verse 24 is about a wife, but you can drive your parents just as crazy. You don’t want them to think it would be better to not live in the house with you, do you?
History
  1. Use the links to learn about Vietnam.
  2. Mark it on your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone about what you learned.
Science
  1. Click on the link about the Great Lakes.
  2. Use the link on the page to see how they look from space. See if you can identify the lakes in the pictures. Maybe this image will help you.
  3. How many of the Great Lakes are on the largest lakes of the world list?  (answer: 2)
  4. Read about lake effect snow. (Use the arrows to read about it.) What causes it?

Day 98

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 27:1-12.
  2. What do you think is good wisdom in these verses?
  3. Talk with your parents about some “dangers” you might see coming. Going to your parents and telling them of it is probably the best way to stay safe.
History
  1. Use the links to learn about China.
  2. Mark it on your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone about what you learned.
  4. Play Seterra: Asian countries.
Science
Art
  1. Drawing is just making lines, straight lines, curvy lines, lines that keeping going, lines that come around and close a shape.
  2. Look for lines in these pictures and then look around the room you are in for lines. There may be hundreds!

Day 99

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 28:1-14.
  2. Do you agree with verse 6?
  3. I think verse 13 is the most important. How is this verse related to 1 John 1:9? What happens when we don’t confess our sin?
History
  1. Use the links to learn about South Korea.
  2. Mark it on your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone about what you learned.

Find the hidden pictures.

Science
  1. Read the introduction and the first three links about wetlands. Click on the link “deltas” when you see it to look at the pictures.
  2. What is a delta?  (answer: A delta is a land formation, triangular in shape, made up of sand and sediment. It forms at where a river flows into a body of water such as a lake or ocean.)
  3. What are the wetlands? Why are they important? What dangers do they face?

Day 100

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Use the links to learn about Pakistan.
  2. Mark it on your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone about what you learned.
Science
  1. Watch the wetlands show.  (30 minutes)
PE/Health
  1. Scroll down to where it says Healthy Eating. Click on the PICTURE.

Day 101

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 29:6-22.
  2. What does verse 17 say?
  3. What does verse 22 say? Do you get angry? Ask God to help you control your temper.
  4. What wisdom do you think you should learn from today’s reading?
History
  1. Look around at different Asian locations on this site. Choose one to write a travel guide for.
  2. You will include a pages on where to go (with a map), what to see (with a picture), what to eat, what to do… Include pictures and make it sound fun and interesting!
  3. You are writing it for one country. It should have at least 5 pages, including a cover.
  4. You need to finish on Day 104.
  5. European countries  Choose between easy and hard.
Science
  1. Read about estuaries, salt marshes, mud flats, mangrove forests.
  2. What are each of these things? What is unique about each one? How are mangrove forests helpful? How are they endangered?
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the percussion 1 page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the percussion 2 page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 102

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 30:24-33.
  2. What makes the animals wise?
  3. If you think you are better than someone else (maybe you just won at something), why should you put your hand over your mouth? (hint: verse 33)  (answer: You may stir up a fight.)
History
  1. Look around at different Asian locations on this site. Choose one to write a travel guide for.
  2. You will include a pages on where to go (with a map), what to see (with a picture), what to eat, what to do… Include pictures and make it sound fun and interesting!
  3. You are writing it for one country. It should have at least 5 pages, including a cover.
  4. You need to finish on Day 104.
  5. European captials  Choose between easy and hard.
Science
  1. Read about currents and waves. (Density is related to heavy something is.)
  2. Read more about waves and currents.
  3. Draw currents onto your map. Use lines and arrows to show how water moves around the world. You don’t have to draw as many arrows as they have. Where they have three all going around the same way, you can just draw one to show the direction. Then your map won’t be so cluttered.

Day 103

Bible

  1. Read Proverbs 31:10-31.
  2. This is what we call, “The Proverbs 31 woman.”
  3. What kind of woman should be praised?  (hint: verse 30)
  4. What kinds of things does she do?  (answer: She helps her husband, she makes things with her hands for her family, she does business (trading), she is wise, takes care of the family…)
History
  1. Look around at different Asian locations on this site. Choose one to write a travel guide for.
  2. You will include a pages on where to go (with a map), what to see (with a picture), what to eat, what to do… Include pictures and make it sound fun and interesting!
  3. You are writing it for one country. It should have at least 5 pages, including a cover.
  4. You need to finish on Day 104.
  5. African countries  Choose between easy and hard.
Science
  1. Read about tides. (You aren’t going to do the tide activity.)
  2. Watch the tide come in. Be patient. Click towards the top of the picture and drag your mouse down across the picture to bring in the tide. Click toward the top and do it again and again until the water is all in.
Art
  1. Follow the directions to do this line art project.

Day 104

Bible

  1. We’re starting a new book today, the book of Psalms, or the book of songs.
  2. Since they were meant to be sung, I thought maybe it would be nice to listen to them.
  3. I will link to it in your same version to read, or if you prefer, you can listen to it in the New King James Version.
  4. Read Psalm 1 or listen.
  5. What’s the difference between the tree in verse 3 and the straw in verse 4?  (He’s talking about people. Think about what’s happening to the straw and what the tree’s roots do.)  (answer: The tree can’t be moved. It’s being fed by the steam. It’s growing. The straw is dead.)
  6. Who is the tree? (answer: a righteous person)
  7. Who is the straw?  (answer: Those who choose to sin.)
History
  1. Look around at different Asian locations on this site. Choose one to write a travel guide for.
  2. You will include a pages on where to go (with a map), what to see (with a picture), what to eat, what to do… Include pictures and make it sound fun and interesting!
  3. You are writing it for one country. It should have at least 5 pages, including a cover.
  4. Finish it today!
  5. African capitals  Choose between easy and hard.
Science
  1. Read The Wave to the very end of page 4.
  2. Here’s Bondi Beach which the story will talk about. It’s in New South Wales, Australia (look in the bottom right).

Day 105

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Present your travel brochure to an audience.
  2. Learn a little about families around the world. What can you observe from the pictures?

Go on a map adventure. Choose whichever one you like. I suggest using the Easy level unless you want a challenge.

Science
  1. Finish reading The Wave to the very end. Start on page 5.
  2. Here’s Bondi Beach which the story will talk about. It’s in New South Wales, Australia (look in the bottom right).
PE/Health
  1. We’re going to learn some about different sports. Football 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. Read Psalm 2 or listen.
  2. Why is the Lord laughing?  (answer: He knows the rulers of nations are making plans but He’s the One really deciding what happens.)
History*
  1. You are going to be learning about the people who are native to the North Pole.
  2. *Print pages 6-7, 9-10, and 19 of the Eskimo lapbook pdf.
  3. Read the first three sections (the people, the land, the communities) and then write a sentence on each about what you learned on the lined lapbook pieces. . You could draw a picture or write a title at the top of each.
Science
  1. Read about the oceans. Keep clicking next until you finish with the Arctic Ocean.
  2. On your map shade each ocean a different color. Use crayon or colored pencil. Tell someone each ocean’s name and point to it on your map.
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the percussion 2 page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the percussion 3 page opens. Then you can click on quit.

Day 107

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 3 or listen. This explains that David wrote this while he was fleeing Absalom, his son who rose up to try to take over the kingdom.
  2. Something to notice in the Pslams is that they will often start with David telling his troubles, but then often end with him praising God. This is an example for us of how to pray. We can tell God our troubles, our needs, but we should then recognize that He is able and willing, that He loves us and is for us, and praise and thank Him.
History
  1. Read the section called “The Spirit.”
  2. You can use the link to read more about their arts and crafts.
  3. View Inuit soapstone creations.
  4. Fill in the “Eskimo Art Matchbooks.”
Science
  1. Read about the earth’s water. Read the introduction on the page and then click on Frequently Asked Questions from the list on the left.
  2. What fifth ocean does this site talk about? (answer: Southern Ocean)
  3. Shade it in on your map.
  4. Mark the three largest seas on your map. Color them, outline them or label them. You can use theatlas to help you find them.
  5. You could put your map in your portfolio. Give it to a parent to hold onto.

Day 108

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 4 or listen.
  2. Why can he sleep peacefully? (hint: verse 8)  (answer: He can sleep because God keeps him safe.)
History
  1. Finish reading the page about the modern day Eskimo, or Inuit.
  2. Read  about the Inuksuit. (I know this is a little hard to read.)
  3. Complete the “Build an Inuksuit” piece.
  4. Write about the Inuksuit and then make your own. You can cut and glue pieces onto your lapbook piece.
Science
  1. Read about ocean light zones.
  2. You can watch this episode of Wild Kratts. They go down to the floor of the ocean where there is no light. If this link disappears, you can search for the Seasquatch episode.
Art
  1. Look at the colors of Antarctica. What feeling do the colors in the pictures give? (Colours is the British spelling of the word.)
  2. If you would like, here are more pictures of Antarctica.

Day 109

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 5 or listen.
  2. Choose a favorite verse from this chapter. Why is it your favorite?
History
  1. Can you see the Arctic on this view of the earth from space?
  2. Read about the changing light during the four seasons.
  3. Read more about the “midnight sun.”
  4. Write about “Summer in the Arctic.”
Science
  1. Look at the depths of the oceans. Click on “data.” The oceans aren’t flat. These average depths and then the deepest points.
  2. Look at what the ocean floor can look like.
  3. Click on the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean link.
  4. What facts did you learn from these pages?
  5. Take a look at these pictures of underwater volcanoes.

Are you finished with your work? Can you get the right shot before your air runs out?


Day 110

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Learn about traditional Inuit games. Click on the ones that interest you.
  2. Fill in the Arctic Fun and Games lapbook piece with info about the games you learned about.
Science
  1. Read about how the ocean refreshes itself.
  2. Draw a diagram of what happens. Explain your diagram to someone.
  3. You could save your diagram for your portfolio.
PE/Health
  1. Read the rules of football and explain them to someone.
  2. What does the offense do?

Day 111*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 6 or listen.
  2. David is in the middle of some trouble. He asks the Lord to not rebuke or discipline him, so maybe he has sinned and that has brought on the troubles. He asks  the Lord, “How long?” What does he want to know?  (answer: how long until his troubles are over)
History*
  1. Look at the new 7 Wonders of the World. Read the descriptions of each.
  2. Put a symbol on your maps for them.
  3. *Print out a map of South America for this. (We’re doing this next anyway.)
  4. See more by watching this video.
  5. One more video…these have the original as well as the new wonders of the world.
Science
  1. Read about the forests of the ocean.
  2. Take a look at these underwater exploration photographs. You’ll see a kelp forest in there!
Music
  1. Play the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Game. Log in. Read the percussion 3 page and listen to the variations. Then you can play the game. Continue until the game ends.

Day 112

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 7 or listen.
  2. If you are listening, iniquity means sin.
  3. David is asking God to act with justice. God is a just God which means that He makes decisions by what is right and fair.
History
  1. Place the landmarks. Read their names when you find their homes.
  2. Do you know them? After you check your answers, if you got any wrong, reset the quiz and try again.
  3. Listen to the song, One Small World.

Just for fun: Play this game. Click on arcade to begin. Use the right and left arrows and space bar to choose the queen, to jump and catch the balloons, to choose the color word on the right or left, to stop the blocks exactly on top of each other, and to swap two letters (it says “replace” but think swap or switch.) Then back to work!

Science
  1. Make a map of the ocean floor by taking soundings. Boats use radar to send down signals which bounce off the ocean floor. They can then “see” how deep it is there. You’ve seen that the ocean floor isn’t like the floor in your house. It’s not flat! Not at all. Ask a parent to make an ocean floor or make ocean floors for each other if you have siblings to work with. (Directions are below.)
  2. Get some sort of box and put things of different sizes inside. Make valleys and mountains. Cover it with aluminum foil.
  3. Put holes in the foil spread out across the top, not too close together.
  4. You are going to take soundings. Drop a thread with a paper clip attached to it down holes in the cover. Measure how long the thread was when it hit bottom.
  5. Mark on your graph the depths of your “ocean” at each location across the box. The first hole is the first location. Above it on the graph put a dot at the right depth.
  6. Here are pictures of when our family did this. (Scroll down.)
  7. Maybe you’d like to keep this for your portfolio. Give it to a parent to save.

Day 113

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 8 or listen.
  2. What is David thinking and feeling when he says verse 4?  (answer: He sees that the world and universe are immense and he’s so small in it and can’t believe that he is someone God pays attention to, let alone cares for.)
History
  1. Move your mouse over each picture. Look at each landmark picture. Read the name and what country it is in.
  2. Then choose one (or more) and do the puzzle.
Science
  1. Solve the Secrets at Sea mysteries. ( Copy down the code when you get there.)
  2. Do chapter 1 today. Search around for clues and info on where to go. Click on things to put them back (to close).
Art
  1. Take a look at these famous landmark buildings. Buildings are designed by a special type of artist called architects.
  2. Look for lines and patterns in the buildings?
  3. Which building is your favorite? Why?

Day 114

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 9 or listen.
  2. What is something David praises God for?
History
  1. Name the continents and oceans.
  2. Find the bodies of water.
  3. Find the countries of Asia,  the hardest level you think you can do.
  4. Play Seterra: Asian countries.
Science
  1. Solve the Secrets at Sea mysteries. Do chapter 2.

Day 115

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Play Seterra: The Middle East.
  2. Find the African bodies of water. (Use what you know to make educated guesses and learn what you can as you go.)
  3. Find the European bodies of water.
  4. Place the flags of Europe. Click the button to turn on the map help to find the flag. Then click on the country.
Science
  1. Solve the Secrets at Sea mysteries. Do chapter 3.
PE/Health
  1. Do your warm up and then learn to run. Then run!
  2. You can do this every day this week.

Day 116*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 10 or listen.
  2. What is one thing wrong David sees happening?  (answer: He gives lots of examples of evil that people are doing.)
  3. What does he know God will do?  (hint: verses 17-18)  (answer: He knows that God will hear and see and make sure justice comes to the orphans and the poor who are oppressed.)
History*  (Other optional reading, from library or store: Bruchko is a missionary story in Colombia.)
  1. Read this South American folktale, The Boy and the Violin.
  2. Label Brazil on your map and add it to your passport.
  3. Read the facts.
  4. Look at Brazil’s flag and read underneath it what it means.
  5. *Print the flag of Brazil and color it in.
Science
  1. Solve the Secrets at Sea mysteries. Do chapter 4.
Music
  1. Play an instrument. Choose an instrument and play. Create music.

Day 117

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 11 or listen.
  2. Read verse 4. What does the Lord see when he studies you?
History
  1. Print out the Brazil lapbook. (There is a video link on page 15 which no longer works. It’s not needed for your assignments.)
  2. Read the Day in the Life.
  3. Choose three pieces to put together from the lapbook.
  4. Play Settera: South American countries.
Science
  1. Read chapters 1 and 2 of Paddle to the Sea.

Play big fish.


Day 118

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 12 or listen.
  2. You need to remember that this poetry. It sounds more beautiful in Hebrew. These were songs. They come across differently in English.
  3. How about listen to one in Hebrew. You can listen for the repeating sounds of poetry. You can listen for “Adonai,” a name of God meaning Lord.
History
  1. Speak Portuguese.
  2. Complete three lapbook pieces.
  3. Play Settera: South American countries.
Science
  1. Read chapters 3 and 4 of Paddle to the Sea.
Art
  1. Here’s a different type of art. What type of art goes into Brazil’s Carnival? Look at the pictures. These are sculptures, moving sculptures. Plus there are costumes. Someone drew the plans, chose the colors, textures, etc. (I know the pictures are small, but the costumes tend to be immodest, so I wanted to keep them hard to see!)

Day 119

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 13 or listen.
  2. David again changes the way he speaks from the beginning to the end of the Psalm. How David feels now (sad heart) doesn’t change who God is (“so good to me”).
History
  1. Complete three lapbook pieces.
  2. Go sight seeing.
  3. Play Settera: South American countries.
Science
  1. Watch the video of the story, Paddle to the Sea(30 minutes)

Day 120

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Finish your lapbook.
  2. Race around the world.
Science
  1. Use a map of your area (maybe you’d like to use this atlas) to answer the following questions as best you can.
  2. If we put a Paddle Person in a local stream, where would it go?
  3. What waterways would carry our Paddle Person toward the ocean?
  4. Is there anything along this route that could keep our Paddle Person from eventually reaching the ocean (a dam, for example)?
  5. Would it be possible for our Paddle Person to travel by more than one route? If so, where would the different routes carry our Paddle Person?
  6. What ocean would our Paddle Person reach?

(Questions from Ohio Sea Grant)

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   (Materials for Science: clear 2 liter bottle–can probably get away with smaller, flashlight, milk–and water)

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 14 or listen.
  2. Verse three says that everyone is evil and no one does good. What does the New Testament have to say about that?
History
  1. Read about Argentina. Watch a little of the video on the page. You don’t have to use the links, just read what’s on the page.
  2. Read about the day in the life of a kid in Argentina.
  3. Play Settera: South American capitals.
Science
  1. Read this page on rainbows and other sky lights. They exist because of the unique conditions in theatmosphere. The atmosphere is the layer of gases that surround the earth. The air you are breathing right now is part of earth’s atmosphere.
  2. Try this experiment showing why the sky is blue.
Music
  1. Play Star Catcher and listen to the rhythm of the music of your choice.

Day 122*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 15 or listen.
  2. Who can go to heaven according to this Psalm?
  3. The only one who can be perfect, holy, enough to be in God’s presence is the one whom God has forgiven and cleansed from sin and who has been given the perfect Holy Spirit.
History*
  1. Read the history of Argentina.
  2. *Color in the flag of Argentina. It’s the first one on the page when you scroll down to the countries.
  3. The land where Argentina is was once controlled by what country? They fought a war to gain their independence. Look on your flag worksheet to answer the question.
  4. Listen to their National Anthem.
  5. Play Settera: South American capitals.
Science
  1. Read about the atmosphere.
  2. Try labeling the atmosphere layers. Don’t worry. It will help you get them in the right places.

Day 123

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 16 or listen.
  2. Use some of the words or feelings expressed in this song to praise God.  You could even turn them into a song yourself.
History
  1. Go sight seeing in Argentina.
  2. Use the links up on the left to view the language guide.
  3. Here are more pictures for  you to look at.
  4. Here are recipes if you are interested.
  5. Keep in mind things to do and places to go. You’ll need some of those for your project.
  6. Play Settera: South American countries.
Science
  1. Do assignment one of the online astronomy course and learn about astronomers. You don’t have to write three paragraphs. Learn about three astronomers using the site given. Here’s another site that is useful for learning about astronomers. Tell someone or write a sentence about each.

Race to the finish.

Art
  1. Slowly look through the paintings on this Argentinian art page. Choose a favorite.
  2. Describe the painting to someone without letting them see it.
  3. Let the person see the painting. Is it anything like they imagined?

Day 124*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 17 or listen.
  2. Here’s a different translation of verse 8. “Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.”
  3. Look at the links. What does verse eight mean? What is David asking? Do you want to pray this as well?
History*
  1. *Complete this worksheet on Argentina. Here are two sites to help you fill it out.
  2. Play Settera: South American capitals.
Science
  1. Read the second lesson in the online astronomy course. Learn about light years. You check the answers by clicking on the question mark.
  2. This lesson was about big numbers. That’s because the universe is big. Don’t forget that God is bigger! Way bigger! He created it all and in perfect balance so that it all works together.
  3. Here’s a neat way to look at just how big some things in our universe are.

Day 125*(*)

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Watch this video. This is from a show called, The Amazing Race. They race around the world by going to different countries and then doing different challenges related to the country. For instance in Austria there is the longest apartment building in the world. The teams had to do a sort of treasure hunt by finding different apartments and looking for the treasure. Where they are known for a certain food, the teams may have to cook the dish. Sometimes they have to work with a local animal.
  2. Plan out an amazing race in Argentina. Come up with at least two tasks. Use two different locations.
Science*(*)
  1. Read the next lesson on constellations, assignment three.
  2. *Print out a sky map. (If you are in the southern hemisphere, make sure you print out the map for the southern hemisphere.)
  3. (*) Maybe you’d like to make a star finder game.
  4. If you can’t see the constellation for whatever reason, here’s a night sky picture to use to find it. (My internet safety blocker warns about this site because it holds pictures. If a warning comes on, please allow your children to access the sky picture pages.)
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

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 18 or listen.
  2. Here is a worship song based on this chapter.
  3. While you are listening, you can look at this? Look familiar?
History
  1. Learn about Colombia. Use the links.
  2. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone about Columbia.
  4. Play Settera: South American countries.
Science
  1. “Do you know where you live? You might live in a house or an apartment, a trailer or a log cabin. Your home is part of a larger community such as a country. Some of you live in the United States, some live in South America as well as many other places around the world. These different nations are all part of the same world. All of us live on the planet Earth. But guess what? It goes even further. The Earth is part of a larger community. This community is called the Solar System. There are eight planets in our Solar System all together. Their names are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. On some sites you’ll see a ninth planet, Pluto. We used to count it as a major planet. Now we call it a dwarf planet.

Here are some sentences to help you memorize the order of the planets. The first letter of each word is the same letter as the first letter of each planet.

My Very Eager Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas // Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto

All of the planets except for Mercury and Venus have a system of moons. Think about that, eight planets circle the Sun. Most of those planets have moons which circle them. That’s a lot of worlds. There are over 60 known worlds in the Solar System. The only difference between a planet and a moon is that a planet circles the Sun while a moon circles a planet. Everything else about them is similar. Seven of the moons in our Solar System are even bigger than some of the planets. There are planets with atmospheres, volcanoes and even oceans.”  (adapted from Astronomy Academy)

  1. Just an English note…I had to look this up. You do capitalize words like Sun and Moon when you are referring to our specific sun and moon because that is their name in astronomical context. When you are just talking about them regular, as in, “The sun and moon were out at the same time today,” then you don’t. You can read about the rules here.
  2. Let’s start with learning about the moon.
  3. Learn about the moon. When it gives you the choice, click on the moon and follow the directions.
  4. Learn about the moon’s cycle.
  5. What phase of the lunar cycle are you in now? (If you are in the southern hemisphere, please choose that from the drop down menu.)
Music
  1. Play an instrument. Choose an instrument and play. Create music.

Day 127

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 19 or listen.
  2. What is David talking about? What is more valuable than gold and sweeter than honey? Why is it so great? (hint: verses 7-10)  (answer: God’s laws because they bring wisdom and joy. If you can’t see how God’s law could be so great, this would be a good table time discussion.)
  3. What brings reward? (hint: verse 11)  (answer: obeying God’s commands)
  4. Verse 14, the last verse is a good prayer to pray. You might want to pray that now and you might want to memorize it!
History
  1. Learn about Ecuador. Use the links.
  2. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone what you learned.
  4. Play Settera: South American capitals.
Science
  1. Learn about Mercury.
  2. Compare the moon and Mercury. Read assignment two and then answer the questions.
  3. Check your answers by clicking on the question mark in the corner of the box on the page.
  4. Find your weight and age on Mercury.

Day 128  (Materials for art: choice of projects below, You can substitute materials. Click on whatever you are interested in for more details, I just gave the most basic list.)

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 20 or listen.
  2. Verse 7 says that people are trusting in horses and chariots to win battles instead of the Lord. What are ways people today trust in things other than the Lord? To start, think about ways people “battle” today. What are things people struggle with?
History
  1. Learn about Peru. Use the links.
  2. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone what you learned.
  4. Play Settera: South American countries.
Science
  1. Find another constellation. Do assignment four in your lessons.
  2. If you can’t get out to see the constellation (though if at all possible try), you can find it in this night sky picture. Or, it might be a good idea to use the pictures I provide to practice finding the constellations before you try outside.
Art
  1. Choose a project.
    • Quetzal  (toilet paper roll, something to print)
    • color a flag  (something to print)
    • Peruvian bead necklace  (clay, ribbon)
    • foil sun  (aluminum foil, twine, styrofoam–I think you could use thick cardboard and string.)
    • rainstick  (toilet paper/paper towel roll, toothpicks, rice/corn, cardboard)

Day 129

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 21 or listen.
  2. It says we’ll sing and praise his power. Here’s a praise song, Lord You’re Mighty. (The audio didn’t work for me. Here it is on godtube as well.)
History
  1. Learn about Chile. Use the links.
  2. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone what you learned.
  4. Play Settera: South American capitals.
Science
  1. What is an ecosphere? Learn in assignment 1.
  2. Learn about earth as a great big planet. When it gives you the choice, pick earth.

Play Dolphin Diving.


Day 130

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Learn about Bolivia. Use the links.
  2. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
Science
  1. Read about Venus in assignment three and answer the question with your thoughts on the subject.
  2. Learn about Venus. This mentions billions of years. You don’t have to take that as fact.
  3. Did you realize that planets travel at tens of thousands of miles/kilometers per hour? Where you see the word “velocity” it’s talking about speed!
  4. Tell someone something interesting about Venus.
  5. Find your weight and age.
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

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 22 or listen.
  2. There are several parts of this Psalm which are prophecies about Jesus, specifically, about when He was killed. Can you find some of those places? (hint: verses 1, 16, 18)  Here are some more.
History*
  1. Look at the flags of Africa. Can you make any observations about colors or shapes that a majority of them have? Are there any clues that you could use to guess if a flag was for an African country?
  2. Look at the flags of Europe? What observations can you make? Do you see how lots of them have a cross like symbol? Not all, but a lot. If you saw that on a flag, you could guess that flag was from a European country.
  3. Look at the flags of Asia. Muslim countries have a moon shape on them.
  4. Look at the flags of South America. Any observations?
  5. Look at the Oceania flags. A lot of blue? A lot of stars?
  6. *I suggest cutting out pieces today to get it ready to play on Day 132. This game is on level M as well. You don’t need to print multiple copies. Read the directions on the game.
Science
  1. Learn about Mars.
  2. Tell someone something interesting about Mars.
  3. You can find your weight and age.
Music
  1. Choose several pieces of music to listen to.

Day 132

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 23 or listen.
  2. This is one to memorize if you haven’t already.
History
  1. Play the rock hopping game. L and M level students can play together.
Science
  1. From what you have learned about Venus, Earth and Mars, what would you say they have in common? List as many things as you can.
  2. Now read assignment two about how they compare and answer the questions.

Day 133   (Materials for Science: If you have them or can borrow them, binoculars. I wouldn’t buy these unless your child is super into this. You can see what you can see with the naked eye, and I will be posting pictures as well.)

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 24 or listen.
  2. Who can be in God’s presence and receive his blessing? (vs. 3, 5)  (hint: verse 4)  (answer: someone with clean hands and a pure heart, meaning someone whose sins are washed away and who is filled with the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus and through His sacrifice for us)
  3. The Psalm asks, “Who Is the King of glory?
History
  1. Learn about landforms. Click on the dots on North and South America. Read the definition of each word look at the picture. (Don’t worry about the other things it has written about it. )
  2. After you have looked at them all. Try to tell someone what each word is. Look again at the ones you can’t remember.
Science
  1. You are going to do some more observations of the heavens. Read assignment four.
  2. If you can’t see them for real, here are some night sky pictures to try to use.
Art
  1. Write your name with bubble letters or make your name into a fun picture.

Day 134

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 25 or listen.
  2. What verse of this psalm do you like best? Why?
History
  1. Learn about landforms. Click on the dots on the rest of the world. Read the definition of each word look at the picture. (Don’t worry about the other things it has written about it. )
  2. After you have looked at them all. Try to tell someone what each word is. Look again at the ones you can’t remember.

Go on a map adventure. Choose whichever one you like. I suggest using the Easy level unless you want a challenge.

Science
  1. Learn about Jupiter.
  2. Tell someone something interesting about Jupiter.
  3. You can find your weight and age.

Day 135

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Choose a way to quiz yourself. See if you know your landform vocabulary. Choose test, scatter or space race.
  2. Protect the community! Click on a square and then decide what to put there. It will give you options. Just use the small map. After awhile the “start disaster” button in the top right will become available. Make sure you take your time and get the community ready or you will fail to protect them.
Science
  1. Learn about Saturn.
  2. Tell someone something interesting about Saturn.
  3. You can find your weight and age.
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 Psalm 26 or listen.
  2. Do what verse 7 says, tell someone about the wonderful things God has done, at the very least tell God thanks and praise Him.
History
  1. Technically these countries are part of North America, but they are known as Central America. Take a look at the map.What landform is Central America?  (answer: isthmus)
  2. Use these photos of Nicaragua to learn about it. What can you learn about the country from the photographs?
  3. Tell someone about your observations.
  4. *Print out a copy of the map of Central America. Label Nicaragua.
  5. Play Seterra: North and Central American countries.
Science
  1. What are ways that Saturn and Jupiter are similar and in what ways are they different? How many can you think of?
  2. Read assignment one about how Saturn and Jupiter are similar.
  3. Answer the questions on the page.
Music
  1. Play an instrument. Choose an instrument and play. Create music.

Day 137

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 27 or listen.
  2. What is the answer to David’s questions in verse 1?  (answer: This is a rhetorical question. It’s not answered. He is implying that there is nothing and no one to be afraid of because He has the Lord.)
History
  1. Learn about Nicaragua. Use the links.
  2. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone what you learned.
  4. Play Seterra: North and Central American countries.
Science
  1. Read assignment two about Galileo, Newton and Copernicus.
  2. Tell someone about these scientists.

Day 138

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 28 or listen.
  2. Picture God as your shield (verse 7).
  3. What does it mean to your life that you can have God as your shield? (answer: One thing it doesn’t mean is that nothing bad will ever happen. To need a shield means that you are in battle. You are being attacked. Dangerous, hurtful things are being hurled at you. But God is there to keep them from destroying you and can even say that he’s using those things to work out for your good!)
  4. If you have God as your shield, rejoice and sing like the psalm says.
History
  1. View pictures of Costa Rica. How long ago were these pictures taken?
  2. What can you learn about Costa Rica from the pictures?
  3. Look at Costa Rica’s flag. Read about what it means under “Symbolism.”
  4. There are three what on the flag? Find them on the map.
  5. Place the countries.
Science
  1. Read assignment three about telescopes.
  2. Take a look at this one page about how telescopes work.
  3. If you are really interested, you could consider downloading this virtual telescope.
Art
  1. Turn the first letter of your name (or your initials) into characters.

Day 139

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 29 or listen.
  2. How powerful is the “voice of the LORD?” (Think about Genesis 1.)
History
  1. Learn about Costa Rica. Use the links.
  2. Make sure to add it to your map and passport.
  3. Tell someone what you learned.
  4. Play Seterra: North and Central American countries.
Science
  1. Read assignment four about telescopes and the constellation, Orion (my favorite because I think it’s the easiest to find).
  2. Here’s a night sky picture to find it in if you can’t find it in your night sky. (Some of you non-city dwellers may not realize that in some cities there is so much light pollution–meaning too many lights are on–that you can’t see hardly any stars.)

Done your work? Make a movie.


Day 140

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Choose another country from Central or South America to learn about.
Science
  1. Learn about Uranus.
  2. Tell someone something interesting about Uranus.
  3. You can find your weight and age.
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. Read Psalm 30 or listen.
  2. How can verse five encourage you?
History
Science
  1. Learn about Neptune.
  2. Tell someone something interesting about Neptune.
  3. You can find your weight and age.
Music
  1. Conduct the orchestra. You can choose if you want to learn first and then follow or if you are ready to take the lead.

Day 142

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 31 or listen.
  2. What does verse 22 say? What did David think? Does he really think that? Was it true? (answer: David is having all sorts of troubles and says, without thinking, “God has forgotten me.” God hadn’t forgotten him. God heard his prayers. David obviously doesn’t believe it either because he reminds us all to have hope and that God will help them.)
History
  1. Read about food etiquette.
  2. Tell someone about them. Keep these in mind if you try some foreign cuisine.
  3. Europe  Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.
Science
  1. What are ways that Uranus and Neptune are similar and in what ways are they different? How many can you think of?
  2. Read assignment one about how Uranus and Neptune are similar.
  3. Answer the question.

Day 143

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 32 or listen.
  2. You read on Day 114 about David “wasting away” because of his sin. He talks about again in verse 3.
  3. What was happening to David?  (hint: verse 4)  (answer: He was being punished. There are bad consequences to sin. God also wants to show you how bad sin is so that you will repent, so that you’ll stop sinning!)
  4. Does it work? What happens in verse 5?  (answer: Yes, David confessed his sin and was forgiven.)
History
  1. Read about winter celebrations.
  2. Tell someone about them.
  3. Africa  Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.
Science
  1. Read assignment two about Pluto. We now call Pluto neither a comet or a planet. We call it a dwarf planet, dwarf meaning that it’s small.
  2. Learn about Pluto.
Art
  1. Take the first letter of your first name and your last name and make them into something as in the examples. (The A became a castle. The B became a butterfly)

Day 144

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 33 or listen.
  2. There are so many good things in here! What verse means the most to you? That He spoke the whole world into being? That He can stop countries from doing evil plans? That we are saved by Him and don’t need money and power? That He watches over us? Choose a verse that means the most to you. Share it and tell why.
History
  1. Learn about five holidays you haven’t heard of before.
  2. Tell someone about them.
  3. Asia  Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.

Complete the mazes.

Science
  1. Read assignments three and four. Can you tell how a telescope works?
  2. If you would like to find it in a photograph, here’s one to use to find Scorpius. (This is maybe my least favorite constellation. We have had scorpions in our apartment. Ick!) I know the site spells it Scorpios, but I’m pretty sure Scorpius is correct.

Day 145

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Read about birthday traditions.
  2. Tell someone about them.
  3. South America  Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.
Science
  1. You are going to make a solar system. You can do this any number of ways. You can do it big; you can do it small. Here are some pictures for inspiration.
  2. You will continue to work on this on Day 146. You will present it on Day 147.
  3. When you present your project, you will tell the audience the name of each planet and something about it.
PE/Health
  1. Catch the healthy food.

Day 146

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 34 or listen.
  2. This Psalm was written after this event, where David pretends to be mad so he wouldn’t be killed for being an Israelite.
  3. Does David praise his cleverness for escaping?
  4. Hold your tongue and read the first part of verse 13 and then hold your lips and read the second part. 🙂
History
  1. Print out a North America map.
  2. Label Mexico on your map and passport.
  3. Choose “Match arrows with names” and print.
  4. Match the numbers to the names. Here are two maps to help you.
Science
  1. Continue to make a solar system. You can do this any number of ways. You can do it big; you can do it small. Here are some pictures for inspiration.
  2. If you are finished, you can make your own planet.
  3. You will present it on Day 147.
  4. When you present your project, you will tell the audience the name of each planet and something about it.
Music
  1. Compose music. Choose music lessons from the top of the list and then pitch. Click on the boxes to move through the lesson and the play button to listen to the notes. At the end of the lesson, move the notes around to make a song and use the play button to listen to it.

Day 147*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 35:17-28 or listen.
  2. People are lying about David and fighting against him. Is David planning how he’s going to get revenge? (answer: No, he’s asking God to give them what they deserve.)
History*
  1. Play Seterra: North and Central American countries.
  2. Read about Mexico’s history.
  3. *Read about its flag. Print it out and color it in.
Science
  1. Finish your solar system.
  2. If you like, you can create a solar system.
  3. Present your solar system.
  4. When you present your project, you will tell the audience the name of each planet and something about it.
  5. Take a picture for your portfolio.

Day 148

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 36 or listen.
  2. The Bible says the the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Read verse one. How would fearing the Lord help the unwise person described in the beginning of this Psalm?
History
  1. Play Seterra: North and Central American cities.
  2. Learn some native lingo.
  3. Then use the links to read about the day in the life of a child in Mexico and then try the challenge.
Science
  1. Read assignment one about belts!
  2. Answer the question.
  3. Here’s an image of where the Kuiper Belt is and one of the Asteroid Belt and another of the Oort Cloud.
  4. Explain to someone about astronomical belts.
Art
  1. Create a texture on paper. Find an interesting texture in your house (eg. rug, screen, etc.). Place a plain piece of paper on it and rub. Then use your textured paper to create something.

Day 149

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 37 or listen.
  2. Does verse 4 mean you can be greedy and get anything you want? What will you get?  (hint: He will give you what you delight in and you are told to delight in the Lord.)
History
  1. Play Seterra: North and Central American cities.
  2. Go sightseeing and look at pictures. What did you see? What was interesting?
Science
  1. Learn about comets.
  2. What is a comet’s tail made of?  (answer: dust)
  3. Interstellar dust falls to earth all the time. You can collect dust from the heavens by leaving a piece of white paper outside in the sun. After several hours collect the paper. What landed on your paper? You could use a magnet to remove anything magnetic. Any pitted spheres in what you collected are teeny, tiny meteorites!

Make an aurora.


Day 150*

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History*
  1. Play Seterra: North and Central American cities.
  2. *Complete this worksheet on Mexico. Here are two sites to help you fill it out.
Science
  1. Read assignment two about the other worlds in our solar system.
  2. Use the link provided to answer the questions.
PE/Health
  1. You are going to learn about another sport, basketball.
  2. Learn how to play the game.

Day 151

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 38 or listen.
  2. Why is David in such bad shape? (hint: verses 3 and 5)  (answer: David has sinned and is being disciplined. He’s feeling God’s heavy hand of punishment on him.)
History
  1. Click on each territory in Canada to learn its name.
  2. Label Canada on your map. You can place it in your passport as well.
  3. Label its capital as well. (Hint: The biggest star is the capital of the whole country, just like America has state capitals but also a capital of the whole country.)
Science
  1. Find Sagittarius and Betelgeuse. Read assignment four.
  2. If you want to find them in pictures (first, or only), here’s a picture of Sagittarius.
  3. Here’s Orion for finding Betelgeuse.
  4. If you are scanning the night sky, look for all of the constellations you’ve learned.
Music
  1. Compose music. Choose music lessons from the top of the list and then instrumentation and move through the lesson and then practice.

Day 152

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 40 or listen.
  2. What did David have to do?  (hint: verse 1)  (answer: Wait! God often requires us to wait before He answers. Will we have faith and keep loving Him and trusting Him or do we just what want we want and only care about ourselves?)
  3. Here is a song based on this Psalm.
History
  1. Learn about Canada’s parliament.
  2. Learn about the places and symbols important to it.
Science
  1. Learn about the sun. When it gives you the choice, click on the sun and follow the directions.
  2. What is the sun?  (answer:  a star)

Day 153

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 42 or listen.
  2. Sometimes you might feel sad. What is something you can do to feel better? (hint: verse 5)  (answer: Keep hope in God that He is taking care of you and everything else and will make it all okay somehow, and we can praise Him that He has saved us. That’s always a reason to rejoice and be thankful.)
  3. Here’s a song based on this Psalm. (Remember that Psalm means song. That’s why there are so many songs written with the words of Psalms.)
History
  1. Use the links to learn more about Canada.
Science
  1. Learn more about the sun.
  2. You may want/need to prepare clay or some sort of dough to use on Day 154 for your model.
Art
  1. Look at this painting found in the National Gallery of Canada. Look for line and color. Does it look like there is movement in the painting?
  2. Look at this sculpture in Toronto. What gives this sculpture the feeling of movement? (hint: Do the birds look like they are really flying?)

Day 154  (Materials for Science: toothpicks and playdough or some sort of clay in two to four colors, M: toothpicks and playdough/clay OR the print out provided)

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 43 or listen.
  2. What verse in this Psalm reiterates a lesson from Psalm 42? (answer: verse 5)
  3. Here’s a song about it. 🙂
History
  1. Play the Canada game. Play the games.
Science
  1. Make a model of the sun.
  2. Here’s an explanation of the layers.

Day 155 (Materials for PE/Health: jump rope) 

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. Read about the Caribbean.
  2. Color in the Caribbean islands on your map.

What’s wrong?

Science
  1. Learn about stars.
  2. Choose a couple to learn about.
  3. Tell someone about what you learned.
  4. Maybe your family would be interested in an article about how light we see could have traveled for supposedly millions of years if the earth is only thousands of years old.
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.
  3. Remember, you can do these every day, not just once a week.

Day 156**

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 46 or listen.
  2. Look at verses 2 and 3. If those things were happening, would you be afraid? How can we trust when awful things are happening? (hint: verse 1)  (answer: God is there! He hasn’t abandoned us. He is with us through the trouble.)
History**
  1. *Print a map of the US, page 1. (You will need page 3 later. Level M will use pages 1 and 6.)
  2. Click each state to hear its name.
  3. Click on five states and read about them.
  4. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
Science
  1. Read assignment four and find the constellation Taurus and the Great Nebula.
  2. Here are some pictures:
    • Taurus
    • Nebula  (He calls this the Orion Nebula. I think this is what the author is talking about since it is part of the Orion constellation.)
Music
  1. Compose music. Choose music lessons from the top of the list and then dynamics and move through the lesson and then practice.
  2. NOTE! We’ve had trouble with that lesson. If it’s not working, here’s an old version of it. Choose symbols.

Day 157*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 47 or listen.
  2. Clap for God!
History*
  1. Click on each word and read about that part of America and what type of land it has.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. What do the two small US maps show about the different areas of America? Where is it hot? Where is it cold? Where does it rain the most? etc.
  3. Have you labeled America on your map yet? Label its capital too. Every state has its capital, but there is a star with a circle around it showing the nation’s capital.
  4. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
Science
  1. Read assignments one and two on galaxies.
  2. What you just read mentions the big bang. This is the idea that somehow some big event happened that started life in the universe and then it somehow evolved and formed the entire orderly universe with everything in perfect balance as well as all life as we know it in all its perfectly unique and creative forms. (I don’t believe in this idea.) Look at the chart in the article that shows that the idea of the big bang does not agree with what the Bible teaches, the Bible and the big bang.
  3. Your family may be interested in watching this nearly hour-long presentation on How Big is God.

Day 158**

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 49 or listen.
  2. What happens to the rich man?  (answer: He dies and can’t take his wealth with him.)
History**
  1. *Print out the US flag worksheet. Read about the American flag and color it in.
  2. Look at and read about the many different flags of America. What’s similar about them? When was America’s current flag first made?  (answer: 1960)
  3. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
Science
  1. Read assignment three about Andromeda.
  2. Here is a picture of the Andromeda galaxy and one of the constellation.
Art
  1. View the ceramic artwork.
  2. Can you still see lines, colors, movement?
  3. How is this similar to “regular” art (paintings and drawings)? How is it different?
  4. Which piece is your favorite? Why?

Are you finished with your work? Choose one of the games. (You’ll get the chance to play the other.)


Day 159**

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 50 or listen.
  2. What belongs to God?  (hint: verse 12)  (answer: the world and everything in it)
History**
  1. *Make a landmarks book.
  2. You could put some sort of landmark symbol on your map near where each of those landmarks is found.
  3. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
Science
  1. The Hubble Space Telescope is a telescope that is out in space, orbiting the earth. It is a powerful telescope that we can use to see further out in space than ever before.
  2. How many objects can the Hubble Space Telescope see? Learn about what we’ve learned from using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Day 160*

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History*
  1. *You are going to create a map of America. You get to choose what it will show. I think you will want afresh map to work with that’s just the US.
  2. For example, the bottom of this page shows maps that show temperature and precipitation different places in America.
  3. Another example are these state maps. Maybe you want to show what kinds of things grow in different parts of the country and you can draw pictures. (It’s the bottom link on this page. It says US notebooking page…with Clip Art.)
  4. Here is a website that can give you information for all the states for different topics. You can use this page if you want to find a link to make a map about crops or about how big the state is. There are lots more links along the side. Decide on a topic. Make a key. Create your map.
Science
  1. We’re now going to travel into space. First, listen to the Apollo 8 crew read the beginning of the story of creation.
  2. Learn about weightlessness.
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 Psalm 51 or listen.
  2. David had sinned. He repented and is asking God to forgive him and not give up on him.
  3. Here’s a song from this Psalm. It’s from verse 10 where David asks God to make his heart clean and pure.
History*
  1. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
  2. Play Seterra: US States, East and South.
Science
  1. Learn about missions to Mars.
Music
  1. Compose music. Choose music lessons from the top of the list and then more dynamics and move through the lesson and then practice.
  2. NOTE! We’ve been having trouble with that lesson. If it’s not working, play in the music lab.

Day 162*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 54 or listen.
  2. Why is he praising God? (hint: verse 7)  (answer: God saved him from all of his troubles.)
History
  1. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
  2. Play Seterra: US States, East and South.
Science
  1. Learn about the space shuttle.
  2. Read about becoming an astronaut and about their space wardrobe.

Day 163*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 56 or listen.
  2. The Psalm repeats the phrase, “I will not be afraid.” In the one version is says, ” I will not fear.” But David also says, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” David feels afraid some times, but then he remembers all that God has done and can do and reminds himself he doesn’t have to be afraid. My family sings a song that quotes, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid, What is it that man can do to me?” Then we all yell, “Nothing.” We like to sing it over and over and put in different words for “man” for all the things we shouldn’t be afraid of.
History*
  1. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
  2. Play Seterra: US States, Western states
Science
  1. Learn about space shuttle missions.
  2. Tell someone about what you learned.
Art
  1. Do you think of this as art? Look at this furniture.
  2. Look around your home. Someone has to design everything you buy. Someone designed your door, your rug, your curtains, your wallpaper, your cups, your plates, your knives, your telephone!

Day 164*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 61 or listen.
  2. Can you picture what it would look like to be safe high up on a rock? What would be happening that that would be a safe place?
History*
  1. *Find these states and label them using the map you printed.
  2. Play Seterra: US States, Western states
Science
  1. Learn about space stations.
  2. Try this word search maze. (If a word you found disappears, it means it wasn’t leading you on the right path.)

Are you finished with your work? Choose the other game.


Day 165*

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History*
  1. Play Seterra: US States.
  2. *Print page 3 and follow the directions to find the postal abbreviations.
Science
  1. Design a space station.
PE/Health
  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. Read Psalm 62 or listen.
  2. What’s one lesson from this Psalm?
History*
  1. *Match the states to their abbreviations.
  2. Play Seterra: US States.
Science
  1. You are going to be doing an end-of-the-year project.
  2. You are going to pick something from this year to learn more about. You will be doing research, making a project and doing an experiment on the topic as well.
  3. For example you could choose earthquakes. You could research them and maybe build a seismograph to use for an experiment. You will present your research visually (poster, on the computer, online, etc.) and orally. You will demonstrate your experiment in front of an audience, or if that’s not possible, then you will explain what you did and what the results were.
  4. You can pick from what you learned about space, earth, oceans. Or maybe it’s something we didn’t really learn about and you wonder about.
  5. Start thinking about a topic.
Music
  1. Compose music. Choose build a staff.

Day 167

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 63 or listen.
  2. Do you thirst for God? Is He as important to you as water?
  3. We’re supposed to hunger and thirst for righteousness. Is it that important to you?
History
  1. Play Seterra: US Cities.
  2. Learn about states by exploring their state quarters.
Science
  1. Here are some sites that might help you: project ideasresearch/ideas/projects/experiments for weatherspace ideasspace linksocean ideas.
  2. You don’t have to use these links. Choose something you are really interested in!

Day 168*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 65 or listen.
  2. According to the Psalm, what’s one of the amazing things that God has done?
History
  1. Play Seterra: US Cities.
  2. You are going to learn about your state or a state of your choice. (You are going to work on this state for three days.)
  3. *You can fill in this worksheet about your city and state. If you aren’t in America, you could see if this is something you’d want to fill out about your city where, or near where, you live.
Science*
  1. Do research on your topic. I suggest taking notes. Always write down where you got the information. Here are Research Note Taker sheets.
Art
  1. Look around your house for ideas. Design something for the home. It can be anything: a car, a chair, a fan, whatever. Design it beautiful or interesting…it has to be somewhat practical but make it “art” as well.

Day 169*

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 66 or listen.
  2. In verse 10 it says that God tests us (let’s us go through hard things) to make us like silver. In other verses it says like gold. Precious metals are refined by fire. They are melted and impurities, little tiny itty bitty bits that aren’t gold or silver are removed. God tests us to make our faith stronger and our lives purer.
History*
  1. Play Seterra: US Cities.
  2. *Print out a map of your state. Try a “Comprehensive Label Me” map.
  3. Here is where you can find a map to look at to help you label yours.
Science
  1. Continue your research.

Just for fun. (You are supposed to give yourself 24 hours to think these over, but you can go ahead and look at the answers after you’ve guessed what you can.)


Day 170*

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History*
  1. Play Seterra: US Cities.
  2. *Print out and complete a notebooking page.
  3. Here’s some info to help.
Science
  1. Start thinking about what experiment you might do that would be related. If you need materials, make sure you get them.
  2. Finish your research and start organizing it. Decide how you are going to visually present your information. Are you going to put it on a poster? a power point? Write an essay? Start.
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 Psalm 67 or listen.
  2. What happens when a nation praises God?  (hint: verse 6)  (answer: the nation is prosperous)
History
  1. Try a quiz.
  2. Review the states.
Science
  1. Work on your project.
    • You need to show people what you learned in writing (poster, computer, essay, etc.).
    • You need to have an experiment.
    • You need to explain it all to an audience!
Music
  1. Click on a string instrument. Click on the little tab with people on it. Read about how that type of instrument is used around the world.
  2. Now do it with a woodwind instrument.

Day 172

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 68:1-11 or listen.
  2. Why is God worthy to be praised? What does this Psalm say?  (answer: some answers…he takes care of the poor, the orphan, the widow, the lonely)
History
  1. Create a board game to practice anything you’ve learned this year in geography and cultures.
  2. Europe Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.
Science
  1. Work on your project.

Day 173

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 70 or listen.
  2. David has specific ideas of what should happen to his enemies. He doesn’t take matters into his own hands though. He gives them to God for Him to bring about justice. It’s not our job. We should not take revenge, get even, pay back. We should let God judge the situation and take care of it.
History
  1. Finish/play your board game.
  2. Africa  Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.
Science
  1. Work on your project.
Art
  1. Look at this graphic art.
  2. Pick a favorite. Why do you like it?

Day 174

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 72:1-14 or listen.
  2. What are some of the things a good ruler would do (with  God’s help)?

Find the hidden pictures.

History
  1. Asia Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.
  2. Choose a country you didn’t learn about. Use the links.
Science
  1. Work on your project.

Day 175

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
History
  1. South America Choose between easy and hard, countries and capitals.
  2. Choose a country you didn’t learn about or a favorite. Use the links.
Science
  1. Work on your project.
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 Psalm 73 or listen.
  2. Who is the author feeling jealous of?  (answer: David sees people sinning, getting rich and seemingly having a great life. )
  3. When does he stop feeling jealous? (answer: He’s feeling jealous until he enters the temple and worships God. He remembers that God is in control and will bring about justice and will save David in the end.)
History
  1. Play Seterra: Large Countries.
  2. You have five days to complete a country project.
    • Choose any country or create a country.
    • You are going to create an “experience” in your country.
    • You will have costumes, money, food, speak some words of that language, a landmark for your “tourists” to visit. Be creative! This will happen on Day 180.
Science
  1. Work on your project. Try your experiment.
Music
  1. Click on a brass instrument. Click on the little tab with people on it. Read about how that type of instrument is used around the world.
  2. Now do it with a percussion instrument.

Day 177

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 75 or listen.
  2. This Psalm describes God as what?  (answer: judge)
History
  1. Play Seterra: Large Countries.
  2. You have until Day 180 to complete a country project.
    • Choose any country or create a country.
    • You are going to create an “experience” in your country.
    • You will have costumes, money, food, speak some words of that language, a landmark for your “tourists” to visit. Be creative! This will happen on Day 180.
Science
  1. Work on your project. You should be finishing up.

Make a planet.


Day 178

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 77 or listen.
  2. What does David do when he’s feeling like God has stopped loving them and not kept his promise? (God hadn’t stopped loving him and hadn’t broken a promise, but it felt that way while David waited for God’s help.)  (hint: verses 11-12)  (answer: God remembers who God is and what He has done for him and Israel in the past.)
  3. What are some things God has done to take care of you and your family in the past that you can remember now and thank Him for to encourage you to remember He will keep loving you and taking care of you.
History
  1. Play Settera: 25 Largest Cities.
  2. You have until Day 180 to complete a country project.
    • Choose any country or create a country.
    • You are going to create an “experience” in your country.
    • You will have costumes, money, food, speak some words of that language, a landmark for your “tourists” to visit. Be creative! This will happen on Day 180.
Science
  1. Finish your project. Prepare to present.
Art
  1. View the slideshow on construction art. Look at the pictures in “Look and Respond.”
  2. Make the construction art project or come up with your own idea. Make art!

Day 179

Bible

  1. Read Psalm 148 or listen.
  2. Have you ever thought of lightening, snow and stormy winds praising God? Next time you hear the “stormy winds” remember that they are obeying God!
  3. Here’s a song, IndescribableOne line is about God telling each lightening bolt where to go.
History
  1. Play Settera: 25 Largest Cities.
  2. You have until Day 180 to complete a country project.
    • Choose any country or create a country.
    • You are going to create an “experience” in your country.
    • You will have costumes, money, food, speak some words of that language, a landmark for your “tourists” to visit. Be creative! This will happen on Day 180.
Science
  1. Write a bibliography. Prepare to present.

Day 180

Bible

  1. Click on today’s featured country on Operation World‘s site or choose from the map. Read about the country and use the prayer guide.
  2. Read Psalm 150 or listen.
  3. Here is a picture of a lyre. Some translations say lute. A lyre is a lute where the strings are attached to a yoke.
  4. Make an instrument and play it to praise God. (You can just drum on something. That counts!)
History
  1. Present your cultural experience.
Science
  1. Present!
  2. Take a picture for your portfolio. You can also send me a link to a video or pictures if you would like to be included on the Hall of Fame page.
  3. I’ll leave you with a site to read about 15 evidences that the earth is young.
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.

Congratulations, You’re done!

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