Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Put your John Hancock here"

We started with bible as usual. This week the name is Jesus the Giver of living water. The kids put their bible verse on a water bottle that they will use all week. This should help them remember about Jesus and His living water everytime they are to take a drink.

In science we are learning about water. We will be spending most of our science time in the bathroom this week. Since that's where we will be for most of the science lessons and experiments. Water forces, hard water, steam, and waves etc.

In history we are studing The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and the Revolutionary War. It's amazing to look back and study who our Founding Fathers were. They were such Godly men. Many textbooks today don't tell the stories that use to be in history textbooks hundreds of years ago. I am excited to be teaching my children and read them stories they would not be hearing in regular school. For example a story we read last week about George Washington that you've probably never heard before. About how his life was spared only by the direct intervention of God. He was shot at several times and was not shot down. He had many bullet holes in his jacket but survived. The next day after battle he wrote a letter to his family,
By the all powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation.
Washington openly acknowledged that God's hand was upon him, that God had protected him and kept him through battle. The story goes on and is amazing. My children enjoy learning about history when stories like this are added.
A book I recommend: America's Godly Heritage by David Barton
Our Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves if they knew what was going on in America today!

We ended the day with an Activity.
We made a Quill Pen and Berry Ink.

Berry Ink: 1cup of berries, put mush through strainer collect all juice. Add 1tsp of salt and 1t of vinegar.

Quill Pen: Cut the end of the feather to a point dip and write

The kids added their own John Hancock to the Declaration of Independence.

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