We learned about a number of great historical figures this week in Bigger Hearts for His Glory. We studied Anthony Benezet who was a kind teacher in Philadelphia who spoke out against slavery. We read about the slave trade and followed Venture Smith’s journey from Africa to America in Journeys in Time.
We also learned about Thomas Jefferson who was always learning from the people around him.
And last of all, we read about General Putnam and the wolf. Kevin made a picture portraying the wolf hiding out in the cave. We had a hard time getting the wolf prints to turn out right, so we used a pencil eraser and a cotton swab to make them. They still turned out rather smudgy, but I guess real wolf prints might not be perfect either.
In Science we continued reading John Audobon: Young Naturalist and Kevin made a notebook page about wood thrushes and about the different kinds of feathers birds have. We looked up wood thrushes on the internet and we listened to how they sound. I also looked up a picture for him to copy.
Kevin also had fun playing a Black Plague game with his older brother who is in Resurrection to Reformation. He always enjoys it when he gets to join in with something his brother is doing.
The boys all got interested in 3-D drawing this past week, too. There are so many neat examples on You-Tube. They tried their hand at it and I think they turned out pretty good. If your children decide to give it a try, the drawings really look much more 3-D if you take a photo of them.
That’s all for this week. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving time. We have so much to be thankful for.