Wednesday, May 02, 2012

File and Fun and an answer for Dawn

We have had quite a few months around here!  Our family has been sick with sinus infections, bronchitis, strep, and Pneumonia...

Now that we are mended...we are getting back on track.   We are currently working on the Middle Ages.  While we were sick we were able to watch...Worst Jobs In History-The Middle Ages and Ivanhoe from the A&E version.   Very informative!

Finding out that we only have 5 more weeks of school left has put me in a tizzy!  I wanted to be done with The Renaissance and into the Age of Exploration before the end of the year!  Swiss Family Robinson makes for a great summer unit study!

But to answer Dawn of By Sun and Candlelight...She asks:  "What's in Yer File Folder This Week?"

I have some worksheets for the twin girls...and a science ditto of the older kiddos.  I wish I would have taken pictures of Middle Ages Pages that I have...phooey!

At the end of our unit study we will be having a Feast with a movie made by children.  We were going to do Robin Hood...but my husband had a better idea!
Luke 14:16-24  The Parable of the Great Supper!
They will act it out in Medieval attire with Medieval recipes if we are able.  I wrote on my sticky note Acts I, II, and III.  Maybe it can be a three act play.  We shall see.
Here is the Bible my husband bought for me when he worked for Barnes & Noble long ago!  It has illustrations from The Vatican Library.  Very appropriate for our Middle Ages unit!
We usually use this Bible in the Church's Christmas Float every year.  The size of it makes it very visible to the spectators as our sweet Papa Jim reads it aloud.
It is enormous!  And heavy!
I will try to keep you updated on the progress of this wonderful Parable that Jesus shared.  So glad that He found me on the" streets and lanes", "the highways and hedges" and compelled me to come to the Great Supper! 
 Looking forward to finishing this week with some learning and gratitude to our Lord and Savior!
I love it that we can share homeschooling ideas, family love, friendships, and our Faith...


Suusi said...

I just adore how you use "weeks" instead of dates on your files! What a great idea... and the daisy is a sweet touch.

Above all, your Bible is just gorgeous!

Eva said...

I also love the Bible and the new feast plan! I hope Rose is able to join you all for that! ;)

Praying for you all to be well!

Love and miss you!

Theresa said...

I use weeks instead of dates too, but I mostly use the file folder system for school related things only. I am going to try implementing it with my other system which is just to dump everything in a basket. :)