Friday, October 7, 2011

Week #8 Benjamin Franklin

What a cool guy?... This week we learned about Benjamin Franklin. We learned a lot of amazing facts about his life and his accomplishments. I think M liked this week especially because he loves science. We read many of Franklin's experiments. We did a few ourselves this week, and hope to do more this year as time allows.

L colored the one on the right:)

This is a horn book that children used during Franklin's time to learn to read and write.

Great library finds this week.

In Bible, we talked about Jesus being our Rock. What does that mean for us as believers? We can count on him to never change. We can hide in him. He will protect us. Our memory verse was, "Therefore everyone that hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." Matthew 7:24

In Science, we learned about rocks and the different layers of Earth. I would like to do a more extensive rock study later this year. If anyone has any good resources please let me know.
This a layers of the Earth book that I found at

In Math this week we did not go on to Unit 16 in Alpha (MathUSee.)We worked on our math facts and did some money worksheets.

We finished up The Courage of Sarah Noble this week. I printed some of the activities from the lapbook at We put them on paper and added them to his notebook instead of doing the lapbook. Great read... M loved it!

Here is the summary from the back of the book.

"In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. "Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble," her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight!
The true story of Sarah's journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her Indian neighbors, she learns that to be afraid and to be brave is the greatest courage of all."

That sums it up for this week.


  1. it looks like it was a wonderful week! the horn book looks wonderful!!!

  2. I'm added that book to my list of books to read to my kids. I like the layers of the earth book too, looks like a great week.

  3. The Sarah Noble lapbook looks great!

  4. Love your earth layers and Sarah Noble lapbook. Thanks for linking up and sharing!