Friday, September 21, 2012

First Grade!!!

                                              She's just growing up right before my eyes!!

 We started school again, yesterday.  We're using My Father's World again this year, and are loving it so far! Macie has been so excited to do her work the past two mornings, and was sad when I reminded her that we don't do school on Saturdays!

I made this board for our daily calendar, math, and bible memory time.  I also added a clock, weather chart, and our address and phone number for memorization.  I think this is her favorite part so far!

Today, we made clay pots like the ones that scrolls would have been stored in.  Our curriculum is covering Bible history this year, and we're learning about how the Bible (and all other writings) were written on scrolls.  She'll be making an alphabet scroll to start out this year.

Both girls really liked playing with the clay.  We used the simple salt dough recipe provided in our teachers manual.  Our clay pots are waiting now to dry, and then we'll paint them, just for fun!

Salt Dough 
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup salt
3/4 cup flour

slowly add in 1/2 cup * of water until clay is easily kneaded without being too tacky
you can also add food coloring for an earthy color

*I needed to add a little more than that to get mine to stay together....just add it slowly, as needed.


Kelly said...

I blogged last night about acorns and it made me think of you/your blog so I thought I'd stop by and say "hi". I love the way you did Macie's first day of school photo with all of her favorites recorded. Parker's favorite song is also God's not dead...I bet it would be great fun to listen to them sing together. :-)

Cassie Bradbury said...

I can't believe how much she has grown since last year!