September 19, 2010

Week 6 - Joseph is Honest

Printables for this week:

Honest Chart from Hubbard’s Cupboard
Proverbs 12:22 from Hubbard's Cupboard

This week’s bible story was Joseph, so we read a little of the story everyday emphasizing the honest and dishonest actions amongst the characters.  There are many great Joseph activities out there on the web that we didn’t have time for, but maybe you will.  Check out the pipe cleaner Joseph and colorful paper ideas from Hubbard’s Cupboard.

Since the Honest chart and bible verse had the same graphic this week, I thought we’d get creative with the coloring.  For our Proverbs 12:22 page, we put on lipstick and colored our lips with truthful kisses.  I was very surprised that out of the three boys we had only one hesitant participant.  Of course, Aryelle couldn’t wait for her turn!
In honor of Francy Fish, we did some fishy math this week.  The plan was to sort and graph Rainbow Goldfish crackers using this graph.  However, it was a special edition basketball pack, so it didn’t match our graph exactly (not to mention that the orange goldfish were basketball shaped) but the children didn’t mind one bit.  First, they were to sort their fish in “schools” by color.  Then they lined them up on the graph, recorded them, and ate ‘em up.  (Note to self...ask the mathematical questions AFTER they get to eat their fish for the most participation.  hehe)
I thought of many options for our cooking day...french fries, fish sticks, fondue with french bread...but of course the chocolate lover in me couldn’t resist a chance to pass up our Fantastic Fruit Fondue!  With four simple ingredients, a few minutes in the vitamix, and a lesson in fondue dipping with “fancy forks”...we were all fulfilled.  Josh only wanted to eat the fruit, and Peter didn’t want to combine his fruit with chocolate.  Then you have my children who licked their bowls, then fingers, then fists clean (Aryelle) before leaving the table to run off their chocolate buzz.  The Jungle Mama’s were content to let chaos erupt among the monkeys, as we enjoyed our chocolate fix next.  Click here for the recipe. (I’m sure you could do this without the Vitamix, but you’ll want to opt for creamy peanut butter instead.)
For our Friday edition of Jungle School, we read The Berenstain Bear’s and the Truth, and talked about how lies are like a spider web.  Many times people get entangled in their lies.  They forget exactly what they have said and in what order it was said, and have to keep telling more lies to maintain their story. There is a phrase: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”  We passed string around to illustrate the spider web, and then Miss Peggy spent the rest of the day untangling it.  hehe  Thank you Peggy for detesting lies!

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