November 7, 2010

Week 13 - Job is Content

Printables for this week:

Content Bible page
Content Chart from Hubbard’s Cupboard

Hebrews 13:5b from Hubbard’s Cupboard

This week was still not back to normal, as Wednesday and Friday were official holidays here.  Panama has four independence days and they are all celebrated in November!  It is one of my favorite times of the year here because many people leave the city to vacation...which means that the traffic is heavenly and I feel like I have the city all to myself.  hehe

Our bible story this week was Job, and we spent time discussing contentment and what that looks like.  We borrowed the idea from Hubbard's Cupboard to do a needs/wants sort by cutting pictures from a magazine.  We talked about our basic needs (food, water, sleep, love) and had them find those first, as the wants side is much easier to fill up.  

Our zoo friend this week was Kayo Kangaroo.  Did you know kangaroos are born the size of a bumblebee, and crawl up to the mother's pouch by scent?  (How I wish I could pop out a bumblebee instead of a papaya about four weeks from now!  hehe)  They then spend the next nine months hanging out inside the pouch, just nursing and growing.  Also, they can balance themselves on their tails while using both feet to kick at the same time!  I showed the children this video of a baby kangaroo's birth on YouTube, and let's just say we were fascinated.  We couldn't wait to share our new knowledge with Papito, and my favorite moment was capturing his face as we told him about our day

I'm not sure he shared our enthusiasm, and think he might have been a little traumatized by the video.  However, I found it be the judge.

For our cooking project this week it was a tough choice between Kangaroo pocket sandwiches and Kabobs, but Kabobs won.  Kiwi Kabobs would have been great for K week, but the children were just as happy with their fruit kabobs.  Again, another great independent project.

So as you can see, we don't have many photos of school this week, but it was a very important life week here in Jungle School.  We took the day off Wednesday, as Levi wanted to be baptized!  He started asking questions on Sunday, and just wouldn't stop until Papito agreed to baptize him on Wednesday.

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