I'm Linda, child of God, happily married to my Sweets, we have six children ages 15, 14, 13 ,12, 11 and a 9yr. old. They keep life fun! I enjoy blogging our days for the children. I usually have two cups of coffee. One in the morning and one while I blog. My favorite colors are brown, baby blue and pink. Hope you enjoy your visit!
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Monday the boys made ink with berries, yesterday they had to write a letter ‘home’ using their berry ink.
I had them write out in the hot weather so they could get a feel of what the soldiers had to endure.
Brent found a spot in Joshua’s fort. The boys use to have a big feather that they found on a hike one year but were unable to find it. Annette had a calligraphy pen that the boys borrowed.
We couldn’t figure out how to use it. We tried but in the end the boys used their pencils.
Today’s activity the boys are to make Molasses Ginger Cookies.
This was a special treat for the soldiers. Usually they ate hardtack which the boys will make tomorrow.
Caleb making brown sugar for the Molasses Cookies.
Even though the boys have to read and answer questions, they are really enjoying this unit. Especially with the fun activities (like making cookies!).
I like that the boys are having to read more. At first I was going to do most of the reading like I did with the Language Arts unit: Bull Run, but I thought this would be a good opportunity for them to practice their reading.
The boys also completed:
*Rod and Staff English *Writing & Rhetoric *All About Reading *Spelling You See *CTC Math
Caleb completed lesson 18 of Math-U-See Zeta.
English Lessons Through Literature we only completed half the reading. I am reading the story of Beauty and the Beast. It’s a bit long so I’ll finish reading it tomorrow and finish the lesson.
Ethan did his first Rod and Staff reading assignment which was a poem and easy enough. Hopefully this will be the practice he needs to be a good reader!